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YCW History Curatorial Intern

Date: Nov 13, 2020

Location: HALIFAX, NS, CA, B3S 1J3

Company: The Government of Nova Scotia



Competition # : 27746 

Department: Communities, Culture & Heritage

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Casual

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG 

Closing Date: 11/27/2020

About Us


Do you have a passion for Nova Scotia’s rich cultural and natural heritage and an interest in sharing these stories with others? The Nova Scotia Museum offers unique opportunities for creativity and connecting with others. If you are positive, flexible, and ready to learn new things, then come join a team of likeminded people.

About Our Opportunity


As the History Curatorial Intern, your responsibility includes a range of tasks related to “"Ta’n me’j Tel-keknuo’ltiek" exhibit and programming development, and will assist with interpretive renewal planning and implementation in accordance with the museum's commitment to diversity and inclusion in its public-facing work.


This position reports to the Curator of Marine History with the Nova Scotia Museum.

Primary Accountabilities


  • Research and reporting practices
  • Database use
  • Digitization equipment and standards
  • Undertake research in support of "Ta’n me’j Tel-keknuo’ltiek"-related exhibit planning
  • Assist with program development
  • Assist with events and marketing related to exhibit
  • Take a front-line role in implementing programs in conjunction with museum staff, volunteers, and community partners
Qualifications and Experience


To be successful in this role, you must be a recent graduate with a Bachelor or Master of Arts in History, Indigenous Studies, Museum Studies, Cultural Heritage Studies, or Education, or possess an acceptable combination of education and experience.


To be considered for the opportunity applicants must be registered on the Young Canada Works (YCW) online candidate inventory and meet the eligibility criteria of the Young Canada Works Building Careers in Heritage program.


You must have computer proficiency with common Microsoft programs, (preferably Excel, Word, Outlook), and web search engines and demonstrate effective communication (both oral and written), research skills and fluent in English.. Student must be self-motivated and demonstrate an interest in the cultural heritage of Nova Scotia value and thrive working in a diverse and inclusive environment.


Assets for this position:


  • A background in maritime history
  • Mi’kmaw history and culture
  • And/or public history


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.

Working Conditions


Physical requirements include standing, walking, crouching, lifting artifacts, exposure to dust.

Additional Information


This is a 6-month employment opportunity with an anticipated end date of March 31, 2021.


  • Must be fluent in English
  • Some travel within the province may be required.


For more information concerning YCW eligibility/registration see:



Pay Grade:  HOURLY 

Salary Range:  $18.00 - $18.00 Bi-Weekly   


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



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