Community Engagement and Communications Assistant (Young Canada Works)

Website Dalnavert Museum and Visitors' Centre

deadline: April 23, 2019 at 11:59pm

Length of assignment: 2019-05-01 to 2019-07-28 (13 weeks)
Hourly wage: $13.50

Friends of Dalnavert Museum are seeking a Community Engagement and Communications Assistant. They will assist the Executive Director and Curator in creating summer programming for youth, families, and seniors, as well as assist the Education Committee in developing curriculum-based programming for schools. They will also assist in creating and distributing marketing materials through print and social media, all the while ensuring that these support the historical mandate of Dalnavert Museum and Visitors’ Centre. Our priority will be outreach to new Canadians and audiences historically underserved by the museum community.

Key activities include:

  • Creating, implementing and promoting summer programming for youth, families, and seniors
  • Continuing to develop Museum’s social media presence
  • Monitoring social media impact and report monthly on this impact
  • Assisting with development and maintenance of the Museum website
  • Working with promotional partners to advertise the Museum and program
  • Working with Dalnavert’s Education Committee to plan and develop educational programming related to community curriculum priorities for the school year (with focus on new immigrants and cultural reconciliation)
  • Interpreting Museum’s exhibit on the 1919 General Strike
  • Research; making the history of Dalnavert, early Winnipeg, and the Victorian era accessible and relevant to our visitors, volunteers, staff, and the wider public, and encouraging conversations about immigration and reconciliation.
  • Training and supervising volunteers onsite
  • Providing exhibits, programs, heritage house and garden tours for members and public; assisting with community programs (lectures/presentations/panels/readings) that serve diverse community groups in Winnipeg
  • Assisting with collections management and preventative conservation support

Candidates interested in this position should demonstrate the following education, experience and skills:

  • Upper-level University or College education in any of the following areas is preferred: Education, Collections Management, Museum Studies, Humanities (History, Canadian Studies, Political Science, Anthropology, Art History, and Fine Arts), OR Communication Arts, Marketing, Public Relations, and Information Technology.
  • Experience in use of multimedia, and related equipment and software strongly desired. (e.g. Website development, Photoshop, Adobe Creative Suite, Digital Audio Recording/Editing)
  • Experienced user of social media, experience with social media as a brand or organization an asset
  • Demonstrated interest in Canadian historical perspectives is an asset: e.g., social and political history, built heritage, material culture, interpretation and story-telling
  • Computer proficiency, including MS Word, Excel, and databases is preferred
  • Experience working with artefacts and digital photography is an asset
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English is essential, French and/or additional language skills an asset
  • First Aid/CPR training is an asset
  • Comfort with speaking to the public and media personnel.
  • Excellent oral, communication and organizational skills, accuracy, attention to detail, friendly, open to learning, self-motivated, able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Physical demands of this position include sitting at a desk, using a computer, climbing stairs, and standing for an hour or more at a time
  • Physical dexterity to handle collection artefacts by hand
  • Occasional evening work may be required

Interviews will be conducted in late April 2019. This position is dependent upon funding approval from the Young Canada Works program. Applicants wishing to be considered for this position should be registered in the YCW in Heritage Organizations candidate job bank.

YCW criteria state that candidates must be between the ages of 16 and 30 years; must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or have refugee status in Canada; and must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

The Friends of Dalnavert Museum Inc. welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified Canadian students, including Indigenous peoples and members of visible minorities, or individuals with disabilities. Employment equity is a factor in selection. We encourage applicants to self-identify.

Physical demands of this position include sitting at a desk, using a computer, climbing stairs, standing for an hour or more at a time, and being able to lift and carry objects weighing up to 18 kilograms. Occasional evening work may be required.

Interested applicants may email a résumé including a cover letter and two references as a single attached file by 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, April 23, 2019 to

Dalnavert Museum strives to insure a fair balanced recruitment process. All applications received by the deadline will be reviewed by a staff committee and the museum Curator.

Candidates selected for an interview will meet with the Executive Direction and one other staff member. After the panel interview and adjudication, the successful candidate’s references will be checked. Candidates may be required to show proof of a clear Criminal Record and Child Abuse Registry Check. Applicants will be contacted at each stage of the review process and advised whether they are successfully proceeding further.

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