Employment

 

Collections Assistant – Summer Position

Period of employment:  May 1 – August 20, 2019 (16 weeks total)

Job description

The Collections Assistants, under direction from the museum staff, will participate in preserving and making accessible archival material including photographs, textual materials, and artefacts (personal belongings), related to the history of Japanese Canadians. We aim to work with the Collections Assistants in processing acquisitions significant to Canadian history; adding and making publicly available about 2000 materials on our online database related to British Columbia’s fishing industry before and after the Second World War; and provide in person access to records and artefacts on display in the new core exhibit.

The Nikkei National Museum received a very generous gift from Yoshiko Karasawa and supportive funds from the Canadian Heritage Cultural Spaces fund towards the redevelopment of the Museum space. Prior to the start of the Collections Assistants contracts, NNM staff will relocate the archives from temporary storage to the new permanent vault in March-April; as a result, some assistance in finishing the relocation may be required in May.

The Collections Assistants will gain experience in the daily operations of the museum including but not limited to care and handling, acquisition and donor relations, archival arrangement, description following national standards, digitization following international best practices, condition reporting, database management, environment and storage management, museum standards and policy, research procedures, and writing. Opportunities to submit articles to community publications are available, including the Nikkei National Museum’s eNews, our periodical print and electronic publication Nikkei Images, the Nikkei Voice newspaper, and the Bulletin-Geppo journal. Collections Assistants may also participate in supporting NNM staff with museum/education programs and gift shop sales. The Collections Assistants will engage in public outreach at special events where information on the NNM’s programs are shared. The NNM participates in the Salmon Days Festival in Steveston, the Powell Street Festival in Vancouver, and the Nikkei Matsuri Festival in Burnaby.

Qualifications

  • Student in the field of history, anthropology, English, Asian Canadian and Asian migration studies, museum studies, curatorial studies, or library and archival studies.
  • Must be a current full-time student between the ages of 16 and 30 and intend to return to your studies in the fall.
  • Good level of computer literacy including spreadsheets, database software, email.
  • Familiar with the Rules of Archival Description.
  • Familiar with preservation and conservation.
  • Fluent in English with excellent writing skills. Advanced Japanese language would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of Canadian History/Japanese Canadian History would be an asset.
  • Regularly required to lift and/or move up to 10 lbs; 15-20 lbs on an occasional basis.

We invite individuals who reflect the diversity of our visitors to apply. In accordance with the British Columbia Accessibility Act a request for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process.

Candidates will be chosen on the basis of their skill level and ability, therefore we welcome all applicants regardless of race, gender or disability.

Hours: 9:30 am – 5pm Tuesday to Saturday
Salary: $16.00 per hour

Applications

Please forward applications with resume by email to:
Sherri Kajiwara – skajiwara[at]nikkeiplace.org
Applications will be accepted until April 12, 2019. POSITION IS DEPENDENT ON GRANT FUNDING.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Cultural Education Assistant – Summer Position

Period of employment:  May 14 – September 1, 2019 (16 weeks)

Job Description

  • Assist in delivering educational programs about Japanese culture and Japanese Canadian history and heritage to local school and community groups as well as visiting groups from Japan
  • Lead, and assist in development of, public gallery tours of our new core exhibit on Japanese Canadian history and culture, scheduled to open in July 2019
  • Participate in testing, evaluation and adjustment of new educational program formats in conjunction with the launch of the new core exhibit
  • Coordinate volunteer schedule and assist in supervision for two 5-day sessions of Manga Camp summer day camp, in July and August 2019
  • Develop and/or lead a select number of arts and crafts activities inspired by Japanese culture for Manga Camp, for up to 20 children ages 9-12
  • Work with a lead filmmaker and cultural practitioners in the local Japanese Canadian community to assist in the production of short cultural education films for our new educational programs
  • With guidance from the Culture, Education, and Programs Coordinator, oversee and help coordinate the garden stage performances for the Nikkei Matsuri Japanese cultural festival August 31-September 1, 2019
  • Represent the NNMCC in public outreach activities at Japanese Canadian community festivals and special events such as the Powell Street Festival
  • Other duties as required, including attending staff meetings and assistance with daily and weekly administrative tasks related to cultural and educational programs

Qualifications

  • A collaborative team player comfortable interacting with children and members of the public
  • Organized and detail-oriented; flexible and willing to multi-task
  • A strong communicator capable of working on tasks independently
  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or refugee between the ages of 15 and 30
  • Students in the fields of education, communications, history, anthropology, Asian studies, museum studies, arts administration, and recreation are particularly encouraged to apply
  • Computer literate, fluent in English
  • Knowledge of Canadian and/or Japanese Canadian history, knowledge of Japanese language, and a driver’s license are assets.

Candidates will be chosen on the basis of their skill level and ability. We invite individuals who reflect the diversity of our visitors to apply. In accordance with the British Columbia Accessibility Act a request for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process.

Applications

Please forward applications with resume by email to: Karah Goshinmon – kgoshinmon[at]nikkeiplace.org
Applications will be accepted until April 26, 2019. POSITION IS DEPENDENT ON GRANT FUNDING.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Matsuri Festival Assistant – Summer Position

Period of employment:  May 14 – September 1, 2019 (16 weeks)

Job Description

  • Collaborate with all NNMCC staff members and the volunteer festival committee to assist in planning and preparation for the seventh annual Nikkei Matsuri Festival, a two-day Japanese cultural festival August 31-September 1, 2019 with an annual attendance of over 14,000
  • Work with the Volunteer Coordinator to recruit, coordinate and schedule over 300 volunteers for the festival
  • Plan and oversee workshops and arts and crafts activities taking place on the second floor of Nikkei Centre during the festival
  • Spread the word about Nikkei Matsuri using traditional and social media marketing methods
  • Represent the NNMCC in public outreach activities at Japanese Canadian community festivals and special events such as the Powell Street Festival
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications

  • A collaborative team player who is confident in dealing with members of the public
  • Organized and detail-oriented; flexible and willing to multi-task
  • A strong communicator capable of working on tasks independently
  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or refugee between the ages of 15 and 30
  • Students in the fields of marketing, communications, hospitality, tourism, education, history, anthropology, Asian studies, arts administration, and recreation are particularly encouraged to apply
  • Computer literate, fluent in English
  • Knowledge of Canadian and/or Japanese Canadian history, knowledge of Japanese language, and a driver’s license are assets.

Candidates will be chosen on the basis of their skill level and ability. We invite individuals who reflect the diversity of our visitors to apply. In accordance with the British Columbia Accessibility Act a request for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process.

Applications

Please forward applications with resume by email to: Karah Goshinmon – kgoshinmon[at]nikkeiplace.org
Applications will be accepted until April 26, 2019. POSITION IS DEPENDENT ON GRANT FUNDING.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Facility Team

The mission of the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre (NNMCC) is to honour, preserve, and share Japanese Culture and Japanese Canadian history and heritage for a better Canada.

Position Summary

The Facility Staff is a hands-on staff person assuming overall responsibility for the set up and cleaning duties and for facilitating use of the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre.

  • Part-time and on-call.
  • Lifting and moving of tables and chairs, some janitorial duties, customer service.
  • Audio Visual, and technical equipment knowledge an asset.
  • Evening & weekend shifts with the occasional weekday shifts.
  • Flexible shifts.
  • Minimum 7 month work visa required.
  • Conversational level English required (opportunity to improve your English!)
  • Japanese language ability is an asset.

$12.65/hr. Must be punctual, reliable, a team player.

Responsibilities include

  • Set-up and take down for events, programs, meetings, weddings, birthday parties (Tables, chairs, AV equipment)
  • Customer Services (on-site communication)
  • Facility Management/Maintenance
  • Facility upkeep/cleaning
  • Ensure all requested audiovisual equipment and accessories are set up to specifications and are in good working order.

Facility Application Form

No calls, please.
Please forward applications with resume by email to Patrick Fujisawa, Facility Coordinator: facility[at]nikkeiplace.org