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Job Posting: Canada 150 Workshop and Research Assistant (Code YCW)


Canada 150 Workshop & Research Assistant

Job Title: Canada 150 Workshop and Research Assistant (Code YCW)

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 16, 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.


  1. To help plan, research and prepare a workshop that will bring racial, ethnic and religious representatives together to discuss Canada's and Nova Scotia's progress in reconciling cultures, traditions, histories, tolerance and inclusiveness in the past 150 years as well as to celebrate, renew and build these relationships.
  2. To help plan a field trip to a local historical place(s) to accompany the Canada 150 workshop.
  3. To create a tri-fold display board and/or wall mural commemorating the people, places, and events of Hants County in the past 150 years which have helped shape our community to what it is today.
  4. To create a digital slide show to illustrate extensive history and the impact it had on our county/province/nation.
  5. To assist with other duties such as answering the phone, emails, filing, photocopying, book orders, visitation stats, noon hour relief, fundraising, light cleaning of facility and receiving fund raising funds.

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. The candidate should enjoy working with people, be a flexible and organized worker; have a good vocabulary, and be a comfortable public speaker. Must be fluent in English and must have an intermediate proficiency in French. Knowledge of the history of Hants County would be an asset.

The Canada 150 Workshop and Research Assistant will be provided with office space at the West Hants Historical Society in Windsor, Nova Scotia.

Requirements: The candidate must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident who is between the ages of 16 and 30 years old, does not have another job which is over 30 hours per week, and must be a full time student in the semester preceding this job and intend to return to school full time in the 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 on Young Canada Works grant approval.

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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