Research Assistant [Digby, NS]

 

Research Assistant

    

 

Organization:

 

Admiral Digby Library & Historical Society/Admiral Digby Museum

 

Job Type:

Summer Student

 

Language Required:

 

English

 
 

Location:

 

Digby, NS

 
 

Application Deadline:

 

25/05/2018

 

Job Start Date:

28/05/2018

 

Date Posted:

 

2018-03-14

 

Email:

admuseum@ns.sympatico.ca

 

Web Link to Institution:

 

http://admiraldigbymusem.ca

 
 

Salary:

 

$11.00/hr

 
 

Job Description:

 

POSITION
Guide/Interpreter (Summer Student Position)

WAGE
$11.00 plus Vacation pay

DURATION
May 28 to August 31st, 2018 (13 Weeks)

COMPANY
Admiral Digby Library & Historical Society / Admiral Digby Museum

Eligible candidates must be a current student intending to return to school in the fall. A letter of intent from a recognized University or Community College is required for post-secondary students and High School graduates.

KEY SKILLS
Interpretation & Organizational Skills
Customer Service Skills
Some Research Skills
Computer Skills
Works well with others & takes directions well
CPR/First Aid
Personable and Professionalism Skills
Public Relations Skills (including Organization Skills, Phone Communication, Time & Task Management)

DUTIES
Interpret accurate and engaging historical information while conducting guided tours to visitors;
Assist with Annual Summer Festivals
Assist with Outreach programs and activities;
Monitor visitors’ activities in order to ensure compliance with the Museum regulations and safety practices;
Assist with Gift Shop sales and inventory;
Assist with Collections Database entries.

JOB DESCRIPTION
Communicate with the museum visitors’ history, method, options.
Communicate with museum visitors the price structure and donations opportunities.
Interpret to museum visitors the function and importance of local history.
Be engaging and create excitement about local history and summer programs.
Assist with annual summer festivals (may require costumes & acting).
Assist with outreach programs, projects & activities including Canada150 events, to strengthen museum attendance;
Monitor visitors’ activities in order to ensure compliance with Museum Regulations and Workplace Safety requirements.
Assist with gift Shop sales, inventory and display.
Data entry into Collections database including external provincial collections.

HEALTH & SAFETY PRACTICES
Proper Health & Safety practices as covered in our in-house training session. We also review the “Are You in Danger” brochure. Copies of this brochure are handed out at our training session.

Inclusion and Equal Opportunity Employment
The Admiral Digby Museum will consider all eligible and qualified applicants for employment regardless of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, Aboriginal status, nationality, age, or any other factors. Disability-related accommodations during the application process will also be available upon request.

To apply, please send your resume to admuseum@ns.sympatico.ca
To apply in person, please visit us at 95 Montague Row, Digby, Nova Scotia, B0V 1A0