The Canadian Energy Museum: Home of Leduc #1 (formally Leduc #1 Energy Discovery Centre) is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual for a YCW-BCH internship opportunity, November 2020 through March 2021 (16 weeks).
The Programs Assistant will assist in carrying out an educational program audit/review to develop, re-develop, and research current and prospective educational and public programming at the museum. The Canadian Energy Museum: Home of Leduc #1 aims to continue to present engaging, thought-provoking, and exciting programming!
Duties will include developing and re-developing the museum's current educational programs, researching, and developing programs that include increased representation of BIPOC, women, and LGBTQ voices, visitor tours, interpretive materials, and exhibit maintenance. The staff member would also assist in daily organizational tasks, such as public communications, community and school outreach, and other administrative and maintenance tasks.
Degree or certificate History, Museum Studies, Science, or related field (or combination of experience)
1-5 years of museum education or interpretation experience
Education programming knowledge (various levels), program development (various levels)
Research skills – computer and archival resources
Comfort with presenting public programming to visitors of various age categories
Excellent communication, organizational, and customer service skills
Ability to work collaboratively and independently on museum projects, showing personal initiative in both cases
Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Interest and/or experience with interactive activities and equipment
Computer skills; social media and website updates
$18.00/hour, 37.5 hours/week (16-week internship), with some weekend and/or evening schedules, as needed.
The Canadian Energy Museum: Home of Leduc #1 is an equal opportunity employer and encourages everyone, no matter race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or persons with disabilities, to apply for positions at our museum.
Successful applicants will have to provide proof of eligibility for the following Young Canada Works-Building Careers in Heritage program requirements:
Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible)
Legally entitled to work in Canada
Between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment
Willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment
Will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with the program
Unemployed or underemployed
College or university graduate
Are not receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits while employed with the program; and have not previously participated in or been paid under this or any other Career Focus internship program funded under the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy
Applicants must also be able to present/pass a police information check, including clearance to work with vulnerable persons. Staff will require access to transportation to and from the museum.
Please email cover letter and resume to Stephanie Huolt/Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting “YCW-BCH Internship Winter 2020” in the heading of the application.
Closing Date: November 12, 2020.
For more information on the Canadian Energy Museum and its programs, visit our website at www.canadianenergymuseum.ca
For information on surrounding communities, visit the following websites:
http://www.devon.ca / https://www.leduc.ca / https://www.edmonton.ca
We extend an open invitation for application to these positions. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted, but we thank all those who apply for their interest in working at the Canadian Energy Museum: Home of Leduc #1.
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