Employment with The Revelstoke Heritage Railway Society

The Revelstoke Heritage Railway Society has three summer positions for students and provides exciting opportunities to learn about Canada’s rich railway history in a unique environment. Two opportunities are at the Railway Museum in Revelstoke and one is at the Last Spike at Craigellachie.

Students seeking summer employment with the Revelstoke Heritage Railway Society must currently be full-time students (September 2017 – April 2018) and planning to return to full-time studies in the fall of 2018. They must be between the ages of 16 and 30 and legally entitled to work in Canada. All positions and job start dates are dependant on approved funding from Federal Government grants. All applicants must be available for the full duration of each grant sponsored position and be registered on the Young Canada Works on-line candidate inventory.  www.youngcanadaworks.ca

 

Successful candidates will gain valuable experience in the workings of a non-profit museum organization, and the role it plays as a heritage destination through its research facilities, visitor services, special events, and retail sales.

 

Please provide a cover letter and résumé in confidence by April 30, 2018.

Please indicate which position(s) you are interested in, and apply by email or mail:

 

Summer Student Opportunities

Revelstoke Heritage Railway Society  

719 Track St West   PO Box 3018  

Revelstoke, BC V0E 2S0

email: director.railway@telus.net 

Revelstoke Railway Museum

Museum Assistant: Events & Curatorial

The Revelstoke Railway Museum seeks a conscientious and detail-oriented student for the position of Museum Assistant: Events & Curatorial. This 16 week position, beginning May 2018, will provide a practical, hands-on learning experience for a student in the area of special event coordination and delivery, maintenance of collections records, and archival photo digitization. This position will also support front line visitor services in admissions and the gift shop.

The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of event development, good administrative skills to handle paperwork and meet deadlines, as well as excellent computer, communication, public relations skills and previous experience with social media. Previous experience in museums or a related field is an asset.

The hourly rate for this position is $13.00 plus 4% vacation pay. The successful candidate must be available to work weekends, statutory holidays and occasional evenings.

Revelstoke Railway Museum                                                                                                           

Visitor Services Assistant: Retail & Interpretation

The Revelstoke Railway Museum seeks an energetic summer student for the position of Visitor Services Assistant: Retail & Interpretation. This 16 week position will provide a practical, hands-on learning experience for a student in front line visitor services including admissions, retail sales, museum interpretation and tours.

The ideal candidate will have previous sales, merchandising, and cash handling experience, and enjoy working with the public. Previous retail sales and tourism experience is an asset.

The hourly rate for this position is $13.00 plus 4% vacation pay. The successful candidate must be available to work weekends, statutory holidays and occasional evenings.

Craigellachie                                                                                                                   

Visitor Services Assistant: Last Spike

The Revelstoke Heritage Railway Society seeks an energetic student for the position of Visitor Services Assistant: Last Spike. This 16 week position will provide a practical, hands-on learning experience for a student in the area of retail sales, heritage tourism, and customer service.

The ideal candidate must enjoy working with the public, have a working knowledge of retail sales, as well as competent and accurate cash handling skills and  excellent interpersonal skills. Previous retail sales and tourism experience is an asset. The successful candidate must be able to work in a high paced environment and physically capable of handling and lifting up to 20 kg.

The hourly rate for this position is $14.00 plus 4% vacation pay. The successful candidate must be available to work early mornings, weekends and statutory holidays. Please note: This position is at Craigellachie BC, and access to a reliable vehicle is required as there is no public transportation to the site.

We are also hiring for:

Casual Janitor/Grounds-person

  • Seasonal position for the summer

  • Flexible working hours

719 Track St W, P.O. Box 3018, Revelstoke, BC     V0E 2S0, Canada

1-877-837-6060

(250) 837-6060

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