Social Media and Events Programming Assistant

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail dans les établissements du patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Social Media and Events Programming Assistant
  • Nom de l’organisme : North Lanark Regional Museum
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Almonte, Ontario
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-05-15 à 2017-08-04 (12 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 11,40 $

Social Media and Events Programming Assistant

North Lanark Regional Museum

Located: 647 River Road, Appleton, ON (Municipality of Mississippi Mills)

Mailing Address: PO Box 218, Almonte, ON, K0A 1A0

Email Address:

Start Date: May 8, 2017 (tentative)

End Date: August 25, 2017

Wages: $11.40/hour

Hours of Work: Five days per week on a rotating schedule, 9am to 5pm

Language: English

Application Deadline: April 28, 2017 by 11:00 pm

The Social Media and Events Programming Assistant will work over the summer to promote the Museum and its various events, programming, and collection throughout the Canada 150 celebrations. The student will work to engage the community in the Museum and its public programming, events, and wealth of local history, through social media platforms and traditional media outlets. This will require marketing, promotions, writing, and public speaking skills. Other duties will include providing tours of the Museum, attending Museum sponsored events, assisting in the coordination of both adult and children’s programming, and sharing in the day-to-day Museum operations and upkeep. The project will be completed under the supervision and guidance of the Museum Manager and/or Project Coordinator.

The ideal candidate for Social Media and Public Programming Assistant will be a University or College student working towards a degree in Communication, Education, Museum Studies, Journalism, History, Art History, English, Design, or a relevant program. The ideal candidate will have an interest in history, heritage and museums. The successful candidate should be well-spoken, independent, and a reliable worker who is interested in history and museums. The successful applicant will have a good working knowledge of social media platforms, computers, strong research and written communication skills, as well as the ability to work independently and in a team.

It would be beneficial to have a current certificate in CPR.

Upon hiring, the successful candidate will be required to obtain a Police Records Check, with vulnerable sector screening.

The Municipality of Mississippi Mills borders the city of Ottawa, the Nation’s Capital. The North Lanark Regional Museum is located in the rural area known as Appleton. Mississippi Mills hosts several arts and culture festivals, which draw visitors from all parts of Canada, the United States and abroad. The Museum participates in many of these events including the North Lanark Agricultural Fair, Pakenham Fair, International Puppets Up Festival, Fibrefest, Celtfest and the North Lanark Highland Games. In addition to these events, the Museum will be partnering with various organizations to celebrate Canada 150!

The North Lanark Historical Society hosts an annual Heritage Dinner during National Heritage Week to promote the social history and heritage of our community and the guest speaker is chosen keeping this goal in mind. The Society also hosts various events at the Museum, including the Strawberry Social in June, the Apple Pie Fest in September, and various programs, camps, and workshops.


As per YCW eligibility requirements all candidates must be under 30 years of age, returning to school and eligible to work in Canada. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage anyone who fits the YCW eligibility requirements to apply.

Applications should be addressed to:

Doreen Wilson, Museum Manager

North Lanark Regional Museum

PO Box 218, Almonte, ON, K0A 1A0


Applications must be submitted through the YCW website.

Number of Positions to Fill: 1

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