Communications Assistant


Coquitlam Heritage Society


May 7, 2018 (5:00 p.m.)

Organization Description: 

Coquitlam Heritage operates Mackin House and runs a tourism booth from the original Fraser Mills Train Station. We offer a variety of programming throughout the year and provide tours of the restored Edwardian-era historic house. 

Coquitlam Heritage is seeking a Communications Assistant to work on marketing and promotional material for the society.


Job Description: 

• Research, plan, write, layout and manage various communications pieces in preparation for our 2018-2019 house exhibit, Heirlooms & Other Family Treasures
• Draft and create print materials for exhibits and events/programs
• Plan and implement a year-long campaign to bring visitors, school groups, and community groups to the exhibit
• Conduct tours of Mackin House & Maillardville
• Update and manage the society’s website
• Care for Mackin House, including light cleaning, gardening, and tidying the rooms and grounds
• Help visitors with directions and tourism-related questions
• Attend off-site promotional events at Farmer’s Markets and Canada Day


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
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
• Sound understanding of Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Word
• Sound working knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign, Squarespace, and WordPress
• Is curious, learns quickly, and is very comfortable researching and problem solving
• Sound knowledge of Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter
• Must pass a Criminal Information Check
• 2nd language skills not required but considered an asset


Eligible student participants must:
• Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
• Have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
• Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and,
• Be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations

This position is suitable for students in marketing, business administration, communications, or graphic design, or for those in heritage management or anthropology/museum studies who want to focus on the management or community liaison portion of museology. They will learn how to define target audiences, plan and schedule projects, write in a clear and concise manner, layout graphic pieces, proofread at a high level, and liaise with community members.

Coquitlam Heritage is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants from underrepresented groups, including new immigrant youth/refugees, Indigenous youth, youth with disabilities and visible minorities.

How to Apply: 

Send your cover letter, as above, plus your resume in PDF to:
Candrina Bailey
Executive Director
Subject line: YourName_CommunicationsAssistant_CJS_Student Application
Closes: Monday May 7th at 5:00pm

Position is pending successful funding. This is a 30 hour a week position that will run for 13-weeks, working Sundays to Thursdays.



Contact Name: Candrina Bailey
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (604) 516-6151

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