Museum Assistant(s)

Position provides summer support in operation of a small Museum in the Town of Millet, Alberta of under 2000 residents,
40 minutes south of Edmonton for an accredited Alberta museum, archives and visitor information centre.
A charity board of directors and one full-time staff operates the facility.

Duration - May 6- August 24, 2019

Hours - 40 hours/ week including scheduled Saturdays, closed Sundays.

May be flexible with vacation days pending the amount of positions filled 3-4 students as pending funding.

Wage –$15.25 per hour and 4% holiday pay

All employees hired must
-be legally entitled to work in Canada
-be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or have refugee status in Canada
-be between 16 and 30 years of ages at the start of employment
-meet the eligibility criteria of the program for which you have been approved

Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations is a summer jobs program.

-be registered in the Young Canada Works (YCW)  candidate inventory  Go to -
-be willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment and not have another full time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with Millet Museum

-have been a full time student in the semester proceeding their job with YCW and intend to return to full time studies in the semester following their job with Millet Museum.

Canada Summer Jobs is an initiative of the Youth Employment Strategy
- Youth facing barriers to employment, get the information and gain the skills, work experience and abilities they need to transition successfully into the labour market.  NEW - it is no longer restricted to students.

Description of duties

-contribute to the professional facility image through maintaining the presentation of the facility and grounds and providing professional customer service.
-use professional standards to complete collection documentation, permanent numbering, digital photography or scanning within a collection management database while maintaining daily preservation techniques of light, humidity and pest management,.
-exceptional ability with communication in speaking and writing English.
-compile documentation of photographs and project information to be able to provide tourists with an enhanced cultural visibility, and encourage them to stay longer and impact the economics of Millet and Alberta. 
-As an community Visitor Information Centre travel counselor will promote Millet and area at community events.
-assist with the development and implementation of successful summer services and programs for school groups, group tours and individual tourists
-increase community awareness through the production of a temporary summer exhibit that features the Millet Pioneer Women

-maintain Facebook, twitter and website
-research of chronological history and communities in Bloom
-maintain the heritage gardens throughout the community

Email with cover letter attention Tracey Leavitt and resume by April 12, 2019
Only applicants that receive interviews will be contacted.

 -  Summer staff -
The summer staff projects are funded through the Canadian Museums Association Young Canada Works in Heritage, Canada Summer Jobs and the Town of Millet.

Photo BELOW 2018 Summer Staff in the Museum 
Tracey Leavitt (Executive Director), Taylor McCool, Corbin Schmidt, Maggie Peterson, Tori Flint, Ashly Murphy

Photo BELOW August 26, 2016 during Wooden Car Derby and Town BBQ. 
Kayla Hammer, Tracey Leavitt (Executive Director), Shanna Reichert, Eleanor Pydde (Councilor), Taryn Froese, Philip Rocha 


Photo Above June 2015 Pioneer Women Opening
 Kaitlyn Hill, Heather McMullen, Tracey Leavitt, Taylor Baron, Randy Pederson

Photo  BELOW July 2014 Winning Local Communities in Bloom competition - Organization Millet Museum
Heather McMullen, Karlee Tomkow, Linda Weber, Tracey Leavitt and Brynn Pydde
Victoria Zook and Nicole Leavitt in front
Photo ABOVE right May 7, 2014 during Spring Showcase Training at the Central Alberta Regional Museums Network booth
Tracey Leavitt -(Executive Director), Brynn Pydde, Karlee Tomkow and Heather McMullen.

The summer staff projects were funded through the Canadian Museums Association
Young Canada Works in Heritage,
 and the Town of Millet.

Photo BELOW  June 6, 2013 Kayla Shaver, Karlee Tomkow and Jana Urvold. 


 Photo Above August 24, 2012 Jana Urvold, Breanne Knull, MP Blaine Calkins, Curator Tracey Leavitt and Kayla Shaver

Photo Below Summer 2011 - Left to Right: Kayla Shaver, Beth Windiate, Kirsten Bles, and Kelsey Cheel


Photo Above: Left to right Sharlene Hartman, Danielle Sather, Mariah Bailer, Carly Barich. Missing Evan Price. 2010


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