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Welcome Home to Canada Program – 2018
Presented by TD Bank Group and
Supported by the R. Howard Webster Foundation

You are eligible if you are:

  • A permanent resident* of Canada
    *A permanent resident is someone who has been given permanent resident status by immigrating to Canada, but is not a Canadian citizen. Permanent residents are citizens of other countries. (
  • OR
  • A Canadian citizen born outside of Canada
  • OR
  • A protected person as defined in Section 95 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act who is legally entitled to work in Canada and Nova Scotia
  • AND
  • Facing barriers to employment. Barriers may include non-transferable credentials, lack of Canadian work experience and linguistic barriers.

Building and Events Assistant

Reports to: Building Manager

Wages: $12.35 per hour

Hours: 37.5 hours a week with 30 minutes (or 1 hour) unpaid lunch break. As the Museum operates 7 days a week, the work week may include Saturdays and/or Sundays.

Duration: Six month, hourly position starting in May 1, 2018 and ending in October 31, 2018.

Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on April 2, 2018.

How to Apply: Applications can be sent through an employment counsellor/ support worker/ caseworker to Ramya Rangalle, at

Position Summary

The Building and Event Assistant provides an enjoyable experience for visitors attending public programs and private functions by providing support to the Building Manager and the Facility Rentals Team. This position encompasses various duties from daily building maintenance to facility rentals set-ups and assisting with client requests.


  • Interact in a professional and respectful manner with staff and the public and clients as required
  • Set up, operation, and 'take down' of all needed audio-visual equipment for CMIP programs when an outside contractor has not been hired
  • Set up and connect lectern with both power and microphone
  • Pre-set and operate house lights, stage lights and footlights
  • Adjust audio levels and operate audio sources (i.e., DVD/CD Player, audio cassette player, etc.)
  • Operate video sources (i.e., DVD/VCR players, etc.)
  • Operate projection equipment
  • Assist with routine maintenance and repairs and perform preventative maintenance duties
  • Monitor, operate, and maintain computer-controlled systems that adjust building temperature
  • Assist in the scheduling of projects and work arrangements to provide minimum interference with operational duties and assignments
  • Lift and move furniture within building
  • Assist with events, including load-ins, load-outs and set-ups as required (including working weekends, evenings and holidays)

Skills Required

  • Able to work independently
  • Able to accept supervision
  • Able to work a flexible schedule
  • Some audio-visual experience helpful
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions involved in general building and maintenance work
  • Able to physically perform the essential functions of the job, including safely lifting and carrying 50 pounds safely
  • Able to bend, stoop, reach, and work safely from ladders
  • Able to communicate effectively in English