Summer 2021 Museum Assistant Position
Two eight-week positions available:
Some flexibility for start/end dates
$15.50-16.00 per hour (depending on qualifications/experience)
Age guideline: 15- 30
July - Aug (start date to be determined)
Available for the full 8-week commitment
30 hrs/week - includes all weekends (mandatory)
Preference will be given to students in Museum Studies, Education, or Art & Design Studies
- A strong and enthusiastic interest in demonstrating the importance of museums and history.
- Strong computer skills. Experience with PowerPoint, iMovie, social media and/or graphic design are an asset.
- Ability to work independently in an environment with distractions, and as part of a team.
- Problem solving, creative thinking and flexibility.
The student will work under the direct supervision of the Executive Director
- Reception – greet and engage with museum visitors, and process gift shop sales
- Assist with research, development and presentation of several multimedia projects
- Museum outreach through Website; Facebook; Twitter Instagram and articles
- Provide support for Special Events
- Museum administrative tasks such as accessioning; light cleaning and other tasks as assigned.
Successful candidates will:
- Work in a supportive environment that allows and encourages personal growth
- Gain practical experience and training in the areas of education in a museum setting, public program development and co-ordination, museum administration and historical research.
- Learn about all aspects of visitor/hospitality services
- Refine and develop public speaking skills and presentation techniques.
- Work with an enthusiastic and professional staff.
- Please provide phone contact or email for three references (work related or school) from the past two years.
Please submit your resume by email. We will contact potential applicants for interviews.
Contact Lori Treloar, Executive Director
[email protected] Phone: 250-743-8675
The Museum is currently closed
due to Covid restrictions,
but we continue
to work behind the scenes.
We are responding
to phone calls
and email messages.
The reopening date is
yet to be determined,
public health restrictions.
Join us for Virtual Book Talks
To register: email [email protected]
EJ HUGHES GALLERY
E.J. Hughes lived at Shawnigan Lake for over twenty years until he found it too busy and noisy (circa 1970) and moved to Cobble Hill. Hughes' last studio, in a modest house in Duncan, was a spare bedroom, with a table and easel set close to a single north window. He painted there, in the afternoon, six days a week. Sunday was his day off.
Your GO TO SOURCE for information about the Kinsol Trestle at Shawnigan Lake. Stop by the Museum on your way to/from the Kinsol Trestle to learn it's history. We have two scale models: one 3 foot and one 10 foot! There are also historical and a time lapse restoration video of the Trestle for your enjoyment.
THE LAST SPIKE
The Last Spike was ceremoniously placed by Sir John A. Macdonald in 1886, at Cliffside. He used a silver hammer and pounded a gold spike. In 1883, the British Columbia Government appealed to Robert Dunsmuir to build a railway. The 72 miles of track, which was laid starting from Esquimalt and Nanaimo met at Mile 25 (Cliffside, Shawnigan Lake).
Admission by donation
• Temporarily closed due
to Covid restrictions
• Friendly guides
• Interactive displays
• Historical slide shows
• EJ Hughes gallery
• Kinsol Trestle models
• 1775 Shawnigan-Mill Bay Rd
Shawnigan Lake, BC
How to get here?
Coming from the south:
• travel north on Hwy 1 to
• turn left at Shawnigan-
Mill Bay Road (2nd light)
• travel 5 minutes west to
Shawnigan Lake Village
Coming from the north:
• travel south on Hwy 1 to
• take Shawnigan-Mill Bay
Road turn off
• travel 5 minutes west
to Shawnigan Lake
Coming by transit bus:
• click here for directions