First Nations Heritage Internship in Museum Education and Public Programming

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  • Titre de l'emploi : First Nations Heritage Internship in Museum Education and Public Programming
  • Nom de l’organisme : UBC Museum of Anthropology
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Vancouver, Colombie-Britannique
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-10-30 à 2018-03-30 (22 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 16,00 $

Job Opportunity:

Indigenous Heritage Internship in Museum Education and Public Programming

Museum of Anthropology at UBC

October 30, 2017 to March 30, 2018


The Museum of Anthropology is seeking a First Nations post-secondary graduate for an exciting full-time internship in Indigenous heritage, specifically on museum education and public programming for the Museum. The internship runs from Oct. 30, 2017 to March 30, 2018. The position involves working alongside professional staff to research, design, and deliver educational programs and to support the creation and implementation of family-friendly public programs in conjunction with exhibitions, and collections at MOA from the Northwest Coast of BC. The position offers an opportunity to gain hands-on, in-depth experience in museology, education, and community outreach. The work entails both independent and collaborative work with professional museum staff and external artists and community members.

Full time: 35 hours per week

Hours: Includes some regular office hours, evenings and weekends.

Rate: $16 per hour


The ideal candidate is a First Nations post-secondary graduate, who has graduated from college or university within the last 24 months at the start of employment. Candidates with a background in First Nations studies, museum studies, education, fine arts, art history, history, anthropology, geography, cultural studies, and community outreach will be strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates must have effective oral and written communication skills, be able to work independently and possess good interpersonal, problem-solving and organizational skills. Candidates must be able to prioritize and multi-task in an environment that is often unpredictable. The candidate will be proficient in Microsoft Word, and web-based and library research. Experience in graphic design or marketing will be considered an asset

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to:

Dr. Jill Baird, Curator of Education -

About the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) and the City of Vancouver, BC

Located on the unceded and ancestral territory of the Musqueam people, the MOA is housed in an iconic building by renowned architect Arthur Erickson that overlooks the mountains and oceans. As a multifaceted teaching museum and research hub, MOA features provocative exhibitions and engaging events throughout the year.

MOA’s ethnographic objects come from around world, including the South Pacific, Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. The MOA also holds 535,000 archaeological objects under the care of UBC’s Laboratory of Archaeology.

The Museum of Anthropology is committed to respecting the values and spiritual beliefs of the cultures represented in its collections. The Museum recognizes that these objects may have a non-material side embodying cultural rights, values, knowledge, and ideas which are not owned or possessed by MOA, but are retained by the originating communities.

Vancouver is a wonderful city that has a dynamic and multicultural community full of summer festivals, arts and culture activities, and recreational opportunities. The University of British Columbia, where the Museum of Anthropology is located, is a world-class university that is active year round. Beaches, biking, hiking, arts, and theatre are all easily accessible.

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