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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