Employment Opportunities

Job openings for Summer 2017:

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 exhibit “Colchester at Confederation: Sir Adams G. Archibald and his World”. The Interpretive Assistant will use database software to update an artifact collections database. The Interpretive Assistant will develop a visitor experience survey, collect survey responses, and create a final report from findings to help improve the Historeum’s existing interpretive offerings.

Qualifications:

  • Experience providing customer/visitor service
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Experience and interest in public history
  • 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, 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: $10.85 plus 4% vacation pay
Start & End Date: May 23, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Number of Weeks: 14
Hours Per Week: 35

Deadline for Application: Friday, April 28, 2017

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

Archives Assistant

Position Title:  Archives Assistant
Department:  Colchester Historical Society Archives
Work Location:  29 Young Street, Truro, NS B2N 3W3
Reports to:   Nan Harvey, Archivist/Librarian

Position Description: 

The Archives Assistant will welcome visitors to the Archives; become familiar with daily Archives operations; become familiar with making receipts, selling books, doing weekly deposit slips. The Archives Assistant will be shown what research material we have for researchers to access and where to locate it.  The student will digitize hand written letters by a First World War Colchester County Soldier to his family and transcribe them.  The student will also scan and catalogue photos and enter the information into our online data base.

Qualifications:

  • Experience providing customer/visitor service
  • Strong written and oral communication 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, or archival studies 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:  $10.85 plus 4% vacation pay
Start & End Date:  May 23, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Number of Weeks:  14
Hours Per Week: 35

Deadline for Application:  Friday, April 28, 2017

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