The Diefenbaker Canada Centre is currently hiring for the following position:

 

Heritage Interpreter

The Diefenbaker Canada Centre is recruiting for a temporary, full-time Heritage Interpreter for the period May 3 to August 21, 2021, with the possibility of extension.

The hourly rate of pay will be based on experience and qualifications and will not be less than $15.75.

Candidates must be a current undergraduate university student who has completed ideally at least two years of study; preferred fields are education, political or international studies, history, or other humanities fields. The candidate must be returning to full-time studies in the fall. This position will proceed subject to funding from Young Canada Works and/or Canada Summer Jobs, and applicants must meet the eligibility requirements for both of these programs.

The Heritage Interpreter (HI) will work at the Diefenbaker Canada Centre (DCC) under the guidance and mentorship of the Programs and Outreach Coordinator (POC) to enhance access to the DCC’s educational and outreach programming. The HI will also participate in the development in community outreach initiatives for the DCC. This position will be a vital part of the student summer working to share knowledge of Canadian history and culture. Each of the projects below that the HI will participate in have been designed for remote work requirements but can be modified for in-person activity in the event the DCC is able to re-open during the work term.

  • Convert the existing “One Canada” exhibit into an online format to be featured on the DCC website. If the DCC remains closed over the summer, the HI will also research and develop an associated online educational program in collaboration with the POC.
  • Lead the planning and development of the DCC’s Culture Days 2021 events held annually in September.
  • Create social media content and provide support for the DCC’s communications and marketing team to promote the various programs and outreach that the DCC provides during the summer.
  • As time permits, research and develop a children’s “Haunted House” event to be held annually in October at the LSS.

If the DCC re-opens and COVID-19 protocols allow, the HI will also do the following:

  • Represent the DCC at in-person community outreach events and programming activities in Saskatoon and throughout Saskatchewan.
  • Perform interpretative duties, including educational programming at the Little Stone Schoolhouse, historical walking tours of the USask campus, and leading Diefenbaker gallery guided tours for the permanent exhibit ‘The Diefenbaker Legacy’ and the travelling exhibit ‘Cipher|Decipher’.
  • Plan and execute up to three LSS Open Houses.
  • Occasionally staff the DCC’s visitor desk to greet and interact with museum visitors and special guests.

The ideal candidate is passionate about Canadian history and will have some general familiarity with, or the willingness to learn, the following skill set:

  • Be culturally aware and a desire to work with people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Ability to conduct educational and public programming
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong research skills and the ability to learn and retain historical information
  • Flexible and able to adapt to change in a fast-paced setting
  • Organizational skills and the ability to set and adhere to work priorities
  • An understanding of Canadian and Indigenous history, governance, and politics
  • Ability to set and meet deadlines while working on multiple projects and to take initiative
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • A commitment to exceptional customer service, including a tactful, responsive, pleasant, and effective manner in person, phone, and email communication
  • Ability to problem solve effectively in an independent manner
  • Basic computer skills, including familiarity with MS Office
  • Class 5 driver’s license is required.
  • This position requires flexibility and will include evening and weekend shifts. Some in-province travel may be required.
  • Experience working with video-conferencing programs (Zoom, Microsoft Teams) would be considered an asset.
  • Experience delivering educational programming and/or working young audiences would be considered an asset.
  • Previous experience planning and/or attending community outreach events would be considered an asset.
  • The ability to communicate in French (written and oral) would be considered an asset.

How to apply

Applications will be considered beginning April 12, 2021, and will be accepted until the position is filled. Applying early is encouraged.

To apply, the following information must be submitted in a single PDF file to jsgs-hr@usask.ca (note that the subject line of the email must state the position title: Heritage Interpreter):

  • Resume
  • Cover letter stating how you meet the qualifications, why this position appeals to you, and what you feel you can bring to the Diefenbaker Canada Centre team
  • Names and contact information (email address and phone number) of three references

Summer Camp Programmers

The Diefenbaker Canada Centre is recruiting for two temporary, full-time Summer Camp Programmers for the period May 3 to August 21, 2021, with the possibility of extension.

The hourly rate of pay will be based on experience and qualifications and will not be less than $15.75.

Candidates must be a current undergraduate university student who has completed ideally at least two years of study; preferred fields are education, political or international studies, history, or other humanities fields. The candidate must be returning to full-time studies in the fall. This position will proceed subject to funding from Young Canada Works and/or Canada Summer Jobs, and applicants must meet the eligibility requirements for both of these programs.

The Summer Camp Programmers (SCPs) will work at the Diefenbaker Canada Centre (DCC) under the guidance and mentorship of the Programs and Outreach Coordinator (POC) to research, develop, and deliver two unique youth camps following the themes of citizenship, leadership, and Canada’s role in the international community. The DCC is currently closed in response to the global pandemic and it is anticipated that camps will be offered virtually, as seven separate weeklong sessions. If the DCC re-opens, the SCPs will prepare one virtual and one in-person camp to be held at the DCC. Each SCP will have the opportunity to experience leading camps in both formats. If the DCC is open through the summer and COVID-19 protocols allow, the SCPs will also deliver in-person educational programming and tours and participate in community outreach events. Specific tasks and projects are as follows:

  • Review past camp program materials and conduct research to develop new discussion topics and activities that are easily delivered in a live, virtual setting.
  • Build a unique virtual camp program that includes a day-by-day outline of educational content, planned activities, and scheduled offline body breaks.
  • Assist in the creation of promotional content for social media.
  • Each week of camp, lead discussions and direct activities as outlined by the program schedule; field questions from campers and follow up as necessary with well-researched answers.
  • Participate in community outreach events.
  • Complete an executive summary report, outlining the goals achieved, potential areas to build upon, a summary of participant feedback and future suggestions.

If the DCC re-opens and COVID-19 protocols allow, the SCPs will also:

  • Build one in-person camp program that includes a day-by-day outline of educational content, planned activities, and scheduled body breaks.
  • Occasionally staff the DCC’s visitor desk to greet and interact with museum visitors and special guests.
  • Possibly deliver educational programming and tours relating to Diefenbaker, Canadian history, democracy, and rights and freedoms.

The ideal candidate is passionate about Canadian history and will have some general familiarity with, or
the willingness to learn, the following skill set:

  • Culturally aware and a desire to work with people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong research skills and the ability to learn and retain historical information
  • Passion for continuous learning and an encouraging attitude that inspires learning in others
  • Flexible and able to adapt to change in a fast-paced setting
  • Organizational skills and the ability to set and adhere to work priorities
  • An understanding of Canadian and Indigenous history, governance, and politics
  • Ability to set and meet deadlines while working on multiple projects and to take initiative
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • A commitment to exceptional customer service, including a tactful, responsive, pleasant, and
    effective manner in person, phone, and email communication
  • Ability to problem solve effectively in an independent manner
  • Basic computer skills, including familiarity with MS Office
  • Class 5 driver’s license is required
  • This position requires flexibility and may include evening and weekend shifts. Some in-province
    travel may be required.
  • Previous experience leading virtual meetings using video-conferencing platforms such as Zoom,
    Microsoft Teams or WebEx would be considered an asset.
  • Previous work experience with summer camp programming or working with young audiences
    would be considered an asset
  • The ability to communicate in French (written and oral) would be considered an asset.

How to apply

Applications will be considered beginning April 12, 2021, and will be accepted until the position is filled. Applying early is encouraged.

To apply, the following information must be submitted in a single PDF file to jsgs-hr@usask.ca (note
that the subject line of the email must state the position title: Summer Camp Programmer):

  • Resume
  • Cover letter stating how you meet the qualifications, why this position appeals to you, and
    what you feel you can bring to the Diefenbaker Canada Centre team
  • Names and contact information (email address and phone number) of three references


Exhibit and Collections Assistant

The Diefenbaker Canada Centre is recruiting for a temporary, full-time Exhibit and Collections Assistant for the period May 3 to August 21, 2021, with the possibility of extension.

The hourly rate of pay will be based on experience and qualifications and will not be less than $15.75.

Candidates must be a current undergraduate university student who has completed ideally at least two years of study; preferred fields are education, political or international studies, history, or other humanities fields. The candidate must be returning to full-time studies in the fall. This position will proceed subject to funding from Young Canada Works and/or Canada Summer Jobs, and applicants must meet the eligibility requirements for both of these programs.

The Exhibit and Collections Assistant (ECA) will work at the DCC under the guidance and mentorship of the Curatorial, Collections, and Exhibits Manager on a range of exhibit- and collections-related projects to gain transferrable skills required for a career in museology. Specific objectives will include:

  • Conducting preliminary research and assist in the initial exhibit design for the DCC’s new exhibit ‘Becoming Lieutenant Governor’.
  • Gaining museological experience through assisting with the installation of the traveling exhibit, “Cipher|Decipher” from Ingenium Canada to be on display at the DCC in June 2021.
  • Creating social media posts that are focused on the DCC’s collections and exhibits to create an engaging virtual atmosphere that encourages participants of all ages to engage with the ideas of citizenship, leadership, and Canada’s role in the international community and inspire the DCC’s patrons to share stories and engage their curiosity.
  • Training under the CCEM to learn and apply artefact-handling skills that adhere to professionally recognized museum collection standards and contributing to improving care and access to the extensive artefact collection.
  • Initiating the digitization of the Little Stone Schoolhouse (LSS) artefact documentation.
  • If the DCC is able to re-open and meet all COVID-19 requirements, the ECA may be called to answer questions about the DCC and its collections from museum patrons.
  • As time allows, the ECA may have the opportunity to deliver in-person or virtual gallery and campus tours and attend community events relating to topics that are included in the DCC’s mandate.

The ideal candidate is passionate about Canadian history and will have some general familiarity with, or the willingness to learn, the following skill set:

  • Experience working in a museum or heritage setting
  • Be culturally aware and have a desire to work with people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong research skills and the ability to learn and retain historical information
  • Flexible and able to adapt to change in a fast-paced setting
  • Organizational skills and the ability to set and adhere to work priorities
  • An understanding of Canadian and Indigenous history, governance, and politics
  • Ability to set and meet deadlines while working on multiple projects and to take initiative
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • A commitment to exceptional customer service, including a tactful, responsive, pleasant, and effective manner in person, phone, and email communication
  • Ability to problem solve effectively in an independent manner
  • Basic computer skills, including familiarity with MS Office; experience with InDesign would be considered an asset
  • Experience in data entry and/or working with database software would be considered an asset
  • This position requires flexibility and will include weekend shifts
  • The ability to communicate in French (written and oral) would be considered an asset.

How to apply

Applications will be considered beginning April 12, 2021, and will be accepted until the position is filled. Applying early is encouraged.

To apply, the following information must be submitted in a single PDF file to jsgs-hr@usask.ca (note that the subject line of the email must state the position title: Exhibit and Collections Assistant):

  • Resume
  • Cover letter stating how you meet the qualifications, why this position appeals to you, and what you feel you can bring to the Diefenbaker Canada Centre team
  • Names and contact information (email address and phone number) of three references
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Marketing and Communications Assistant

The Diefenbaker Canada Centre (DCC) is recruiting for a temporary, full-time Marketing and Communications Assistant for the period May 3 to August 21, 2021, with the possibility of extension.

The hourly rate of pay will be based on experience and qualifications and will not be less than $15.75.

Candidates must be a current undergraduate university student who has completed ideally at least two years of study; preferred fields are marketing, communications, business, education, humanities, or social sciences. The candidate must be returning to full-time studies in the fall. This position will proceed subject to funding from Young Canada Works and/or Canada Summer Jobs, and applicants must meet the eligibility requirements for both of these programs.

The Marketing and Communications Assistant (MCA) will work at the DCC under the guidance and mentorship of the Marketing and Communications Manager on a range of marketing and communications projects to gain experience in this field, specifically in the museums sector.

Each of the projects listed below that the MCA will participate in has been designed for remote work requirements but can easily be modified for in-person work in the event the DCC is able to re-open during the work term.

  • Assisting with the development and possibly implementation (depending on timing) of the communications and marketing plan for the re-opening of the museum post-pandemic.
  • Assisting with the development of marketing plans and promotional activities for upcoming in-person exhibits (post-pandemic), educational programs, youth camps, and possibly outreach efforts (depending on COVID-19 restrictions).
  • Assisting with the management of the DCC’s social media presence.
  • Assisting with ongoing website updates and co-development of new online exhibits.
  • Assisting with the development and design of print and digital media, including brochures, reports, ad copy, online marketing, social media posts, press releases, and public service announcements.
  • Implementing day-to-day tactics related to communications and marketing and evaluating their effectiveness.

The ideal candidate is passionate about Canadian history and will have some general familiarity with, or the willingness to learn, the following skill set:

  • Culturally aware and desire to work with people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated with the ability to think and act strategically, take direction, work effectively, and show initiative
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Flexible and able to adapt to change in a fast-paced setting
  • Creative and innovative
  • Organizational skills and ability to set and adhere to work priorities
  • Understanding of Canadian and Indigenous history, governance and politics
  • Ability to set and meet deadlines while working on multiple projects and to take initiative
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Commitment to exceptional customer service, including a tactful, responsive, pleasant and effective manner in all types of communication
  • Ability to problem solve effectively
  • Advanced computer skills, including MS Office, Windows and working knowledge of Adobe design software and social media platforms (including analytics); ability to learn new technologies, programs and procedures quickly and retain information
  • This position requires flexibility and may include evening and weekend shifts. Some in-province travel may be required.
  • The ability to communicate in French (written and oral) would be considered an asset.

How to apply

Applications will be considered beginning April 12, 2021, and will be accepted until the position is filled. Applying early is encouraged.

To apply, the following information must be submitted in a single PDF file to jsgs-hr@usask.ca (note that the subject line of the email must state the position title: Marketing and Communications Assistant):

  • Resume
  • Cover letter stating how you meet the qualifications, why this position appeals to you, and what you feel you can bring to the Diefenbaker Canada Centre team
  • Names and contact information (email address and phone number) of three references