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Museum Interpreters - Student, Internship, Co-Op / Etudiant, Stage Cooperative

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Murney Tower Museum

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Industry Sector: Customer Service / Service à la clientèle

Organization Description:

Murney Tower Museum is Kingston's Oldest Museum, National Historic Site, UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Built in 1846, as a part of the defensive fortifications of Kingston Ontario, the Murney Tower stands as one of the finest Martello towers in the world. Murney Tower has served Kingston as a fortress and now serves as a museum.

Job Listing #458

Museum Interpreters • Student, Internship, Co-Op / Etudiant, Stage Cooperative

Date Posted: 22 Jan 2018

Application Deadline: 23 Feb 2018

Location: Kingston and Surrounding Area

Category: Customer Service / Service à la clientèle

Hours Per Week: 35

Pay Rate: Hourly Wage / Rémunération Horaire 14.00

Language Requirements: English / Anglais

Job Description:

The Murney Tower Museum is seeking two post-secondary students to fill the positions of Museum Interpreter for the summer. The Murney Tower Museum works in conjunction with the Kingston Historical Society and Parks Canada. The purpose of the museum is to offer the public an introduction to nineteenth-century military life in the Kingston area. The main aspect of the interpreter’s position is to interpret for the public the various artefacts that support the theme of the museum. Successful candidates may be employed over multiple summers so long-term commitment is a benefit.

Intermediate computer skills are required. Applicants must be able to work independently and have the ability to organize and plan. Time management is also required. Applicants must have excellent English skills, including good verbal and excellent writing abilities. Applicant must have excellent customer service skills and a pleasant manner

Job Duties:

  • The museum is open from mid-May until the Labour Day Weekend. The workday is from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM during this period. Interpreters work five days in seven as arranged by the Chief Interpreter.
  • Interpreters open the Tower daily and welcome the public to the museum, answering questions and offering tours as needed.
  • Interpreters maintain daily attendance numbers and keep an accurate account of fees collected during the course of the day, including sales of museum souvenirs.
  • Interpreters are responsible to make regular bank deposits.

Eligible candidates will be a student returning to post-secondary education, preferably in a related field (Archival, Library or Museum Studies, History or Arts).

Deadline for application for this position is Friday, February 23, 2018, by 5 pm. Resumes may be submitted, in confidence, by e-mail: to the attention of:

Graeme Watson, Director

Kingston Historical Society

Box 54, Kingston, ON

K7L 4V6


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