Fort St. John North Peace Museum
Location
Address:
9323-100th Street
Fort St. John, BC
V1J 4N4
Phone:
250-787-0430
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Title / Description
Job title: Digital Archives Intern Reporting to: 
04/16/2021
@ 02:59 PM
 
Sue Popesku Memorial Archives Looking For Students

Job title: Digital Archives Intern

Reporting to: Manager/Curator of the Fort St. John North Peace Museum

Number of Positions: 2

Hourly Wage: $15.20

Term: 12 weeks from June 1, 2021 to August 31, 2021 

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Peace Liard Regional Arts Council (PLRAC), in partnership with the Fort St. John North Peace Museum has undertaken the creation of the Sue Popesku Memorial Archives. 

Reporting to the Manager/Curator of the Fort St. John North Peace Museum, t
he Digital Archives Intern will be responsible for scanning archival documents as selected by the Manager/Curator. The Intern will then catalogue and upload the material to an online database.


QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Must be a currently enrolled student from a post-secondary institution in BC
  2. Working towards a diploma or degree related to arts, culture and heritage would be an asset                                

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Assists with the organization of material for the Sue Popesku Memorial Archives
  2. Carries out the digital scans of the archive material
  3. Uploads archive material to the online database
  4. Catalogues material in the online database

 

One position is funded by the PLRAC with the support of the BC Arts Council. Students applying for this position must be an eligible co-op or a work-integrated learning student. Students applying from Northern Lights College (with no dedicated co-op program) must be able to demonstrate in their cover letter how their program of study relates to the position in a way that assists in the “development of learning outcomes related to employability, personal agency, and life-long learning."

 

The second position is funded by the PLRAC with support of a pending federal government grant. Students must have been in full-time post-secondary studies last year returning to school full time in the fall and be registered under the Young Canada Works program (visit https://young-canada-works.canada.ca/Account/Login to sign up). 

 

The Fort St. John North Peace Museum & Peace River Liard Arts Council are committed to the principles of Employment Equity and to achieving a workforce that is representative of the Canadian population. We strongly encourage candidates to self-identify if they are an Indigenous person, a member of a visible minority group or a person with a disability.

Resumes and cover letters should be received no later than Friday April 23, 2021 with interviews taking place shortly thereafter. Resumes and cover letters can be mailed or dropped off at the Fort St. John North Peace Museum, 9323 - 100th Street, Fort St. John, BC V1J 4N4 or e-mailed to fsjnpmuseum@fsjmail.com.  Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. 

Position: Student Collections Manager Location: Fort St. Jo
04/16/2021
@ 02:57 PM
 
Museum Hiring Summer Student

Position: Student Collections Manager

Location: Fort St. John North Peace Museum, 9323-100th Street, Fort St. John, BC V1J 4N4

Wage: $15.20/hour

Start Date: May 10, 2021

End Date: August 27, 2021

Daily Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (one hour lunch from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.)

Weekly Hours: 35 hours

 

Job Description

Responsibilities will include:

·      Learning the Fort St. John North Peace Museum’s cataloguing procedures 

·      Cataloguing and researching photographs

·      Learning museum procedures concerning the care and safe handling of artefacts and archival materials

·      Scanning newspapers and making them OCR searchable

·      Researching, writing, and designing a small exhibit for the museum’s display case at the North Peace Regional airport

·      Learning how to operate the cash register and interact with museum visitors

·      Carrying out the opening and closing tasks required of museum staff

·      Light cleaning duties associated with Covid-19 pandemic

 

Qualifications

The applicants for this position must have an interest in Canadian and local history and be willing to learn more about the Fort St. John and the North Peace region. They should enjoy meeting and interacting with the public. These candidates must be flexible, sociable, and work well with Museum staff and volunteers. Applicants need to be well organized, self-motivated, able to take direction, and able to work without constant direct supervision. These individuals must be responsible and mature. Excellent computer skills are required. Scanning and research skills are valuable assets. 

 

Applicants must be at least 16 years of age and be eligible for and registered under Young Canada Works. They must be attending secondary or post-secondary school full time.

 

The Fort St. John North Peace Museum is committed to the principles of Employment Equity and to achieving a workforce that is representative of the Canadian population. We strongly encourage candidates to self-identify if they are an Indigenous person, a member of a visible minority group or a person with a disability.

 

Resumes and cover letters should be received no later than Friday April 30, 2021 with interviews taking place early in May. Resumes and cover letters can be mailed or dropped off at the Fort St. John North Peace Museum, 9323 - 100th Street, Fort St. John, BC V1J 4N4 or e-mailed to fsjnpmuseum@fsjmail.com. Applications without cover letters will not be considered. 

 

The Fort St. John North Peace Museum and North Peace Historical Society connect residents and visitors of all ages to the history and communities of the North Peace River area of British Columbia. Our museum is a welcoming centre where the history of Fort St. John and area is kept alive through the preservation, management, and exhibition of our collection as well as our educational programs and events. Operated by the North Peace Historical Society, the Fort St. John North Peace Museum tells the story of the North Peace through interactive exhibits. 

 

Fort St. John is a city of over 20,000 along the Alaska Highway in northeastern British Columbia. It is minutes away from the beautiful Peace River. Fort St. John has a cultural center, festivals, a farmer’s market, and many parks, trails, and recreation facilities. It is one of the major shopping centres in Northern B.C. Go to www.fortstjohn.ca or http://tourismfortstjohn.ca/ for more details. 

 

This position is subject to funding.

New exhibit on now at the Fort St. John North Peace Museum!
06/21/2019
@ 04:12 PM
 
The Peace River Highway Of The North

New exhibit on now at the Fort St. John North Peace Museum!

 

Before roads, rivers were the highways of First Nations and early settlers. Birch bark canoes allowed First Nations to travel swiftly. Steamboats could travel over 500 miles along the Peace River from the chutes near Fort Vermillion to gates at Hudson’s Hope. This exhibit looks at over twelve boats, steam and gas powered, that used to navigate up and down the Peace River. 

 

Watch a slideshow of archival photographs, and listen to the sounds of steamboats. See what a dining table on the D. A. Thomas may have looked like. Try on a life jacket and see how it compares to one from over 100 years ago.

The Fort St. John North Peace Museum and the Alaska Highway
12/05/2018
@ 12:42 PM
 
Signposts And Promises

The Fort St. John North Peace Museum and the Alaska Highway Community Society have worked together to produce a book that compiles research and stories collected during the process to nominate sites along the Alaska Highway Corridor as a National Historic Site. Written by Julie Harris and Frank Edwards, Signposts and Promises: Canada and the Alaska Highway is a beautifully designed and lavishly illustrated large-format book that celebrates the Alaska Highway’s extraordinary natural and cultural landscape.

 

This book is now available at the Fort St. John North Peace Museum and is priced at $29.95.

Our special exhibit this fall, winter and spring looks at th
10/25/2018
@ 10:54 AM
 
Women And Work Exhibit At Museum

Our special exhibit this fall, winter and spring looks at the various tasks women undertook in the North Peace from typical women’s jobs like nurse or teacher to less typical jobs such as trapper, interpreter, and politician. It also looks at a variety of handicrafts from mukluks to embroidered tablecloths made by local women. This is one of our largest exhibits with twenty-two interpretive signs spread out around the museum. These purple signs are integrated into many of our permanent exhibits, showing that women in this area were involved in all different kinds of work inside and outside this home. Marjo Wheat and Heather Sjoblom curated this exhibit. This exhibit is on display at the museum until May 31, 2019.

 

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The Fort St. John North Peace Museum and North Peace Historical Society connect residents and visitors of all ages to the history and communities of the North Peace River area of British Columbia. Our museum is a welcoming centre where the history of Fort St. John and area is kept alive through the preservation, management, and exhibition of our collection as well as our educational programs and events.

Operated by the North Peace Historical Society, the Fort St. John North Peace Museum tells the story of the North Peace through interactive exhibits.


9323-100th Street
Fort St. John, BC
V1J 4N4