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As of July 1st, we are open for our Summer Hours!!

7 days a week – 10am to 6pm. Daily property tours will be at 1pm and 3pm.

The Upper Level (including outdoor gold panning!) is also be open to the public already.

Tours can be booked anytime during our opening hours (please inquire for times outside of normal operating hours) and regularly schedule property tours as well as downtown walking tours will commence in mid-July and go to the end of August.

We are also very excited to announce that we will be having 9 straight weeks of kids day camps for the summer! Including a week hosted by the Royal BC Museum right here in Rossland on BC’s Species at Risk! Register by emailing us or give us a call (or come in!) and find more information here.

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Job Type: Seasonal – up to 40 hrs/week

Location: Rossland, BC                    Start Date: June 15th

Wage: $11/hour                           Closing Date: June 10th

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.

Job Description:

The Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre (RMDC) operates a local, community museum and visitor centre. This summer, we are organizing 9 weeks of summer day camps for ages 6-11 with the following themes: Time Travelers; Earth Explorers; Science; and Art. The Camp Counsellor will assist the other programming staff in the planning, operation, and evaluation of our summer kids camps through July and August. Planning includes organizing each week’s requirements (registrants, allergies, permissions, etc.), assisting with material prep for all crafts, experiments, and activities, and other tasks as required.

The Camp Counsellor is directly responsible for assisting with the preparation, operation, and evaluation of the Summer Kids’ Camps working very closely with the Operation & Programs Assistant and Museum Assistants. They will also assist with the operation of the gift shop, admissions, concession, and Visitor Centre as time permits. Routine maintenance, including painting, cleaning, and light grounds keeping may also be required.

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

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

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As of May 17th, we are open for our Spring Hours!!

Tuesdays to Sundays 10am to 5pm.

The Upper Level (including outdoor gold panning!) will also be open to the public starting Tuesday, May 17th.

Tours can be booked anytime during our opening hours (please inquire for times outside of normal operating hours) and regularly schedule property tours as well as downtown walking tours will commence in July and go to the end of August.

We are also very excited to announce that we will be having 9 straight weeks of kids day camps for the summer! Including a week hosted by the Royal BC Museum right here in Rossland on BC’s Species at Risk! Registration and more information will be posted very soon.

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Job Type: Seasonal, Full-time

Location: Rossland, BC                     Start Date: Mid-May

Salary: $11-13/hour                         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.

Job Description:

The Archives Assistant will assist in a major (multi-year) project to bring our archives closer to current standards and practice according to the rules for archival description. The Archives consists of 5 rooms totaling approximately 1200 sq ft, and many different mediums from maps to newspapers to photographs covering the history of Rossland since the mid-1800s. The Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre is undergoing a multi-phased revitalization project, with Phase I encompassing renovation of the Archives, offices, reading room, meeting room, washrooms, kitchen, etc. This Phase will happen over the course of the next year and a half and will require temporary removal of the entire archival collection (to other areas of the museum). Prior to construction, we require an inventory of the current collection, new storage materials, and a temporary storage plan in place. The Archives Assistant will help other staff and volunteers in completing these tasks.

The Archives Assistant will also manage public research requests, incoming archival donations, and internal research requests for our programming, exhibitions, and publications. Specifically, they will assist with research projects on the Old Glory Weather Station, local historical facts for proposed signage, history of local backcountry trail names, and commemorating the 100th anniversary of Canadian Women’s Suffrage in partnership with other staff and various community organizations.

The following are essential qualifications to the job:

  • Must be a full-time student in school in the spring of the same year and returning to full-time school in the fall of the same year
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must be organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated, and have very good time management skills
  • Archival, Library, Museum, or History studies, or related fields. Based on the specific field the student is in, the job tasks can be tailored to their career-goals (book conservation, archival organization, photo/film conservation, etc.).
  • Excellent computer literacy 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

The following are desired qualifications to the job:

  • Customer service experience
  • Creativity, enthusiasm, and a love of learning
  • Familiar with the Rules for Archival Description and current archival preservation methods
  • Experience working in or with the tourism and/or cultural sector
  • Broad knowledge of Rossland’s history
  • Current First Aid certificate and RCMP Security Clearance may be required

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

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Job Type: Seasonal, Full-time

Location: Rossland, BC

Salary: $11/hour

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.

Job Description:

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.

Essential Qualifications:

  • 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

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

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, Full-time

Location: Rossland, BC

Salary: $11/hour

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. Students must be legally entitled to work in Canada and aged 15 or older prior to the employment start date.

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 Visitor Centre Counsellor & Museum Assistant is responsible for the daily opening, operating, and closing procedures associated with the Visitor Centre operations. Major tasks include the overall management of the Visitor Centre aspect of our operations as well as assisting with the operation of the gift shop, admissions, and concession, including sales, inventory, restocking, and statistics, as well as conducting interpretive tours and educational programming where time permits. Operating the visitor centre includes liaising with Tourism Rossland, the Trail & District Chamber of Commerce, Destination BC (& Hello BC), the International Selkirk Group, and more tourism and destination marketing organizations. The student will also work with local tourism businesses, attractions, event planners, and organizations to ensure that we have the most up to date information at the visitor centre at all times. They will respond to visitor queries and provide information on other attractions in the community, on the surrounding area, and other services. They will also maintain the information centre brochure inventory and displays.

Based on the specific field the student is in, the job tasks can be tailored to their career-goals (e.g. event planning; market research; marketing, etc.)

Please submit your resume and cover letter clearly demonstrating how you meet both the essential and desired qualifications. Email preferred.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Must be a full-time student in school in the spring of the same year and returning to full-time school in the fall of the same year
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must be aged 15 of older prior to the employment start date
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills
  • Customer service experience
  • Public speaking experience
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Must have excellent organizational skills, planning experience, and a passion for tourism, education, and history
  • Experience with research and problem solving

Desired Qualifications:

  • High School (aged 15+) or Post-secondary education in Museum Studies, History, Geology, Drama, Anthropology, Tourism, Marketing, or related fields. High school student applicants are accepted
  • Superhost or similar tourism education/certification
  • Experience working in or with the tourism and/or cultural sector
  • Knowledge of Rossland’s (and the West Kootenay’s) history and current activities/attractions/amenities/etc.
  • Minor labour 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.

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Job Type: Seasonal, Full-time – 1-2 positions
Location: Rossland, BC
Salary: $11/hour
Start Date: Mid-May
Closing Date: Until Filled

These positions are subject to funding and only available to students who have been in full-time post-secondary 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.

Job Description:

Museum assistants are responsible for the daily opening, operating, and closing procedures associated with Museum operations under the supervision of our Operation & Programs Assistant. This includes conducting interpretive tours that provide information on Rossland – the Golden City. The Museum Assistants also help 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. 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. 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.

Please submit your resume and cover letter clearly demonstrating how you meet both the essential and desired qualifications. Email preferred.

Essential Qualifications:

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

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

Desired Qualifications:

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

  • 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.

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Business Plan RMDC (pdf download)

On February 25th, 2016, the RMDC Board of Directors approved a new Business Plan to showcase our business goals through the Renewal project. This business plan will continue to be a working document, and while we are enacting it immediately, it is written as a post-Phase II (Mine Experience) plan.

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Job Type: Term with possible extension – 4 days/week

Location: Rossland, BC

Salary: DOE $13-$16/hour

Start Date: January 5th, 2016

Closing Date: Until Filled

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. 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 year.

Job Purpose:

The Operation & Programs Assistant will help the Museum Director in the general operation of the museum, including daily opening and closing of the museum and visitor centre, various administrative and financial management tasks, and communication and marketing. They will also be responsible for the development and presentation of our regular programs for many different age groups (history, science, art, etc.), managing facility rentals, organizing any special events, and managing staff and volunteers associated with any of these.

Note: Until mid-May, this position may be a maximum of 4 days per week with additional hours dependent on funding and operational needs. From May-August, it can become 5 days per week. An extension past August is dependent on funding.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication, public speaking, and customer service skills
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • An interest in Rossland’s history and everything the area has to offer locals and visitors alike
  • Experience working with families and children of all ages
  • Experience using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Powerpoint – or similar programs) and Dropbox; Excellent written skills
  • Experience in conflict resolution and problem-solving; well organized and detail-oriented
  • Creativity, enthusiasm, and a love of learning are key elements

Desired Qualifications:

  • Education in museums, archives, libraries, history, business administrations, tourism, or related fields with at least 1-2 years of work experience in these areas
  • Experience working/volunteering for a not for profit organization or registered charity
  • First Aid/CPR, WHMIS training, and an RCMP security check
  • Experience with planning, organizing, and facilitating events
  • Experience working in the tourism and/or cultural sector

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

To apply, please submit your cover letter clearly outlining how you meet the essential and desired qualifications along with your resume. Please also submit 2-3 references. Email is preferred.

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September 22nd, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ROSSLAND, BC – Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre Phase I of the Renewal Project is getting underway with 97% raised to date.

The Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre (RMDC) embarked on a six-phase renewal project starting back in 2012 with the help of major stakeholders, including Teck Metals Ltd., the City of Rossland, and the wonderful support of the citizens of Rossland and area. It has been a long road, but thanks to recent major funding announcements, RMDC has raised over 97% or $389,500 towards Phase I: Renovations of the Entry Gallery. That brings it to just $10,500 shy of the proposed Phase I budget of $400,000.

Teck Metals Ltd. got the fundraising started with a generous $20,000 contribution towards the engineering plans portion of the project. Tourism Rossland and the City of Rossland also secured $56,000 from the Resort Municipality Initiative from the Provincial Government. Through the museum’s recent fundraising events, including the 1st Annual Charity Golf Tournament and the Mackenzie River – Dehcho Expedition talk by Wayne Wilson, and personal donations, another $6000 was raised.

Columbia Basin Trust then offered to match 50% – or $87,500 – of the Federal Government’s announcement of the hard-earned $175,000 from the Canada 150 Infrastructure program through Western Economic Diversification Canada. Most recently, the City of Rossland has committed $45,000 in the 2016 budget cycle from the existing Visitor Centre reserves with the Visitor Centre being a major part of the Phase I renovations.

The RMDC Board of Directors is very excited to get going on Phase I and is working with Fairbank Architects Ltd. out of Nelson to complete the Architectural Plans. This phase includes a renovated Archives, Visitor Centre, Gift Shop, Visitor Services areas, and a grand entry gallery for community and exhibition space.

In being so close to the $400,000 goal for Phase I and beginning the fundraising for Phase II: Mine Experience with a proposed budget of $700,000, the grant-writing and fundraising continues with a Silent Art Auction at Rossland’s Nelson & District Credit Union through October and November and a very special evening at the Miner’s Hall in January in conjunction with Altitude Entertainment.

For more details, see the website: http://www.rosslandmuseum.ca/renewal-project/

 

About the Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre: The Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre (RMDC) aims to preserve and dynamically present the heritage of Rossland and area. We are the visitor gateway to the Kootenays and the Columbia Basin, and we inspire and engage the public through virtual and real life displays that bring our history to life. We are situated at the junction of Hwy 22 and Hwy 3B.

Contact:

Joelle Hodgins, Museum Director

Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre

PO Box 26, 1100 Hwy 3B, Rossland, BC

Phone: (250) 362-7722

Email: info@rosslandmuseum.ca Website: www.rosslandmuseum.ca