Job Title: Development Assistant
Duration: 8 to 10 weeks (dependant on granting agency)
Start/End Dates: June to September
Language(s): English, bilingualism (French and English) would be an asset
Describe work tasks and responsibilities.
With direction from the Executive Director and Board of Directors, the Development Assistant will help raise awareness and support for the Fredericton Region Museum’s events, fundraising and growth initiatives. The Development Assistant will interact with potential and current volunteers, members and donors; help coordinate fundraising events); help coordinate special activities (such as War the 1812 commemorative activities and Diamond Jubilee activities) and provide administrative support as required. The Development Assistant will learn various aspects of heritage non-profit operations and funding strategies, event management, networking, and practical fundraising skills. This individual will maintain a database, including entering new information, updating current information and provide reports as well as maintain attractiveness/cleanliness of front of house and museum.
Describe how the student will be supervised and by whom. Also describe any mentoring plan.
The employee will work under the daily supervision of the Society and Museum Executive Director and receive guidance from the Board of Directors who are comprised of local professionals from both government and the private sector, historians, researchers and university professors. Incumbents are expected to exercise independent judgement in the completion of assigned tasks.
Briefly name the field(s) of study from which you intent to hire a student and describe how the field(s) relate to the job.
Minimum second year university student (business/marketing, journalism or history preferred), should be outgoing, enjoy history and enjoy working with people. Supervisory skills and bilingualism (French and English) would be considered an asset. Business skill development will include written communication skills (marketing, press releases, reports), oral communication skills (oral reports to the Board and Committees and presentations to groups), information management skills (gather, organize and analyze statistics), project management and budgeting skills, problem solving, work under pressure and prioritising skills (through project management and tight deadlines), customer service skills, teamwork skills (working with museum staff, volunteers, Board and Committees), business and social skills (working in a business environment and networking with the tourism and heritage industries), social media skills, increased knowledge of pre 1900 New Brunswick history (exhibit development) and artefacts and computer skills (Windows, Excel, MS Office, Outlook, Web 1.0 and Web 2.0).
Apply by May 1, in person to the Executive Director at 571 Queen Street or by mail / email if you are not in Fredericton (PO Box 1312, Stn A, Fredericton, NB E3B 5C8) during regular business hours. Resumes received after a stipulated competition end date will not be considered.
It is preferred that applications are dropped off in person since we sometimes do a pre-interviews on the spot if time permits.
Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
Application should include a current resume, cover letter and 500 word writing sample. Indicate in your cover letter how you meet the granting agencies qualifications.
Please ensure that you qualify for the Canada Summer Jobs program before you apply for this position.
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