SEASONAL MUSEUM ASSISTANT (S)
$15.50/hour + %4 Holiday Pay
Term of Work - May, 2022 to August, 2022 (Dates pending)
The Millet & District Museum, Archives, and Visitor Information Centre aims to collect, preserve, and present the unique history of our community. We are a busy and growing museum that fosters the understanding and appreciation of local heritage through stories told about the men and women who built and continue to impact our community.
Position provides summer support in operation of a small Museum in the Town of Millet, Alberta, of under 2100 residents,
40 minutes south of Edmonton for an accredited award winning Alberta Museum, Archives, and Visitor Information Centre. A charity board of directors and two full-time staff operates the facility with five potential Museum Assistants.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Museum Interpretation and Education
- Provide high level of customer service and meaningful experience for all visitors by interacting with guests as they arrive, providing orientation to the museum, and being available for questions and casual conversation throughout their visit
- Lead guided tours for groups of all ages and backgrounds, including youth, immigrants, new Canadians, seniors, and veterans.
- Delivers curriculum-based education programs for children and seniors, youth programs, and other interpretive programs for the public based on the museum’s themes.
- General care of the Museum facility and grounds.
- Assists with general museum reception and visitor services, meets and greets the general public at the main entrance reception desk, and provides details on businesses and services within Millet.
- Answers the telephone and fields calls to appropriate staff members.
- Assists with sales and inventory in the Redwagon Gift Shop.
- Manage the Visit Millet Facebook and Instagram accounts, and the Museum’s website.
- Assist with the reorganization of artifact, archival, and library collections storage to support research and development of new exhibitions.
- Accession new collections and identifying collections for deaccession.
- Assist with research for and creation of seasonal summer exhibits.
Skills and Experience
- Excellent customer service skills
- Excellent organizational and time management skills
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Excellent written and verbal communication
- Ability to work within a small team environment, and with minimal supervision
- Ability to present before large and small audiences of all ages and backgrounds
- Ability to exercise good judgment, critical problem solving and initiative
- Ability to adapt and thrive in an ever-changing environment
- Proficiency in English with additional language an asset
- Proficiency in Microsoft office
- Past work or volunteer experience in museums, programming, or collections/archives an asset
- Experience in museums or other culture organizations is considered an asset
- Minimum 1 year post-secondary education with intentions of returning to full time studies in the fall - preference given to education, history, or museum studies
- Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
- Must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada
- Must be between age 16 and 30 at the beginning of employment
- Ability to stand for long period of time
- Ability to lift up to 10 kilograms
- Criminal Record Check
Closing Date: April 15, 2022
Fulfillment of this position is dependent on grant funding.
Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume by mail or email to:
The Millet & District Historical Society
5020 50 St
Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Only applicants who receive interviews will be contacted.