Curatorial Assistant [Tofino]

Curatorial Assistant



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Curatorial Assistant




Tofino Clayoquot Heritage Society


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Summer Position


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The Tofino Clayoquot Heritage Museum is seeking a student interested in regional heritage. Our community-oriented museum is a compact institution, requiring flexibility of skills and adeptness of task management.
The student will be primarily working at the “front desk”, being the first point of interaction with a high volume of visitors and locals alike. The student will be mentored through a research project task with an end product of a mobile exhibition. They will also be trained to deliver walking tours of 30 minutes to 1hr throughout the town of Tofino. Tours will be delivered on Saturdays from June to August so availability to work weekends is a must.
Mentorship in proper handling practices and archival procedures will be ongoing as the student assists with collections and records management.
Ideal candidate will:
- have an interest in Vancouver Island history, esp. Nuu-chah-nulth history
- have flexible communication skills
- be comfortable working independently
- be familiar with collections and records experience (an asset)
- be familiar and comfortable with primary and secondary research
- have exceptional organizational skills
- excel at time management In your cover letter, please answer the question "What would it meant to you to be a heritage ambassador?"
Send e-mail with subject line "Curatorial Assistant Application 2019_YOURNAME”
Ava Hansen
Operations Manager
Tofino Clayoquot Heritage Museum
PO Box 429
Tofino, BC
V0R 2Z0