SUMMER EMPLOYMENT 2024: Museum Assistant

  • Location: Truro, NS
  • Deadline: April 30, 2024 at 4:00 pm

Museum Assistant

The Little White Schoolhouse Museum

10am to 5pm, Tuesdays to Saturdays

May 30 to August 31, 2024

The candidate must be a permanent resident of Nova Scotia, or have lived in Nova Scotia for at least six months prior to May 31, and must be enrolled in a post-secondary institute for full-time studies in the fall of 2024. The position is for 35 hours per week, with salary of $16.00 per hour.

The ideal candidate for the Museum Assistant position will:

  • be enrolled in museum or archives studies, or history, with consideration given to students of archaeology, education and library studies;
  • have excellent English verbal and written communication skills;
  • have strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office;
  • be friendly and be comfortable speaking to large and small groups;
  • be adaptable, able to work independently or as part of a team;
  • be self-motivated with excellent time management skills;
  • provide a reference from previous employment or volunteer position;
  • provide a valid Police Security Check.

The following qualifications are desired but not essential: ability to read cursive writing; training in First-Aid and WHMIS; and experience working or volunteering in museums.

The main duty of the Museum Assistant is to assist the volunteer curator in all aspects of running the museum during the summer open season, including:

  • greeting visitors and ensuring that they have an interesting, informative and enjoyable experience at the museum;
  • managing the museum’s social media and on-line presence;
  • entering data and digitizing documents;
  • assisting in the preparation of temporary and permanent exhibits;
  • handling retail sales in the gift shop;
  • assisting with special events (such as fund-raising, presentations, or celebrations); and
  • attending to daily routine cleaning.

To apply, email resume with a cover letter outlining how working at the Little White Schoolhouse Museum relates to your career goals, to with “Museum Assistant” as the subject heading by April 30, 2024.