Museum Assistant

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail pour une carrière vouée au patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Museum Assistant
  • Nom de l’organisme : Brooks and District Museum
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Brooks, Alberta
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-08-01 à 2018-03-31 (34 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 18,00 $

The Brooks & District Museum is looking for an ambitious individual to fill a Museum Intern/Assistant position that will start approximately September 15, 2017 and end March 31, 2018. Please apply by September 1, 2017 by email (museum@xplornet.com), or by mail at:

Brooks & District Museum

PO Box 2078

Brooks, AB, T1R 1C7


The Brooks & District Museum is in the City of Brooks within the County of Newell, which is in rural Alberta: it is situated on seven acres of land on the east side of the City. It is a small heritage village Museum with seventeen outside buildings and a main building. The Museum is an Accredited Community Visitor Information Centre and manages an Alberta approved Kiwanis Campground. The Museum is operated by one staff person during eight months of the year and five to six summer staff for four months. The person gaining this position would work alongside the year-round staff person.


Brooks has been cited as “The City of 100 Hello’s” as its diverse population set it apart from other rural Alberta communities. Our largest attraction for the area is Dinosaur Provincial Park with over 100,000 people enjoying the park annually. A large amount of those visitors at some point visit the museum.


The Museum Intern position will report to the Curator/Manager of the Brooks & District Museum. The basic duties for this position include:

• Manage organization-wide program, and project based communications planning.

• Manage the development and production of key messaging, branding and editing of all print and web-based communication materials, including publications and promotions.

• Ensure consistent messaging in all museum materials.

• Manage content and delivery of the Brooks & District Museum professional / public websites and social media.

• Participate in policy planning and development.

• Participate in all activities that are deemed necessary.


Qualifications/Competencies:

• University degree and/or a diploma/certificate in a related field.

• Applicant must be a Canadian citizen, or a permanent resident.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills.

• Have a positive attitude and willingness to work with others.

• Ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative, team-based environment.

• Organizational, interpersonal and time-management skills.

• Planning and implementation skills.

• Ability to work with the public as a team member, answer questions professionally, and can give directions, when needed.

• Experience with communications, marketing, and public relations, preferably in the non-profit sector.

• Experience with web content management, email marketing, and data analysis.

• Intermediate to advanced computer skills including MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Access along with basic computer networking knowledge.

• Working understanding of the operating environments of museums and non-profit organizations.

• The job will include proper artefact cleaning and handling techniques

• Janitorial style cleaning of museum and restrooms are required.


Knowledge of the County of Newell, Eastern Irrigation District (EID), and surrounding area would be an asset. The ability to communicate in French would also be an asset, but not a requirement.


Candidates must be registered in the Young Canada Works (YCW) online candidate inventory and meet all requirement of that candidate pool.


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