Opportunities with KLHS and the SS Moyie

Kootenay Lake Historical Society has been successful in its application for a CERIP grant through Heritage BC to build three small Canadian Pacific historic-style buildings at the SS Moyie National Historic site.

These buildings will be used for new displays to tell the story of the shipyards that built these ships, of their railway connections and also for storage.

We are pleased to offer this job opportunity at our site for the
duration of the construction.

CARPENTRY LEAD
Reporting to a KLHS Board member, this position will assist in recruiting and hiring local general labour and trades as required. The successful applicant will ensure quality workmanship and assist KLHS towards the successful completion of the project. Requirements include:

• Extensive carpentry experience
• Red Seal or Journeyman carpentry ticket
• Previous supervisory experience preferred
• Ability to plan and execute daily tasks
• Eligibility or proof of an industrial first aid course
• References

If you are interested in working with us on our new CP buildings project please send your resume to ssmoyie@klhs.bc.ca OR to KLHS, Box 537, Kaslo, BC
V0G 1M0.

Attention: Kit Ashenhurst.
All applicants will receive a response

Summer Student Jobs

Job Description –Visitor Services Summer Student Information Counsellor

Seasonal from June 28, 2021 – September 3, 2021

Wage: $15.20 per hour, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Position Statement: The incumbent reports directly to the Visitor Supervisor and/or Manager. The incumbent will assist with visitor services in Kaslo, and occasionally assist on other projects at the National Historic Site of the S.S. Moyie.

Position Specifications:

· Dealing with visitors in a professional, prompt and friendly manner, excellent verbal and written skills

· Answering visitor enquiries by mail, phone, email, on social media and in person correctly, and to the best of your ability.

· Researching community information of interest to visitors.

· Keeping brochure racks well stocked and organized.

· Post current information of interest to the visitor.

· Promote local tourism products, services and events.

· Suggesting travel itineraries in response to visitor enquiries.

· Encouraging longer and return visits.

· Selling retail merchandise, cash out.

· Ensuring visitor understanding of information provided.

· Keeping up-to-date and accurate records such as visitor enquiry statistics.

· Filing, database entry, correspondence, research, and event planning and assistance.

· Site cleaning, including washrooms

· General office skills, including basic computer literacy.

· Able to work well with a small team and be goal oriented.

· High degree of sensitivity in dealing with the Public, Board of Directors and Stakeholders.

· Able to work independently, show initiative and meet deadlines.

· Able to work flexible hours as required.

Terms:

· This is a full-time, seasonal position from June 28 – September 3, 2021.

· Position is based on minimum 30 hours per week.

· The BC Employment Standards Branch sets all other terms of reference unless otherwise specified

· This position is subject to Young Canada Works funding. To be eligible, students must:

              o Be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment

              o Have been registered as full-time student in the previous academic year

              o Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment

               o Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations