***This position has been filled, thanks to all those who applied


The Bulkley Valley Museum is seeking an Educational Programmer to join our team!


Job Title: Museum Educational Programmer

Hours: 400 hours for contract term. 20-25 hours / week for approximately 16 weeks is envisioned, but flexible schedule is negotiable.

Salary: $20/hour + 4% vacation pay

Position overview: Reporting to the Curator, the Educational Programmer will be responsible for developing and delivering educational programs for the Museum that meet expectations for museums and other non-classroom educational settings, and that have clear ties to the new British Columbia school curriculum.

Primary Duties:

  • Develop curriculum-based educational programs and activities that compliment current and upcoming museum exhibits for a variety of age groups
  • Develop curriculum-based educational programs and activities that utilize and feature aspects of the Museum’s permanent collection (artifactual and archival, including digitized resources and the Collections Online website) for a variety of age groups
  • Develop programs utilizing the Museum’s collections that can be offered onsite at a school in a classroom setting by either Museum staff or classroom teacher
  • Deliver the developed programming and activities to school classes visiting the Museum during the term of the contract
  • Develop programming and activities for a museum summer camp
  • Develop an educational programming policy for the Museum
  • Network with local teachers of various grade levels, as well as with School District 54 Aboriginal Education division, to develop and gather feedback on programs
  • Train Museum staff in the delivery of the programs developed
  • Assist with development of marketing tools for the educational programs offered by the museum


  • An undergraduate degree, preferably in history, public history, archaeology, anthropology, or a related field
  • A Bachelor of Education degree
  • Minimum one year of experience (concurrent or non-concurrent) delivering curriculum-based lesson plans and/or programs in a classroom, museum, or similar setting
  • Excellent written communication, including ability to write lesson plans/guides for activities
  • Excellent presentation and public speaking skills and experience
  • Strong abilities in time management, memorization, organization, and problem solving
  • Proven experience working effectively independently and as a part of a team
  • Experience in, or willingness to learn, new educational techniques and methodologies
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint)
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work within a small work environment/shared office space
  • Knowledge of local history considered an asset

TO APPLY: Submit cover letter and resume by Wednesday July 25th 2018 to:
Kira Westby, Curator
By email: curator@bvmuseum.org
By mail: PO Box 2615, Smithers BC, V0J 2N0
Or in person: Bulkley Valley Museum, 1425 Main Street, Smithers BC

Please note that availability of this position, and the length of the contract is contingent on funding. Interviews will occur once funding for the position has been confirmed. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.