Museum Guide Vacancy at The Bank of Canada

Reference Code: J1117-0295
Last Date: 26th December, 2017
The Bank of Canada
Ontario, Canada

 

The Bank of Canada has a vision to be “a leading central bank—dynamic, engaged and trusted—committed to a better Canada.” No other employer in the country offers you the unique opportunity to work at the very centre of Canada’s economy, in an organization with significant impact on the economic and financial well-being of all Canadians. You will be challenged, energized and motivated to excel in an environment where we are reinventing central banking, renewing ways of doing business and reinforcing a culture of innovation.

Position:
The Bank of Canada Museum is both a traditional museum and an interpretive centre. As a public outreach arm of the Bank’s Communications department, the Bank of Canada Museum has a mission to clarify for Canadians the key functions of the Bank of Canada. In addition, through the National Currency Collection the Museum interprets our monetary heritage, both Canadian and international. Educational programming is also a key initiative of the Museum.
On behalf of the Bank of Canada, you provide high-quality service to visitors at the Museum. Under the supervision of the Manager, Visitor Services, you contribute to the mandate of the Museum by offering public activities for visitors, such as guided tours and school visits. You also answer various questions on the mandate and functions the Bank of Canada. In addition, you participate in the development and carry out scheduled Museum activities.
Candidates must be available to work between 15 and 37.5 hours per week from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Monday to Sunday).

Responsibilities:

  • meet and greet visitors at the front desk, answer questions about all aspects of the Museum and gather visitor data
  • raise public awareness of the roles and responsibilities of the Central Bank
  • interpret history and the themes of the Museum through dialogue with visitors
  • facilitate guided tours, school programs and family activities at special events
  •  assist in the Museum boutique • work on various visitor services projects as required

 

Expect from us:

  • The salary range for this position is typically from $21.85 to $25.49 (hourly) (job grade 10)

Eeducation and Experience:

  • minimum of a high school diploma and two years of relevant work experience with the public, preferably in museum or education (i.e., as a guide, interpreter or teacher)

or

  • a current post-secondary student with a minimum of one year of completed university, college or CEGEP studies and a minimum of six months of relevant work experience with the public, preferably in the museum or education field (i.e., as a guide, interpreter or teacher)

or

  • an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered

and

  • certification in first aid (completed, in progress or obtained before first day of employment)

Knowledge and skills:
ability to interpret a complex concept and disseminate information on it to various audiences• solid interpersonal skills with the ability to be a team player• creativity, flexibility and enthusiasm• ability to grasp information within a short period• solid capacity to deliver presentations, facilitate heritage interpretation and guide school visits• demonstrated ability to provide value-added services to clients

Note:
We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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