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Job Type: Seasonal, 40 hrs/wk

Location: Rossland, BC

Salary: $13-15/hour

Start Date: May 1st, 2018

End Date: September 1st, 2018

Closing Date: Until Filled

This position is subject to funding approval and all 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 Archives Assistant will work with a dynamic team of staff and volunteers to focus on some of the key projects that must be completed in the archives, including:

  • Mobilize the volunteer pool to work through archival donation backlog
  • Inventory the documentary art collection and prepare a plan for a new storage solution
  • Review the archival fee schedule with a new photo order procedure in partnership with the Columbia Basin Institute of Regional History
  • Coordinate a public archival training workshop (instructed by a professional archivist)
  • Institute the recommendations received from the Canadian Conservation Institute facility assessment on storage reorganization
  • Assist the Research Assistant and Collections Manager in current research projects

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.

All staff assist in the general operation and maintenance of the museum, archives, visitor centre, and discovery centre, including assisting with major events, and programming.

The ideal candidate for this position will be currently attending post-secondary in archival, library, or museum studies and familiar with the Rules for Archival Description. 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 English verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills (incl. Microsoft Office/Google Docs, WordPress, Dropbox)
  • Should be very well organized, detail-oriented, and able to problem solve
  • Excellent public speaking abilities
  • A passion for history and education

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

  • Creativity and enthusiasm
  • Experience working as or directly with a project manager
  • Experience in or with the tourism and/or cultural sector
  • Knowledge of Rossland or West Kootenay history
  • 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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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 Collections Assistant will work with the Collections Manager and trained volunteers on various projects throughout the summer, including:

  • Work with staff and trained volunteers to work through the accessioning backlog
  • Inventory the collection on display and in storage in the Upper Level (geology specimens, mining equipment, tools, vehicles, larger housewares, etc.)
  • Assist the Collections Manager in updates to permanent exhibits throughout the museum
  • Institute key recommendations received from the Canadian Conservation Institute facility assessment on storage reorganization
  • Assist other staff in developing outreach programming kits

All staff assist in the general operation and maintenance of the museum, archives, visitor centre, and discovery centre, including assisting with major events, and programming.

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

  • Post-secondary education – ideally in Museum, Archival, Library, or History studies, or related fields.
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills (incl. Microsoft Office/Google Docs, WordPress, Dropbox)
  • Should be very well organized, detail-oriented, and able to problem solve
  • Excellent public speaking abilities
  • A passion for history and education

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

  • Creativity and enthusiasm
  • Experience working as or directly with a project manager
  • Experience in or with the tourism and/or cultural sector
  • Knowledge of Rossland or West Kootenay history
  • 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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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 Educational Program Assistants are 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. The camps are for ages 6-11 with themes ranging from science and technology to art and history. 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 students will also help the Operations & Programs Manager create and carry out a “Counsellor in Training” certificate program for high school students.

Specific job objectives include:

  • Planning, leading, and implementing core and non-core programs and experiences for children in a small group setting
  • Liaise with other local community groups for special presentations/tours during camps and special events
  • Assist the Collection Manager in developing interactive content in permanent exhibits and outreach kits (e.g. Indigenous history, geology, railway history, etc.)

Other annual events that the students will help organize include National Indigenous Peoples Day, St. Jean Baptiste Day, BC Day, Nights at the Museum, Family Day, CBT Culture Tour, and more. They will also assist in developing special activities for group tours, birthday parties, and facility rentals as needed.

All staff assist in the general operation and maintenance of the museum, archives, visitor centre, and discovery centre.

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:

  • Post-secondary education: Education, General Sciences, Museum Studies, History, Geology, or Drama.
  • 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.)
  • Current First Aid certificate and RCMP Security Clearance (can be obtained prior to start)

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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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 Historical Interpreter is 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 (related to historical preservation). 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 some capacity in the creation and planning of the programs. Teamwork is a very important aspect of this position.

A key piece of the position this summer will be the redevelopment of our downtown heritage walking tours. The Historical Interpreter will work with the Research Assistant and other staff to prepare a new tour plan with which the Interpreter will carry out walking tours for people of all ages. They will also research options for creating audio tours out of the downtown walking tour and the property tour on-site.

All staff assist in the general operation and maintenance of the museum, archives, visitor centre, and discovery centre, including assisting with major events, and programming.

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

  • Post-secondary education: History, Geology/Mining, Information Technology, Environmental Sciences, Drama, Education, or related fields.
  • 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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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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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 is subject to funding approval and all 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:

Work with other staff and volunteers on some of the key research projects that must be completed for upcoming displays, exhibitions, and events, including:

  • Indigenous history display, programming outreach kit, and petroform display
  • Outdoor interpretive panels on various topics, such as mining accidents, Centre Star Mine, railroad track maintenance equipment, and more
  • Skiing history projects for displays during the 2018-2019 winter season; this may include blog/social media posts, character research, ephemera/photograph reproductions, and more

Work with the Archives Assistant and archives-trained volunteers on the following tasks:

  • Setting up the public research room with appropriate resources, including ensuring existing heritage building and graveyard information is in a more accessible format
  • Working through the photograph collection to determine years/locations/names/etc.
  • Liaising with the Columbia Basin Institute of Regional History to ensure data is correct in both of our databases
  • Organizing/accessioning recent photographic donations

Along with these specific research topics, the position will also manage public research requests, incoming archival donations, and further internal research requests for our programming, promotions, and publications.

All staff assist in the general operation and maintenance of the museum, archives, visitor centre, and discovery centre, including assisting with major events and programming.

The ideal candidate for this position will be currently attending post-secondary in archival, library, or museum studies and familiar with the Rules for Archival Description. 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 English verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills (incl. Microsoft Office/Google Docs, WordPress, Dropbox)
  • Should be very well organized, detail-oriented, and able to problem solve
  • Excellent public speaking abilities
  • A passion for history and education

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

  • Creativity and enthusiasm
  • Experience working as or directly with a project manager
  • Experience in or with the tourism and/or cultural sector
  • Knowledge of Rossland or West Kootenay history
  • 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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The Rossland Museum will be hosting its 4th Annual Easter Egg Hunt snow or shine on Saturday, March 31st from 12-2pm.
There will be a “littles” area roped off on the lawn for ages 1.5 years – 4 years. Ages 5 and up are in the upper level.

We’d like to thank Kootenay Savings for supporting this year’s Easter Egg Hunt!

We also have a donation of two very special Easter Baskets for two lucky egg hunters – find the GOLDEN EGG to win the basket!

Hunt begins at 1pm sharp – stop in early for some special activities between 12-2 and follow it up with a kids’ movie in the Cominco Theatre (in the Museum).

 

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Big things have been happening for the Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre in the recent past, including the closure of the Black Bear mine tours in 2010 and subsequent renewal plan in 2013. Renovations are currently underway to the building and the Board undertook a revision of their Vision, Mission and Mandate statements in Fall 2016. In Fall 2017, engaged in a process to update their strategic plan to create a framework for what can be accomplished in the day-to-day operations of the Visitor’s Centre, Archives and Museum over the next three years. The following document summarizes that process, and outlines the strategic plan for 2018-2021.

Goals

  • 100% of the renewal project funding secured for Phase 2 and 3 of our Renewal Plan and a request for proposals to begin the work has been tendered
  • Increased detailed documentation and stewardship of artifacts and assets
  • Increased engaged community in the RMDC experience through volunteerism, program delivery and partnerships
  • Increased visits – 15,000 annual visitors
  • Organizational structure that supports all goal areas

See the full document here: RMDC-Strategic-Plan-2018-2021_FINAL.pdf (pdf will download on some browsers)