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Heritage Programming Assistant (Young Canada Works)

Date: Feb 16, 2021

Location: HALIFAX, NS, CA, B3J 1S3

Company: The Government of Nova Scotia



Competition # : 29079 

Department: Communities, Culture & Heritage

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Student

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG 

Closing Date: 3/12/2021 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

Designation Status


Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  Under the Government of Nova Scotia’s Employment Equity Policy, this position is designated and therefore, only applicants from the following groups will be considered: Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons and Persons with Disabilities.


We particularly encourage students from Indigenous communities to apply for the position and ask that they clearly self-identify in their cover letter and resume.


About Us


The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is the oldest and largest Maritime Museum in Canada.


The Museum is a valuable historical, cultural and educational institution. It is the largest site in Nova Scotia that collects and interprets various elements of Nova Scotia’s marine history. Visitors are introduced to the age of steamships, local small craft, the Royal Canadian and Merchant Navies, World War II convoys and The Battle of the Atlantic, the Halifax Explosion of 1917, and Nova Scotia’s role in the aftermath of the Titanic disaster.


About Our Opportunity


The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is committed to providing high quality and engaging programming & services to our public. We are looking for a Heritage Programming Assistant for an approximate 16-week period from late-May to early-September 2021. Successful candidates must be willing to work flexible working hours up to 35 hours a week over a seven-day week. Evening and weekend work will be required. This is a casual opportunity with an anticipated end date of September 4, 2021.


This year’s exhibit is entitled, "Ta’n me’j Tel-keknuo’ltiek: How Unique We Still Are." It reflects the many ways Mi’kmaw people today are connected to the lands, and especially the waters, of Mi’kma’ki. Treaty education will be a central focus of this exhibit.


Primary Accountabilities


Main Areas of work:  Museum Galleries, Temporary Display Area, possibly CSS Acadia.


Qualifications and Experience


To be successful you must be enrolled in a post-secondary institution, having preferably completed at least one year of study.


Must be registered in the Young Canada Works (YCW) on-line candidate inventory ( and meet the eligibility criteria of the program. 


Good communication and organizational skills are required to problem solve and work effectively in a team environment, valuing a diverse and inclusive work environment. You have a passion for history and people and clearly demonstrate this in the work you do.  You have experience working in public settings, and experience and comfortable presenting in a public setting. You have strong computer proficiency with common software (Microsoft applications-Word, Power-Point) and web search engines.


Assets for this position include:


  • Previous involvement in cultural events
  • Fluency in a second language


We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.


Additional Information


To be eligible, all applications for this posting must be received through the Province of Nova Scotia’s job competition website: Please note the closing date for applications on the website. 


All Applicants must be registered in the Young Canada Works (YCW) on-line candidate inventory ( and meet the eligibility criteria of the program.


This position will be filled based on receiving funding approval from Young Canada Works.


NOTE: only résumés and cover letters submitted through the Public Service Commission by the closing date will be considered.

The successful candidate must pass appropriate background checks (criminal record and child abuse registry).


Inquiries for more information should be made to the attention of:

Coordinator of Visitor Services and Interpretive Programming

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic 

1675 Lower Water Street 

Halifax, NS., B3J 1S3


CLOSING DATE:  Midnight - Friday, March 12th, 2021



Pay Grade:  HOURLY 

Salary Range:  $16.00 Hourly   


Employment Equity Statement:

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.


Current government employees may access this posting through the link below:



Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to