Job Type: Contract, 30-40 hours per week
Location: Rossland, BC
Start Date: Immediately
End Date: March 31st, 2019, extension possible
Closing Date: Until Filled
This position may be subject to funding eligibility
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.
The Marketing & Operations Coordinator works with all staff for the daily opening, operating, and closing procedures associated with Museum operations as well as the communications & promotion of all programs and events under the supervision of our Museum Director. Following our current 3-year strategic plan, the Coordinator is responsible for implementing Goal 3 – Increased engaged community in the RMDC experience through volunteerism, program delivery, and partnerships; and Goal 4 – Increased visits. The Coordinator is responsible for refreshing our ongoing marketing material and strengthening our public relations to ensure clear and consistent presentations. They will liaise with local groups and media to increase public accessibility and expand our volunteer and donor recognition programs.
The ideal candidate for this position will have completed a post-secondary program in marketing/communications/public relations, or in museums, archives, or non-profit management, or business administration with 1-3 years experience in marketing & public relations. They will have excellent organizational skills, planning experience, 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 are essential qualifications to the job:
1-3 years experience in marketing & public relations
Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills
Excellent computer skills (incl. Microsoft Office/Google Docs, Dropbox, and website management an asset)
Excellent English verbal and written communication skills
The following are desired qualifications to the job:
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