[EMPLOYMENT] - Summer Job

Nova Scotia , Canada
by Andrew Howe
[EMPLOYMENT] - Summer Job

[EMPLOYMENT] - Summer Job

Nova Scotia , Canada
by Andrew Howe

About

The museum is looking for someone who will be responsible for retelling the story of Africville to visitors attending the museum. This will be achieved through interpretation, educational programs and guided tours.


Africville was a close knit community on the shores of the Bedford Basin until it was relocated. The Africville Heritage Trust was created to oversee the creation of a fitting memorial to Africville. The first step in this process was the re-construction of the Seaview Baptist Church, which was completed in the fall of 2011. The church is presently being used to house exhibits and audio-visual kiosks which tell the story of Africville.

The museum is looking for someone who will be responsible for retelling the story of Africville to visitors attending the museum. This will be achieved through interpretation, educational programs and guided tours. They will report directly to the Administrative Assistant and will be responsible for fulfilling specific duties as identified below.

Duties

Conduct Research on the community of Africville
Work to increase information in the database
Create and deliver summer programs for students aged 9-16
Work with Africville Genealogy Society and former Africville residents to accomplish the above activities
Greet visitors and provide interpreter services
Lead Guided Tours of the Museum and Grounds
Any other museum activity as required
Skills

Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
Research skills
The ability to present in front of others
Computer skills
Problem solving
Analytical and critical thinking
Ability to adapt to changing situations
Ability to speak other languages (specifically French) considered a strong asset
Details

The work term will be 35 hrs/week for 10 weeks
Weekend work required (Saturday)
Interested candidates please submit your resume to admin@africvillemuseum.org and any questions you might have to Andrew Howe at: andrewafricvillemuseum@gmail.com 902-422-1116 or 902-412-7833

Location

Nova Scotia , Canada

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