Heritage Interpreter [Shelburne]

Heritage Interpreter



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Heritage Interpreter




Shelburne Historical Society


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Summer Student


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Shelburne, Nova Scotia


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Job Description:


Summer/Student – Heritage Interpreter Positions
Term/Full-time: May – August 2018
Shelburne’s Historic Waterfront – Museums by the Sea

Wage: $11.00/hr
Start Date: May 28

Do you love history and working with the public?
Then we want you to be a part of our dynamic museum team this summer!

The Shelburne Historical Society (SHS) is hiring student Heritage Interpreters within our waterfront museum family, Shelburne’s Historic Waterfront - Museums by the Sea. Available positions include:

➢ Heritage Interpreter - Dory Shop Museum: If you like boats this museum is for you! The Dory Shop focuses on the history of the Shelburne Dory!

➢ Heritage Interpreter - Ross-Thomson House: This museum is an 18th C house and store. If you think it would be fun to wear a historic costume then you’ll love working here!

➢ Heritage Interpreter - SCM: Are you a history buff? At Shelburne County Museum we focus on all kinds of local history!

➢ Heritage Interpreter - SCM (Indigenous Heritage): At Shelburne County Museum we present all kinds of local history and heritage. This summer we are looking specifically for someone with a background or interest in local Indigenous culture and heritage.

The total number of positions available is based on approved program funding.

Job description:

➔ You will need to show a strong enthusiasm for local history, heritage research, and working with the public.

➔ Applicants must be between 15-30 years old, and registered as a full-time student in the preceding academic year.

➔ You will provide daily heritage interpretation, deliver guided tours, and deliver programs.

➔ You will assist with admissions and retail sales, and provide general customer service to museum visitors.

➔ All positions combine Heritage Interpretation with a unique Heritage Program Development Project that will require you to apply research, writing, and other program development skills.

Find a full listing of qualifications and information on applying at www.shelburnemuseums.com

Positions will remain open until filled. Apply today!

Please submit resume and cover letter to:

Email: shelburne.museum@ns.sympatico.ca

In-Person: 20 Dock St., Shelburne

Your cover letter should indicate which position(s) you are interested in. If you are interested in all of the positions, let us know that!

Positions will remain open until filled. Apply today!

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.