Summer Position: Camp Counsellor

Summer Position: Camp Counsellor

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Job Type: Seasonal, Full-time

Location: Rossland, BC                    

Start Date: approx. June 15th

Closing Date: May 22nd

Salary: $11.50/hour

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. This is done 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.

Job Description:

The Camp Counsellor is directly responsible for assisting with the planning, preparation, operation, and evaluation of the Summer Kids’ Museum Camps working very closely with the Operation & Programs Manager and Museum Assistants. The camps are for ages 6-11 with the following themes: Time Travellers; Earth Explorers; Science and Tech; and Art Exploration. Planning includes organizing each week’s requirements (registrants, allergies, permissions, etc.), assisting with material prep for all crafts, experiments, and activities, scheduling field trips/workshops, and other tasks as needed. 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.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Experience working with families and children of all ages
  • Experience and an interest in organizing crafts, games, experiments, and kids activities
  • An interest in Rossland’s history and everything the area has to offer locals and visitors alike
  • Must have excellent organizational skills, planning experience, and a passion for education and history
  • Public speaking experience; Excellent English verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Experience in conflict resolution and problem-solving

Desired Qualifications:

  • Customer service experience; experience with cash registers, POS machines, computers, etc.
  • Experience working in the tourism and/or cultural sector
  • Excellent computer skills (incl. use of Microsoft Office, Excel, Dropbox, etc.)
  • Minor labour and equipment maintenance experience
  • Current First Aid certificate and RCMP Security Clearance may be required

To apply, please email your resume with a cover letter and references to Joelle Hodgins, Museum Director, or call (250) 362-7722. Please quote the position you are applying for.

(Please do not drop by the museum – while it is under renovation, staff are not on site the majority of the time)


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