Visitor Services Assistant

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail dans les établissements du patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Visitor Services Assistant
  • Nom de l’organisme : RiverBrink Art Museum Inc
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Queenston Niagara on the Lake, Ontario
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-05-15 à 2017-08-04 (12 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 12,00 $

RiverBrink Art Museum requires a Visitor Services Assistant for the period of May 15 to September 2 2017. The successful candidate will work with curatorial and administrative staff to create and implement an arts-based content and promotion strategy for the art museum. Among the tasks will be the development of a regular publishing schedule to promote art-based content through advertising, social media, museum website development and a blog-web component. The student will be responsible for monitoring, evaluating and responding to the art museum's current social media presence, and will develop strategies to better cultivate audience development and engagement through written work and research on the permanent collection, and connections to the museum's programming calendar. The position also requires some work at museum reception, in the gift shop, providing introduction and assistance to visitors. This is a full-time position (at $12.00 per hour for a total of 37.5 hours per week) during the summer season. The successful candidate will work a Tuesday to Saturday shift with occasional evening or weekend work. RiverBrink is not accessible by public transit and the student must have their own transportation.

RiverBrink Art Museum is located in the village of Queenston, Niagara-on-the-lake. The fine art museum houses the Samuel E. Weir Collection of over 1400 art works, a fine art library, decorative arts and archival documents and hosts exhibitions of historical and contemporary art. Please visit Interested candidates must have completed at least one year of post-secondary education in a relevant field, such as communications, art history, museum studies, fine art or Canadian history. Past experience in a museum or art gallery would be an asset, however previous experience with research, and marketing will be considered. The ideal candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills, a passion for art and art history, and knowledge of web and blog design/maintenance. The candidate must also possess in-depth knowledge and understanding of social media platforms, their respective participants and how each platform can be deployed in different scenarios, specifically relating to arts-based content. The Candidate must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or have refugee status, be between the ages of 18 to 30, have completed a full term of post-secondary study and be returning to full-time study in the fall.

RiverBrink is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from persons with disabilities, from members of the indigenous community, and visible minorities.

Applications with cover letter will be accepted until April 31 2017 by Gina Yaremchak, Administrator (

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