Current Employment Opportunities

Curatorial and Archival Intern

Caetani Cultural Centre, Vernon, BC

Term Position

Immediate Start

$19 per hour

The Caetani Centre is seeking to recruit a recent graduate for placement as a Curatorial and Archival Intern for an 18-week term, starting immediately, no later than Oct. 4th, 2022.

ABOUT THE CAETANI CENTRE: A 120+ year old designated heritage site near the downtown core of Vernon, BC, the Caetani Centre houses artifacts, digital and video presentations, and displays focusing on the mysterious royal Italian Caetani family, their historic and artistic legacy in the North Okanagan, and their fascinating story of 1920s immigration to the region. The Centre encompasses a large 6,000 sq. foot heritage home/museum and is located on a 1.3-acre park-like property used for events and programs. The property also features several studio outbuildings used by working artists and an art gallery housing the permanent collection of Sveva Caetani’s Recapitulation Series. In addition, a regional, national, and international artist and writer-in-residence program is hosted in the house and is administered by the Centre. 

ABOUT THE POSITION: The ideal candidate for the position will be curious, creative, outgoing, eager to learn, and self-starting as much of the work will be project-based. The ideal candidate should additionally possess a keen interest in art, local histories, and in the educational role of museums and cultural institutions.

The Curatorial and Archival Intern will have diverse curatorial opportunities dependent on their skills and interests, including curating a display cabinet, developing museum signage, developing video material for display, and researching and developing interpretive materials in relation to Sveva Caetani’s artwork.

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct archival research, arrange and digitize archives, and interpret their findings for museum presentation and databases.

Assistance with the delivery of our school tour program will additionally be required.

Relevant supervision and training will be provided to the right candidate.

Other duties may include assistance with volunteer recruiting, fundraising, public relations, event management, and business administration. General light duties for venue and garden maintenance may be required.

ABOUT YOU: The ideal candidate will have strong writing skills, confidence in public speaking, an awareness of current social interests and issues, excellent communication skills, and a high attention to detail. An intermediate level understanding of the Microsoft Office suite and Google Workspace is expected.

Knowledge of archival research methods, online resources, audio/visual media editing, documentation and presentation technology, website and graphic design, combined with a broad interest in the arts, culture, heritage, tourism, and community engagement would be an asset. Additional language competency would be beneficial but is not required.

Candidates should ideally have a degree in the field of History, Museum Studies, Art History, Studio Art, Archival Studies, or a related discipline, and should have a strong appreciation for the inherent value and importance of arts, culture, and heritage. To be eligible for the position, the candidate must be a recent college or university graduate.

The Caetani Centre strives to be an equitable employer, and strongly encourages members of groups under-represented in careers related to museums and cultural institutions to apply.

The candidate must meet all of the following criteria: 

– are legally entitled to work in Canada;

– are between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;

– are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;

– will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with the program;

are unemployed or underemployed;

– are a college or university graduate; and

– are not receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits while employed with the program.

Note: Priority will be given to graduates that have not previously participated in YCW internship programs.

Please register and apply through the YCW website: https://young-canada-works.canada.ca/Account/Login. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. 

Email applications will also be accepted at [email protected], however all applicants need to register their interest through Young Canada Works. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

Financial assistance may be provided to the right candidate to relocate for the position. There may be the possibility of employment beyond the term period.

ABOUT THE AREA: The Caetani Centre is located near downtown Vernon, BC, at the northern end of the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia. A popular year-round destination for tourists and vacationers, Vernon offers extensive winter and summer activities including skiing, biking, lake and wilderness activities, wine tasting, farm markets and a vibrant cultural community.

Cultural & Heritage tourism has been a focus of development for the region for the past several years. The City of Vernon has a population of approx. 45,000 and there are approximately 85,000 people in the North Okanagan region.

Position partly funded by: