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We’re hiring! The Kitimat Museum & Archives has four summer student positions available. Full-time students returning to school in the fall, between the ages of 16 to 30, are eligible.

Apply by April 2nd with a cover letter and resume Attn: Louise Avery at info@kitimatmuseum.ca. Learn more about the job descriptions below or call 250-632-8950 for more information.

  • Museum Educator – two positions at $22.00/hour, 11 weeks, 35 hours/week
    • Dates: June 3 – August 16, 2024
  •  Museum Education Officer – two positions at $20.00/hour, 8 weeks, 35 hours/week
    • Dates: June 24 – August 16, 2024

 

Tasks & Responsibilities

The summer education team – two Museum Educators and two Museum Education Officers – redesigns, markets, and delivers the Museum Kids’ Summer of Adventure summer programming twice daily for 6.5 weeks to ages 3 to 9, twelve participants in each program.  Main activities include program assessment and improvement, marketing, delivery, and monitoring and maintaining supplies. With the two Museum Educators leading, the team of four improves existing programming with new ideas and activities and sets up and conducts program registration.  The team markets the programs using social media, posters, signs, local media, and the local Canada Day Parade.  The program team is encouraged to increase the educational quality of the existing programs, elevating them with educational fun through crafts and activities.

The Museum Kids’ Summer of Adventure program explores the local environment, history, arts, and culture through discussion, arts, crafts, songs, and games. The programs are learning opportunities specific to the region (within Skeena – Bulkley Valley), but echo common national stories on early settlement, environmental sustainability, resource-based economies, and a multicultural community.

The Museum Educators report to Museum staff on behalf of team progress and troubleshooting, assign work as needed and set the work pace.  All team members are expected to participate in daily research, program development, planning, registration, set-up/clean-up, and leading programs.

The work is as follows:

  • Share workload based on skill and interest. Each team member becomes knowledgeable in one area of the Museum mandate – environment (geology, fossils, flora, fauna), history, arts, and culture.
  • Review current exhibitions of artifacts, teaching kits, and written sources and identify ways to use them in programming.
  • Improve existing programs and create new ones by researching and preparing fun/energetic learning activities – could involve guest speakers, crafts, games, songs, videos, Museum tours, and field trips – that enhance the content of the Museum mandate. Field trips could be to local businesses, parks, and trails.
  • Consult with Museum staff on all possibilities to improve programs.
  • Consult with Museum marketing staff to update and market the brochure.
  • Plan a submission for the Canada Day Parade.
  • Review programs with Museum staff before the programs are delivered.
  • Purchase and organize supplies.

Employment opportunities at the Kitimat Museum & Archives are posted as the need arises. Resumes received after a stipulated competition end date will not be considered. All permanent and long-term positions, whether full- or part-time, are hired through a competitive process. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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