Visitor Services & Museum Attendant [Queenston]

Visitor Services & Museum Attendant



Job Title:


Visitor Services & Museum Attendant




RiverBrink Art Museum Inc.


Job Type:

Summer Student


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Queenston, ON


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Job Description:


Under the supervision of the Director/Curator and Administrator the successful candidate will work with staff, volunteers and the public in support of daily operations by greeting visitors responding to inquiries and guiding tours of Queenston Village and RiverBrink exhibitions, completing gift shop sales, and providing general information on the Museum, its exhibitions, and adult/senior programming.

He/She will assist with ongoing communications and with the development of a social media campaign.. In addition, he/she will photograph events, exhibitions, gift shop items and artworks as needed and assist in the development of a virtual tour of exhibitions.

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 set schedule with occasional evenings or weekends 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. On a day-to-day basis, the student will introduce visitors to the exhibitions, help serve as security during public hours and assist with gift shop sales. To effectively carry out these tasks, the student should become familiar with information about the collection, historical background of the museum and its founder, Samuel E. Weir and the history of Queenston and the surrounding Niagara area.

Interested candidates must have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year, and intend to return on a full-time basis in the next academic year; be between the ages of 15 and 30 at the start of employment; be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident of person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of employment and have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial territorial legislation and regulations.

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.

RiverBrink Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer. This position is dependent on approval of funding thorough Canada Summer Jobs Program. Applications, along with cover letter, will be accepted to April 25, 2019 and should be emailed to:

Attn: Rianna Ostryhon, Administrator