Heritage Assistant


Coquitlam Heritage Society


Nov. 4, 2016

Organization Description: 

Mission Statement: To preserve, honour, and promote the history of Coquitlam
Vision Statement: To collect, display, and interpret Coquitlam’s rich heritage in dedicated space

Mackin House has been restored and is now a house museum operated by the Coquitlam Heritage Society. It offers visitors the chance to step back in time. From the architectural details like its large veranda to the array of artifacts displayed inside, the house is a model of life in the Edwardian era.



Job Description: 

Coquitlam Heritage is looking for a few great people to join our casual pool of Heritage Assistants.

Heritage Assistants are called upon to complete a variety of tasks, both at Mackin House and in the Coquitlam community, including:
• Conducting tours of Mackin House, Maillardville, and other areas of Coquitlam
• Caring for Mackin House, including light cleaning, gardening, and tidying the rooms and grounds
• Helping visitors with directions and tourism-related questions
• Working with children, adults, and seniors at events, festivals, and during workshops
• Preparing for events and workshops, including crafts, baking, and setting up rooms
• Helping the Heritage Manager maintain and clean our artifacts (we will provide training)
• Data entry into our contact and artifact databases
• Running local errands
• Presenting a bin of heritage artifacts to a classroom or group


General Requirements
• Demonstrates a genuine interest in community, heritage, history, and culture
• Displays a helpful, outgoing personality
• Works well in a team and individually
• Has the ability to focus on and complete tasks in a timely manner
• Is organized and can prioritize on the fly
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
• Is curious, learns quickly, and is very comfortable researching and problem solving
• Is flexible and happy to lend a hand wherever it’s needed
• Lift up to 20 lbs safely
• Is available for work most of Mackin House’s hours of operation plus some evenings and Sundays (the more available you are, the easier it will be to give you shifts)
• Happy to be a casual, on-call employee
• Must pass a criminal record check
• As Museum Assistants are sometimes asked to run errands or participate at community events, they must have a driver’s license and easy access to a car


Applicants must either hold or be working toward a degree in one of the following areas: anthropology/archeology/museum studies, visual arts, communications, education, history, physical sciences, culture or languages.

Additional Skills
These skills (superpowers) are considered assets as well. Please let us know if you possess any of them: museum artifacts care, baking, performance, event planning, social media, workshop leader, tour leader, photography, graphics, gardening, canning/preserving, first aid.

How to Apply: 

Please submit your cover letter and resume to: 

Candrina Bailey
Executive Director
Subject line: Heritage Assistant Application
Closes: Friday, 4 November at 4:30pm

Contact Name: Candrina Bailey
Contact Email: museum@coquitlamheritage.ca
Contact Phone: (604) 516-6151

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