Employment Opportunities

Job openings for 2018:

 

Archives Assistant

Department:  Colchester Historical Society Archives

Work Location:  29 Young Street, Truro, NS B2N 3W3

Reports to:  Ashley Sutherland, Archivist

Position Description: 

The Archives Assistant attends to daily archives operations, completes receipts and weekly deposit slips, and oversees sales in the Archives Book Mart. The Archives Assistant will welcome visitors to the archives and provide exceptional visitor service. The Archives Assistant will become familiar with the available research materials and retrieval procedures. The Archives Assistant will assist visitors with research requests. The Archives Assistant will digitize and catalogue photographs and create records on the online database, Collective Access. The Archives Assistant will digitize and transcribe hand written documents and create records on the online database.

Qualifications:

  • Experience providing customer/visitor service
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong problem solving and organizational skills
  • Experience working in a team environment
  • Ability to work independently
  • Experience using Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Publisher)
  • Educational background in history, education, social sciences, archeology, archival studies or related field of study
  • Ability to read and transcribe cursive writing
  • French language skills an asset
  • Knowledge and interest of Nova Scotia history and genealogy research an asset
  • Certified First Aid Training an asset

Wage:  $11.00 plus 4% vacation pay

Start & End Date:  May 22, 2018 to August 25, 2018

Number of Weeks:  14

Hours Per Week: 35

Deadline for Application:  Sunday, April 29, 2018

Eligibility:

  • The student must be a full-time student in an accredited post-secondary institution or a graduating grade 12 student who is enrolled full-time in a university or college program in the coming fall term.
  • The student must be a permanent resident of the province or reside in Nova Scotia for at least six months prior to this work term.

Resumes and Cover Letters can be sent by email to:  archivist@colchesterhistoreum.ca

Interpretive Assistant

Department: Colchester Historical Society Museum

Work Location: 29 Young St., Truro, NS B2N 3W3

Reports to: Margaret Mulrooney, Curator/Administrator

Position Description:

The Interpretive Assistant attends to daily museum operations during the summer season, provides exceptional visitor service, and completes daily accounting. The Interpretive Assistant will develop and lead interpretive tours for museum visitors. The Interpretive Assistant creates and develops interpretive materials for families and children to accompany the museum’s core exhibit: “Colchester: Life in the Heart of Nova Scotia” and temporary exhibits. The Interpretive Assistant will help to develop and facilitate educational tours with curriculum connections for school groups (May-June). The Interpretive Assistant will use database software to update an artifact collections database. The Interpretive Assistant will complete additional tasks as assigned by the Curator/Administrator.

Qualifications:

  • Experience providing customer/visitor service
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong problem solving and organizational skills
  • Experience working in a team environment
  • Ability to work independently on creative projects
  • Experience using Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Publisher)
  • Educational background in history, archeology, education, social sciences, art history or related field of study
  • French language skills an asset
  • Knowledge and interest of Nova Scotia history an asset
  • Certified First Aid Training an asset

Wage: $11.00 plus 4% vacation pay
Start & End Date: May 22, 2018 to August 25, 2018
Number of Weeks: 14
Hours Per Week: 35

Deadline for Application: Sunday, April 29, 2018

Eligibility:

  • The student must be a full-time student in an accredited post-secondary institution or a graduating grade 12 student who is enrolled full-time in a university or college program in the coming fall term.
  • The student must be a permanent resident of the province or reside in Nova Scotia for at least six months prior to this work term.

Resumes and Cover Letters can be sent by email to: curator@colchesterhistoreum.ca