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The Port Alberni Maritime Heritage Gallery and Discovery Centre offers an employment opportunity for students looking to return to school in the Fall. These summer positions give students freedom to work on their own projects while giving good entrance experience into the museum field. 

Job Title:
Exhibit Guide and Program Assistant

Number of Positions:
Four (4) – Contingent on funding application


Port Alberni


Start Date:

June 15th (with training starting the week of June 9th; 30 hours training in total)

Application Closing Date:

Resumes with a cover letter will be received until 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, May 15th, 2019


Wage and Hours:
$12.65 per hour. 30 hours per week for 10 weeks (contingent on funding application).


                *Welcoming and informing visitors of exhibits
                *Maintaining records of visitors and tourist attendance
                *Researching specific topics, as assigned by the supervisor
                *Delivering regular children’s programs and other special event programs
                *Handling cash
                *Weekly general cleaning and maintaining the building in a safe manner
                * Organizing and running a fundraiser
                *Handling the organizations social media accounts


                *Must have been a full-time student in the last semester AND be returning                      to full-time studies for the fall(high school or post-secondary)
                *Fast learner
                *Friendly & Cooperative
                *Previous experience in tourism, children’s' events, or an interest in                               local/maritime history is an asset.
                *Valid First Aid certification is also an asset


How to Apply:
Please email resume and cover letter to:, with the subject: “Summer Student Application”

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