Curatorial Assistant - Heritage Landscaper

Barkerville Historic Town and Park - Barkerville, BC (30+ days ago)

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Position: Seasonal Full-Time, May 1 to September 30

Closing Date: March 30th, 2020

Internal / External Posting


  • BC Government Employees Union (BCGEU)
  • Salary Grade: $22.19 plus privileges as dispersed according to the Collective Agreement between the BCGEU and the Barkerville Heritage Trust

Orientation and Supervision: (how the position fits into the company structure)

  • Position reports to the Curator;
  • Position receives training, guidance, and general direction from Curatorial Assistant(s);
  • Position works within the Preservation & Presentation department, under the leadership of the department Manager;
  • Performs all operational duties based upon industry standards and guided by the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada and the BC Heritage Conservation Act to ensure the continued conservation of collections;
  • Works as a team member with all Barkerville Heritage Trust site staff and contractors;
  • Performs all duties with a heritage conservation focus to ensure the continued protection and conservation of Barkerville Heritage Town.

Main tasks or responsibilities (core duties of the position, including but not limited to):

  • General site maintenance to uphold Barkerville’s standards of heritage preservation and presentation, with a focus on outdoor areas
  • Planning and maintenance of gardens, landscape features, trails, walkways, and cemeteries
  • Restoration work on grave sites, walkways and fences in the historic site
  • Providing information and assistance to visitors to the site and its cemeteries
  • Working in a healthy and safe manner and follow all BHT health and safety guidelines
  • Assisting, as required, in special events
  • Performing flexible and varying duties depending on the shifting needs of the organization and its staff members

The Position requires that the following laws, regulations, policies and procedures be adhered to:

  • The Workers Compensation Board regulations;
  • The Barkerville Heritage Trust Safety Management and Accident Prevention Program;
  • The Barkerville Heritage Trust’s policies and procedures;
  • Adherence to the Job Performance Expectations of the position;
  • Adherence Barkerville’s Personal Presentation Standards
  • Performance of all operational duties based up on industry standards and guided by the occupation health and safety regulations

Qualifications, Skill and Abilities (Requirements needed to perform the job):

  • Ability to work under own initiative with minimal supervision or as a member of a team;
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral form;
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions;
  • Ability to operate basic hand tools and power equipment such as lawnmowers, brush trimmers, and power saws.
  • Basic understanding of heritage groundskeeping and gardening principles;
  • Training in the handling, care and maintenance of artifacts and exhibits according to approved museum techniques (provided);
  • Occupational First Aid Level 3

Working conditions: (physical environment of the job, including on and off site):

  • Working outdoors in varying weather conditions;
  • Working indoors and sharing workspace with other workers;
  • Walking on uneven surfaces, climbing stairs and ladders, and lifting up to 40 lbs;
  • Will be required to wear an approved uniform in the performance of duties;
  • Seven-hour shifts, five days a week, for a total of 35 hours per week.


  • Vacation & paid time off
  • Flexible working hours
  • On-site parking
  • Company events & social hours

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary

Salary: $22.19 /hour


  • landscaping: 1 year (Preferred)