December 16, 2023
The Diefenbaker Canada Centre is recruiting for a temporary, full-time Heritage Education Technician for a 16 week internship from November 2023 to February 2024. Candidates must be a recent graduate of a college or university program, ideally in museology, education, political science, or social sciences.
The hourly rate of pay is $18.00.
Primary Purpose: Under the guidance and mentorship of the Curatorial, Collections, and Exhibits Manager (CCEM) and the Programs and Outreach Coordinator (POC), the Heritage Education Technician (HET) will gain professional experience in a museum setting through experiential learning. The HET will also learn about the development and delivery of heritage related programming, including curriculum-based education programs, exhibit-related tours, special events, and community outreach. As time allows, the HET will also assist with exhibit research, grant writing, and artefact documentation, contributing to and learning about how exhibits are developed, and collections are managed. These practical, transferrable skills will allow the intern to discover career options in the heritage sector, increase their competencies, and prepare them for a career in museology and collections management.
The ideal candidate will have knowledge of and experience in or the willingness to learn the following skillset:
- Have experience working in a museum or heritage setting.
- Have experience delivering and/or developing educational programming for diverse audiences of all ages.
- Have the ability to follow directions.
- Be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
- Be detail-oriented.
- Be computer literate and have the ability to use/learn various computer applications. • Have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently; be tactful, sensitive, and pleasant to the needs and opinions of others.
- Work under time constraints and meet deadlines while working on multiple projects. • Have good attendance.
- Be flexible, adaptable and take initiative.
- Have strong research skills, and the ability to learn and retain information. • Have strong organizational skills and the ability to set and adhere to work priorities. • Must be able to lift 25 lbs, climb ladders, work within 32-inch aisles, and do repetitive tasks with few breaks.
- Proficiency with MS Excel and knowledge of and ability to work on the internet and with various programs and applications related to databases. Experience with Adobe Photoshop and InDesign is beneficial.
- This position requires flexibility and will include evening and weekend shifts. • Experience working with video-conferencing programs (Zoom, Microsoft Teams) would be considered an asset.
- Previous experience planning and attending community outreach events would be considered an asset.
- The ability to communicate in French (both oral and written) would be considered an asset.
How to apply
Applications will be considered immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled. Applying early is encouraged. To apply, the following information must be submitted in a single PDF file to [email protected] (note that the subject line of the email must state: Application for DCC Heritage Education Technician intern):
Cover letter stating how you meet the qualifications, why this position appeals to you, and what you feel you can bring to the Diefenbaker Canada Centre team • Names and contact information (email address and phone number) of three references
About the DCC
The DCC’s purpose is to help people make meaningful and personal connections to ideas of citizenship, leadership, and Canada’s role in the international community. Programs and activities offered by the DCC aim to inspire participants to have optimism about Canada’s political culture and history, to take advantage of our democratic heritage, and to challenge their own notions of Canadian leadership and citizenship in an ever-changing community.
For more information, visit https://www.usask.ca/diefenbaker/.
The University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respect to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another. Located on the University of Saskatchewan (USask) campus, the Diefenbaker Canada Centre (DCC) is dedicated to assisting in the development and career enhancement of its interns. The DCC has a proven track record of providing quality employment opportunities, during which interns gain valuable work experience and practical skills, expand their knowledge in the field of museology, and have the opportunity to experience a vibrant cultural workplace. In turn, the DCC has benefited from passionate interns who are excited to share their knowledge and ideas.