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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. (http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/newcomers/about-pr.asp)
  • 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.

Public Programs Assistant

Reports to: Public Programs 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 rrangalle@pier21.ca

Position Summary

The purpose of this position is to assist the Public Programs Manager and Coordinator in the administration, coordination and delivery of public programs.

Responsibilities

  • Identifies potential community group partners for public programs
  • Maintains attendance statistics and contact lists for public programs
  • Helps coordinate and deliver the Diversity Spotlight program
  • Coordinates the Film Selection Committee for Diversity Spotlight
  • Manages the Museum’s presence at the Nova Scotia Multicultural Festival
  • Coordinates the Public Programs booth at the Annual Public Meeting
  • Assists with public events such as Canada Day and Nocturne
  • Researches public program strategies and potential audience
  • Assists with other programming duties as required

Skills Required

  • Comfortable interacting with a wide variety of people: community partners, Museum staff and the public
  • Reliable, responsible
  • Ability to follow instructions and work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Communicates well with the public, both in person and on the telephone
  • Good command of the English language: spoken, comprehension, written
  • High quality of customer service
  • Interest in Canadian and world history
  • Post-secondary education in Museum Studies, History, Anthropology, Education or Marketing and Communications is an asset
  • Ability to communicate in French is a definite asset