Careers

Museum Assistant

$16.50/hour, seasonal position May 1-August 23

The Hangar Flight Museum is a museum in northeast Calgary that aims to inspire dreams of flight. Formerly the Aero Space Museum of Calgary, The Hangar Flight Museum is a busy and growing museum that fosters the understanding and appreciation of the evolution of flight through stories told about the airplanes, and helicopters in our collection and the men and women who designed and flew them. The collection holds rare and historically significant military and civilian aircraft.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Museum Interpretation and Education

•    Lead guided tours for groups of all ages and backgrounds, including youth, immigrants, new Canadians, seniors and veterans.

•    Delivers curriculum-based education programs, youth programs, and other interpretive programs for the public based on the museum’s themes.

•    Provide high level of customer service and meaningful experience for all visitors by interacting with guests as they arrive, providing orientation to the museum, and being available for questions and casual conversation throughout their visit.

•    Assist in the development, and implementation of summer camp programming for children aged 5 to 11.

Visitor Services

•    Assists with general museum reception and visitor services, meets and greets the general public at the main entrance reception desk.

•    Provides general information about the museum, exhibits and the community to all visitors, including tourists, and those new to the city.

•    Assist new Canadians with acquiring a Cultural Access Pass.

•    Takes admission and public program fees using a Point of Sale system.

•    Answers the telephone and fields calls to appropriate staff members.

•    Assists with sales and inventory in the Museum Shop.

 

Collections

•    Assist with the revitalization of exhibitions to help grow tourism in the area.

•    Assist with the reorganization of artifact, archival, and library collections storage to support research and development of new exhibitions.

•    Accession new collections and identifying collections for deaccession.

•    Categorizing of artifacts

 

Skills and Experience

•    Ability to develop and deliver unique, interpretive programs

•    Excellent customer service skills

•    Excellent organizational and time management skills

•    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

•    Excellent written and verbal communication

•    Ability to work within a small team environment, and with minimal supervision

•    Ability to present before large and small audiences of all ages and backgrounds

•    Ability to exercise good judgement, critical problem solving and initiative

•    Ability to adapt and thrive in an ever-changing environment

•    Proficiency in English with additional language an asset

•    Proficiency in Microsoft office

 

Minimum Standards

•    Experience in museum interpretation, preferably with children ages 4 to 12

•    Minimum 1 year post-secondary education with intentions of returning to full time studies in the fall - preference given to education, history, or museum studies

•    Must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada

•    Must be between age 16 and 30 at the beginning of employment

•    Ability to stand for long period of time

•    Ability to lift up to 10 kilograms

•    Criminal Record Check

 

This position is dependent on funding approval.

To apply please send your resume and cover letter to our Education Manager at education@thehangarmuseum.ca before March 24, 2019. 

Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.