Seasonal Historic Interpreter (3 positions)

Term: Wednesday May 1, 2019 to Monday September 2, 2019

Job Type: Seasonal, full time (35 hours weekly)

Location: St. Albert Grain Elevator Site, 4A Meadowview Drive, St. Albert, AB

Workdays:5 days a week, work schedule requires weekend work, holiday Mondays and occasional evenings

Wage: $17.06 per hour

The St. Albert Heritage Sites is looking for individuals with a passion for history who demonstrate strong organizational and communication skills, and enjoy working with people of all ages.  The heritage buildings include two provincially designated grain elevators, a two-roomed schoolhouse, and three houses located on two river lots.

Seasonal Interpreters work as part of a team leading pre-booked school programs, planning special events and providing informative, engaging tours of the heritage buildings and historic sites.

Ideal candidates possess:

  • Background in history, museum studies, agriculture, education or performing arts
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Collaborative skills to work in a team environment
  • Experience interacting with children
  • Current First Aid Certificate

These positions are pending Young Canada Works grant funding.  Candidates should review the eligibility criteria before applying, and be registered with the Young Canada Works on line inventory.

All applicants must be prepared to obtain security checks including a Vulnerable Sector Police Information Check.

Deadline for applications: 5:00 p.m. MST on Sunday March 10, 2019

When sending by email, include a cover letter and CV or resume

Insert Heritage Site Interpreter position in the subject line and send to: hscurator@artsandheritage.ca

To mail or drop off cover letter and résume:
Musée Héritage Museum
St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street
St. Albert, AB T8N 3Z9
Attn: A Samson


Lead Historic Interpreter

Term: Tuesday April 30, 2019 to Monday September 2, 2019

Job Type: Seasonal, full time (35 hours weekly)

Location: St. Albert Grain Elevator Site, 4A Meadowview Drive, St. Albert, AB

Workdays:5 days a week, work schedule requires weekend work, holiday Mondays and occasional evenings

Wage: $18.09 per hour

The St. Albert Heritage Sites is looking for an enthusiastic individual who demonstrates good leadership, has strong organizational and communication skills and enjoys working with people of all ages.  The heritage buildings include two provincially designated grain elevators, a two-roomed schoolhouse as well as a log house, two restored homes and a granary on two river lots.

The Lead Interpreter will work as part of a team leading pre-booked school programs, planning special events and providing informative, engaging tours of the heritage buildings and historic sites.  Ideal candidates will have:

Ideal candidates possess:

  • Background in history, museum studies, agriculture, education or performing arts
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Collaborative skills to work in a team environment
  • Experience interacting with children
  • Experience leading a team or project
  • Current First Aid Certificate

This position is pending Young Canada Works grant funding.  Candidates should review the eligibility criteria before applying, and be registered with the Young Canada Works on line inventory.

All applicants must be prepared to obtain security checks including a Vulnerable Sector Police Information Check.

Deadline for applications: 5:00 p.m. MST on Sunday March 10, 2019

When sending by email, include a cover letter and CV or resume

Insert Lead HS position in the subject line and send to: hscurator@artsandheritage.ca

To mail or drop off cover letter and résume:
Musée Héritage Museum
St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street
St. Albert, AB T8N 3Z9
Attn: A Samson


Seasonal Historic Interpreter

Location: Father Lacombe Chapel Provincial Historic Site, St Albert, Alberta

Job Type: Seasonal

Competition closes: March 24, 2019

About Us

Father Lacombe Chapel Provincial Historic Site is located in St. Albert on St. Vital avenue, Mission hill. Built in 1861 by Oblate missionary, Father Albert Lacombe, the Chapel became the centre of one of Alberta’s oldest communities, St. Albert. Today the chapel has been restored to look much as it did when it was built.

Role

As an Historical Interpreter you will participate in the planning, development and presentation of educational programs, special events, off-site public interpretive programs, and craft and skill demonstrations and activities. Other duties include the collection of admission fees and visitor statistics, event promotion, day-to-day administration, and gift shop sales, and maintaining the general good order of visitor facilities. This position requires weekend work. You will walk and stand for extended periods, and lift and carry moderate loads. It is a historically costumed position with costumes provided.

A successful candidate for this position will converse both in English and French, confidently speak to small and large groups of people in a public setting and be able to assimilate large amounts of information quickly. You must have the ability to work effectively with a range of audiences, from young children to seniors, and to work within a work place team. The position requires a basic understanding of the history of Alberta, an interest in historical interpretation, as well as planning and organizational skills. Intensive training is provided during the first two weeks of May.

Qualifications

Fluent oral and written skills in both English and French, Current Standard First Aid and CPR C training are required. Proof of first aid training must be provided before hiring. Hiring is dependent of a satisfactory security screening.

Post–secondary education in the following fields is desirable: Historical Interpretation, Education, Canadian History, Aboriginal Studies, Ecology, Drama, Marketing and/or Recreation. While not required the following would be considered assets: Customer service training; knowledge of Alberta’s Métis history; heritage skills and crafts.

Wage rate: Interpreter $19.91/hr

This position runs from May 1 – September 2, 2019.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and a cover letter by March 24, 2019. Indicate that you are applying for an Historical Interpreter position at Father Lacombe Chapel. Applications can be sent to:

Museé Heritage Museum
Email:sharis@artsandheritage.ca
Attn:  Shari Strachan
Phone: (780) 459-1528
St Albert Place, 5 St Anne Street
St Albert, Alberta T8N 3Z9

Closing Statement
Thank you to all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidate’s education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.


Lead Interpreter- Seasonal Historic Interpreter

Location: Father Lacombe Chapel Provincial Historic Site, St Albert, Alberta

Job Type: Seasonal

Competition closes: March 24, 2019

About Us

Father Lacombe Chapel Provincial Historic Site is located in St. Albert on St. Vital avenue, Mission hill. Built in 1861 by Oblate missionary, Father Albert Lacombe, the Chapel became the centre of one of Alberta’s oldest communities, St. Albert.Today the chapel has been restored to look much as it did when it was built.

Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with at least two years’ post-secondary education, a passion for learning, good leadership and organizational skills, and experience in historical interpretation.

As Lead Historical Interpreter you will provide leadership and participate fully in a small workplace team responsible for the planning, development and presentation of school programs, special events, off-site public interpretive programs and interpretive tours.  You will work under the supervision of the Program Coordinator taking direction for the team, and providing reports in a timely manner.

A successful candidate for this position will converse both in English and French, confidently to audiences of various sizes with a variety of ages and be able to assimilate large amounts of information quickly. Intensive training is provided May 1 to May 14, 2019.

The duties of all site staff will include the collection of admission fees and visitor statistics, administering site surveys, events promotion and marketing, day-to-day administration, and maintaining the general cleanliness and order of visitor facilities. This position requires weekend work. Walking and standing for extended periods, as well as lifting and carrying moderate loads are part of this job. It is a historically costumed position with costumes provided.

Qualifications

Fluent oral and written skills in both English and French,Current Standard First Aid and CPR C training are required. Proof of first aid training must be provided before hiring.  Hiring is dependent of a satisfactory security screening.

Post–secondary education in the following fields is desirable: Historical Interpretation, Education, Canadian History, Aboriginal Studies, Ecology, Drama, Marketing and/or Recreation. While not required the following would be considered assets: Customer service training; knowledge of Alberta’s Métis history; heritage skills and crafts.

Wage rate: Lead Historical Interpreter $21.19/hr

This position runs from May 1 – September 2, 2019.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and a cover letter by March 24, 2019. Indicate that you are applying for an Historical Interpreter position at Father Lacombe Chapel. Applications can be sent to:

Museé Heritage Museum
Email:sharis@artsandheritage.ca
Attn:  Shari Strachan
Phone: (780) 459-1528
St Albert Place, 5 St Anne Street
St Albert, Alberta T8N 3Z9

Closing Statement
Thank you to all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidate’s education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.


Indigenous Visual Arts Educator (Contract)

Term: This position is a seasonal five-month contract which runs from February 2019 to June 2019. This position begins with training and shadowing with senior instructors.

Job Type: Contract, based on program registrations (1 to 15 programs per week)

Location: St. Albert Place Visual Art Studios, St. Albert, AB and local schools

Workdays: Monday–Friday, 1.5 hour programs run between 8:30 am–3:30 pm.

Art Gallery of St. Albert (AGSA), with Arts and Heritage Foundation of St Albert, has exciting opportunities for highly energetic, creative and organized individuals. Visuals Arts Educators support artistic achievement and visual culture in St. Albert and surrounding area by providing inspiring, engaging and hands-on educational art programs for the community. AGSA is passionate about art education and its capacity to develop confidence and a variety of life and career skills in students.

Indigenous visual arts programs present, represent, and share Indigenous knowledge and traditions while providing connections and cultural context to contemporary Indigenous practices and art forms.

Supports the mission of the Arts and Heritage Foundation (AHF) – offering exceptional arts and heritage experiences in the community. Supports AHF value – honouring our diversity and our Aboriginal roots  

The Arts and Heritage Foundation hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified people, including those with disabilities, members of visible minorities and Indigenous persons.

Job Description:

  • Preparation and delivery of curriculum-based Indigenous visual arts programming that centers on Indigenous knowledge, concerns, world views and reflects Indigenous pedagogies.
  • Create Indigenous art experiences designed for school groups, homeschool groups, community groups, or gallery tour groups which take place at the St. Albert Place Visual Arts Studios, Art Gallery of St. Albert or in the community
  • Spark curiosity amongst students in a variety of subjects, engaging participants intellectually and kinesthetically through visual arts activities
  • Organize program equipment and supplies as well as ensure proper health and safety practices and clean facilities are maintained at all locations
  • Facilitate connections and partnerships within local Indigenous communities
  • Build positive relationships with colleagues, teachers and school groups
  • Provide excellent customer service to all participants 

Ideal candidates possess:

  • A passion for art with a Fine Arts Diploma/ Degree, Art Education Degree (equivalent and or transferable skills/ experience will be considered)
  • Aboriginal Studies certificate or equivalent knowledge of First Nations, Metis, Inuit art and perspectives
  • Experience instructing art to children, youth or adults in group settings
  • Passionate about working and learning with children
  • Studio experience with various media
  • Experience with clay (wedging/ hand-building)
  • Effective classroom management skills for diverse groups and age levels
  • Excellent communication skills with all types of learners
  • Proactive, flexible and positive approach to all aspects of the job
  • Committed, punctual and dependable team player
  • Valid Driver’s license and vehicle for transporting program totes
  • Michif and/or Cree language skills are considered an asset
  • Current Emergency First Aid/CPR certificate
  • RCMP criminal records check and a vulnerable sector check 

Work schedule

  • Programs take place at schools or in the St. Albert Place Visual Art Studios
  • Rate of pay is based on qualification and experience
  • Schedule is flexible and based on actual program registrations

Deadline for applications: Open until a suitable candidate is chosen

Forward résumé and covering letter to:
Shannon Vance, Program Manager
shannonv@artsandheritage.ca
Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron Street, St. Albert, AB, T8N 1E5

*Please note that only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. *No phone calls please.


Summer Gallery Assistant at Art Gallery of St. Albert

Term: May 11 to August 30, 2019 (anticipated)

Job Type: Seasonal, full time (35 hours weekly)

Location: Art Gallery of St. Albert, St. Albert, AB

Workdays: 5 days a week, Tuesday to Saturday 9 am–5 pm Thursday 12–8 pm, includes some evenings, weekends and holidays (including Canada Day)

Wage: $17.06 per hour

Art Gallery of St. Albert (AGSA), with Arts and Heritage St. Albert, has an exciting opportunity available for a highly energetic, creative and organized individual.

The Summer Gallery Assistant supports artistic achievement and visual culture in St. Albert and area by providing support for gallery events, programs and activities. Supports the mission of the Arts and Heritage Foundation – offering exceptional arts and heritage experiences in the community.

Duties include:

  • Support the Community Programs Coordinator in the planning and preparation of child, youth, adult and senior art community programs, school programs and special events.
  • Present child and youth visual art programs, in the Gallery and through outreach
  • Assist with Gallery programming for the International Children’s Festival
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of special events such as ArtWalk, Art Bus Tours, Canada Day, Gallery Shop and Rental Gallery events
  • Provide Gallery Tours and assisting with events in the Gallery Shop and Rental Gallery
  • Assist in the planning of annual events such as; International Children’s Festival, Alberta Culture Days and Amplify Youth Festival programs
  • Material preparation for Gallery programs
  • Assist with exhibition installation and strike and exhibition opening receptions
  • Provide administrative and clerical support to the Gallery and staff including supervision of front desk, main gallery space and Gallery Shop
  • Attend to cleanliness of Gallery and exhibition space as required

Ideal candidate profile:

  • Currently enrolled in Post-Secondary education with a concentration in Visual Arts, Art History, Museum Studies, Visual Arts Education or Arts and Cultural Management
  • Experience working with the public in group settings and leading art activities
  • Familiarity with a range of artistic media
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Collaborative skills to work in a team environment
  • Creativity and a passion for art galleries and museums
  • Past work or volunteer experience in an art gallery
  • Flexibility and enthusiasm to learn
  • Current Standard First Aid/CPR certificate
  • Language skills in French and/ or Cree are assets

This is a grant-funded position anticipated to last 16 weeks (pending grant funding approval). Candidates must be under 30 years of age.

All applicants must be prepared to obtain security checks including an RCMP criminal records check and a vulnerable sector check.

Deadline for applications: 5 pm MST, Mon, April 1, 2019.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Forward résumé and cover letter to:
Jenny Willson, Director/ Curator, Art Gallery of St. Albert
Insert Summer Gallery Assistant in the subject line and email to: jennyw@artsandheritage.ca
Or mail a cover letter and resume to:

Attn: Jenny Willson, Director/ Curator
Art Gallery of St. Albert
19 Perron Street
St. Albert, AB, T8N 1E5


If you are interested in getting involved with us and contributing to your community, we encourage you to check out our various volunteer opportunities at Art Gallery of St. Albert, Musée Héritage Museum and Heritage Sites.