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Summer Student EmploymentHiring Summer Student positions

DEADLINE: Friday, May 22nd, 2020

Young Canada Works Program June 1 – August 28, 2020

DUE TO COVID-19 these positions are subject to funding, and job descriptions may change to reflect social distancing guidelines and changes in circumstance.

The Caetani Centre is seeking two highly motivated, focussed, tech savvy individuals to join our team and take us online and digital this summer!
Must have a passion for connecting arts, culture and history to a wide and diverse audience through research, storytelling, design, marketing, presentations, tours, social media, website, and more.
  1. Online and Digital Marketing and Communications Assistant
    Download Full Job Description at bottom of page
  2. Digital Archive and Research Assistant
    Download Full Job Description at bottom of page 


All applicants must first register online at the Young Canada Works website and indicate their interest for either one or both of the positions offered at the Caetani Centre.
The job descriptions may vary somewhat due to changes re: COVID-19.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply online using the form below (scroll down for the form)
No phone calls please.
The Caetani Centre thanks all applicants for their interest; however, due to the volume of application received, only those applicants under consideration will be contacted.

Please note: These positions will begin June 1 and will run throughout the summer until the end of August. You must be available to work at all times during this period.

The Caetani Cultural Centre is a 120+ year old designated heritage site near the downtown core of Vernon, B.C. The centre showcases arts, culture and heritage, utilizing the 1.3 acres of park-like setting and several studio outbuildings for public programs, events, workshops, and classes for youth and adults. In addition, a regional, national and international artist and writer-in-residence program is hosted in the house and administered by the Centre.  The Caetani Centre partners with the Vernon & District Museum to offer a display focusing on the Caetani family, their historic and artistic legacy in the North Okanagan and their fascinating story of 1920s immigration to the region.

The successful candidate will be curious, creative, outgoing and eager to learn, and willing to become an ambassador and storyteller (both in person and through the marketing materials) for the Caetani Centre through sharing one of the most uncommon Vernon and Canadian histories, including Italian royalty and one of the town’s most beloved mentors: artist, writer and teacher, Sveva Caetani.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, be organized, assist in day to day operations, public relations, tours and retail functions and assist with coordinating all aspects of the Caetani programs and projects.

Other duties include assistance with volunteer recruiting, fundraising, business administration, event management and marketing. General light duties for venue and garden maintenance may be required. Due to COVID-19 the Caetani Centre will be moving online for many program and events, so a strong interest in technology is a definite asset.

The Caetani Centre strives to be an equitable employer, and will endeavor to consider under-represented groups (i.e. women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, etc.).

An intermediate level and understanding of Microsoft Office, online resources, digital presentation programs, documentation and presentation technology, social media, combined with a broad interest in the arts, culture, heritage, tourism, and community engagement would be an asset. Additional language (Italian) competency would be beneficial but is not required.

Candidates should ideally be studying in the fields of Museum studies, Marketing, Management, Technology or Tourism. For a full description of tasks and work plan Please download full job deescriptions below (subject to flexibility due to Covid-19):

The successful candidate should have the following:

  1. Proof of Canadian Citizenship
  2. Between the ages of 16 and 30
  3. Currently attending school full time and be returning to school full time in the fall
  4. All applicants must be available to work a flexible schedule which will include some evenings and weekends.
  5. Relevant computer skills in applications for office administration, digital design, marketing, web, and a willingness to learn new programs. The Centre will be willing to work with and train the right individual.
  6. Excellent written and confident oral presentation skills
  7. Organized with good attention to detail
  8. A current driving license and Serving It Right certificate would be an advantage.
  9. Willingness to jump in and contribute to the overall success of our organization

Please apply on-line using the form below.
Executive Director, Caetani Centre, 3401 Pleasant Valley Road. Vernon, BC V1T 4L4
by Friday, May 22, 2020.

Please read full guidelines before applying.

Candidates may apply for both jobs with one application.


We gratefully acknowledge the financial assistance of the Government of Canada Department of Canadian Heritage Young Canada Works (YCW) Program and the Canadian Museums Association