Cariboo Heritage Gathering – A Free Family Event!

Please join the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin to celebrate our heritage.

Date: July 1, 2019

Time: 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Location: Behind the Stampede Grandstands

Events will include:

  • Heritage demonstrations including: 153 Mile Historic Store display, First Nations traditional activities, Spinners & Weavers and more
  • Local Musicians
  • Vendors featuring locally produced and/or handcrafted items
  • Children’s games featuring: sack races, three legged races, egg  spoon races, hopscotch, stick horse races, and more more!
  • Vintage Car Show
  • Planning is underway for the addition of many more activities!

Ranch Rodeo (by admission):

  • Finals for the Death Defying Mountain Race
  • Wild Cowgirls Race
  • Ranch Challenge Events
  • Bull Throwing Competition (featuring local politicians)

Hosted by the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin in conjunction with the Williams Lake Stampede Association

Office Manager Position Opening

 

The Museum of the Cariboo-Chilcotin is looking for a highly motived individual for the position of Office Manager to maintain the administrative side of the Museum and support the collection work where needed. This is a full-time position, with competitive wages for a 1 year contract with the possibility of an extension based on funding and performance.

 

Position Title

  • Office Manager

 

Job Requirements

 

  • Secondary school graduation or equivalent.
  • Experience providing administrative and financial support services for a group of staff.
  • Experience leading others.
  • Knowledge of standard office procedures.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in office administration; a combination of education and/or experience. Staff supervision is an asset.
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Valid BC Drivers License
  • Experience in project/office management;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software and other computer applications;
  • Knowledgeable in the use of social media
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work as a team or independently
  • Excellent research, organization, interpersonal, and communication skills;
  • Enthusiasm in promoting local history, heritage, and culture;

 

Accountabilities

 

  • Provide reception services, answer questions, and research using the Museum catalog and archives on behalf of visitors and clients;
  • Support the museum coordinator with projects, including research services in the archive and reference library as needed
  • Tracking of visitor statistics and maintaining lists of society membership;
  • Open and close the museum on days of work and follow day-to-day procedures
  • Ensure that the content of the website and social media are up to date;
  • Determine the need for, recommend the purchase of, and coordinate the installation of furniture, equipment and telecommunications products, including personal computers, software, telephones and faxes.
  • Monitors the inventory of supplies, equipment and furniture and orders as required.
  • Coordinates office and works with facilities management staff regarding building maintenance services and accommodation requirements.
  • Correspond by telephone, email, social media, and web inquiries as needed;
  • Prepares and/or oversees the preparation of documents such as reports, spreadsheets, and briefing notes by using desktop tools such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook; and drafts replies to routine correspondence.
  • Develops, implements and updates the administrative framework for the museum ensuring the full scope of administrative services are provided to program staff and provides guidance and problem solving on administrative issues.
  • Participates in budget development with the Treasurer by reviewing previous years’ expenditures, anticipating future program and/or project needs and the impact on the administrative budget (i.e., salary, travel, training, office supplies, and equipment) and recommending administrative budget needs and expenditures.
  • Coordinates financial activities (budget tracking, contract administration, accounts payable, purchasing)
  • Functions as the museums administrative resource for human resources, payroll and leave management matters including consulting with the board of directors.
  • Manage and assist with projects;
  • Other tasks as required.

 

Application Deadline

  • Friday 7 June 2019

 

Required Documents

Please send a resume and cover letter via email to the Museum Coordinator at mcc@wlake.com in advance of the deadline or drop them off at the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin at 1660-B Broadway Ave S. Williams Lake.

 

We thank all applicants for their interest – only those selected for an interview will be contacted following the application deadline.

 

 

Project Assistant Positions Opening

 

The Museum of the Cariboo-Chilcotin is looking for two highly motived individuals for the position of Project Assistant to complete conservation tasks with the Museum and support the Museum staff where needed. This is a full-time position, with competitive wages for 1 year contracts with the possibility of an extension based on funding and performance.

 

Position Title

  • Project Assistant (1 year contract)

 

Job Requirements

  • Post-secondary education and/or a combination of experience
  • Valid BC Drivers License
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada

Job Skills

  • Experience working in the GLAM (Gallery, Library, Archives, and Museums) is an asset.
  • Experience working with artifacts, creating catalog reports, and writing digital records to develop statistics and other data relating to the collection is an asset not a requirement.
  • Conservation or restoration experience/knowledge is an asset
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Office
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Able to work effectively in a team environment, multitask, and problem solve
  • Able to work with databases to enter photos, metadata, sound, etc.
  • Photography experience preferred
  • Manage sensitive information and maintain confidentiality
  • Excellent organization, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Enthusiasm in promoting local history, heritage, and culture
  • Ability to demonstrate interpersonal skills in an effective manner
  • Perform other related duties as required.

 

Application Deadline

  • Friday 7 June 2019

 

Required Documents

Please send a resume and cover letter via email to the Museum Coordinator at mcc@wlake.com in advance of the deadline or drop them off at the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin at 1660-B Broadway Ave S. Williams Lake. We thank all applicants for their interest – only those selected for an interview will be contacted following the application deadline.

 

Closed for Easter Long Weekend

Please be aware that the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin will be closed for the Easter Long Weekend including Good Friday (April 19) and Easter Monday (April 22). We will resume our regular winter/spring hours of Mon-Fri 9 AM to 5 PM on Tuesday April 23. We apologize for any inconvenience and we look forward to seeing you after the weekend.

Thank you

Cowboy Coffee House – April 13th, 2019

Join the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin for their upcoming Cowboy Coffee House! It will be held Saturday April 13th, 2019 from 7-9pm at the Williams Lake Seniors Activity Centre!

This event is open to ALL ages, and will feature live music from Walter Hlookoof, Bill Goglin, Annette Fischer & Tanya. Enjoy live music, coffee, tea and desserts!

Tickets are $12 per person, and are available to purchase at the Museum, Margetts Meats or at The Open Book.

Event: Cowboy Coffee House

Date: Saturday April 13th, 2019

Time: 7pm – 9pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)

Location: Williams Lake Seniors Activity Centre, 176 – 4th Avenue North, Williams Lake

Tickets: $12/person available at the Museum, Margetts Meats & The Open Book

 

Museum Summer Student Employment 2019

Are you currently enrolled in and returning to full-time secondary or post secondary studies?

The Museum is hiring! We are looking to find students who are seeking summer employment and have interests into local history, to complete curatorial projects and assist with the operations of the museum for summer 2019! This is seasonal full time employment between early May and the end of August 2019!

Please clink the attachment below to find out more about this incredible opportunity!

Summer Student Staff Employment Info 2019

Application Deadline is April 30th, 2019. 

 

City of Williams Lakes 90th Birthday Tea

The Museum would like to invite the community to attend the City of Williams Lake 90th Birthday Tea!

Join us to celebrate Williams Lake’s 90th birthday with tea, coffee and birthday cake!

Date: Friday March 15th, 2019
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Location: Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin,
1660B Broadway Avenue South, Williams Lake

We hope you will join us March 15th, from 1pm-3pm!

CCACS Support Grant Recipient

The Museum is very excited to start working on a cartographic history exhibition in anticipation of the next summer season with this grant!

A big thank you goes out to the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society for funding this project. Also thanks to the Cariboo Regional District, and the City of Williams Lake for their continuing support of arts and culture programming.

Please click this link for the announcement of the Support Grants!


Thank you!

Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin