Employment

Welcome to our employment section. Here you can view our current job openings and apply for any positions listed.

Roedde House Museum is a unique, stimulating place, looking for dynamic, forward-thinking and dedicated individuals with a passion for heritage conservation and local history.

Roedde House Museum will only consider candidates who are currently living in Canada and are legally allowed to work here.

The Museum does accept unsolicited applications; however we will only contact applicants who have been selected for an interview. Thank you for your interest in the Roedde House Museum.

If you wish to volunteer at our Museum, please visit our page on Support.

 

Current Job Posting:

 

community Engagement coordinator

DEADLINE: Mar. 12, 2021

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: 

Roedde House Museum, in Vancouver's West End, is a late-Victorian Heritage house museum in the Queen Anne revival style. Built in 1893 for the family of Gustav Roedde, an early Vancouver bookbinder & printer, it has been faithfully restored to reflect the day-to-day life of a middle class, immigrant family at the turn of the last century. Since the Museum’s official opening in May of 1990, the Roedde House Preservation Society has run Roedde House as a threefold facility:

a museum with self-guided tours, including an online school program,
a venue for music and other entertainment,
a rental facility for small receptions.

JOB DESCRIPTION: 

The Community Engagement Coordinator will work, under the supervision of the Museum Manager, to manage volunteers & volunteer program, support special programs, events and rentals, engage the community and maintain a database of members and donors.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Volunteer Management: (70%)

• Recruit, interview, train and retain volunteers for museum tours, operations, and enhanced safety procedures. 
• Identify and leverage the strengths of our volunteers and set them up for success. 
• Be a standard of excellence for our volunteers for customer service to our visitors.
• Schedule volunteers for museum open hours (greeting & self-guided procedure, gift shop), concerts, rentals and special events. 
• Maintain a current volunteer database and volunteer program.
• Develop and execute meaningful and relevant volunteer appreciation and/or training events.
• Work with the Museum Manager on developing and assigning tasks, roles and opportunities for volunteers as needed.
• Assist with organizing or over-seeing house rentals and special events. 

Community Engagement: (25%)

• Provide staff presence and facilitation during museum events (extra weekend/evening work may be required – with advance notice).
• Identify additional revenue streams by securing group tours and special events. 
• Produce monthly e-newsletters, as well as provide support in designing and creating promotional material.
• Connect with similar organizations, press, and media. 
• Welcome visitors when no volunteers are available or to assist when there are shortages.

Database Administration: (5%) 

• Develop and maintain the membership programme.
• Expand and maintain a database of donors.
• Issue charitable tax receipts for donations and donations in kind.

Additional opportunities (when primary responsibilities have been fulfilled):

• Help conceptualize and assist in the curation of museum exhibits and programming.
• Help develop content for social media and the Museum’s promotional presence.  
• Connect with similar organizations, press, and media. 

Time Commitment: Minimum 15 hours per week (potential to expand up to 20 hours per week).
Weekend shifts (to cover existing tour hours) are expected. Special event coverage (evenings & weekends) is likely with advance notice.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

An energetic, result-oriented professional, the Community Engagement Coordinator will possess the following minimum required qualifications: 

• A background in customer service, hospitality, or highly interactive role.
• Demonstrates and understands the value of excellent customer service and hospitality values.
• Previous and/or ongoing experience as a volunteer (any kind of organization), experience in managing groups or volunteers is beneficial. 
• An interest in museums, arts & culture, history, community engagement, and education.
• Work showcases attention to detail and high level of accuracy. 
• Ability to balance several projects, competing demands and changing priorities. 
• Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills. 
• Ability to work independently or collaboratively as a team member in a small office. 
• Fluency in French is an asset.

Proficiency in MS Office applications; understanding of basic social media use; familiarity with Mailchimp, Wordpress, Photoshop and/or Joomla a plus, but not required.

HOW TO APPLY: 

Please submit a cover letter and CV to Sara Hepper at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

REMUNERATION: 

$17.00 per hour

Contact Name: Sara Hepper
Contact Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Contact Phone: (604) 684-7040


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