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Heritage Interpreter (3) - Young Canada Works

Old Log Church Museum

Wage: $14.50/hour,  May to September

Language of Work: English

General Information

The Old Log Church Museum is a small community museum responsible for documenting, preserving and sharing Yukon’s spirited history. We strive to provide our visitors with an enjoyable & educational experience. Located in downtown Whitehorse, the museum (a designated territorial and municipal heritage site) is housed in a unique log church built by Reverend R.J. Bowen in 1900. The museum houses displays of objects used by the early church and its members throughout the territory and offers guided tours on a number of themes.

Job Description

The Heritage Interpreters will serve as an integral part of the Old Log Church Museum team. They will perform museum front line duties including receiving visitors to the museum, collecting admission and orienting visitors, delivering interpretive tours, and conducting gift shop sales. The Heritage Interpreters, under the guidance of the Executive Director, will be given the opportunity to review and update these tours as well as develop a new tour to meet the needs of our audiences. Other tasks include developing and delivering special events, working with other staff to produce the museum's newsletter, and assisting the Executive Director by completing administrative tasks as required.

•    Strong interest in history, especially Yukon history, as well as an interest in working in museum interpretation and programming.
•    Studying in a related field including but not limited to museum studies, history, education, performance, theatre, anthropology, archaeology, First Nations studies, or tourism.
•    Strong oral and written communication skills.
•    Comfortable and willing to speak publically.
•    Experience conducting research.
•    Strong organizational and time management skills.
•    Office administration and/or filing skills.
•    Ability to work independently and as a part of a team.
•    Proficient in the use of computers including MS Office Word and Excel.
•    Experience working with databases and Adobe Suite is considered an asset.
•    Fluency in French, German or another language is considered an asset.
•    First Aid certification is considered an asset.

The Old Log Church Museum welcomes diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal peoples and visible minorities.

This position may require standing for extended periods of time and will require the candidate to be able to navigate stairs without difficulty.

This position is funded in part by the Young Canada Works program of the Department of Canadian Heritage. YCW criteria states that candidates must be between the ages of 16 and 30 years, Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or have refugee status in Canada; legally entitled to work in Canada; have been a full-time student in the semester preceding the YCW job and intend to return to full-time studies in the fall.

Apply with Cover Letter and CV by March 30, 2018, to:
Kaitlin Normandin
Executive Director
Old Log Church Museum


Museum Hackathon-Yukon 2017: Call for Participants

We're excited to be participating in this year's Museum Hackathon-Yukon! From September 22nd - 24th, a multidisciplinary team will "hack" the OLCM using new technology and interpretive approaches. Are you involved in the arts and culture sector, a museum/heritage professional, a computer engineer, coder, A/V technician, or game designer? We want to hear from you! Assistance with travel and accomodation is available. 

Robin's Redemption

Hold on to your hats, Whitehorse, because have we got a show for you! The very talented folks from Live History are coming to town to take you back in time to 1906... 

The revered Bishop Bompas has passed away. He promised to leave the remainder of his estate to a good cause, but in his own mysterious way. As an esteemed member of the congregation, you have been invited to attend the funeral reception, presided over by popular missionary Isaac Stringer. The recently deceased has sent each of you odd clues, letters and objects, and it is up to you to solve the puzzle. However, the funeral reception is soon interrupted by Robin, who used to frequent the streets of Whitehorse, begging for change or food. Robin was often avoided by members of the community, and eventually faded from the city's memory. Bishop Bompas was the only person who understood Robin's unique personality and views on the world. But now, you will join forces to find a hidden treasure, and set Robin free...

Performances on Friday, June 16th, at 6 pm and 8 pm; Saturday, June 17th, at 4 pm and 6 pm. Adult tickets are $20, seniors $15, and youth (13+) $10. Tickets available on Eventbrite. All proceeds go to the Old Log Church Museum. Light refreshments will be served.

Around the Kitchen Table Artist Talk

We invite you to join us on Saturday, January 14th, at 7 PM as we discuss the collaborative process, constraints, and how we came together to create the museum installation "Around the Kitchen Table" - the presentation of a treasured artifact in an innovative and interactive way through an audiovisual installation create by the multidisciplinary group History Hackers. Free admission and hot beverages to take the chill off!