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Registration for our Fall Programs has begun! Give us a call or stop in.
Open Wednesday to Saturday 12pm-5pm through the winter – open all year!

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Job Type: Seasonal, Part-time – 15 hrs/week

Location: Rossland, BC

Salary: $11.50/hour

Start Date: September 3rd, 2017

Closing Date: Until Filled

This position is subject to funding approval

Job Description:

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, and various special events throughout the year.

The Museum Assistant is responsible for the daily opening, operating, and closing procedures associated with Museum operations. This includes conducting interpretive tours that provide information on Rossland – the Golden City, assisting with the operation of the gift shop, admissions, concession, and Visitor Centre, including sales, inventory, restocking, statistics, etc., planning and scheduling group visits, tours, and special events, and routine maintenance, including painting, cleaning, and light grounds keeping. If the interest and background exists, students may also have tailored tasks such as historical research, marketing, graphic design, early childhood education, archival tasks, among other opportunities. As well, as a community history museum, we cover a lot of different themes and topics, and the opportunity to create and complete a project as it relates directly to their field of interest will also be made available throughout the job term

Essential Qualifications:

  • Full time student in Grades 11-12 or Post-Secondary student (in history, education, art, geology, tourism, marketing, library sciences, or related field)
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada; resident of the Basin region; aged 15+ prior to start date
  • An interest in Rossland’s history and everything the area has to offer locals and visitors
  • Experience working with families and children of all ages
  • Excellent verbal and written skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working/volunteering with a not-for-profit organization
  • Experience working in the tourism and/or cultural sector
  • First Aid/CPR, WHMIS training, and/or an RCMP security check
  • Customer service experience; experience with cash registers, POS machines, computers, etc.
  • Experience in conflict resolution and problem-solving
  • Minor labour and equipment maintenance experience

Please submit your resume and cover letter clearly demonstrating how you meet the qualifications by email (preferred) or drop off at 1100 Hwy 3B (junction of Hwy 3B and Hwy 22). Please also include a minimum of two references.

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Phase 1 of the our Renewal Project is complete and looks fabulous. Fundraising for Phase 2, the mine experience, commences with the 3rd annual Rossland Museum Charity Golf Tournament at Redstone Resort.

Teams of four – Divisions: Mens, Womens, and Mixed – Prizes for division winners as well as hole competitions, including a $10,000 hole-in-one prize courtesy of Hall Printing. This is meant to be a fun tournament, so fear not if you’re a beginner golfer – there are a few competitions for the beginners too! You can also register with less than a full team and Redstone can work out a team for you!

Registration fee includes green fees, door prizes, al fresco dinner by chef Jamie, one drink ticket, and a donation to the museum.
$55 for Redstone members; $80 for non-members;
Not a golfer? Join us just for the dinner! – $40 includes dinner, donation to the museum, and door prizes.
Register directly with Redstone: 250-362-9141.

Contributors include:
Redstone Resort
Pacific Coastal Airlines
Black Jack Cross Country Ski Club
Teck Metals – Trail Operations
Maglio Building Centre
RED Mountain Resort
Best Western Plus City Center
Prestige Hotels & Resorts – Mountain Resort – Rossland
Trail Beer Refinery
Christina Lake Golf Club
The Josie Hotel
Mike Williams
Alpine Grind
..and more!

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The Rossland Museum and the Gold Fever Follies are pleased to continue the Golden Ticket program for the 2017 summer season!

Come spend a day in Rossland and visit two of our favourite summer attractions for one low price! Visit the Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre and then experience the Gold Fever Follies – Rossland’s original musical theatre based on Rossland’s exciting gold rush days. Complete your day by visiting any of our participating businesses for a discount!

Prices
Follies                Museum               Golden Ticket ($3 savings)
General (Adult)     $13                     $10                           $20
Students               $13                      $8                            $18
Seniors                 $10                      $8                            $15
Youth (13-17)       $13                      $5                            $15
Child (6-12)           $8                       $5                            $10
5-year olds            $8                     FREE                        $6.50 (must be purchased with another golden ticket; $1.50 savings)

Gold Fever Follies performances run 3pm & 7:30pm – Tuesdays through Saturdays – July 1st to August 26th. (No matinee on July 1st)

The Museum is open daily July through August 10am to 6pm.
Downtown Walking Tours also available ($3 cost w/ purchase of Golden Ticket or Museum Pass) Thursdays at 6:15pm – meet at Rossland Mountain Market – junction of Columbia and Queen – and ending at the Miner’s Hall just in time for the Follies evening show.

Take advantage of these one-time discounts from our amazing supporting businesses:

  • Alpine Grind – 50 cents off a beverage
  • Bear Country Kitchen – 50 cents off frozen yogurt, smoothies, or ice cream
  • Idgie’s or Misty Mountain Pizza – 15% off food
  • Rock Cut Pub – 10% off food
  • Zee Crepes Restaurant – 10% off food
  • Mountain Nugget Chocolate Co. – 25% off chocolate, ice cream & desserts
  • The Flying Steamshovel – 10% off food
  • Redstone Resort – 10% off food only + 18 hole game for $45
  • Rossland Beer Company – 1 free drink + keep the glass!
  • Uptown Lounge @ the Prestige – 10% off food

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The Head Frame at the main entrance of the museum was originally erected in 1967. It had become a key piece for all of our property tours and a great location for our memorial bench to Jack McDonald.

In 2016, the City examined the structure and concluded it would need to be repaired, and in light of long term plans to move it elsewhere on the property in Phase 4 of the Renewal Project, it was determined it was time for the structure to come down. We can then ensure it is rebuilt during Phase 4 along with the additional Train display shed.

Here are some photos of the process of removing it! All of the collection pieces that were part of it have been moved for display elsewhere on the property until they can be placed in a new head frame structure. Jack McDonald’s bench has been moved closer to the Compressor Unit.

 

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The Museum has entered into a 5-year agreement with the Columbia Basin Institute of Regional History to digitize our entire photograph collection. If time and funding permits, this could expand to maps and other items that can be scanned/photographed.

This is a very exciting opportunity as we have been trying to digitize our collection ourselves for a number of years! We are very grateful for the Columbia Basin Institute’s support.
The first batch of the photos were taken to Cranbrook a few months ago to get started, and from there the first section has been uploaded to their website for everyone to see! Take a look at their website (and search Rossland or Rossland Museum) to see the amazing photographs – some of which we haven’t shown publicly in many years or even at all!

You can also find the Institute on Facebook where they regularly post photographs from collections all over the Basin.

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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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Job Type: Seasonal, Full-time

Location: Rossland, BC                                   

Start Date: Mid-May

Closing Date: Until Filled

Wage: $11-13/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 Researcher & Interpreter will work with the Archives Assistant and Collections Assistant to focus on some of the current research projects for upcoming displays, exhibitions, new tours, and events. Some upcoming priorities include Canada’s 150th, the Museum’s 50th, and then some minor updates to our permanent exhibitions with topics such as our local hospital, geological history of the region, and skiing history, and the Researcher will be key in locating important information, photographs, and supporting graphics/maps/etc. from our archival collection and other regional repositories. Along with these specific research topics, the student will also manage public research requests, incoming archival donations, and further internal research requests for our programming, promotions, and publications.

The position will also 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.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent public speaking abilities; articulate, polite, and friendly
  • Should be very well organized, detail-oriented, and able to problem solve
  • Excellent computer skills (incl. Microsoft Office, WordPress, Dropbox)
  • A passion for history and education

Desired Qualifications:

  • Customer service experience; experience with cash registers, POS machines, computers, etc.
  • Experience working in or with the tourism and/or cultural sector
  • Knowledge of Rossland or West Kootenay history
  • 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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Job Type: Seasonal, Full-time – 2 positions

Location: Rossland, BC                                   

Start Date: Mid-May

Closing Date: Until Filled

Wage: $12/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 Museum Assistant is responsible for the daily opening, operating, and closing procedures associated with Museum operations. This includes conducting interpretive tours that provide information on Rossland – the Golden City. The Museum Assistant also helps with the operation of the gift shop, admissions, concession, and Destination BC Visitor Centre, including sales, inventory, restocking, statistics, etc. If the interest and background exists, students may also have tailored projects such as marketing, graphic design, early childhood education, historical research, and archival tasks.

Interpretive tours, educational programming, and special events are regularly scheduled for people of all ages (i.e. youth, seniors, school groups, daycares, etc.), and all staff are involved in the creation, planning, and implementation of the programs. As well, as a community history museum, we cover a lot of different themes and topics, and the opportunity to create and complete a project as it relates directly to their field of study will also be available.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Excellent computer skills (incl. use of Microsoft Office, Dropbox, etc.)
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills
  • Public speaking experience
  • Must have excellent organizational skills, planning experience, and a passion for education and history
  • Customer service experience; experience with cash registers, POS machines, computers, etc.

Desired Qualifications:

  • 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

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)