Job Posting 84423

Curator / Education Program Coordinator
Oliver & District Heritage Society
Thompson & Okanagan
430 Fairview Road, Oliver, BC; V0H1T0
closed yesterday (Fri, 24 Jun)
full time  •  $42,000 - $45,000 per year dependent upon experience

Primary duties: The successful candidate will, under the direction of the Executive Director,

  • maintain both the artifact and archival collections (including all aspects of record keeping), with intermediate knowledge of Past Perfect software and processes;
  • knowledge of HOBO datalogger tracking, and integrated pest management procedures;
  • knowledge of collections management processes, including all aspects of accessioning, preservation, display and best museum practices, including digitization;
  • assist in the development, planning, and delivery of programs; both educational and public, through in-person interaction and virtual presentation;
  • undertake research related to collections, and process research requests received from community and visitors;
  • establish and maintain community partnerships through engagement, outreach and social media;
  • website updating skills; the system is based on Square Space platform;
  • preferred previous experience using Canva and other graphic design applications;
  • monitor and maintain storage environments;
  • prepare, install, and maintain exhibitions/displays;
  • develop and manage collection, program, and special project budgets;
  • maintain built heritage assets, develop and implement plans for long term preservation;
  • supervise summer students, interns, volunteers, and contract staff;
  • provide regular reports to Board of Directors and Executive Director.

Other job duties may include, but are not limited to: policy development and implementation, providing museum and archival services to the public, leading programs on and off site, responding to research requests, grant proposal writing, program development, representing the Society at public functions, marketing and promotion (including social media, generating newsletters, preparing posters, etc.), gift shop inventory and sales, maintaining membership program, building maintenance and housekeeping as needed, administrative support, board and/or committee support, front-of-house duties.  


Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have completed a post-secondary degree with a post graduate certificate in Cultural Heritage Studies, and have had considerable experience working in the heritage sector. They will exhibit strong organizational and social skills, responsibility and reliability, attention to detail, a positive attitude, adaptability, and a willingness to learn. They must have strong computer literacy skills, strong interpersonal skills, and exceptional written and oral communication skills. Experience with PastPerfect collections software is a requirement, and a background in education would be an asset.

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