Senior Docent and Exhibit Research Intern

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  • Titre de l'emploi : Senior Docent and Exhibit Research Intern
  • Nom de l’organisme : Diefenbaker Canada Centre
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-10-09 à 2018-03-31 (24 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 15,76 $

The Diefenbaker Canada Centre (DCC) seeks to employ a recent graduate from college or university within the past 24 months, preferably from the disciplines of History, English, Education, International or Political Studies, Museum Studies, as a Senior Docent and Exhibit Research Intern (ERI). The ideal candidate is passionate about Canadian history and is interested in pursuing a career in the cultural heritage sector.

The ERI will be involved in various phases of the creation and production for a new exhibit on TRH John G. Diefenbaker. This will include finalizing research, script writing, overall exhibit design & production, as well as supporting the visitor experience through the development of connected interpretation guides & educational programming. The ERI will also be actively involved in a developing an adjunct exhibit to a travelling exhibition from the Canadian Museum of History, as well as assisting with the exhibit takedown and installation process. Further, the ERI will be involved in a range of daily museum operations, in particular general gallery interpretation and educational programming.


This position requires an individual with, or the willingness to work towards, the following skill set:

• Strong research and analytical skills

• Understanding of and interest in Canadian history & the heritage sector

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Culturally sensitive and comfortable working with diverse groups

• Strong interpersonal and networking skills

• Organizational and administrative skills

• Ability to adapt to change and problem solve effectively

• Ability to show initiative and set and meet deadlines while working on multiple projects

• Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team, in both a leadership and support capacity

• A commitment to creating an exceptional visitor experience, including effective in person, phone, and email communication with diverse patrons

• Ability to utilize the knowledge and skill set of peers and to seek guidance

• Strong computer skills, including familiarity with MS office and Windows. InDesign experience is an asset


• Synthesize recently researched material pertaining to Diefenbaker and assist the CCM in the design of a new exhibit, which will consist of both a full-scale gallery exhibit and a condensed mobile travelling display.

• Assist in the installation of the travelling exhibit and creation of a community connected adjunct exhibit.

• Become familiar with the pertinent political, historical, and cultural themes of the DCC to conduct effective research, deliver and develop high quality interpretative tours and programs, and be able to communicate accurate information to a varied audience.

• Contribute to the final programming and planning for History Travels 2017(community outreach activities)

• Assist in website and social media content management

• Help create marketing materials for the new exhibit and connected programming

• Assist with the overall organization of the educational programming and tour process.

• Additional job duties as assigned in the day-to-day functioning of the museum

The Diefenbaker Canada Centre:

The Right Honourable John G. Diefenbaker dreamed of a united Canada, one which would find strength through diversity. The DCC mandate is to build on this legacy by celebrating citizenship, leadership, human rights and Canada’s role in the international community.

The DCC offers a distinctively Canadian cultural experience. In addition to preserving and interpreting the core collection of personal artifacts bequeathed by Mr. Diefenbaker to the University of Saskatchewan (U of S), the DCC proudly hosts exhibits that interpret the Canadian experience, with a particular emphasis on the culture and heritage of the nation’s many peoples. Education, learning and discovery are foremost in all activities and exhibits.

Characteristics of City/Region:

Saskatoon is Saskatchewan's largest city with a city population of 222,189 and a metropolitan area population of 260,600. It's one of the sunniest cities in Canada, and is situated on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River. The city includes over 120 hectares of riverbank parklands and eight bridges connect both sides of the river. This dynamic city celebrates many special events annually, notably Folkfest, Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan, and the Saskatchewan Jazz Festival.

The University of Saskatchewan was founded in 1907, just two years after the creation of the province, to provide traditional and innovative post-secondary education to the youth of Saskatchewan. Today, the university is home to over 20,000 students from over 100 countries and continues to provide liberal, artistic, and professional education, enriching the lives of the people of the province. TRH John G. Diefenbaker served as the U of S’s seventh chancellor from 1969-1979; it was during this time that the agreement to build the DCC was made.

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