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Seasonal interpreters work in New Brunswick Museum galleries presenting New Brunswick heritage, culture, and natural history to visiting cruise ship passengers through innovative gallery tours, specialized programs, demonstrations, and storytelling in order to create memorable learning experiences that engage visitors of all ages. The position requires the ability to comfortably interact with members of the public and to present in front of large groups of varying ages.
Candidates must have a positive attitude, enthusiasm for learning and educating, and be highly self-motivated. Must be available to work weekdays, as well as some evenings and weekends, 20-30 hours per week. A vulnerable sector criminal record check is required.
Pay is $13-15/hr, to be determined based on education and experience
How To Apply
Submit Cover Letter and resume by email, fax, or in person to Catrina Russell at:
New Brunswick Museum
1 Market Square
Saint John, New Brunswick
Phone: (506) 643-2339
Fax: (506) 643-6081
The New Brunswick Museum is the major multidisciplinary institution that collects and interprets the cultural and natural heritage of the province. Under the Exhibitions & Visitor Experience Department (E&VE), the educator-interpreter develops and delivers museum programs to diverse audiences in line with the mission and the exhibitions program of the museum. Supervised by the Head, E&VE, and working in concert with two other educator-interpreters (each of whom has a target audience), the incumbent also works with other teams in the museum.
As the result of maternity leave, we are looking for a dynamic educator-interpreter for the primary school and toddler audiences. The Department of E&VE is also reviewing its educational programs and the future educator-interpreter will play an active role.
Developing Program (40% of the time)
- Review, evaluate and update existing educational programs.
- Undertake appropriate research, keep the documentation organized, produce program documents (detailing the communication objectives, materials needed and program description) that will be reviewed by curators and used for future interpreters
- Develop a contact network with specialists of the field, services in place in the province and with schools (anglophone and francophone) across the province.
- Participate in the development of the procedures for curatorial approval of programs.
Delivering educational programs (50%)
- Organize schedule in conjunction with the booking agenda
- Prepare the materials needed for booked programs
- Welcome groups and deliver programs inside/outside of the museum
- Evaluate personal performance and that of the other interpreters for program improvement.
- Organize the work space
- Supervise students-interpreters (mainly during the summer)
- Bachelor’s Degree in education, museology, cultural history or natural history, or other related fields. A Master’s Degree would be a valuable asset.
- More than 3 years experience in museum interpretation and developing programs
- Bilingual (French /English), an advanced level is mandatory. You must be comfortable speaking to audiences in both official languages
- Qualities : interpersonal skills, comfortable with public speaking (especially to toddlers and primary school audiences), resourceful, responsible, independent, versatile, fast learner, organized, able to work in a team, honest critical assessment of own work .
- Salary: 20-22$/h, 36.25h/week. Contract of 1 year / (temporary maternity leave replacement).
How To Apply
Closing September 15th, 2019 midnight.