The Caetani Centre is seeking to recruit two students through Young Canada Works for summer placements as Interpreter and Communications / Marketing Assistant and Interpreter and Archival / Curatorial Assistant from May 16 – Sept 2, 2023. These are each full-time positions (35 hours per week) with a salary of $16.50/hour.
BOTH candidates MUST be full-time students prior to and following the work term.
ABOUT THE POSITION: The successful candidate will be curious, creative, outgoing, eager to learn, and willing to become an ambassador and storyteller (both in person and through marketing materials).
The successful candidate will be part of our interpretive team, taking members of the public, school groups, and dignitaries through the museum while telling the story of the Caetani family and showing the various collections, artifacts and artwork found within the facility.
The Interpreter and Communications / Marketing Assistant will require proficient writing, editing and communications skills in order to assist in marketing, promoting and coordinating all aspects of the Caetani programs, projects, and events, including creation of press releases, print materials, blog posts, website and social media updates, e-newsletters, video and more.
Other duties include assistance with guest admission and orientation, gift shop sales, volunteer and membership recruiting, fundraising, public relations, event set up and organization, and some business administration. General light duties for venue and garden maintenance may be required.
ABOUT YOU: You should have an advanced level and understanding of English (oral, reading and writing) and an intermediate level and understanding of Microsoft Office Word, spreadsheet and database programs, Google Workspace, Adobe Creative Suite, as well as online resources, digital presentation and video editing programs, documentation technology, and social media. Customer service and a basic understanding of POS systems would be an asset. A broad interest in arts, culture, heritage, tourism, and community engagement would be an asset. Additional language competency would be beneficial but is not required.
Candidates should ideally be studying in the field of marketing, communications, journalism, technical writing, tourism/hospitality, museum studies or related disciplines, and/or graphic design.
2. Interpreter and Archival / Curatorial Assistant
ABOUT THE POSITION: The successful candidate will be part of our interpretive team, taking members of the public, school groups, and dignitaries through the museum while telling the story of the Caetani family and showing the various collections, artifacts, and artwork found within the facility. As such, the position requires a thorough understanding of the Caetani family story, for which training will be provided.
The Interpreter and Archival / Curatorial Assistant will be additionally expected to conduct research on various artifacts in our collection with the aim of assisting staff in the development of our exhibition’s interpretation for the public. The completion of an interpretive project intended to utilize modern technologies in audio or visual media will also be expected, with the assistance of staff. Some accessioning work may additionally be required when we receive donations of art or artifacts.
Opportunities for giving living history tours are available for interested candidates with performance experience.
Other duties 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 high attention to detail.
An intermediate-level understanding of Microsoft Office, archival research methods, online resources, audio/visual media editing, documentation, and presentation technology, and 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 be studying in the field of History, Museum Studies, Art History, Studio Art, Performing Arts, Archival Studies, or a related discipline, and should have a strong appreciation for the inherent value and importance of arts, culture, and heritage.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS FOR BOTH POSITIONS: Successful candidates must register on the Young Canada Works site, meeting all of their criteria:
Please send your resume, cover letter, and references to [email protected] with the subject YCW Interpreter Marketing-Communications Assistant or YCW Interpreter Archival-Curatorial Assistant by Friday, April 21, 2023.
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants will also need to register and apply for the position through the Young Canada Works website upon funding approval:
Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.
ABOUT THE CAETANI CENTRE: A 125+ 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 special events, festivals, programs and fundraising. The property also features several studio outbuildings used by working artists and an 800 sq. ft. 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.
The Caetani Centre strives to be an equitable employer, and will endeavour to consider under-represented groups (i.e. women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, etc.).
For more information about the Caetani Centre, please see www.caetani.org
ABOUT VERNON/REGIONAL DISTRICT OF THE NORTH OKANAGAN:
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.
For more information please see: www.greatervernon.com or www.vernontourism.com
The Caetani Centre acknowledges that is is situated on the unceded ancestral and traditional territory of the Syilx People of the Okanagan.
The Young Canada Works in Heritage Spaces is administered by the Canadian Museum Association, with funding from the Government of Canada.