Summer Employment/Co-op 2022 – Visitor Services Assistant/Collections Technician – Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum

  • Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Deadline: April 22, 2022

Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum
Job Posting 2022 Season
Visitor Services Assistant/Collections Technician
Number of Positions: 3
Rate of Pay: $13.75/hour
Hours: 40 hours/week
Location: 20 Sky Blvd, Goffs, NS, B2T 1K3 (Across Highway 102 from the Halifax Stanfield International
Period of Employment: May 14 – September 2, 2022 (16 weeks)

To apply :
Send resume, cover letter and three references to:
Attn: Barry Rodenhiser, Managing Director
Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum
Application deadline: April 22, 2022

Note: We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be

Dedicated to the preservation of Atlantic Canada’s rich civilian and military aviation history, the Atlantic
Canada Aviation Museum (ACAM) has the most comprehensive collection east of Ottawa. ACAM is
home to more than 20 aircraft and 2 simulators, including a full-size replica of the first aircraft to fly in
Canada – the Silver Dart, the oldest home-built in Nova Scotia, a CF-101 Voodoo and a Grumman
Avenger to name a few.

ACAM also showcases engines, uniforms, weapons, artwork and aviation memorabilia. Designed to be
informative, from a heritage standpoint, visitors will leave with a greater knowledge of aviation. ACAM is
open to the public daily from mid-May to September. Off-season tours are available. ACAM also hosts
events throughout the year.

Granted “Local Museum” status in 1989, it has been owned and operated by volunteers since its
inception in 1977. The Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum’s vision is to be the focal point of Atlantic
Canadian aviation: past, present and future. In 2020 we were one of the first four community museums
in Nova Scotia to receive accreditation status through the Association of Nova Scotia Museums.
The Museum requires three students for the position of Visitor Services Assistant/Collections
Technician. Training is provided by the museum’s volunteers. With the aid of the volunteers, the
students carry out the day to day operations of the museum throughout the summer season. In
addition to day to day operations, a primary focus of the work term will be updating the collections
database. The students will also participate in the development of new methods of showcasing the
museum and its collections to the community through the use of digital tools and on-line programming

Employees work in a two-building complex and are expected to represent the museum in a professional

Job Description – Visitor Services Assistant/Collections Technician:
 Greet museum guests upon arrival.
 Answer questions and provide information as required.
 Give tours of the facility.
 Operate the gift shop and perform cash balancing duties.
 Collect artifact information and enter into the collections database.
 Develop new methods of showcasing the museum and its collections to the community through
the use of digital tools and on-line programming activates. (e.g. virtual tours posted to YouTube
and other social media)
 Assist with the implementation of a social media strategy, including analyzing current social
media results, recommend social media platforms to use, research and develop content and
maintain social media accounts.
 Learn and adhere to the museum’s policies and safety procedures.
 Take appropriate actions if a security or safety issue arises.
 Help keep the museum clean and tidy.
 Assist with grounds maintenance.
 Secure museum at the end of each day.
 Other duties as assigned.

 Education Level – at least one year of post-secondary education, preference will be given to
those with an interest in or studying history and/or aviation.
 Experience in or knowledge of the use of Microsoft Office – (Word, PowerPoint & Excel).
 Experience using social media.
 Basic knowledge of office procedures including filing, phone etiquette, etc.
 Able to keep accurate and detailed documentation of work.
 Strong, professional verbal communication skills.
 Strong organizational and time management skills.
 Able to work both independently and as part of a team.
 Clear criminal records check through either the Halifax Police or RCMP.
 Must have proof of double vaccination for Covid 19.
Field of Study: History, Education, Museum Studies, Business, Management, or Marketing
This position will provide transferable skills for the students which will be useful in whatever career they
pursue. Students will gain experience dealing with people of all ages and educating children and adults.
They will gain public speaking, artifact conservation, display development, and project management
experience. They will learn about Nova Scotia’s role in aviation as displayed in our collection.

Work term outcomes:
 Learn the process to add items to the museum collection and how to update the collections
 Develop skills in the use of social media for marketing.
 Become proficient with using Excel spreadsheets.
 Improve upon written communication skills.
 Demonstrate strong, professional verbal communication skills.
 Be able to competently perform administrative duties such as filing and answering phones.
 Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently.
Due to current Covid 19 restrictions, applicants must have proof of double vaccination to be eligible
for this position.

Commitment to Employment Equity
The Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to ensuring
diversity in the workplace and encourage participation from Employment Equity designated groups
(, i.e. women, persons with disabilities,
visible minorities, and Aboriginal peoples.
Characteristics of City/Region:
The Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum (ACAM) ( is located at 20 Sky Blvd, Goffs,
across from the Halifax Stanfield International Airport; it is easily accessed from the adjacent Highway
102, the main route to and from Halifax, Nova Scotia’s capital city. There are numerous hotels nearby. It
is also in close proximity to Scotia Speed World ( It is a 30-minute
drive to downtown Halifax, 20 minutes to Dartmouth or Bedford.
Information on events, attractions, travel packages, and more is available at the Nova Scotia Doers and
Dreamers Guide: