Job Posting: Research Assistant

We are currently hiring summer students for the West Hants Historical Society. Beginning July 4 to August 30, 35 hours per week. Minimum wage.

Our hours of operation are Wednesday-Sunday. Closed Monday and Tuesday.

  • Research Assistant - 8 weeks
  • Museum Guide - 12 weeks

Job Description:

The successful candidates will be required to help with program development, research and curatorial support at the West Hants Historical Society Museum and Archives; will be required to become familiar with the history, displays and exhibits of the museum. Will support family and local history research; will inventory and record artifacts in a database to support the museum collection; will repair, maintain and update museum displays and exhibits; will provide outreach and take part of community programs.


Provide assistance to visitors, guided museum tours and support to researchers and educators. Fulfill requests for research materials and book purchases. Inventory and catalogue digital records so that data can be searched via keyboard or description. The positions will also include duties associated with special program development and general museum operations.


  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good research skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office
  • University and/or college student (beginning or returning to studies) or Grade 11 student returning to Grade 12.

Please send resume by May 25 to:

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Hours of Operation

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Please inquire for special events or tours.

281 King Street
PO Box 2335
Windsor, NS B0N 2T0
+1 902-798-4706

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