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2017 Summer Student Employment Opportunities

Job Title: Researcher / Cultural Program Assistant (2 positions)

Duration: 8-12 weeks:  June – August 31, 2017: Monday to Saturday work schedule (5 day cycle)

Wage: $ 11.50 per hour (35 hours per week)

Work Language: English, basic French knowledge would be an asset but not required.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2017 – 4:00 pm

 

Be Inspired! Celebrate Nova Scotia’s rich Black History

Be a part of sharing the rich history and diverse culture of African Nova Scotians. The Black Cultural Centre is looking for energetic and creative individuals to inspire and welcome visitors to the museum and interpret the history of African Nova Scotians.

Job Description: The successful candidate will be required to complete several tasks related to program development, research and curatorial support. Will be required to become familiar with the history, displays and exhibits of the museum to complete tasks associated with developing programs and research to educate and inform the community and visitors to the Centre, also work to electronically digitize and record artifacts to support the museum collection. Repair, maintain and update museum displays and exhibits. Provide outreach during community events and activities associated with African Nova Scotian culture and history.

Duties: Provide assistance to visitors and provide guided tours as well as provide support to researchers and educators.  Fulfill requests for those seeking photo reproductions, research materials and artifacts. Cataloging of digital records and organizing information so that data can be searched via keyword or description. The position will also include duties associated with special program development and general museum operations.

Qualifications:

  • University and/or college student (returning to studies)
  • General knowledge and interest of African-Nova Scotia History;
  • Digital graphics computer skills (Photography, Photoshop etc)
  • Good verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to conduct research via internet and library;
  • Customer service skills an asset
  • Ability to read/write French would be an asset.
  • Basic computer skills: Microsoft Office
  • Retail experience an asset

Important Notes:

Please be advised of the eligibility criteria for the position:

The eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • be legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • be a Canadian citizen, or permanent resident or have refugee status in Canada;
  • (Non-Canadian students holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible.);
  • be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • be registered in the Young Canada Works (YCW) candidate inventory (young-canada-works.canada.ca);
  • be willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;
  •  not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) during the summer period;
  • have been a full-time student (as defined their educational institutions) in the semester preceding their job with summer employment; and intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following their summer job.

All applicants must meet the eligibility criteria and must be approved by the Summer Employment Program funding agencies.

How To Apply:

Step 1: Register online at Young Canada Works (young-canada-works.canada.ca)

Step 2:  Submit resume and cover letter via email: jobs@bccns.com or via fax: 902-434-2306

Application Deadline: May 31, 2017 – 4pm.

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

 

The Black Cultural Society is grateful for the support of Young Canada Works and the Service Canada Summer Employment Program.

>> Download Job Posting 2017 Summer Job Posting (Researcher)


Job Title: Museum Interpreter / Tour Guide (3 positions)

Duration: 8-12 weeks June – August 31, 2017: Monday to Saturday work schedule (5 day cycle)

Wage: $ 11.50 per hour (35 hours per week)

Work Language: English, basic French knowledge would be an asset but not required.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2017 – 4:00 pm

 

Be Inspired! Celebrate Nova Scotia’s rich Black History

Be a part of sharing the rich history and diverse culture of African Nova Scotians. The Black Cultural Centre established in 1983 is looking for energetic and creative individuals to inspire and welcome visitors to the museum, assist in developing programs and events.

Job Description: Be part of the museum team, interacting with visitors to the museum. Occasional assignments which will include assisting with exhibits that portray African Nova Scotian heritage as well as guided tours and hosting visitors. Providing services that assist tourists and researchers in gaining valuable knowledge of Black history and culture through the many displays, exhibits and artifacts at the Black Cultural Centre.

Duties: Provide guided museum interpretive tours to visitors; assist public in orientation to Centre; conduct youth activity programs and summer camps; assist in library research by patrons; assist in retail sales in gift shop, assist in museum and display maintenance and upkeep. Update basic web pages and develop web newsletter content. The position will also include duties associated with special programs, events and general museum operations.

Qualifications:

  • University and/or college student (returning to studies)
  • General knowledge and interest of African-Nova Scotia History;
  • Digital graphics computer skills (Photography, Photoshop etc)
  • Good verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to conduct research via internet and library;
  • Customer service skills an asset
  • Ability to read/write French would be an asset.
  • Basic computer skills: Microsoft Office
  • Retail experience an asset

Important Notes:

Please be advised of the eligibility criteria for the position:

The eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • be legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • be a Canadian citizen, or permanent resident or have refugee status in Canada;
  • (Non-Canadian students holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible.);
  • be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • be registered in the Young Canada Works (YCW) candidate inventory (young-canada-works.canada.ca);
  • be willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;
  • not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) during the summer period;
  • have been a full-time student (as defined their educational institutions) in the semester preceding their job with summer employment; and intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following their summer job.

All applicants must meet the eligibility criteria and must be approved by the Summer Employment Program funding agencies.

How To Apply:

Step 1: Register online at Young Canada Works (young-canada-works.canada.ca)

Step 2:  Submit resume and cover letter via email: jobs@bccns.com or via fax: 902-434-2306

Application Deadline: May 31, 2017 – 4pm.

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

The Black Cultural Society is grateful for the support of Young Canada Works and the Service Canada Summer Employment Program.

>> Download Job Posting: 2017 Summer Job Posting (Tour Guide)

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