Marketing and Event Coordinator

Job Posting: Marketing and Event Coordinator at Heritage Park Museum

Summer Student Position (Seasonal)

Job Description: The Marketing and Event Coordinator will organize, market, and oversee all special community events at Heritage Park Museum. These events include the Canada Day Celebrations, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Celebrations, Father’s Day Show ‘n’ Shine, Riverboat Days Museum Workshops, Children’s Arts Day Camps, Biweekly Seniors’ Teas, the Summer Lecture Series, and the Gardens and Green Spaces Presentations. The planning of these events is a significant undertaking, so the student will work with other staff and with the Visitor’s Information Centre to promote all special events. The VIC will also assist in the student’s marketing of the museum and local history, and the student will collaborate with VIC on cultural marketing initiatives. This will include networking with other regional museums to encourage visitation between sites. French-language and First Nations groups will be invited to all events and programs, and First Nations children will be included in children’s programs through targeted marketing. The student will ensure that Canada Day Celebrations highlight significant regional people, places, and events in order to celebrate Canada’s 150th. This will include inviting veterans to the museum on Canada Day to tell stories of WWII, including First Nations carvers on Canada Day, and opening the ceremonies with First Nations dancers. Other hands-on, interactive activities in the lead-up and during the celebration will highlight Canadian heritage and our region’s role within Canada.

Work Term: The job posting is for sixteen weeks, beginning on 1 May 2017 and ending 17 August 2017.

Ideal Candidate: Students of education, museum, business, and history will be given priority. Theoretical grounding in these areas will be supplemented by hands-on experience in public speaking, event planning/implementation, community museums, and marketing. The student will complete the work term with a good understanding of how community museums operate. S/he will have significant experience in historical programming, and in planning and implementing special events. First Nations students, students with a disability, or students who are members of a visible minority are encouraged to apply.

Training and Orientation: The student will be supervised daily by the museum’s Curator, who will instruct him/her in event planning, marketing, and best practices in historic and cultural celebrations. The Curator will also ensure the student is familiar with the institution’s priorities and mandate by example, direct instruction, and ongoing review. By creating a detailed work plan, providing standards, and holding weekly review meetings, the Curator will allow the student to learn community museum operations semi-independently. This mentorship will enable the student to gain skills in event planning, marketing, analysis of statistics, leadership, and public speaking.

Terms of Employment: The Marketing and Event Coordinator will be employed by the Terrace and District Museum Society. His or her supervisor will be Heritage Park Museum’s Curator.

Reimbursement: The position is full time at 37.5 hours per week. The wage is $13.00 an hour, plus 4% vacation pay.

Deadline: Please send a resume and cover letter to curator@heritageparkmuseum.com. Applicants selected for interviews will be contacted to arrange either an in-person or telephone interview by the Curator, depending on availability.

 

*** Please note: position contingent on funding from Canada Summer Jobs.