Outreach and Programming Assistant [Queenston]

Outreach and Programming Assistant



Job Title:


Outreach and Programming Assistant




Riverbrink Art Museum Inc.


Job Type:

Summer Student


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Queenston, ON


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Job Description:



Employment generated through Young Canada Works Program.

RiverBrink Art Museum requires an Outreach and Programming Assistant for the period of May 14, 2019 to Sept 1, 2019. This position is dependent on approval of funding through Young Canada Works, Heritage Organizations Program.

The job entails:

Development and coordination of educational museum programming , special events, social media and online presence.

Researching community outreach.

Assisting with creative marketing projects related to programs and special events.

Interacting with visitors, assisting with reception and with visitor introduction, tours and Gift Shop.

This is a full-time summer position (at $14.00 per hour for a total of 37.5 hours per week). RiverBrink Art Museum operates 6 days a week during the tourist season and the successful candidate will typically work a Tuesday to Saturday shift with occasional evenings to assist with special events. Because RiverBrink is not reachable by public transit, the successful candidate must have access to transportation.

RiverBrink is located in the village of Queenston, situated between Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. The art museum collection contains over 1,400 works of fine art and a library of 4,000 books and documents. The primary project involves working with museum staff to assist with research and planning for upcoming museum outreach and programming scheduled for 2019. In addition, the project will include coordinating and facilitating both on-site and off-site public programming and special events, such as workshops, lectures, seminars, film nights, or pop-up exhibitions. Ancillary tasks will include visitor services and reception, interacting with visitors to animate exhibitions, developing a local walking tour, assisting with the planning and scheduling of the organization’s social media and online presence, and assisting with marketing needs for programs and events, including outreach and networking events.

Interested candidates must have completed a minimum of one year of post-secondary education in a related field, such as marketing, communication, arts management, art, art history, museum or cultural studies and have excellent computer skills. Past experience as a volunteer or employee in an art gallery/fine art museum, community museum or historic site would be an asset; however, previous work with the public will be considered. The ideal candidate will possess excellent written and oral communication skills, and an intermediate to advanced level of computer proficiency. Retail skills are requested. Some reading and spoken knowledge of French or other language would be an asset.

The student must be a Canadian citizen between the ages of 18 and 30, have just completed a term/semester of full-time studies and be returning to a full time education program.

RiverBrink Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer. Applications, along with cover letter, will be accepted to April 25, 2019 and should be emailed to: