Curatorial Assistant: Collections Care

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail pour une carrière vouée au patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Curatorial Assistant: Collections Care
  • Nom de l’organisme : Barkerville Historic Town & Park
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Barkerville, Colombie-Britannique
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-09-24 à 2018-03-31 (26 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 21,11 $

Barkerville Historic Town, the largest Historic Site in British Columbia, has one position available for a recent post-secondary graduate that will provide exciting opportunities to learn about British Columbia’s history.

Job Title: Curatorial Assistant: Collections Care

Hourly pay rate: $21.11 plus 4% holiday pay, 35 hours/week

Anticipated term: September 24 to March 31, 2018 (26 weeks)

Description: This is a summer and fall position that will provide practical, hands on experience for a post-secondary graduate in the areas of museums and heritage. The ideal candidate will be a university or college graduate with a degree in a field of study that supports research into history, material culture, and built heritage. Preference will be given to a graduate in the field of Museum Studies, Cultural Heritage Management, Conservation, Archaeology or History. The candidate must be mature, independent, have good communication skills, and be prepared to live in a relatively isolated community (85km from Quesnel). In addition, they must be a self-starter who has ambitions to succeed in the museum field.

Barkerville is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.

Applicants must be recent post-secondary graduates who have graduated from a university or college within the past 24 months. All applicants must be between the ages of 16 and 30 and legally entitled to work in Canada. Applicants must be available for the full duration of the position and be registered on the Young Canada Works online candidate inventory (

Submit cover letter and resume to or by mail to:

Mandy Kilsby, Curator

Barkerville Historic Town,

Box 19, Barkerville, B.C. V0K 1B0

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled

*Please note that the staffing of the position and its duration are conditional on the approval of a grant application submitted to the Young Canada Works program.

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