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Education & Interpretation Assistant

Full-Time, Contract 

 

The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies in Banff is looking for one highly motivated and team-oriented Education & Interpretation Assistant to share their passion for the art, history, and culture of this area with museum visitors. The Education & Interpretation Assistant reports to the Manager of Education, assisting them with daily programming and delivery of school programs and public tours.


Duties and Responsibilities:

 

Tours – 40% (May-October)

  • Deliver scripted guided tours to visitors daily

  • Deliver scripted guided tours to booked tour groups daily

  • Assist with development of new in-person or digital tours

  • Develop and deliver other interpretive programs as required

 

School Programs – 50% (October-May)

  • Assist in revision of current, or development of new, school programs

  • Take the lead on school program delivery in-person or online

  • Assist with development and delivery of educational programs for all ages

 

Other – 10%

  • Assist with the Whyte Museum’s annual events

  • Assist in recruitment, supervision, and training of Education’s temporary and part time staff

  • Assist in all tours and education programming year round

  • Develop and deliver other interpretive programs as required

  • Gather visitor feedback and comments and assist with the evaluation of programs

  • Other duties as assigned

 

Work term: This is a full-time, 1-year contract position with opportunity for extension.

Closing Date: Until position is filled. 

Rate of pay $23/hour

 

The Whyte Museum is an equal opportunity workplace. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We are building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.​ Employees of the Whyte Museum enjoy a rewarding and culturally rich work environment.

 

Please provide both a cover letter and résumé clearly outlining your skills and how they relate to the duties of this position to:

 

Jennifer Royal

Manager of Education

Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

111 Bear Street, PO Box 160

Banff, AB, T1L 1A3

jroyal (at) whyte.org

Archives Assistant

Full-Time, Contract 

 

The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies is seeking applicants for the role of Archives Assistant.

Nature and Scope: 

 

The Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) was co-founded in 1906 by Arthur O. Wheeler and Elizabeth Parker, and like-minded climbers. The ACC collection held at the Whyte Museum dates from approximately 1906 to 2017, and includes primarily textual and photographic records pertaining to the Club’s activities since its formation. While the majority of the collection has been processed and inventoried from 1906-1985, records obtained since 1986 have not been processed. 

The Archives Assistant will assist with the backlog processing, preservation, storage, description and data entry of archival materials in the Alpine Club of Canada fonds that have been acquired since 1986. 

Summary of Duties:

  • Processes and describes materials from the Alpine Club of Canada archival fonds in compliance with the archival standard RAD (Rules for Archival Description) to allow research access to key stakeholders

  • Data entry and updating of existing entries in Archives and Special Collections database

  • Performs basic preservation tasks associated with stabilizing archival materials, including rehousing textual and visual materials

  • Assists the Archivist in the preparation and transfer of records to Alberta on Record online database portal 

  • Develops and maintains working relationships with Whyte Museum members of staff within a collegial frame of reference
     

 

Work term: This is a full-time, contract position for approximately seven months starting early August (start date is flexible).

Closing Date: Sunday, July 3rd, 2022

 

The Whyte Museum is an equal opportunity workplace. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We are building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.​ Employees of the Whyte Museum enjoy a rewarding and culturally rich work environment.

Please submit applications by email to archives (at) whyte.org including a cover letter with statement of interest in the position, curriculum vitae, and names of three references including most recent supervisor.

Meeting Assistant

Part-Time 

 

The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies is looking for an experienced, detail-oriented assistant to contribute to the smooth and efficient operations of one of Canada’s most important small museums and archives.

 

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, you will be responsible for coordinating a busy schedule of meetings for the Board of Directors, Board Committees, and senior management.  You will be scheduling meetings, filing reports, confirming agendas, attending meetings, and preparing minutes in a timely and confidential manner, as well as posting materials to a digital website and ensuring effective use of technology during meetings. Additional research may be required in preparation for meetings.

 

Hours will be flexible during the year and determined according to meeting schedules, and there is strong opportunity to work from home.


Qualifications:

  • Discretion and experience in dealing with confidential matters

  • Three to five years’ experience taking minutes, organizing meetings, and supporting senior leadership

  • Strong written and verbal communications

  • Experience with contemporary technology including ZOOM, PowerPoint and databases.

 

Work term: This is a part-time position for help with monthly committee meetings and quarterly board meetings

Closing Date: June 27, 2022

 

The Whyte Museum is an equal opportunity workplace. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We are building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.​ Employees of the Whyte Museum enjoy a rewarding and culturally rich work environment.

 

Please provide both a cover letter and résumé clearly outlining your skills and how they relate to the duties of this position to humanresources (at) whyte.org with the subject title: Meeting Assistant.

Programs, Events, and Facilities Rental Coordinator

Full-time, Permanent


The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies is a dynamic museum, art gallery, and archives and special collections that celebrates the lively history, stories, and people of the Rocky Mountains. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and working closely with the leadership team, the Public Programs Coordinator develops, delivers, and monitors a busy program of activities that support and enhance the Whyte’s vision.

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education and three years’ experience in programming in a cultural or heritage setting.

  • Administrative experience working in a fast-paced environment.

  • Excellent interpersonal and organization skills, superior attention to detail, ability to multitask, work under pressure and complete tasks in an efficient and timely manner.

  • Familiar and experience with online communications tools: Microsoft Office, databases, registration/ticketing system.

  • Knowledge and experience in setting up and facilitating digital experiences using ZOOM webinars.

  • Customer service experience.

  • ProServe training is an asset.

 

Responsibilities:

Program and Event Development

  • Develops the non-Indigenous programs and events lineup of programs and events that support and strengthen the Whyte’s exhibitions, research, and shop.

  • Works with the Head of Archives and Special Collections to coordinate Fireside Chats, the Lillian Agnes Jones Fellowship presentations, and other archives-based programming.

  • Works with the Art and Heritage team to coordinate artist talks, gallery openings, and other programs showcasing the collections.

  • Works with the Museum Shop and Visitor Services Manager to coordinate book talks that help draw attention to the book shop.

  • Works closely with and supports the Manager of Education and the Manager of Indigenous Relationships and Programs.

  • Works with the Marketing and Communication Manager by providing relevant information and material to promote upcoming programs and events.

  • Works with various community partners such as Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, Banff Pride, as well as local authors, musicians, and artists.

 

Event Coordination and Administration

  • Writes and tracks deliverables of agreements, MOU’s honorariums, and invoicing as required.

  • Sets up in-house A/V equipment as well as the portable sound system, troubleshoots and solves problems independently.

  • Is proficient at running Zoom presentations on the meeting and webinar function, knowledge of other platforms is an asset.

  • Completes post-event duties and communications including event reports, budgets, and uploading event video recordings onto YouTube.

  • Maintains events listings on whyte.org website.

  • Organizes the ticketing and registration for programs and events, communicates with attendees as required.

  • Assists with the event planning and coordination, including liquor licensing, food permits, event notification forms as required, and general set up and take down.

  • Works closely with the maintenance team in the coordination of events.

 

COVID-19 Health and Safety

  • Leads a monthly Health and Safety COVID-19 meeting if required.

  • Follows the news and is on the pulse of COVID-19 updates.

  • Makes sure all staff are aware of and adhering to COVID-19 protocols, and ensures communications and signage is updated regularly.

 

Facility Rental Coordination

  • Responds to inquiries about the Whyte Museum’s rental properties, such as the Abegweit and Masonic Hall.

  • Stays informed on renter responsibilities and ensures these responsibilities are met.

  • Coordinates rental bookings including scheduling, sending contracts, and invoicing.

  • Works with our partnering company on Whyte property rentals for wedding venues.

  • Coordinates and schedules the community use of the Whyte Museum grounds rentals.

  • Ensures the food handling permit is renewed.

Work term: This is a full-time position with weekend and evening hours as required.

Closing Date: June 27, 2022

 

The Whyte Museum is an equal opportunity workplace. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We are building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.​ Employees of the Whyte Museum enjoy a rewarding and culturally rich work environment.

 

Please provide both a cover letter and résumé clearly outlining your skills and how they relate to the duties of this position, to humanresources (at) whyte.org no later than June 27th, 2022. 

 

Interpretive Guide

Full-Time – May-October

 

The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies in Banff is looking for one highly motivated and team-oriented Museum Interpreter

to share their passion for the art, history, and culture of this area with museum visitors. This position will develop your communication and program delivery skills while gaining valuable museum work experience. 

 

Qualifications:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Post secondary in the fine arts, art history, history, education and/or natural history

  • Excellent command of the English language is required. French is an asset

  • Certification in First Aid/CPR

  • Experience in interpreting is an asset

  • Knowledge or demonstrated interest in the culture, art, and heritage of the Canadian Rockies

  • Must be able to stand for long periods, indoors and outdoors in all weather

  • Be able to lift 20lbs

  • Experience in customer service is an asset

 

Duties:

Primary

  • Deliver multiple scripted tours daily to the public and to booked tour groups

  • Be present in the galleries and on museum grounds to engage with visitors

  • Assist with the implementation of the museum’s annual special events

  • Deliver other interpretive programs as required

  • Gather visitor feedback and comments

Secondary

  • Conduct independent reading and research in the areas of Rocky Mountains art, culture, and history

  • Assist in writing and research projects

  • Other duties as required

Work term: This is a full-time position starting as soon as possible until the beginning of October with room for extension in various capacity at the Whyte Museum.

Wage: $20.00/hr

Closing Date: Until the position is filled

 

The Whyte Museum is an equal opportunity workplace. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We are building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.​ Employees of the Whyte Museum enjoy a rewarding and culturally rich work environment.

 

Please provide both a cover letter and résumé clearly outlining your skills and how they relate to the duties of this position, to:

 

Jennifer Royal

Manager of Education

Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

111 Bear Street, PO Box 160

Banff, AB, T1L 1A3

jroyal (at) whyte.org