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Join us for the 2024 season!

Summer Staff

The Danish Canadian National Museum is located in Dickson, Alberta and tells the story of the Danish Canadian experience from the Vikings at L'Anse aux Meadows to present day. Located on 14 acres of grounds, the site includes three historic buildings, two reproduction buildings, a replica Viking ship, formal gardens, walking paths, the Saga Cafe and gift shop. The Museum is an immersive experience allowing visitors to step into the saga and learn about Danish culture and history.

Summer Staff will start on approximately May 10 and be employed for 8 or 16 weeks.

Employment is reliant on grant funding.

Applications should be emailed to Bailey Gorman,

manager@danishcanadianmuseum.com by March 15, 2024.

Kitchen Manager $19/hr

The Kitchen Manager will work with the Museum Manager to set and price the regular menu and order all supplies required to operate the kitchen within established budgets. They will work with the Manager to set prices for specialty catering requests. They will oversee the production of food within the kitchen to ensure quality and adherence to Food Safety Standards. The Kitchen Manager will work with the Museum Manager and the Volunteer and Special Events Committee to set menus for special events and procure all supplies required for food at special events. They will work with the Assistant Cooks, volunteers and other staff to produce all food for special events. The Kitchen Manager will provide training to staff and volunteers on the production of Danish food and baking served in the Saga Cafe.

The successful candidate will be eligible for Canada Summer Jobs funding.

We are hiring up to one candidate for this position.

Food Service Worker $17/hr

The Food Service Workers will work in the cafe kitchen to prepare regular menu items, baking for sale in the gift shop and will assist with Museum opening and closing tasks. The Food Service Workers will serve in the cafe and prepare specialty beverages such as espresso and lattes. The Food Service workers will also assist in the preparation and serving of food and set up/clean up for special events.

The successful candidate will be eligible for Canada Summer Jobs funding. 

We are hiring up to four candidates for this position.

Groundskeeper $17/hr

The Danish Canadian National Museum is situated on 14 acres. It includes walking trails, formal flower and rose gardens, a pioneer/kitchen garden, parking lot, three heritage buildings, two replica buildings and large number of interpretive signs and displays throughout the property. The groundskeeper would be responsible for tasks such as mowing the lawns, setting up tents, planting and watering flowers, weeding, maintaining paths, benches, picnic tables and cleaning/maintenance of out-buildings, interpretive signs, and displays. The groundskeeper will assist in the setup of the grounds for special events, weddings, and special bookings. The groundskeeper is responsible to perform a weekly safety walk-through of the entire grounds and report any issues to the Chair of the Maintenance and Development Committee.

The successful candidate will be eligible for Canada Summer Jobs funding. 

We are hiring up to one candidate for this position.

Interpretive Guides $17/hr

The Interpretive Guide would provide daily guided tours to visitors of the Museum. They would work with the Manager and Curator to prepare and maintain the exhibits for the season. They will assist with the archival cataloguing and records of artifacts within the Past Perfect software. The interpretive guides would collaborate with other Museum staff in the planning of special events and interpretive programming, and design of interpretive signs and promotional posters.

The successful candidate will be eligible for Canada Summer Jobs funding.

We are hiring up to two candidates for this position.

Cultural Guide/Guest Services $17/hr 

The Cultural Interpreter/Guest Services students will work closely with the manager and volunteers to provide immersive experiences for visitors including interpretive tours, weekly programming, and special events. The Cultural Interpreters/Guest Services positions would be responsible for interpretive programming and guided tours for visitors throughout the summer. They would assist with planning and executing special events including St. Hans Fest, The Garden Party, July 1-Aebleskiver 'n Jam Day, and Vikings Days. The students will have an opportunity to immerse themselves in Danish Canadian Heritage and Culture and would develop skills in team work, planning, marketing, and communication. 

The successful candidate must be eligible for Young Canada Works funding and should have excellent communications and team work skills. Studies in Hospitality and Tourism, History, Education, Communications or Anthropology are preferred.

We are hiring up to two candidates for this position.

Cultural Experience Coordinator $19/hr

The Cultural Experiences Coordinator will work with the Museum manager to plan cultural experiences available at the Museum for the summer season. This position will work closely with the Manager and Volunteer and Events committee to coordinate cultural experiences offered at summer special events. This position will offer the student opportunities to build skills in programming, event planning and logistics, and working within a team environment with the manager, volunteers and other summer staff. The Museum will benefit from having a dedicated employee overseeing the cultural experience aspect of the Museum's programming which will allow for consistency and quality.

 

The successful candidate must be eligible for Young Canada Works funding and should have food/kitchen experience and a desire to learn about Danish culture and cuisine. Studies in Hospitality and Tourism, History, Education, Communications or Anthropology are preferred.

We are hiring up to one candidate for this position.

Internship

Archival and Exhibit Assistant $19/hr

The Danish Canadian National Museum is located in Dickson, Alberta and tells the story of the Danish Canadian experience from the Vikings at L'Anse aux Meadows to present day. Located on 14 acres of grounds, the site includes three historic buildings, two reproduction buildings, a replica Viking ship, formal gardens, walking paths, the Saga Cafe and gift shop. The Museum is an immersive experience allowing visitors to step into the saga and learn about Danish culture and history.

The Archival and Exhibit intern will work closely with the manager and volunteers to improve the archival and artifact collection, exhibits and programming at the Museum. The Archival and Exhibit intern would assist the Museum with a full inventory update of the archival and artifact holdings within the Museum and would update the Past Perfect records. They will take, when required, new photos or scans of artifacts or archival records to update the digital images of the collection. The intern would assist the manager and volunteer curator with the planning and designing of new exhibits and programs. The intern will gain valuable experience in Museum Standards and best practice. They will learn to use Past Perfect Software, a variety of computer programs to create engaging interpretive signage for use in exhibits and throughout the grounds.

 

The successful candidate must be eligible for Young Canada Works funding and should have a relevant education such as: a Diploma in Museums Studies, Degree in History, Anthropology, or Library and Information Studies.

This position lasts from May 1st to December 31st and is dependent on grant funding.

Applications should be emailed to Bailey Gorman,

manager@danishcanadianmuseum.com by March 15, 2024.

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