Position: Student Collections Manager
Location: Fort St. John North Peace Museum, 9323-100th Street, Fort St. John, BC V1J 4N4
Start Date: May 30, 2022 for 12 weeks
Daily Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (one hour lunch from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.)
Weekly Hours: 35 hours
Responsibilities will include:
- Learning the Fort St. John North Peace Museum’s cataloguing procedures
- Cataloguing and researching photographs
- Learning museum procedures concerning the care and safe handling of artefacts and archival materials
- Scanning newspapers and making them OCR searchable
- Researching, writing, and designing a small exhibit for the museum’s display case at the North Peace Regional airport
- Learning how to operate the cash register and interact with museum visitors
- Carrying out the opening and closing tasks required of museum staff
- Light cleaning duties associated with Covid-19 pandemic
The applicants for this position must have an interest in Canadian and local history and be willing to learn more about the Fort St. John and the North Peace region. They should enjoy meeting and interacting with the public. These candidates must be flexible, sociable, and work well with Museum staff and volunteers. Applicants need to be well organized, self-motivated, able to take direction, and able to work without constant direct supervision. These individuals must be responsible and mature. Excellent computer skills are required. Scanning and research skills are valuable assets.
Applicants must be at least 16 years of age and be eligible for and registered under Young Canada Works (click here to register). They must be attending post-secondary school full time.
The Fort St. John North Peace Museum is committed to the principles of Employment Equity and to achieving a workforce that is representative of the Canadian population. We strongly encourage candidates to self-identify if they are an Aboriginal person, a member of a visible minority group or a person with a disability.
Resumes and cover letters should be received by Wednesday May 18, 2022. Resumes and cover letters can be mailed or dropped off at the Fort St. John North Peace Museum, 9323 – 100th Street, Fort St. John, BC V1J 4N4 or e-mailed to [email protected].
The Fort St. John North Peace Museum and North Peace Historical Society connect residents and visitors of all ages to the history and communities of the North Peace River area of British Columbia. Our museum is a welcoming centre where the history of Fort St. John and area is kept alive through the preservation, management, and exhibition of our collection as well as our educational programs and events. Operated by the North Peace Historical Society, the Fort St. John North Peace Museum tells the story of the North Peace through interactive exhibits.