The Tantramar Heritage Trust is a non-profit, charitable organization that promotes preservation of heritage resources in the Tantramar Region. The Trust operates two museums in Sackville: the Boultenhouse Heritage Centre on Queens Road and the Campbell Carriage Factory Museum in Middle Sackville.
The Trust is now accepting applications from students for the following positions in 2020-21:
- Researcher/Museum Interpreter – 1 position at the Boultenhouse Heritage Centre (up to 24 weeks part time, start date to be determined)
Duties include: delivering a limited number of guided tours and interpretation of historical buildings and artifacts to visitors to the museums; assisting with an oral history project on the Sackville foundries; researching and writing reports on topics of interest to the Trust and other activities utilizing academic skills and knowledge; assisting with planning and carrying out programming, including children’s workshops, school field trips, and other events for the general public; assisting Exhibits and Collections Committees with research and planning for exhibit renewal at the Boultenhouse Heritage Centre; marketing and promotions for the Trust; creating social media posts; other general maintenance and museum related work as required.
- Collections Assistant – 1 position (up to 24 weeks part time, start date to be determined)
Duties include: registration, documentation, research, locating, and safe handling and storage of artifacts and archival fonds at both museum facilities; data entry into either Virtual Collections or the Archives New Brunswick Access to Memory database; assisting in the preparation of artifacts for exhibits; performing office duties related to collections; contributing to educational programme development and delivery; and generally, assisting staff and volunteers as needed.
Both positions are funded by the Young Canada Works in Heritage program. To check eligibility and register, please visit their website at www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/young-canada-works.html.
Please submit a cover letter and résumé with the names and contact information for three references to:
Karen Valanne, Executive Director, Tantramar Heritage Trust, 29B Queens Rd., Sackville, NB E4L 4G4
or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please state in your cover letter which position(s) you are applying for and your general availability between October 1, 2020 and April 30, 2021.
Candidates must be willing to work flexible hours, including some weekends and statutory holidays. Both positions require that the candidate have been in school last year and be returning to full-time studies this fall and winter.
Applications will be accepted until September 28, 2020 at 5 pm, with interviews to be conducted soon after. We appreciate all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.