Student Position: Marketing & Operations Assistant

Student Position: Marketing & Operations Assistant

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Job Type: Seasonal, 40 hrs/wk

Location: Rossland, BC

Salary: $13-15/hour

Start Date: Early May 2018

End Date: September 1st, 2018

Closing Date: Until Filled

This position subject to funding approval and candidates must meet Young Canada Works eligibility requirements.

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. 

Job Description:

The Marketing & Operations Assistant works with all summer staff for the daily opening, operating, and closing procedures associated with Museum operations under the supervision of our Operation & Programs Manager. The Assistant also helps with the operation of the gift shop, admissions, concession, and Destination BC Visitor Centre, including sales, inventory, restocking, statistics, etc. Planning and scheduling group visits, tours, and special events as well as routine maintenance, including painting, cleaning, and light grounds keeping, are also aspects of the position as time permits.

Key projects for the summer include refreshing the museum’s marketing materials (rack cards, property map, ongoing program marketing material, etc.), exploring location-based social media filters, assisting other staff in updating the procedures manual documents/checklists/forms, etc., and reviewing revenue generation potential in the gift shop and programming.

The ideal candidate for this position will be currently attending post-secondary in tourism, museum/library studies, education, business, or similar discipline. They will have excellent research/sourcing skills and the ability to multi-task while maintaining accuracy under pressure. They will possess the ability to work cooperatively as part of a dynamic team.

The following is a list of additional essential qualifications necessary to this position:

  • Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills
  • Excellent computer skills (incl. Microsoft Office/Google Docs, WordPress, Dropbox)
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, planning experience, and a passion for education and history
  • Customer service experience

The following desired qualifications may be considered an asset for this position:

  • Creativity, enthusiasm, and a love of learning
  • Experience in or with the tourism and/or cultural sector
  • Knowledge of Rossland or West Kootenay history
  • Minor labour and equipment maintenance experience
  • Current First Aid certificate

Please submit your resume and cover letter clearly demonstrating how you meet the qualifications and quoting the position(s) you are applying for by email (preferred) to museumdirector@rosslandmuseum.ca or drop off at 1100 Hwy 3B (junction of Hwy 3B and Hwy 22). Please also attach references.

For more information about this position, please contact Joelle Hodgins, Museum Director, at museumdirector@rosslandmuseum.ca or call (250) 362-7722.

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