SUMMER EMPLOYMENT: YCW Student Events Management Assistant


About Us

The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is the oldest and largest Maritime Museum in Canada.  The Museum is a valuable historical, cultural and educational institution. It is the largest site in Nova Scotia that collects and interprets various elements of Nova Scotia’s marine history. Visitors are introduced to the age of steamships, local small craft, the Royal Canadian and Merchant Navies, World War II convoys and The Battle of the Atlantic, the Halifax Explosion of 1917, and Nova Scotia’s role in the aftermath of the Titanic disaster.

About Our Opportunity

We are committed to providing high quality and engaging programming & services to our public. We are looking for a Student Event Management Assistant for an approximate 16-week period from mid-May to early-September 2019. You must be willing to work flexible working hours (up to 35 hours a week over a seven-day week). Evening and weekend work. 

To be successful in this role, you must be enrolled in a post-secondary institution, having preferably completed at least one year of study and you must be registered in the Young Canada Works (YCW) on-line candidate inventory ( and meet the eligibility criteria of the program.

You possess effective communication (both oral and written) and organizational skills and have computer proficiency with common software and web search engines. Interpersonal and problem-solving skills are key and the ability to work effectively in a team environment, including with community partners and members of the public. You must also be self-motivated and able to work with limited supervision.

A passion for history and people should be demonstrated. Dramatic or other performance experience would help you in this role.

Strong assets would include:

  • Fluency in a second language;
  • Previous experience with event management, development and presentation skills in a similar setting, such as heritage, arts or cultural field;
  • Prior public relations experience, SuperHost or equivalent; and,
  • Certification or training in a tourism or hospitality program.

Given the nature of our public events, you must be flexible when it comes to your schedule. There will also be some heavy lifting as it applies to setting up audio visual equipment.


You will assist the Museum’s Visitor Events Coordinator in facilitating and staffing a wide variety of events throughout the summer. Confirming bookings, running site visits, developing a level of technical expertise as it applies to the Museum’s audio/visual equipment and assisting with promoting concerts and events through our social media platforms.

Main Areas of work:  Museum Galleries, primarily the Small Craft Gallery, observation deck, and the Museum’s courtyard.

Application Details

Any appointment to the position is dependent on approval and funding by Young Canada Works.

You will be required to pass appropriate background checks (criminal record and child abuse registry).

All Applicants must be registered in the Young Canada Works (YCW) on-line candidate inventory ( and meet the eligibility criteria of the program.

Inquiries for more information should be made to the attention of:

Jenny Nodelman, Marketing and Events Officer


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