Museum Assistant

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  • 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 a Museum Intern position that will start approximately August 1, 2017 and end March 31, 2018. Please apply 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 rural Alberta within the City of Brooks and the County of Newell and is situated on 7 acres of land in the east part of Brooks. It is a small heritage village Museum with 17 outside buildings and a main building. Within the Museum is an Accredited Community Visitor Information Centre and also manage an Alberta approved Kiwanis Campground that is adjacent to the Museum. Because of the size of the Museum, it is operated by one staff person during eight months of the year and five to six summer staff for four months.


Brooks has been cited as “The City of 100 Hello’s” because of all the diversified nationalities that live here. Our largest attraction for the area is Dinosaur Provincial Park with over 100,000 people enjoying the park annually.


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 and purposeful messaging in all museum materials

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

• Manage marketing, publicity and media relations activities.

• 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.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills.

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

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

• Have a positive attitude and be a team player

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

• Organizational, interpersonal and time-management skills.

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

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

• Planning and implementation skills.

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

• 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.


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


Characteristics of City & Region Tourist attractions

1. City of Brooks Website (www.brooks.ca)

2. Dinosaur Provincial Park Website (www.tprc.alberta.ca./parks/dinosaur.asp

3. Brooks Aqueduct Website (www.eidnet.org/local/aqueduct.html)

4. Lake Newell Reservoir Website (www.eid.ab.ca/Lake_Newell_Reservoir.htm)

5. Newell Regional Tourism Association (NRTA) (www.visitnewell.com)


Some Cultural events are:

1. Chinese New Year (January)

2. Black History Month – (February)

3. International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (March)

4. Learn to Skate (April & December)

5. Kinsmen Rodeo (June)

6. Aboriginal Day Event (June)

7. Southern Alberta Summer Games (July)

8. Newell Sailing Club Regatta (July)

9. Medieval Faire (August)

10. Alberta Culture Days (September)

11. Taste of Nations (September)

12. Women’s History Month (October)

13. Diabetes Association Festival of Trees (November)

14. Christmas in the Park (November)

15. Newell Concert Association Performances (Multiple times per year)

16. Tumbleweed Theatre Productions (Multiple times per year)

17. African Oromo Celebrations


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