Position: Heritage Interpreter-Seasonal
Location: Barrington Museum Complex- Barrington Woolen Mill
Salary: $13.10 per hour
Hours: Average of 35 hours per week
Duration: starting date July 5, 2021-October 2021
The position of Heritage Interpreter requires providing an oral historical interpretive commentary to visitors at any of the four museum sites in the Complex, responding to visitors’ questions, and participating in programming and special events offered at a site. Additionally, they will be required to become proficient in the production of woolen textiles including spinning and weaving woolen yarns. They will develop scripts; assist with the description and registration of artifacts in the inventory; assist with the installation and presentation of temporary displays and special programs; take part in the promotion of programs and activities at the museum/Complex. Heritage Interpreters will have the opportunity to learn and perform heritage and collections management skills pertinent to the sites that they are working in including properly cleaning artifacts, conducting inventories, database entry, and storing artifacts. They will perform admission and retail duties, track visitor information and statistical reporting, assist with the cleaning of sites and artifacts, and perform site opening, closing, and security duties. Wearing historical clothing or other uniforms may be required.
The successful candidate will require strong verbal, listening, and written communication skills and an ability to explain things in a clear and entertaining way. Barrington Museum Complex team members need to interact well with people, demonstrate a positive attitude, and possess excellent customer service and retail/cash handling skills. The Assistant must be comfortable speaking in front of groups and interacting with people of all ages and backgrounds and have general knowledge of local and Nova Scotian history. Basic research and computer skills are required. All Complex staff must be friendly, courteous, and outgoing, value teamwork, and able to accept constructive feedback. All staff are required to participate in a comprehensive orientation and training (OHS) session and assist in the preparation of the sites for seasonal operations.
The Cape Sable Historical Society is responsible for the care and management of four museums and a research centre complex in the Municipality of Barrington. The Barrington Museum Complex is the primary heritage-based tourism destination for the Western end of Shelburne County. We provide safe and rewarding seasonal employment to over 15 individuals from April to October. We are an equal opportunity employer. All positions are dependent on approved funding.
Email current CV (resume) with cover letter to Samantha Brannen at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to apply is June 25, 2021.
We are offering curbside service for gift shop purchases while we abide by the current Provincial public Health restrictions. To place an order please visit https://barringtonmuseumcomplex.square.site and pay online or contact us at email@example.com to arrange for curbside payment.
The Barrington Museum Complex has a tentative re-opening date of June 14th, 2021.