Job Type: Seasonal, Full-time
Location: Rossland, BC
Start Date: Mid-May
Closing Date: Until Filled
This position is subject to funding and only available to students who have been in full-time studies and intend to return to full-time studies in the fall.
The Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre’s mission is to preserve and dynamically present the heritage of Rossland and area. We do this with comprehensive indoor and outdoor displays on the industrial and social history of Rossland with a particular emphasis on the mining and skiing histories of the area. We are located directly on the “Mining in the Kootenays” historic site – on top of the historic Black Bear Mine. Additionally, we have an extensive community archives, a provincial visitor information centre, numerous educational programs in-house and through outreach activities, downtown heritage walking tours, and various special events throughout the summer.
The Historical Interpreter & Researcher will be responsible for the development, delivery, evaluation, and promotion of heritage site interpretation activities, guided tours, public events, school tours, outreach activities, historical vignettes, and other public programs tailored to various age groups. The topics or themes that these programs take on can directly relate to the background and interests of the student (i.e. mining history programming if that is where their interest/background lies). The student will also assist in the general operation of the museum when necessary, including operating the gift shop, concession and visitor centre, including sales, inventory, restocking, etc.; routine maintenance, including painting, cleaning, and light grounds keeping; and other tasks as required and as time permits.
- Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
- Excellent computer skills (including use of Microsoft Office, Excel, Dropbox, etc.)
- Excellent English verbal and written communication skills
- Experience with research and problem solving
- Public speaking experience
- Must have excellent organizational skills, planning experience, and a passion for education and history
- Customer service experience
- Creativity, enthusiasm, and a love of learning
- Post-secondary education in Museum Studies, History, Geology, Drama, Anthropology, Tourism, Marketing, or related fields. High school student applicants are accepted
- Experience working in or with the tourism and/or cultural sector
- Knowledge of Rossland’s history
- Minor labour and equipment maintenance experience
- Current First Aid certificate and RCMP Security Clearance may be required
For more information about this position, please contact Joelle Hodgins, Museum Director, at museumdirector @ rosslandmuseum.ca or call (250) 362-7722.