17 Jan

Student Collections Assistant Jobs Vacancy in Government Canada

Position
Student Collections Assistant
Company
Government Canada
Location
Opening
17 Jan, 2018 30+ days ago

Government Canada urgently required following position for Student Collections Assistant. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

Follow the online directions, complete all the necessary fields, and provide all relevant information so your application is submitted correctly. When you click the 'Apply this Job' button (open in new window) you will be taken to the online application form. Here you will be asked to provide personal and contact details, respond to employment-related questions, and show how you meet the key selection criteria.

Student Collections Assistant Jobs Vacancy in Government Canada Jobs Details:

Parks Canada - GULF OF GEORGIA CANNERY National Historic Site
Richmond (British Columbia)
SU-01 - Student Collections Assistant
Summer Student Opportunity
Approximate salary range: $12.26- $15.63 per hour (based on education and experience)
For further information on the organization, please visit Parks Canada

Closing date: 31 January 2018 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: To be eligible, you must be:

  • a full-time post-secondary student in an accredited institution
  • currently recognized as having full-time student status by the academic institution in which you are presently enrolled
  • returning to full-time studies in the next academic term and
  • between the ages of 16 and 30 to be hired for a student job (Young Canada Works funded positions).
  • the minimum age to work in the province where the job exists (Federal Student Work Experience positions).
  • have legal status to work in Canada. Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.
Richmond (BC) and within a 75 kilometer radius of Richmond (BC), within Canadian territory, extending to, amongst others, Vancouver (BC)
Apply online

Important messages

While online application is the preferred method, your application can also be sent by e-mail to the following address: CoteC-BEtudiant.CoastalBCStudent@pc.gc.ca with a short (max 1 page) cover letter and resume in which case you must indicate the process reference number 2017-367

Duties

The Gulf of Georgia Cannery, built in 1894 in the village of Steveston, is a living monument to the individuals involved in Canada’s West Coast Fishing industry. The site is operated by the Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society, an independent, non-profit society and registered charity. The site is open to the public year-round, and welcomes over 56,000 visitors each year. We are currently seeking creative, professional, positive and organized applicants for the position of Collections Assistant.
Working under the supervision of Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site Collections Manager, students will develop diverse and valuable work experience and skills through the following tasks:
  • Working in the collection storage and exhibit areas to inventory artifacts
  • Moving, organizing, re-tagging, and cleaning artifacts and updating artifact records
  • Updating artifact condition assessments
  • Keeping the public up to date on the progress of the Collections Rationalization Project through social media postings, Cannery newsletter articles, and /or the creation of small displays.
  • Work collaboratively with a variety of staff
  • Represent Parks Canada: promote Parks Canada visitor opportunities and products,
raise awareness about Parks Canada and make history and nature engaging and
exciting.

Work environment

Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site is seeking self-motivated, outgoing and creative individuals to join their collections team. The Collections assistant’s role is to move, organize, re-tag, clean artifacts, updating artifact records and to promote Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site and Parks Canada. Successful applicants will be confident, have strong communication skills, and be able to follow detailed instructions.

Intent of the process

The intent of this process is to hire a student for the summer 2018. We will only contact students who demonstrate clearly in the screening follow up questions that they possess the education and experience required for this opportunity.
Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter in 1,000 words (maximum)

Contact information for 2 references.

You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification. Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

This competition is open to all 1st to 4th year college or university students with courses in history, museum/curatorial or archives studies, anthropology, fine arts or other related fields returning to school in Fall 2018 or Winter 2019.
Post-secondary students currently registered in a full-time College or University program
who will be returning to full-time studies in the fall.
  • Computer skills including knowledge and experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and photo editing software are an asset
  • Previous experience in a museum environment an asset
  • Experience in working with the public
Degree equivalency

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Various language requirements
English essential and / or Bilingual

Information on language requirements

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

  • Knowledge of technics for researching, writing and copy-editing content for a variety of mediums (e.g., websites, social media, and handheld devices)
  • Knowledge of web design, content management systems and photo-editing software (e.g., Photoshop)
  • English communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent interpersonal abilities (friendliness, tact, responsiveness, enthusiasm)
  • Excellent organizational, technical writing, research, and manual skills with a penchant for attention to details
  • Experience working both independently and with a team
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to personally connect with others
  • judgement
  • Client Focus – providing service excellence
  • Teamwork – ability to work with a team to achieve shared goals
  • Strives for excellence
The Collections assistant’s role is to inform, educate and inspire visitors about Gulf of Georgia Cannery history, and also to promote Gulf of Georgia National Historic Site
(NHS) and Parks Canada.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

To be eligible, you must be:
  • a full-time post-secondary student in an accredited institution;
  • currently recognized as having full-time student status by the academic institution in which you are presently enrolled;
  • returning to full-time studies in the next academic term;
  • between the ages of 16 and 30 to be hired for a student job (Young Canada Works funded)
  • be the minimum age required by the province for employment (for FSWEP positions)
  • Work shift-work, and/or weekends, and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays
  • Wear a Parks Canada uniform as per the uniform policy and/or dress in period costume as per Parks Canada requirements
  • Work outside in varied weather conditions
  • Stand/walk for up to two hours at a time
  • Perform certain physical tasks as per job requirements (e.g., lift and carry up to 15 kg, reach above head)
Other information

Tips for applicants:
  • When answering the screening questions ensure that you provide complete and thorough details of your experience. You must be specific and provide concrete examples/details for each Experience element, as applications will be screened only on the information provided. Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being screened out of the competition
  • Do not assume that the screening board has any previous knowledge of your background, qualifications, or work history. You must be specific and provide concrete examples/details for each Experience element, as applications will be screened only on the information provided.
  • Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being screened out of the competition.
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Heidi Rampfl, Collections Manager
heidi.rampfl@gogcannery.org


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