Lutz Mountain Heritage Museum and Meeting House (www.lutzmtnheritage.ca) is a heritage museum and community events centre on the outskirts of Moncton, New Brunswick. It is housed in the former ‘Second Baptist Church’ of Moncton built in 1883. It has been home to our museum collection and a centre for community events since 1975. Our collection now has over 7,000 artefacts including displays of garments, quilts, household implements, tools, even a school room- proud memories of a bygone era. We have a well-resourced a genealogy library with marriage, cemetery and census records from 1770 to 1901, as well as local stories and newspaper clippings. We have recently completed a major upgrade of our facilities. We now offer full access throughout the main level of the building, fully accessible restrooms and commercial grade kitchen. This increased accessibility is not only delivering a better experience for summer visitors it has also opened up more possibilities for public programming throughout the year. We are looking for an enthusiastic person to work with us over the summer to boost our summer programming.
In common with most small non-profit heritage organizations, our summer staff are required to carry out a variety of day-to-day tasks from interpretive tours to office duties. Although this will be the case with the Summer Programming Supervisor, your main focus will be special programming. We want to enhance our summer programming in three areas - summer day camps, heritage visitor experiences and genealogy workshops. You will be expanding our 'Mysteries at the Museum' camp programme. You will develop a new heritage ‘Experience'. The topic will be your choice but should relate to artefacts in our collection. It could involve teaching homesteading skills like butter making or preserving & canning; bringing to life a local history event or sharing a technique such as preserving documentary artefacts at home. You will also put together a beginner's genealogy workshop.
We believe this role will enhance your employability by giving you opportunity to have a supervisory role managing 2-3 student coworkers. You will have the opportunity to work on a project from beginning to end. Lutz Mountain Heritage Museum offers interpretive tours mostly in English but there is opportunity to use French. The Museum is part of South East zone of New Brunswick museums. We will provide opportunities for you to network with heritage staff within the zone.
The ideal candidate will have strong organizational and social skills. You should be comfortable working independently and have should have a genuine interest in Heritage work and/ or Education. Strong oral and written skills in English essential. French language skills useful. You will report primarily to the Museum Manager and Genealogy Manager. This position will require working some Saturdays. (Museum is closed on Sundays). Word processing skills MS Office Word and Excel. Vehicle is an asset but not essential for the position.
The application deadline is April 19th, 2019. Please submit your resume and cover letter by email to email@example.com or in person. You will be interviewed by President of the Board and Museum Manager. We can accommodate students with disabilities on a part-time basis.
Moncton and surrounding area is a great place to be in the summer. In addition to the great beaches, parks and visitor attractions, there will be special cultural events this summer associated with the Congres Acadien Mondial (https://www.cma2019.ca/fr/), lively festivals such as the Inspire Festival (http://www.festivalinspire.com) and on the heritage side, Moncton is part of CN 100 A Moving Celebration.