Museum Assistant

Program stream:
Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage
Job title:
Museum Assistant
Organization name:
PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives
Job location:
Port Coquitlam, British Columbia
Length of assignment:
2023-08-29 to 2023-12-23 (18 weeks)
Hourly wage:
Position: Museum Assistant
The Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society is a volunteer driven non-profit organization that operates Port Coquitlam’s only Museum and Archives dedicated to celebrating and preserving Port Coquitlam’s diverse heritage and culture.

We are seeking a Museum Assistant to join our team!

Working under the direction of the Museum Manager, the Museum Assistant will be responsible for:
- Assisting in the development, facilitation, and review of museum events and programming
- Assisting in the management and creation of social media and website content
- Some basic graphic design work including creating posters, social media posts, and other materials for events and programming
- Assisting with occasional collections work as needed
- Other related duties as assigned

- A relevant Post-secondary degree or diploma in Museum Studies, History, Education, Anthropology, etc.
- Experience with common office software and social media platforms (Microsoft Office Suite, Google Workspace, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
- Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail
- Able to work independently and in a collaborative environment
- Excellent English oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
- Able to lift and carry boxes and supplies up to 20 lbs, and able to climb ladders and reach overhead
- A valid driver’s license and clean driving record
Desirable skills:
- Experience in event planning
- Experience providing programming to adults and children (e.g. tours, workshops etc.)
- Experience with WordPress
- Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Canva, and InDesign

An individual may be eligible for an internship if they:

are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);
are legally entitled to work in Canada;
are between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment; and
are a college or university graduate

This a contract position from August 29 – December 23, 2023. Hours are 35 per week, at the rate of $18 per hour plus statutory benefits.

At PoCo Heritage our mission is to preserve and celebrate the diverse heritage of our community and we recognize the importance of inclusive teams in achieving this goal. Applications from self-identified members of underserved communities as well as those from visible and invisible minority communities are encouraged.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to:
Alex Code, Museum Manager -
Subject line: Job Application – Museum Assistant

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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