Summer Employment Opportunities at the Bulkley Valley Museum

The Bulkley Valley Museum is seeking applicants for two (2) Museum Assistant summer positions. Please note that the final number of positions available and the duration of employment are conditional on final approval from the funding bodies, and the needs of the Museum.

SALARY : $15/hour + 4% vacation pay

HOURS: 35 hours/week for up to 16 weeks (approx. May 12th – August 29th 2020, start date negotiable). Hours of work are generally 9am-5pm Tuesday-Saturday, with occasional evening or holiday work as required for special events.

DUTIES: Duties for the Museum Assistant include: completing artifact and archival digitization including artifact photography, scanning, and optical character recognition (OCR), updating collections management database records, assisting with research and development for upcoming exhibitions, delivery of visitor services including exhibit interpretation and/or assisting with delivery of special events, assisting with youth summer programming (week long summer camp), and assisting with daily administrative operations such as social media, gift shop sales, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS: Preferred areas of study include university/college history, anthropology, archaeology, museum studies, library, archival studies, or a related field. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills. The candidate must be comfortable interacting with all segments of the public, including working with and supervising children and youth in an educational setting. Must have excellent research skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Word and Excel required. Familiarity with social media platforms, museum/archival database software, and/or photography or scanning equipment considered assets. Previous experience in a museum/heritage environment or with educational/interpretive programming considered an asset. Must be fluent in English, written and/or oral communication in French or another minority language considered an asset. The Bulkley Valley Museum is an equal opportunity employer, and any student that wishes to apply and that meets the eligibility criteria (see below) will be considered.

***Funder Eligibility Qualifications***
All Applicants MUST be Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or have refugee protection, and must be between the ages of 15-30.
Please note that evidence of student status (full time in previous semester, returning to full time studies in the fall) will be required for any position(s) hired through Young Canada Works funding.

To read the program guidelines for the funding programs please visit:

Canada Summer Jobs:

Young Canada Works:



Submit cover letter and resume by April 20th 2020 to:

Kira Westby, Curator
By email:
By mail: PO Box 2615, Smithers BC, V0J 2N0
Or in person: BV Museum, 1425 Main Street, Smithers BC

Interviews will occur once funding for the position has been confirmed in late April or early May. Applicants must indicate in their covering letter how they meet the eligibility criteria and must address the specific job requirements as posted. Successful applicants may be asked to register a profile with Young Canada Works. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.