Summer 2021 / Co-op: Assistant Coordinator – Storytellers Gallery (Judique Historical Society)

  • Location: Judique, Nova Scotia
  • Deadline: March 20, 2021 at 5:00 pm

Storytellers Gallery (Judique Historical Society) – Funding dependent

Assistant Coordinator – University student

Preferred field – Communications, Business. Interest in heritage, Celtic culture.

Under mentorship of Board members, volunteers, and Coordinator.

End-April – August 2021 Assist coordinator with:

  • Strategic Planning/Research: Identify and follow up on opportunities for funding (grants/major donors & foundations/other funding). Research, compile and schedule related recurring tasks.
  • Strategic Planning/Business/Accounting: Set up of ice cream sales area (assist with ordering, receiving, physical setup, accounting, etc.) Potential for serving ice cream alternate weekends/times. Assist with serving customers during busy day times. Work with other students.
  • Event Planning: Prep/coordinate/assist with Summer Traditional Harvest Seniors Workshops and any other workshops/classes held.
  • Event Planning: Coordinate/promote summer bulb floral fundraising – track any non-online payments and distribute bulbs on arrival. Track payments/pickup.
  • Event Planning: Plan/coordinate indoor/outdoor ceilidhs with link to community walk (Covid dependent).
  • Event Planning: Coordinate large fall tulip planting event with partner Museum, partner farm, and schools. Plan for fall school visits/partnerships.
  • Promo Print Production: Create of promotional 16-month historical calendar with dates starting September 2021. Seek/track donations/funds. Liaise with volunteer re: production/promotion/distribution.
  • Social Media/Writing – Update Facebook page, setting up donations/links/initiating other social media as required. Investigate/set up website. Identify potential for digital/technological improvements.
  • Administrative: Assist archivist with scanning/uploading/storage of museum photos/documents/files.
  • Research/Promotion: Research, compile and identify any promotional opportunities, including research on other museums and museum associations.
  • Strategic/Administrative: Help compile policies/procedures calendar with deadlines and requirements for recurring requirements such as rebate applications, membership renewals and reporting (RJSC, Museum associations), etc.
  • Promotional/Budgeting: Exterior Signage – Investigate permits, license, costs, designs.
  • Promotional/Administrative: Coordinate membership list, initiate membership campaign, generate ideas.
  • Writing: Write grant applications, liaising with Board members/volunteers
  • Evaluation: Create/administer visitor evaluation method (likely survey) (Covid dependent).

Other duties as required:

  • Greet visitors and refer them to archivist/Board/other volunteers for information.
  • Basic building cleaning/heat control/open & close duties/liaison with caretaker.
  • Maintain contact tracing list for COVID regulations. Encourage visitors to follow regulations.
  • Report on all activities regularly.

Requirement: Cursive writing skills – read & write (for historic documents). Own transportation.

Note: Judique is in rural Cape Breton, 20 min from Canso Causeway, by Celtic Shores Coastal Trail, 5 min walk to Celtic Music Interpretive Centre. 15 mins from famed Port Hood Beaches. 45 min to Cabot Links Golf Course.


To apply for this position, please email resume and cover letter to