The Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin is hiring 2 individuals with an interest in local history and
museums to the position of Museum Assistant for the 2021 summer season! Join our dynamic
team working towards the conservation and presentation of the history and heritage of the
Cariboo Chilcotin! The museum has delivered history and heritage programming, exhibits, and
events in Williams Lake for over 50 years. It is situated on the traditional territory of the
Secwépemc, Dakelh, and Tŝilhqot’in Nations.
Job title: Museum Assistant
Duration: May 10 – August 30 (16 weeks)
Hours per week: 35
Visitor reception, engagement, and museum tours
Assist with ongoing collections management and exhibit projects
Assist in developing events and programming opportunities, including assisting in the
development of virtual museum tours and evaluating and redeveloping school tours
Research and write exhibit and artifact signage and labels as part of a project to
redesign the interpretive signage in the museum’s exhibits
Conduct research to fulfill inquiries from members of the public, assist in research
requests by locating necessary documents and files
Process museum membership sign-ups, renewals, and payments
Assist with daily tasks such as cleaning, filing, and general organization
Assist in opening and closing the museum
Other tasks as required
Strong skills in research, writing, and critical thinking
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
To comply with grant funding, candidates must be between the ages of 16 and 30,
legally entitled to work in Canada, and be returning to full time post-secondary studies
in the fall.
Must be available to work weekends, and some evenings as required
Preference will be given to post-secondary students and those entering a post-
secondary program in the fields of museum studies, history, Indigenous studies,
Canadian history, and similar.
Two positions are available, subject to funding.
The Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin is an equal-opportunity employer. Our museum facility is
Please submit a resume and cover letter to:
Or in person at the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin, 1660B Broadway Ave South, Williams
Application deadline: April 26, 2021
We would like to thank all applicants for their interest, however due to submission volume only
those selected for interview will be contacted.