Employment

* 2017 SUMMER POSITIONS STILL AVAILABLE – Please apply by May 17, 2017

Our employees play an essential part in looking after ongoing operations and providing visitors with a memorable experience. We have a small number of year-round employees in leadership and administrative roles. During our open season from May to September, we hire seasonal staff – typically 4 – 5 students – to provide a range of services to visitors. These would include interpretive tours, food services in the Saga Café, research, and ensuring special events live up to the expectations of all who participate. Our employment opportunities are ideal for students that are energetic, outgoing personality, enjoy working in a team environment, a love of history, interested in experiencing a different culture and learning basic Danish language skills, and enjoy working with people of all ages and from all walks of life. Applicants must meet the requirements outlined by government funding programs received by the Museum. The Danish Canadian National Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

The following summer positions are available:

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Museum Interpreter – COOK (CULINARY) LEAD

Responsibilities are but not limited to: research/compile historical information of 6 Danish Celebrations and the foods/customs associated with these events; develop lesson plans and design/develop instructional booklet; develop promotional material and submit for advertising purposes; assist with ordering of supplies related to the Saga Café and monitoring of budget; Instruct classes (4 in total over 16 weeks); train other staff re: the interpretive information/materials being used for this project; conduct Danish demonstrations on Cultural Event Days for museum visitors, highlighting Danish customs and the art of Danish Cuisine; preparation of Danish cuisine for sale in the Saga Cafe/Gift Shop; provide visitors with the history/cultural significance re foods being served in the Cafe and for sale in Gift Shop; ensure that products including specialty items needed for Danish cuisine; assist in all areas of museum operations/visitor services as required.

The level of knowledge, skills and abilities required to deliver all aspects of this position are commonly acquired through post-secondary and/or certification in Nutrition and Food Sciences, Culinary Arts, Food Services, Hospitality Management or equivalent studies. Prior work experience in restaurant, museum or recreation/tourism industries and nonprofits is an added advantage.

Location of Museum: Dickson, Alberta (rural) Driver’s license/personal transportation required.

May 8 – August 25 2017

$18.00 – $21.00 per hour (depending on qualifications)

Deadline to apply – Until Suitable Candidate Found

Please submit applications to – executive@stepintothesaga.com

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Museum Interpreter – SPECIAL EVENTS

Responsibilities are but not limited to: conducting interpretative tours, and planning and coordinating multiple events; partner with local museums, attractions, and travel partner organizations (i.e. Scandinavian Trail partnership) in maximizing the potential number of Museum visitors to this rural area by enhancing the quality and appeal of cultural events/programming; develop and distribute advertising to local newspapers, radio/public service announcements, designing and circulating posters, and updating of the Museums main website and social media to help encourage more visitors to our rural museum and surrounding community(s); provide interpretative tours that educates visitors about the Danish immigration to Canada and the cultural contributions Danes have brought to our nation; conduct on site satisfaction surveys that gathers statistics for best practices in long-term planning of the Museum development, programs and services; provide direction to other junior staff and volunteers for event planning; assist in all areas of museum operations/visitor services as required.

The level of knowledge, skills and abilities required to deliver all aspects of this position are commonly acquired through post-secondary and/or certification in Museum Studies, History Studies, General Arts, Recreation Administration, Tourism and Hospitality Management or equivalent studies. Prior work experience in museum (historical centres), recreation/tourism industries and nonprofits is an added advantage.

Location of Museum: Dickson, Alberta (rural) Driver’s license/personal transportation required.

May 8 – August 25 2017

$14.00 per hour

Deadline to apply – Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Please submit applications to – executive@stepintothesaga.com

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Museum Interpreter – GROUP TOURS

Responsibilities are but not limited to: conducting interpretative tours; manage group tours including Scandinavian Trail tour booking; partner with local museums, attractions, and travel partner organizations (i.e. Scandinavian Trail partnership) in maximizing the potential number of Museum visitors to this rural area by enhancing the quality and appeal of cultural events/programming; assist with media groups; schedule staff and/or volunteers with each group; assess successes and challenges; present information at team meetings and present recommendations for improvement to programming; work with the marketing team and Special Events Assistant regarding advertising and promotions of the school program, special events, Scandinavian Trail tours; conduct guided interpretative tours (indoor and outdoor exhibits) for Museum visitors and groups; develop and complete satisfaction survey focused on group tours and record data pertaining to feedback; assist in all areas of museum operations.

The level of knowledge, skills and abilities required to deliver all aspects of this position are commonly acquired through post-secondary and/or certification in Museum Studies, History Studies, General Arts, Recreation Administration, Tourism and Hospitality Management or equivalent studies. Prior work experience in museum (historical centres), recreation/tourism industries and nonprofits is an added advantage.

Location of Museum: Dickson, Alberta (rural) Driver’s license/personal transportation required.

May 8 – August 25 2017

$14.00 per hour

Deadline to apply – Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Please submit applications to – executive@stepintothesaga.com

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Museum Interpreter – RESEARCH LEAD

Responsibilities are but not limited to: conducting research/implementation; display/exhibit development and training of junior interpretative staff; research family histories of Danish immigrants to Canada pertaining to those that cam as a result of the Canadian Pacific Railways promotion of ready made farms; develop interpretative material/signage for the grand opening of the Nielsen CPR house – ready made farm exhibit in 2017; research/time date artifacts in the collection for the CPR house; develop for other exhibits throughout the Museum; train junior staff in using interpretative materials and conducting tours; enhance the survey questionnaire (on-site satisfaction) to gather feedback from visitors and compile report; create a new ‘virtual tour’ presentation that speaks to all indoor and outdoor exhibits situated in the front lobby area of the Museum; review website exhibit information and provide recommendations for enhancement; the position will work closely and assist the Curator and assist in all areas of Museum when required.

The level of knowledge, skills and abilities required to deliver all aspects of this position are commonly acquired through post-secondary and/or certification in Museum Studies, History Studies, General Arts, Recreation Administration, Tourism and Hospitality Management or equivalent studies. Prior work experience in museum (historical centres), tourism/recreation industries and nonprofits is an added advantage.

Location of Museum: Dickson, Alberta (rural) Driver’s license/personal transportation required.

May 8 – August 25 2017

$14.00 per hour

Deadline to apply – Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Please submit applications to – executive@stepintothesaga.com

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Executive Assistant & Special Projects

As a team player with initiative the Executive Assistant and Special Projects will provide a source of skilled support for membership, finance, event planning, and administration to create an effective and efficient working operation. In addition, the employee will provide the initial receptive contact for inquiries and outside calls. The Executive Assistant and Special Projects employee is summer position that provides administrative support to the Executive Director and assists coordinating special projects. Primary responsibilities include scheduling of staff and timesheets for approval and payment; coordinating volunteers; coordinate facility rentals and special events; ordering and inventory of supplies; assisting with marketing/advertising; maintaining membership(s) and fundraising database(s); communications such as newsletters and social media; tracking/recording of visitor related data; and assist in all areas of visitor services/museum operations museum as assigned by the Executive Director. The Executive Assistant and Special Projects employee will need to be dedicated, energetic, versatile, flexible, well organized with an ability to take initiative. This position provides excellent work experience as it provides a diverse range of responsibilities and enables the student to job shadow with the Executive Director.

The level of knowledge, skills and abilities required to deliver all aspects of this position are commonly acquired through post-secondary and/or certification in administration, recreation administration, and/or equivalent combination of knowledge and skills. Prior work experience in recreation, museum or tourism industries, and nonprofits is an added advantage.

Location of Museum: Dickson, Alberta (rural) Driver’s license/personal transportation required.

May 8 – August 25 2017

$16.00 per hour

Deadline to apply – Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Please submit applications to – executive@stepintothesaga.com