Employment

Collections Assistant

The Nikkei National Museum (NNM) is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples; and in particular, the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm Musqueam, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw Squamish, səl̓ilwətaɁɬ Tsleil-Waututh, and kʷikʷəƛ̓əm Kwikwetlem First Nations territories. The mandate of the Nikkei National Museum (NNM) is to honour, preserve, and share Japanese culture and Japanese Canadian history and heritage for a better Canada. Currently the NNM’s repository houses more than 30,000 photographs, 500 oral history recordings, over 35 metres of textual materials, and over 2500 objects and artworks.

Skills required
Student in the field of history, anthropology, english, asian canadian and asian migration studies,
museum studies, curatorial studies, library and archival studies, and other fields.
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 for Archival Description.
  • Familiar with preservation and conservation.
  • Fluent in English with excellent writing skills. 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.

Applications
Please forward applications with resume and cover letter by email to:
Sherri Kajiwara, Director|Curator – skajiwara[at]nikkeiplace.org
Applications will be accepted until April 25th, 2020 but don’t delay, candidate interviews may be set up before the application deadline.

POSITION IS DEPENDENT ON GRANT FUNDING
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be
contacted.

Period of employment: May 5 – September 5, 2020 (18 weeks total)
Hours: 9:30 am – 5pm Tuesday to Saturday
Salary: $17.00 per hour + mers

Please check the full description below.
Collections Assistant Job Description

 


Cultural Education Assistant 

The Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre (NNMCC)’s mission is to honour, preserve and share Japanese culture and Japanese Canadian history and heritage for a better Canada. We fulfill our mission through exhibits, cultural and educational programs, special events, archival preservation and research, and community partnerships.

Skills required

  • 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.

Note: this position depends on funding through Canada Summer Jobs. The position will continue past the CSJ Grant deadline of August 28th to include the Nikkei Matsuri Festival on September 5-6, 2020.

Period of employment:  May 12 – September 6, 2020
Hours:                                   9:30 am – 5pm Tuesday to Saturday
Salary:                                   $16.00 per hour

Applications
Please forward applications with resume by email to: Trisha Roberson – troberson[at]nikkeiplace.org
Applications will be accepted until April 26, 2020. POSITION IS DEPENDENT ON GRANT FUNDING.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please check the full description below.
Cultural Education Assistant Job Description 

 


Matsuri Festival Assistant

The Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre (NNMCC)’s mission is to honour, preserve and share Japanese culture and Japanese Canadian history and heritage for a better Canada. We fulfill our mission through exhibits, cultural and educational programs, special events, archival preservation and research, and community partnerships.

Skills required

  • 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, therefore we welcome all applicants regardless of race, gender, or disability.  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.

Note: this position depends on funding through Canada Summer Jobs. The position will continue past the CSJ Grant deadline of August 28th to include the Nikkei Matsuri Festival on September 5-6, 2020.

Applications
Please forward applications with resume by email to: Trisha Roberson – troberson[at]nikkeiplace.org
Applications will be accepted until April 26, 2020. POSITION IS DEPENDENT ON GRANT FUNDING.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please check the full description below.
Matsuri Festival Assistant Job Description

 


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.

$13.85/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 Team Coordinator: facility[at]nikkeiplace.org