Archives Assistant (Student)

Position Description:

The Archives Assistant will tend to daily operations of the Archives. Their primary task is to serve the public during the height of tourism season in Colchester County. The Archives Assistant will facilitate genealogical and historical research by providing exceptional customer service. They will become familiar with the available research materials. The Archives Assistant will assist with opening and closing the Archives on a daily basis. Using finding aids and databases, the Archives Assistant will be responsible for retrieving research material for visitors. The Archives Assistant will contribute to data entry in the Archives’ databases. They will work with programs such as Collective Access and Excel to create descriptions and finding aids for the archival holdings. The Archives Assistant will assist in digitization projects, including scanning of photographic material. They will digitize/transcribe hand written documents to increase public accessibility to historical records. The Archives Assistant will process books to the reference library. The Archives Assistant will receive ongoing, daily supervision and guidance by the Archivist to help them accomplish their goals and objectives. Daily meetings will provide an opportunity to discuss challenges, accomplishments, and ask questions.

Qualifications:

  • Experience providing customer/visitor service
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong research and data entry skills
  • Strong problem solving and organizational skills
  • Experience working in a team environment
  • Ability to work independently on creative projects
  • Ability to read cursive writing
  • Experience using Microsoft Office programs
  • 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: $13.10 plus 4% vacation pay
Start & End Date: May 25, 2021 to August 28, 2021
Number of Weeks: 14
Hours Per Week: 35

Deadline for Application: Friday, April 23, 2021

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 (Student)

Position Description:

The Interpretive Assistant will be responsible for daily operations of the museum and gift shop. They will provide outstanding visitor service to patrons during the tourism season when the museum sees an increase of visitor presence. The Interpretive Assistant will facilitate positive experiences with visitors by offering engaging and interactive tours. They will become familiar with Colchester County’s complex history and deliver factual historical information to patrons. The Interpretive Assistant will create and develop interpretive materials for families and children to accompany the museum’s core exhibit: “Colchester: Life in the Heart of Nova Scotia.” The Interpretive Assistant will collaborate with the Curator on projects regarding the artifact collection, such as database entry and research of artifacts. The Interpretive Assistant will research educational programs for youth and assist in developing youth activities in relation to the core exhibit. The Interpretive Assistant will receive ongoing, daily supervision and guidance to help them accomplish their goals and objectives. The Interpretive Assistant will complete additional tasks as assigned by the Curator. Daily meetings will provide an opportunity to discuss challenges, accomplishments, and ask questions.

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, 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: $13.10 plus 4% vacation pay
Start & End Date: May 25, 2021 to August 28, 2021
Number of Weeks: 14
Hours Per Week: 35

Deadline for Application: Friday, April 23, 2021

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