Membership Officer

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail dans les établissements du patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Membership Officer
  • Nom de l’organisme : CFFM
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Montreal, Québec
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-05-22 à 2017-08-11 (12 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 12,00 $

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Employer: Canadian Federation of Friends of Museums (CFFM)

Position Title: Membership Officer

Location: Montreal

Address: 1195 Sherbrooke Street West

Montreal, Quebec


Dates: May 22, 2017 to September 9, 2017 Flexible

Position Description: The Canadian Federation of Friends of Museums (CFFM) is a national organization dedicated to increasing the number, participation and effectiveness of museum friends groups, volunteers, donors, trustees and others who offer their support, time, money and expertise to the museum community.

The CFFM plans to fill a position of Membershp Officer with a YCW qualified student for an assignment during the summer of 2017.

The duties of the position are as follows.

1. The student will work under the supervision of the Executive Director in support of a membership drive. Duties will involve analysis of the membership base, development of a database of volunteer groups across Canada, determination of strategies to attract members and implementation of the strategies.

2. Under the direction of the Executive Director while working with a research team (Board members) the student will assist in carrying out a research proposal intended to explore the needs and priorities of the thousands of volunteers supporting museums across Canada.

3. Under the direction of the Executive Director the student will be required to carry out regular administrative functions for routine office business such as mail and correspondence services.

4. Under the direction of the Executive Director and a Board member, the student will maintain and upgrade the web site.

Orientation and Training:

During the first week of this assignment the student will meet with the Executive Director, other Montreal-based Board members and the staff of the Macdonald Stewart Foundation (MSF). An assessment of the student's need for specific training on systems and procedures related to CFFM and MSF operations will be determined. Following this assessment, priorities will be set for training to ensure that the student has the necessary knowledge and skills to perform the duties of the position. Over the course of the assignment, the Executive Director in consultation with the student will determine the need for additional training.

The student will have daily access to a Board member located in Montreal and weekly meetings by telephone with the Executive Director as well as staff in the MSF office. The student will have excellent opportunities to make professional contacts, build networks and learn from experienced professionals.


Weekly meetings will be held involving the student and the Executive Director, either in person or by telephone, to review goals for the week, training needs, operational issues to be resolved and the overall progress of projects and responsibilities. The student will have unrestricted access to the Executive Director over the duration of the assignment.

Characteristics of City/Region:

Old in soul, but young at heart, Montréal has a storied past that includes First Nations settlement, French colony and a British stronghold. Its name comes from its centerpiece—the majestic Mont Royal, a gentle mountain that, throughout history, has been its backbone and backyard.

From small beginnings, Montréal has blossomed into of the world’s most modern and dynamic metropolises. You can see its European heritage shining though in the beautiful 18th-century buildings and cobblestone streets of Old Montréal. A few streets over, the buzz of its dynamic downtown reveals that it’s just as on-trend, cutting-edge and wildly creative.

Montréal lives in both French and English, but its multicultural population is really what shapes the cuisine, culture and conversation here. Food, from scrumptious patisseries to local pints and luscious produce to the ever-popular poutine, is enjoyed heartily and happily. Ideas are shared and debated, often passionately. And festivals are flocked to, with jazz, dance, comedy, film and fireworks some of the array of favourites. Cafés, bars, clubs, galleries, museums and boutiques crowd the streets. Summer through winter, people love to go out.

The 375th anniversary of Montreal is being celebrated in 2017 as well as the 150th anniversary of Confederation with a great variety of cultural events taking place.

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