Summer Job Opening: Visitor Centre Counselor

Summer Job Opening: Visitor Centre Counselor

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Job Type: Seasonal, Full-time

Location: Rossland, BC

Salary: $11/hour

Start Date: Immediately

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.

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. 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.

The Visitor Centre Counselor is responsible for the daily opening, operating, and closing procedures associated with Museum and Visitor Centre operations. Major tasks include 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. Planning and scheduling group visits, tours, and special events and routine maintenance, including painting, cleaning, and light grounds keeping will also be required. If the interest and background exists, the student may also have tailored tasks 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 made available throughout the summer.

Essential Qualifications:

  • 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

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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