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Education, Interpretation, Public Programming Assistant – 2 positions

We are seeking two reliable, enthusiastic, adaptable and self-motivated Education Animator/Tour Interpreter assistants to work with our Education, Events & Special Gathering team for 8 weeks starting from July 2 to August 27, 2015. These are full-time, temporary summer positions. As we are a small but dynamic team here at ACCI, Animator/Interpreter assistants will assist with education programming, special events, tours, and any other duties, or tasks required. Animators/Interpreters’ daily tasks will be guided, supported, and supervised by the Coordinator of Education & the Events and Special Gathering Technician. The language of work is English. Cree and French language skills are definite assets. Students from one of the 9 Cree communities of the Cree Nation are highly encouraged to apply. ACCI will try to assist with accommodation arrangements if required.

CORE DUTIES

  • Assist with greeting guests, collection of monies, booking individual and group tours, telephone inquiries
  • Assist with tour interpretation of the exhibit hall and the institute
  • Assist with reception and gift shop duties when needed
  • Acquire knowledge of the permanent museum collection and be able to transfer that knowledge in a tour and/or customer inquiry setting (training & training manual will be provided but self-direction is essential)
  • Learn skills to aid in education programming & facilitating workshops
  • Assist with preparing for educational programs & workshops
  • Assist with procedural development of upcoming fall educational programming
  • Assist with summer workshops, demonstrations, and outreach programs
  • Follow all ACCI standards, policies and procedures.

PREFERRED CANDIDATE PROFILE

  • Understanding of Cree culture, heritage, traditions and practices
  • Personal interest in learning about Cree culture, heritage, traditions and practices
  • Great importance will be placed on punctuality and attendance
  • Candidate should be self-motivated, with a positive approach to work
  • Candidate should have good organizational skills
  • Candidate should have an affinity for social interaction and be polite and courteous to visitors
  • Candidate should be flexible and able to work evenings and weekends
  • Cree language skills are a definite asset but not required
  • Students from the 9 Cree communities of the Cree Nation are highly encouraged to apply
  • Ideal for high school or undergraduate students thinking of pursuing a degree or certificate or advanced degree in Education, Museum Education, Museum Studies, Public History, as well as in the Service Sector 

SALARY AND WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Full time, 35 hours a week (typically 9am-5pm, evenings and weekend hours may be required)
  • Wage: $18.00/hr

Suggested start date: 2 July 2015
Suggested end date: 27 August 2015
Please apply with cover letter outlining your interest and resume by 30 April 2015 to: Kelly Pineault, Coordinator of Education: kelly.pineault@creeculture.ca