Part-Time Student Job Opening: Museum Assistant

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

Location: Rossland, BC

Salary: $13/hour

Start Date: October 15th, 2018

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 projects such as historical/archival research, marketing/graphic design, early childhood education, 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, archival/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

·     Good communication 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


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