The Collections Manager will work with existing staff and current and new volunteers to complete a number of collections management and exhibition projects. This includes managing a small group of collections-trained volunteers to complete a reorganization project in the collections and archives storage, instituting key recommendations from Canadian Conservation Institute’s August 2017 facility assessment, coordinating a fundraising project to preserve an important horse-drawn carriage, managing public requests for access, research, or photos, managing any incoming object or documentary history donations (including a backlog), evaluating possible collections database programs, managing updates to permanent displays and outreach projects, and more collections management and presentation tasks.
The Collections Assistant will work with the Collections Manager and trained volunteers on various projects throughout the job term, including:
Work with staff and trained volunteers to work through the accessioning backlog
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
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 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.
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:
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 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.