Programs Coordinator (Summer Student)
Wetaskiwin & District Heritage Museum - Wetaskiwin, AB

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Located in historic Wetaskiwin, and only a 45 minute drive from Edmonton, the Wetaskiwin and District Heritage Museum is offering exciting and rewarding summer employment opportunities for University and College students to gain practical experience working in the non-profit, cultural heritage sector.

Job description:
The Programs Coordinator will be an integral member of the Heritage Museum team through their support in the area of museum programming. The emphasis of this work will be on the museum’s annual Pioneer of the Year and Canada Day Celebrations, children’s camps, as well as school and public tours. The Programs Coordinator will also have the opportunity to assist in other areas of museum operations including exhibit research/design, reception, administration, and marketing.

Tasks include:

  • Assisting with the planning, budgeting, promotion, and implementation of our summer programs and events;
  • Conducting school and public tours;
  • Assisting with museum publications including brochures and our quarterly Museletter;
  • Greeting museum visitors;
  • Gift shop sales;
  • Opening and closing the museum on Saturdays;
  • Exhibit research (including oral interviews) and design (panels and text) as needed;
  • Helping with museum outreach through posts on our Website, Facebook page, and Twitter feed.

Work Schedule:
Term: Seasonal, full-time, May 5th through August 23rd, 2014
Salary: $14 / hour
Hours: 5 days per week (includes Saturdays), 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Necessary Qualifications:

  • Full-time University or College student who is currently enrolled in a degree or diploma program.
  • While all students are encouraged to apply, preference will be given to those with a field of study in museum, cultural heritage, or art and design studies; education; and / or liberal arts programs such as: History; Anthropology; Archaeology; Native & Aboriginal Studies; Women’s & Gender Studies; Classics; and English.
  • Efficient computer and word processing (Microsoft Office) skills. Familiarity with Website and social media applications will be considered an asset.
  • The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the local area or an earnest desire to learn more.

Important Note:
This position is dependent on grant funding from Service Canada through the Canada Summer Jobs program, and subject to funding approval. Participants must meet the eligibility criteria outlined on the CSJ website:

You are eligible if you:

  • are between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
  • are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act3;
  • are legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

Please send cover letter and resumé via email with “Summer Student Application” in subject line, or mail / deliver in person to Wetaskiwin & District Heritage Museum, Attn: Karen Aberle, 5007 – 50 Avenue, Wetaskiwin, AB T9A 0S3.

Application Deadline:
Friday April 18th, 2014

Thank you to all who apply, only those selected for an interview will be contacted

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The Wetaskiwin & District Heritage Museum is an award winning institution that has been serving our community through innovative programming...