Careers

The Barkerville Promise

Barkerville exists to inspire today through the courage of the past.  We promise a welcoming experience to reflect, connect and grow. We are connected by discovery in everything we do. We are adventurous, authentic, inclusive and dynamic.

Our Values

Affordability

Authenticity

Education

Efficiency

Enthusiasm

Entrepreneurship

Honesty

Inclusiveness

Leadership

Personal Service

Quality

Respect

Stability

Stewardship

Sustainability

Transparency

 

Current Postings

Custodians

Barkerville Heritage Trust is seeking several Custodians to fulfill the  custodial duties at Barkerville Historic Town & Park. This includes custodial maintenance of heritage, visitor and administrative buildings, company vehicles, and housekeeping of accommodations.

The positions are part of the BC Government Employees Union and offers a salary grade of $22.19 per hour. Multiple positions are available including: 

  • one seasonal full-time (35 hours per week, May 1 – Sept 30, 2020)
  • one seasonal part-time (minimum 17.5 hours per week, May 1 – Sept 30, 2020)
  • multiple casual/on-call positions

To apply, download and read the full Custodian Job Description and contact Ksenya Dorwart at ksenya.dorwart@barkerville.ca or 250-994-3332 ext. 49 by March 30, 2020.

Campground Labourers

Barkerville Heritage Trust is seeking Campground Labourers to fulfill the duties in the operations and maintenance of Barkerville Historic Town & Park’s three Campgrounds.  This includes customer service, bookings assistance, cleaning washrooms and shower houses, garbage and recycling disposal, and general site upkeep and maintenance.

The positions are part of the BC Government Employees Union and offers a salary grade of $22.19 per hour. Multiple positions are including:

  • one seasonal full-time position (35 hours per week, June 1 to August 31, 2020)
  • multiple casual/on-call positions

To apply, download and read the full Campground Labourer Job Description and contact Ksenya Dorwart at ksenya.dorwart@barkerville.ca or 250-994-3332 ext. 49 by March 30, 2020

Curatorial Assistant: Heritage Landscaper

Barkerville Heritage Trust is seeking a Heritage Landscaper to fulfill the duties of heritage site grounds maintenance. This includes planning and maintenance of gardens, landscape features, trails, walkways, and cemeteries, as well as restoration work on grave sites, walkways and fences in the historic site. Applicants must be able to work outdoors in a variety of conditions and safely operate basic hand tools and power equipment such as lawnmowers, brush trimmers, and power saws.

The position is part of the BC Government Employees Union and offers a salary grade of $22.19 per hour. It runs 35 hours per week from May 1 to September 30, 2020.

To apply, download and read the full Heritage Landscaper Job Description and contact Mandy Kilsby at mandy.kilsby@barkerville.ca or 250-994-3332 ex. 35 with a resume and cover letter by March 30th, 2020.

Curatorial Assistant: Collections Care

Barkerville Heritage Trust is seeking eligible youth to fulfill the role of Curatorial Assistants as part of our annual youth employment creation programs. Our Collections Care Assistants primarily support Barkerville in cleaning exhibits, displays, buildings, boardwalks, and collections using museum techniques. We in turn support your education through training and support for conducting your own research project for the summer.

The position is part of the BC Government Employees Union and offers a salary grade of $18.36 per hour. It runs 35 hours per week for 16 weeks from May to August. This position is subject to conditions set by the funding agency. Please check the full job description for eligibility criteria.

To apply, download and read the full Collections Care Assistant Job Description and contact Mandy Kilsby at mandy.kilsby@barkerville.ca or 250-994-3332 ex. 35 with a resume and cover letter by March 30th, 2020.

Cottonwood House Youth Heritage Worker

Barkerville Heritage Trust is seeking eligible youth to fulfill the role of Heritage Workers as part of our annual youth employment creation programs at Cottonwood House Historic Site. Our Heritage Workers support the many aspects of Cottonwood House including exhibits, historical tours, buildings, grounds, farm and gardens, washrooms, accommodations, restaurant, general store, special events, and customer service functions.

The position is part of the BC Government Employees Union and offers a salary grade of $18.36 per hour. It runs 35 hours per week for 16 weeks from May to August. This position is subject to conditions set by the funding agency. Please check the full job description for eligibility criteria.

To apply, download and read the full Cottonwood House Heritage Workers Job Description and contact Ksenya Dorwart at ksenya.dorwart@barkerville.ca or 250-994-3332 ext. 49 by March 30th, 2020.

Goldfield Bakery

The Goldfield Bakery is seeking workers for the 2020 season at Barkerville Historic Town & Park. All employees are expected to have, or be working towards a food safe certificate. Good math skills are essential. Some food service or bakery experience an asset, but not necessary as on the job training is available. Positions available includes:

  • 1 full-time sandwich maker
  • 1 full-time assistant baker
  • 2 full-time sales clerks

For more information, please download the attached job posting: Goldfield Bakery Employment

Chinatown Interpretation Program

Casting a role of either an early 20th century Chinese merchant, the merchant’s wife, the merchant’s daughter, or a Chinese school teacher, the interpreter will, together with other cased workers, introduces tourists and students to the history of the Chinese community in Barkerville and neighborhood from the late 19th to the early 20th centuries through:

  • conducting Chinatown tours at Barkerville Chinatown
  • teaching Chinese in the Chinese Private School at Chinatown
  • introducing Chinese culture, including Chinese arts, music, sports, games, and so on in Chinatown
  • patrolling Chinatown and answering tourists and students’ questions,
  • maintaining chicken pen at Chinatown, and
  • preparing and conducting the Barkerville’s Mid-autumn festival

For more information, please download the attached job posting: Chinatown Interpretation Employment

Home Life Interpretation Program

Want to spend the summer working with Launch Pad Theatre Company?! We are seeking a performer with an adventurous spirit to spend the summer working as an historical interpreter in the Home Life Contract in Barkerville Historic Town. As an Historical Interpreter you will undertake two positions throughout the summer:

Primary Role: The homemaker/homeowner of the Wendle House.

The Homemaker/homeowner conducts pre-scheduled demonstrations (3-4 during the school season and less during the summer) which revolve
around the duties of the household in the 19th Century Cariboo.

Secondary Role: The Schoolteacher in the 1870’s one room schoolhouse

The Schoolteacher conducts 3 or 4 pre-scheduled, approximately one hour school lessons per day. The lesson plans are scripted and are based
on 1870’s B.C. school syllabuses.

Between lessons/demonstrations, the performers are stationed in the Wendle House or in the schoolhouse or in the nearby vegetable garden doing “household” or “teacherly” things and interacting with the public. They are knowledgeable about local and regional history and about world events as they pertain to their character. They are always in character while in costume. The performer will be provided with character bios, scripts, historical notes, and full costume. (Will need to provide their own historically accurate footwear).

The position is for 6 1⁄2 to 8 hours a day, four and five days a week, for
approximately 20 weeks. The commitment is for the entire interpretive period (performers with summer conflicts unfortunately can not be considered).

Are you:

  • A good actor? A good improvisor? A quick learner?
  • A committed performer and reliable person?
  • Adventurous and willing to relocate to a remote town for 5 consecutive months?
  • Self reliant AND a team player?
  • Good with children and the general public?
  • Willing to learn:
    • how to chop firewood and use an old wood stove to bake biscuits and coffee
    • how to teach visitors to write on slate chalkboards in copperplate handwriting
    • how to take care of chickens
    • about our Provincial History

Then this might just be the job for you!

How do you learn more: Please contact David and Christina
www.launchpadtheatre.com launchpadtheatreco@gmail.com

Finance, Projects, and Human Resource Manager

Reporting to the Barkerville Heritage Trust CEO, the Finance, Projects, and Human Resources Manager will join the management team to:

  • supervise organizational finances and finance staff (approximately $7 million of revenue and expense)
  • lead and support key projects, especially commerce development projects and capital works.
  • lead benefit plans, payroll, and support managers on key human resource supports.

Qualifications: Certified Chartered Accountant or equivalencies.

To discuss the opportunity in confidence, or to send a resume contact Ed Coleman, CEO at cell: 250-991-9034 daytime or evenings, office: 250-994-3332 Local 23, or email: ed.coleman@barkerville.ca.