Employment Central - Museum Interpreter

Museum Interpreter

Yukon Transportation Museum

As a Museum Interpreter, you are responsible for ensuring that each visitor to our museum has a positive experience. Your main areas of responsibility will be presenting guided tours to museum patrons; processing POS transactions, admissions and memberships in the gift shop; assisting with museum events, rentals, inventory checks, general maintenance, facility upgrades and museum projects as necessary; and working alongside the YTM leadership team to develop innovative and exciting programming during the offseason. If you love to learn, teach, be creative or fix things, you'll have a good time.
 As one of the frontline faces of YTM, you are an extremely valuable part of the Museums and Heritage sector in the Yukon. Your oral and written interpretative skills, creativity, outgoing and friendly attitude, organizational prowess and time management skills will come in handy. This position may also include paid training opportunities (e.g. Standard First Aid, WHMIS).
 All Museum Interpreters report to the Acting Executive Director.
 This posting is for a position during the YTM off-season, with the possibility of extension into summer. The museum is open to the public from 12-5 on Saturday, Sunday and Monday throughout the fall and winter. The weekly hours for this position may vary depending on applicant availability – applicants are encouraged to ask about both full-time and part-time opportunities at YTM over the off-season.
 Come and spend some time learning about (and living!) Yukon history with the team at YTM. 
  1. English is the language of work at YTM (but anyone who speaks French, German, Japanese, or a Yukon Indigenous language would be a great asset to our team.) 
  2.  A working knowledge of Yukon history and geography (or a willingness to learn!) is crucial to your success in this position. Fields of study potentially related to this position include Tourism, Museum Studies, Geography, History, Anthropology, Marketing, Business, Theatre and/or Communications.
  3.  Experience in previous roles that have required program development or coordination is an asset.
  4.  All applicants should have weekend availability and access to reliable transportation.
  5.  You must be legally entitled to work in Canada. A criminal record check may also be required of successful applicants.
  6.  This position is funded specifically for applicants 16-30 years of age. Candidates for these positions must be either Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or persons to whom refugee status in Canada has been conferred.
  7.  Applicants must either be full-time high school, college or university students, or planning to return to full-time studies in the semester following this work assignment. Contact us for clarification on your eligibility! 

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