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Seven Oaks House Museum
App Deadline: 23 / 04 / 2017
Canadian Museum for Human Rights
App Deadline: 23 / 04 / 2017
Visitor Services and Community Outreach Assistant
Friends of Dalnavert Museum Inc
Hourly wage: $13.50
Type: Fulltime (Wednesday - Sunday)
Note: This Position is dependent on available Federal Funding from Canada Sumer Jobs.
Dalnavert Museum is seeking people with a love for history and a passion for sharing it. The Friends of Dalnavert Museum are pleased to announce that we are hiring for a full time summer position: Visitor Services and Community Outreach Assistant. This positon will be particularly attractive to a student enrolled in a University degree or college diploma/certificate program returning to full-time studies in the Fall with a focus in one of the following: marketing, communications, public relations, history or art. “We welcome diversity in the workplace and encourage applications from all qualified Canadian students, including Aboriginal peoples, people with visible and non-visible disabilities and residents of Winnipeg’s inner city.”
Dalnavert Museum is the mansion erected by Sir Hugh John Macdonald, the only surviving son of John A. Macdonald. Built in 1895 and located in the heart of downtown Winnipeg, Dalnavert is a designated Municipal, Provincial and National Historic Site. Our staff and volunteers welcome and guide visitors to the beautifully furnished rooms and period gardens, and create and deliver new programs and exhibits that showcase daily life in Winnipeg, the “Gateway to the West,” at the turn of the 20th century.
The successful candidate will work with our Programming and Marketing Director on developing and animating visitor programs such as the Canada 150 plus Postcolonial Postcards Object Theatre project. Skills and experience in information and communication technologies and social media content marking would be an asset. Duties will be interspersed with some daily operations, depending on scheduling, that will include the occasional delivery of guest services at the reception desk and house and garden tours.
Marketing & Communications
- Work with our Director of Programming and Marketing on Dalnavert Museum and summer program marketing.
- Strong focus on maximizing Content Marketing through Information and Communications Technology.
- Assist with the evaluation and marketing of the Museum’s newself-guided audio tour and Postcolonial Postcards Program.
- Take leadership of our social media presence .
- Assist with development and maintenance of the Museum website.
- Work with promotional partners such as Groupon, Winnipeg Pass , Cultural Access Pass.
- Community Outreach - Research and assist with development of partnerships with local community groups/institutions.
Qualified applicants for this position will be:
- A student enrolled in a University degree or college diploma/certificate program returning to full-time studies in the Fall of 2017.
- Preferable focus in one of the following: marketing, communications, public relations, history or art.
- A strong public speaker with excellent organizational skills.
- An experienced user of social media and Microsoft Office.
- A person with an interest in history and heritage of Winnipeg.
- Bilingual (English and French); additional languages an asset but not required.
- Experience in use of multimedia, and related equipment and software strongly desired. (e.g. Website development, Photoshop, Adobe Creative Suite, Digital Audio Recording/Editing).
- Demonstrated interest in Canadian historical perspectives is an asset: e.g., social and political history, built heritage, material culture, interpretation and story-telling.
- Computer proficiency, including MS Word, Excel, and databases is preferred.
- First Aid/CPR training is an asset but not required.
- Excellent oral, communication and organizational skills, accuracy, attention to detail, friendly, open to learning, self-motivated, able to work independently and as part of a team.
- Physical demands of this position include sitting at a desk, using a computer, climbing stairs, and standing for an hour or more at a time.
- Occasional evening work may be required.
Interviews will be conducted in late April. This position is dependent upon funding approval from the Canada Summer Jobs program. Applicants must meet the CSJ eligibility criteria. (Must be between the ages of 16 and 30 years; must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or have refugee status in Canada; and must be legally entitled to work in Canada, and be returning to full time studies in the fall.)
The Friends of Dalnavert Museum Inc. welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified Canadian students, including Indigenous peoples and members of visible minorities, or individuals with disabilities. Employment Equity is a factor in selection. Physical demands of this position include sitting at a desk, using a computer, climbing stairs, standing for an hour or more at a time, and being able to lift and carry objects weighing up to 18 kilograms. Occasional evening work may be required.
Interested applicants may forward / email a résumé including a cover letter and two references as a single attached file by 12 Noon, Friday April 21, 2017 Friends of Dalnavert Museum Inc.
61 Carlton Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1N7
Application deadline: 21 / 04 / 2017