Student? Step into history this summer

OLP.982.168aSummer Assistant Needed

The Oliver and District Heritage Society is looking for a college/university Summer Assistant for a 16 week position.


Please note that funding for the position is being provided by the Young Canada Works program.

Start date: on or after Monday, May 11, 2015

End Date: August 31, 2015 Salary: $12.75 per hour, 35 hrs./wk. (includes some weekends)

Job Description:

The successful candidate, supported by the Community Heritage Manager, will develop museological and archival skills through practical hands-on experience by performing daily tasks and working on special projects essential to the operation of a heritage organization, with an emphasis on collections, exhibits, and programs.

Job Duties:

  • Research and develop materials for exhibits and programs
  • Docent work leading facility and walking tours
  • Collections – cataloguing, inventorying, digital imaging, and conservation
  • Data entry into ca collections management software database
  • Perform customer and visitor services such as assisting with research requests


The successful candidate will be a post-secondary program student currently enrolled in a Canadian Educational institution with an interest in history and heritage resources. Preference will be given to those enrolled in one of the following:

  • Museum Studies
  • Archival Studies
  • Canadian History
  • Heritage Resource Management
  • Information Management
  • Education
  • OR related field Museum or archive experience such as artifact handling, digital photography, and/or conservation experience is preferred.

Any of the following would be assets:

  • basic office skills
  • research skills
  • visitor services experience
  • docent experience
  • experience with the collections management software, PastPerfect
  • graphic design skills

The Museum Summer Assistant will be a team player with the ability to work independently. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, adaptable, have strong organization skills, and an attention to detail.

NOTE: This position is being funded by Young Canada Works funding therefore applicants must:

  • be between the ages of 16-30
  • have been a full-time student in the semester preceding the summer
  • returning to school full time in the fall of 2015
  • be eligible to work in Canada
  • be willing to register as an YCW candidate.

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Submit cover letter and resume to info @

or by mail to:

Pamela Woolner, Community Heritage Manager

Oliver and District Heritage Society

PO Box 847 Oliver, BC V0H 1T0

We thank all applicants in advance; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.