Summer Job: Site Interpreter

The Grist Mill and Gardens at Keremeos is a provincial historic site that features spectacular gardens, fascinating heritage buildings and the only working waterwheel-powered flour mill in Western Canada.

In the last four years, the Grist Mill has seen incredible growth with a six-fold increase in attendance, thanks in part to a commitment to quality interpretation. Fueled by our talented and enthusiastic staff, we are united in our passion to being one of the fastest growing attractions in BC as we work to be an innovative leader in the heritage community.

We’re looking for someone who wants to join our team to help us provide unique learning opportunities to our visitors on our 12 acre site by providing tours, demonstrations and more.

Responsibilities:

This position will provide visitors with a memorable experience on the site during the 2017 summer season. Specific tasks include providing regular tours of the heritage buildings, gardens and other interpretive features on the site, developing and delivering themed workshops and presentations, representing the site at off-site events, contributing articles and other content to the site’s blog and other social media channels, conducting minor research or assisting with a variety of historical, agricultural or artistic projects happening on site through the season.

Qualifications:

  • currently enrolled as student in Museum Studies, Education, Heritage Interpretation or a theatre program with a strong interest in educational programming and public presentation
  • excellent communications and interpersonal skills
  • computer literacy
  • ability to work both independently and in a team
  • ability to think creatively
  • between 15 and 30 years of age and returning to full-time studies in the fall
  • willing to commit to working 35 hours per week from May 15 – September 4, 2017

Students still in high school will also be considered even if they don’t meet the above qualifications, with the understanding they may work limited hours until late June.

How to Apply:

Please direct questions and submit resumes to:

Chris Mathieson
Grist Mill and Gardens
2691 Upper Bench Road
Keremeos, BC V0X1N4
chris@oldgristmill.ca
(250) 499-2888

The deadline to apply is May 21, 2017, but applications will be reviewed on a first-come-first-served basis, so quick applications are encouraged. If you plan to apply for more than one position, only a single resume is required. Please note in your cover letter which position(s) you are applying for.

This position is funded in part through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations. For more information please visit www.youngcanadaworks.gc.ca. Government of Canada job equity groups are encouraged to apply. This position is subject to final funding approval.