Employment Opportunities

Summer Employment Opportunities

The Danish Canadian National Museum welcomes applications for the 2022 summer season. We offer full time positions from May-August or July-August, a fun workplace, and competitive wages ($17/hour).

The positions of Museum Interpreter-Archival Assistant, Cultural Events Assistant and Outdoor Exhibits Assistant are funded trough Young Canada Works.

Applicants for these positions must be eligible for funding through Young Canada Works as follows:

  • are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);

  • are legally entitled to work in Canada;

  • are between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;

  • are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;

  • will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) during the Young Canada Works (YCW) work assignment;

  • have been a full-time high school, college, CEGEP or university student (as defined by their educational institution) in the semester preceding the YCW work assignment; and

  • intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following the YCW work assignment.


Museum Interpreter-Archival Assistant

  • The Museum Interpreter—Archival Assistant will work with the Museum Manager and the Collections Committee to review the location and condition of archives and artifacts within the museum using Past Perfect software and will assist in the development and update of museum exhibits.

Museum Interpreter-Cultural Events Assistant

  • The Museum Interpreter – Cultural Events Assistant will work with the Manager and volunteers to coordinate large special events and provide cultural interpretation and demonstrations throughout the summer season.

Museum Interpreter-Outdoor Exhibits Assistant

  • The Museum Interpreter – Outdoor Exhibits Assistant will work with the Museum Manager and volunteers to maintain the outdoor exhibits throughout the 14 acre property including: the Dagmar Church, man-made pond with mermaid statue, Children’s Garden of Imagination including the Story Telling Hut, the Freydis Joanna (authentic Viking ship built in Roskilde, Denmark) and Naust (boathouse), Thomsen Pioneer Cabin, The Nielsen CPR House, Heritage Gardens and Flowerbeds, Jelling Stone and Dolmen.


The positions of Interpretive Guides, Food and Beverage Servers, Kitchen Helpers and Events Assistants are funded through Canada Summer Jobs.

All candidates must be eligible for funding through Canada Summer Jobs as follows:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the beginning of the employment period;

  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment ; and,

  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

Interpretive Guides

  • The interpretive guides will be responsible for maintaining exhibits  and taking the public and school groups on interpretive tours of our museum grounds. They will assist with the maintenance of the gardens and grounds. They will be trained with WHIMS.

Food and Beverage Servers

  • The Food and Beverage Servers will serve the public and assist with assembly and plating of food in the Saga Café and at our special events serving Danish Food to complement the Danish Canadian National Museum’s cultural story. Servers will be trained with ProServe, Food Safe, and WHIMS.

Kitchen Helpers

  • The Kitchen Helper will assist with preparation of Danish cuisine to complement the cultural presentation of Danish Canadian heritage at our museum. They will learn traditional recipes and will be trained with ProServe, Food Safe and WHIMS.

Event Assistants

  • The Special Events Assistants will assist in the planning, setup, and delivery of our summer special events including Aebleskiver and Jam Day, Vikings Days and the Seniors’ Garden Party. They will assist with securing sponsorships, vendors, exhibitors, and volunteers for these events. They will help to plan and place advertising and promotion for these events. They will be trained with ProServe, Food Safe and WHIMS.


Please apply by sending your resume and cover letter using the link below by April 4, 2022.