Youth Employment: Heritage Interpreter
Duration of employment: Summer 2023
Anticipated start date: Monday, June 12
Rate of pay: $16.75 / hour
Application deadline: Sunday, April 30, 2023
To deliver interpretive programs related to the history of central and northern Vancouver Island.
Under the direction of the Education Programmer, the Heritage Interpreter will be responsible for:
- Delivery of a varied schedule of interpretive programs: including leading summer day camps, demonstrations and workshops of historical tools and crafts, puppet theatre performances, storytelling, and guided tours of the galleries, outdoor exhibits, and grounds of the Haig-Brown Heritage Site.
- Research and development of new interpretive programs.
- Assisting with advertising and promotion of the programs.
- Maintenance of artifacts, equipment and records used in delivering the interpretive programs.
- University students under the age of 30 who were registered as full-time students in the previous semester and who intend to return to full time studies in the fall.
- An outgoing personality with good public speaking skills and an ability to work well with people of all ages.
- Familiarity and/or an interest in the human history of the North Vancouver Island region.
- Good writing, computer, and communication skills.
- Familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite of software, and previous knowledge of, and comfort with, Canva, would be an asset, but not required.
- Theatre or teaching experience an asset.
- Familiarity with local Indigenous Languages is an asset.
The successful candidates will:
- Gain practical experience and training in the areas of: education and teaching in a museum setting, public program development and co-ordination, and historical research.
- Expand their knowledge and understanding of First Nations history, early European settlement and the industrial history of central and northern Vancouver Island.
- Refine and develop their public speaking skills and presentation techniques.
- Receive training and experience in developing promotional materials.
- Work within a supportive and encouraging team environment with an enthusiastic and professional staff.
Students in history, anthropology, First Nations studies, geography, education, museum studies, communications and theatre will find relevant application of their academic training in this position.
Note: This position is conditional upon funding. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
In order to apply candidates must be registered in the Young Canada Works Inventory at young-canada-works.canada.ca Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
Application deadline is April 30, 2023
Who we are:
The Museum at Campbell River is an award winning, regional history museum sharing the stories of the peoples of Northern Vancouver Island. The Museum is a non-profit organization with a mission “to collect, preserve and interpret the human history of our area”.
We view the Museum as a community gathering space. A place that we can come together to share, connect, explore and learn the diverse history of our region.
We respectfully acknowledge the Liǧʷiɫdax̌ʷ First Nation, on whose unceded traditional lands we work to preserve, interpret and share the collective human history of North Vancouver Island.
The Liǧʷiɫdax̌ʷ First Nation is comprised of the We Wai Kai, Wei Wai Kum and Kwiakah First Nations. Our closest neighbors are the Coast Salish Xwemalhkwu, Klahoose and K’ómoks First Nations. These nations have close connections to the land where Campbell River is located today.