Employment Opportunity

Conservation of Historic Architecture/Buildings

Seasonal Full-Time (12 Weeks)


Conservation Assistant of Historic Architecture/Buildings
Seasonal Full Time 12 Weeks:
June 1 – September 3, 2017


Are you an individual that loves history, pays attention to detail, and loves touching things that are old, and learning all about them?

The Fort la Reine Museum is looking for a highly motivated student who would love to work in a historic setting, restoring some of our heritage log structures that date to as early as 1879.

Are you interested in architecture, restoration, museum conservation, log building, or basic pioneer carpentry work? If you are and have a great work ethic, we’d love to have you work for us this summer, and share your love for history and passion for culture and heritage by assisting as a Fort la Reine Museum’s Conservation Assistant of Historic Architecture/Buildings.

You will develop excellent experience and work experience in the assessment, evaluation and care for historic buildings, according to nationally recognized historic structures criteria.

This is for you if you have…
- A real thirst, and love of history.
- Strong oral and written communications skills
- Basic Carpentry skills, Post secondary experience in architecture, carpentry, building, history, the humanities, art history, natural history.
- Knowledge or demonstrated interest in culture, art, Canadian Heritage, and its conservation.
- Excellent skills in communication.

All candidates must be full time current university, community college or high-school students who will return to school in the fall of 2017. All successful candidates must be between the ages of 16 and 30 years of age. Own transportation is a must as the museum is located 4km East of Portage la Prairie city centre. *This position is pending funding from Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations.

We see this job as a starting point for someone who is…
- Wants to connect with traditional building techniques.
- You like the idea of taking care of history, and learning how to help conserve historic structures as your contribution that will be appreciated by over 10,000 visitors that travel to the Fort la Reine Museum every season
- You like hands on learning, and enjoy to be a facilitator of participatory experiences.

We thank in advance all applicants and will contact those that are selected for an interview. The Fort la Reine Museum is an equal opportunity employer, and appreciates diversity.

Please apply by email to: info@fortlareinemuseum.com
Attn: Executive Director, Tracey Turner
fortlareinemuseum.com