• Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail dans les établissements du patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Interpreter
  • Nom de l’organisme : Africville Museum
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Halifax, Nouvelle-Écosse
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-05-15 à 2017-09-04 (12 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 12,00 $

Africville was a close knit community on the shores of the Bedford Basin until it was relocated. The Africville Heritage Trust was created to oversee the creation of a fitting memorial to Africville. The first step in this process was the re-construction of the Seaview Baptist Church, which was completed in the Fall of 2011. The church is presently being used to house exhibits and audio-visual kiosks which tell the story of Africville.

The museum is looking for someone who will be responsible for retelling the story of Africville to visitors attending the museum. This will be achieved through interpretation, educational programs and guided tours. They will report directly to the Assistant and will be responsible for fulfilling specific duties as identified below.


• Assist with the research that needs to be done on and about Africville

• Help improve the interpretation package by becoming very familiar with the materials and the site

• Greet visitors

• Do guided walking tours

• Work on databases

• Assist the Africville Heritage Trust with activities that will promote the story of Africville

• Create and deliver summer program for students aged 9 – 16

• Create props for summer program

• Work with the Africville Genealogy Society as needed to support the Africville Reunion

• Any other museum activity as required

Skills required

• Excellent people, communication (verbal & written) and research skills

• Computer

• Presentation

• Problem solving

• Analytical and critical thinking

Other Assets

• Experience working with children

• Willingness to learn and to try new things

• Ability to speak French

• Photo/video/digital imaging skills


• The work week will be 35 hrs/wk

• Weekend work required

• Pay rate is $12.00 per hour

Interested candidates please submit your resume by midnight of April 16, 2017 to or fax to (902) 455-6461. Only those being interviewed will be contacted.

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