The Communications Assistant will be responsible for the creation of a short video highlighting our collection, which can be used to promote the museum in our increasingly virtual world, and the creation of photo and video content related to our programs and events for our social media channels. The student has the opportunity to gain and build upon very marketable and specialized skills, providing them not only with valuable networking and problem-solving skills but increased opportunities for a broad range of future employment. The Collections Assistant will follow the direction of the Curator in the creation of various multimedia content. This position requires someone with strong technical skills, the ability to work independently, as well as a member of a greater team, a self-starter, and personable.
Their tasks include:
-Collaborating with the Curator on content ideas
-Taking direction from the seasonal social media plan for content creation
-Creation of video content
-Photographing highlighted artifacts from the collection
-Photographing during special events
-Liaising with museum partners on occasion, when related to museum multimedia projects
They will possess the following skills:
-excellent time management skills
-demonstrated video editing and photography skills
-no diploma or certificate is required
-high level of computer competency needed
The setting will provide experience in working as a team, working collaboratively with other programs and exhibitions, and the importance of preserving history for future generations.
This position is seasonal full-time and suitable for a university or college student.
This position's start date is TBD. The position ends on August 31st, 2023.
All positions are dependent on funding approval.
Applicants are asked to submit their resume and cover letter, subject line: Collections Assistant Application to Tegan Rowlings, Curator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. by May 31st, 2023. Please familiarize yourself with our museum by visiting our website at mhrailwaymuseum.com, and our Facebook page Musquodoboit Harbour Railway Museum.