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Job Posting: Canada 150 Outreach Assistant (Code CSJ)


Canada 150 Outreach Assistant

Job Title: Canada 150 Outreach Assistant (Code CSJ)

Location: Windsor, NS

Wage: $10.90 per hour at 35 Hours per week Tuesday to Saturday 9 am to 5 pm

Tentative Start Date: May 30, 2017  Tentative End Date: September 2, 2017

Deadline to apply is May 5, 2017.

How to Apply:

Please email a cover letter along with a resume to or write to the West Hants Historical Society, P.O. Box 2335, 281 King Street, Windsor, NS B0N 2T0 or visit in person on Wednesdays from 10 am to 3 pm.

For more information please call 902-798-4706.

Canada 150 Outreach Assistant tasks:

  1. To provide historical interpretation, and present interactive activities, exhibits, workshops and to help organize fundraisers to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Canada.
  2. To create commemorative "pop-up" exhibits for display in the local public library, post office, tourist bureau and other businesses.
  3. To help manage Twitter/Instagram/Facebook accounts to promote the West Hants Historical Society  and its exhibitions and programs for the Canada 150th celebrations.
  4. To prepare interesting historical articles for publication, society's website and newsletter about life in this area 150 years ago.
  5. To develop, plan and implement a museum outreach program to expand the museum’s presence in the community.  To also monitor relevant travel and tourism sites to ensure the museum is being promoted.
  6. To digitally photograph and catalogue artifacts, documents, photographs and to file, process and upload digital images using the Passage Program database for both new and existing records.
  7. To assist with photo documentation of exhibits and special events.
  8. To assist with other duties as needed including Society communication (phone and email), clerical activities, book orders, maintaining visitation statistics, noon hour relief, fund raising, light maintenance activities of the facility.

The West Hants Historical Society is a community-based museum that displays the cultural history of one of Nova Scotia's oldest communities. The society seeks to preserve, present and promote the rich history of Hants County in relation to the larger history of the Province of Nova Scotia and the nation of Canada. The museum has over 1,000 artifacts and approximately 1,500 photos with displays of household, industrial and shipping technologies of a by gone era. The museum also provides genealogical research. Please visit our website for more information on our museum.

The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, outgoing individual with an interest in local history, possess exceptional interpersonal and customer service skills, and have a professional and positive work attitude. Strong organization and communications skills and the ability to work independently are essential.  Must be fluent in English with basic to intermediate French (written and verbal). Training will be provided for the Passage Program, but basic knowledge of computers is necessary especially with Microsoft Office.  The candidate must enjoy working with people, especially seniors and children.  Knowledge of the history of Hants County would be an asset.

Requirements: The candidate must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident who is between the ages of 15 and 30 years old, does not have another job which is over 30 hours per week, and must be a full time academic student in the semester preceding this job and intend to return to school full time in the academic semester following the job.

The West Hants Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer and as such persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and Aboriginal peoples, and persons of all genders are encouraged to apply

Please note: Position is pending approval of Canada Summer Jobs grant program.

The West Hants Historical Society is a non-profit organization based in Windsor, NS and serving the Avon area. The WHHS has been in operation since 1973, and operates a Museum, genealogy department and the national historic site of Fort Edward in Windsor, NS.

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