SUMMER JOB OPPORTUNITY:  

MUSEUM EXPERIENCE ASSOCIATE

Are you eager to engage the public in interactive ways, providing opportunities to learn, build community, and encourage creativity?  Are you committed to enhancing tourist, arts, and heritage opportunities in Medicine Hat?  Do you embrace the opportunity to be a contributing team member, collaborating and brain-storming to create compelling and engaging museum programming?   Are you hard working, flexible, organized, and able to leap kilns in a single bound?  Did you ever think that a dusty, old pottery factory on the edge of town could be your venue to do all this and more?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Medalta may just have the opportunity you’ve been waiting for!

Medalta is currently looking for an outgoing, enthusiastic, reliable Museum Experience Associate who possesses excellent communication skills.

Position Summary:

This is a full-time temporary position responsible for engaging the public in tours, assisting with museum and community programming, coordinating hands-on experiences, and contributing to a high-quality museum experience at Medalta. This position reports to the Museum Coordinator.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

This position is responsible for ensuring visitors to the site are welcomed and provided with service in a professional and engaging manor. Specific duties include:

  • Enhancing the visitor experience by preparing and delivering engaging and informative presentations and tours of the Medalta Pottery and Medicine Hat Brick and Tile sites;
  • Assisting in the development of museum programming that builds upon Medalta’s four themes of learning, heritage, community, and creativity;
  • Contributing to the logistics and execution of event planning;
  • Performing routine maintenance checks of all museum buildings and exhibits and reporting any concerns to their supervisor and/or maintenance staff.

Necessary Training and Experience:

  • Must have completed at least the first year of studies in a post-secondary program such as, but not limited to, Tourism, History, Visual Communications, or Visual & Performing Arts;
  • Must be returning to a post-secondary program in the fall.

 Necessary Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:

  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Comfortable dealing with the public, outgoing, enthusiastic and extremely reliable;
  • Interested in building their knowledge of arts and heritage industries.

Wage / Contract Range:

  • This is a temporary full time position with an hourly rate of $12.69.
  • Contract is from May 15 – Aug 31, 2017.

To Apply:

Please send your cover letter and resume to laurie@medalta.org by Monday, April 17, 2017.

 

PART TIME EVENT STAFF

Medalta is seeking energetic, personable individuals, who are looking for casual employment.

These individuals will work events including weddings, corporate events and the Market @ Medalta as Event Staff and Bartenders. These positions are responsible for interacting with facility renters and the public. Strong communication and troubleshooting skills are required. Several shifts are available including but not limited to 2:00 – 9:00 pm on Thursdays and Saturday evenings until 2:30 am. Casual wage plus late night differential.

Resumes by mail, fax or email as soon as possible.

Closing Date: Once the positions are filled.

Friends of Medalta Society

713 Medalta Ave SE

Attn: Darla Sawatsky

 

About the Organization:

Medalta is a National Historic Site that has been converted into an industrial heritage museum. Working from a mixed economy business model, this once static museum has been transformed into a dynamic Third Space that activates community and inspires change. Our Education program is a leader in delivering experienced based curriculum utilizing the many business modules on our 46-acre campus. Medalta is currently producing pottery that is sold across Canada using materials that are mined from within 200 km and fired using natural gas that is pumped from under the facility.  Our Artist-in-Residence program attracts artists from around the world to our community in order to engage in research in proximal learning environments.  In addition we run a social enterprise business that manufactures and distributes clay and clay products throughout Canada and into the US.  With an emphasis on material, we take lessons from our industrial and entrepreneurial past and align them with social, artistic, and business priorities to create an enriching, relevant and forward-thinking cultural organization that engages local, regional and international audiences.