WORKING AT THE HANGAR

We are hiring. Please see the below job description. 

HERITAGE INTERPRETER (FULL TIME, PERMANENT)

Purpose of the Position

As a team player with initiative the Interpreter will provide a source of skilled support to the education department to create an amazing experience for visitors and ensure smooth operation of the department. This position is five days a week, including one weekend shift. Hours are primarily 9:00 – 4:30, but will include up to three evening shifts a month.

Reporting

This position reports directly to the Education Manager.

Organization

The Hangar Flight Museum is a museum in northeast Calgary that aims to inspire dreams of flight. The Hangar Flight Museum will be a premiere destination to explore, engage, and experience the transformational power of flight. We are storytellers, stewarding and sharing the aviation history of Calgary and western Canada and its impact on our community. The collection holds rare and historically significant military and civilian aircraft.

Qualified Applicants

The Hangar Flight Museum is seeking qualified applicants with strongly developed public speaking and storytelling skills who enjoy working with all ages. Post-secondary education (with preference given to education, museum studies, or humanities) would be considered an asset. A successful candidate will be able to work well independently and have good problem solving skills, but also be able to work effectively as part of a team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Learn the history of aviation in Canada, especially as it pertains to the artifacts in our collection
  • Learn tours and public interpretation methods to provide outstanding visitor experiences
  • Research, develop, prepare and deliver programs based on the museum themes, including  school programs, youth programs,  public programs, and outreach programs
  • Assist with admissions and gift shop duties as needed. This includes cash handling, shop restocking, answering phone and email inquiries and giving tourist information about Calgary
  • Assist with events. We are a small but mighty team at The Hangar that is all hands on deck for major events
  • Assist other departments as needed

 

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent verbal communication
  • Must be detail oriented with ability to multi-task and consistently follow procedures
  • Ability to work within a small team environment, and with minimal supervision
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, critical problem solving and initiative
  • Ability to adapt and thrive in an ever-changing environment
  • Knowledge of the museum industry and interpretation methods
  • Knowledge of the aviation industry and military history is considered an asset
  • Being able to answer visitor questions in a second language is considered an asset

 

Minimum Standards

  • Minimum 1 year of programming experience, preferably with children ages 4 to 12
  • Minimum 2 years post-secondary education with preference given to education, history, or museums studies. Equivalencies will be considered
  • Must have an average knowledge of computer software programs including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher etc. Knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite is considered an asset
  • Criminal record check and Vulnerable Sector Search

 

Physical Demands

  • Standing on hard floors for long periods of time
  • Moving boxes and other support material (supplies, displays etc.)
  • Ability to lift up to 10 kilograms

 

Salary
$20.00/hour.  

 

Position closes August 12, 2021. To apply please send your resume and cover letter to info@thehangarmuseum.ca. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

 

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