Museum Education Programs and Research Assistant

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail dans les deux langues officielles
  • Titre de l'emploi : Museum Education Programs and Research Assistant
  • Nom de l’organisme : Village of Nampa
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Nampa, Alberta
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2018-05-01 à 2018-08-24 (16 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 18,00 $

(Please note that poster will also be available in French)

Job title Museum Education Programs and Research Assistant

Reports to Museum Curator

Job purpose

The Museum Education Programs and Research Assistant’s primary goal is to create and deliver high quality and dynamic programs of learning and participation for museum patrons of all ages. He or she ensures that key themes relating to the history of Nampa and surrounding areas are documented and scripted according to the Nampa and District Historical Society’s set of priorities.

Duties and responsibilities

Duties will include, but will not be limited to, the following:

• Inquire about the needs of different categories of patrons using basic survey methods as to determine the areas of interest of specific segments of the population and to assist in continuing program development and improvement.

• Ensure the outlining and development of basic tour scripts to be used by other museum staff and volunteers.

• Identify key players with the community and surrounding area whose skills could benefit and add value to the museum educational programming.

• Devise, promote and hold interactive learning activities aimed at different population segments.

• Conduct research in relation to specific themes about Nampa and the surrounding area’s history using primary, secondary and tertiary sources of documentation.

• Greet visitors and conduct tours of the Nampa and District Museum’s exhibits.

• Answer visitors and guests inquiries to the best of one abilities.


We are seeking a university level student preferably, but not exclusively, studying in one of the following fields:

Education, Social Sciences (History, Anthropology, Natives Studies, Archeology), Natural Sciences (Biology, Geology)

Other qualifications and competencies include:

• A noted interest in learning about the Peace Country’s history

• Good communications, verbal and written skills

• A capacity for analysis and synthesis of various forms of data

• A working knowledge of Ms Office

• Creativity, inventiveness and curiosity are essential to the position

• The ability to work independently with minimal supervision

• Excellent organizational and time-management skills

• Basic research experience and a willingness to learn new research skills

• Experience working with groups, children or with the general public will be considered an asset

Working conditions

The position may require working some evening or weekend hours.

The candidate must register with Youth Canada Works and meet the program’s requirements.

The position requires standing or sitting for long periods of time. The employee will be required to work both inside and outside the museum building.

How to apply

To apply, please contact the Nampa and District Museum’s curator, Gisèle Bouchard, at Please include a cover letter and two references along with your résumé. Candidates can apply until March 29th, 2018.

A little about the Nampa and District Museum and the surrounding area

Nampa is a village located about 450 km north of Edmonton, in beautiful Peace Country. The Museum has been opened in its present location since 2014, though the museum and historical society have existed for 40 years now. The Nampa and District Museum’s collections center mostly on the pioneer and the aboriginal histories of the people of Northern Sunrise County. To learn more about the village of Nampa, its museum and the Peace Country, please visit the following Website:,, or

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