Heritage Interpreter – Full time job posting

The Gulf of Georgia Cannery, built in 1894 in the historic village of Steveston, is a living monument to the individuals involved in B.C.’s fishing industry. The site is operated by the Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society, an independent, non-profit society and registered charity.  The site is open to the public year-round, and welcomes over 46,000 visitors each year.

We are currently seeking outgoing individuals to join our Heritage Interpreter team of front line staff, dedicated to providing exemplary customer service while presenting the site to our visitors.

Reporting to the Marketing & Visitor Services Manager, responsibilities include:

  • Delivering site tours and educational programs
  • Performing front desk duties, including greeting visitors, responding to visitor enquiries, and conducting admission and Cannery Store transactions
  • Assist with  special events
  • Assist with retail shop duties


  • Excellent customer service skills; previous public speaking experience an asset
  • Previous experience working with children an asset
  • Ability to work independently and to multi-task
  • Ability to work as an effective team member
  • Fluency in English is required; fluency in French or additional languages is an asset
  • A criminal record check is required

This is a permanent full time position Sunday to Thursday that may include some holidays and occasional evenings.

Starting wage is $12 per hour, plus 4% in lieu of vacations and possibility for additional benefits.

Please forward your resume and cover letter to:
Mimi Horita, Marketing & Visitor Services Manager
Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society
12138 Fourth Avenue  Richmond, BC   V7E 3J1

Deadline to apply: March 2, 2014

Only suitable candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Collections Assistant

Built in 1894 in the historic fishing village of Steveston, the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site celebrates the history of Canada’s West Coast fishing industry from the 1870′s to the present. Key exhibits include a functioning salmon canning line that presents the social and technological history of the fishing industry, a herring reduction plant and a temporary exhibit space. The Cannery offers a variety of interpretive programs for school groups, tourists and the general public.

Reporting to the Collections Manager, responsibilities include:
• Working in the collections storage and exhibit areas to conduct a collections inventory
• identifying artifacts for potential future deaccession, or transfer to the teaching collection
• photo-documentation of artifacts
• moving, organizing and cleaning artifacts as required
• cataloguing/updating artifact records as required
• other duties as required

• Experience in the museum and / or library and archives field preferred


• Ability to be organized with great attention for details
• Ability to work both independently or as part of a team, and to multi-task
• Ability to work in cool, dusty conditions and lift heavier objects

Conditions of Employment
• Security Screening: Obtain and maintain Reliability Status
• Requirement to use all safety equipment provided, in order to work in the Cannery environment (training provided)

Additional Details
Hours of work will be 35-hour per week, normally Monday to Friday, with the possibility of occasional early mornings and/or weekends. $12.00 – $14.40 per hour based on level of education and relevant experience.

This position is subject to funding. Hours of work and duties may vary depending on the level of funding attained.

Please forward your resume and cover letter to:
Heidi Rampfl, Collections Manager
Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society
12138 Fourth Ave. Richmond, BC V7E 3J1