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Employment Opportunities

Marketing and Communications Assistant

Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage Internship  

Revised Dates

Start date: September 2, 2021 --  End date: January 30, 2022


Length of assignment: 20 weeks (2 weeks off at Christmas)

Work schedule: Thurs, Fri, Sat 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (also occasional evenings)


Hourly wage: $17 plus 4% vacation pay

Job description
The Marketing and Communications Intern will work directly with staff to enhance the museum experience for visitors and will look after the museum’s communication and marketing needs, communicating the vision, mission, and programming of the museum to targeted diverse audiences.


It will be the intern's responsibility to deliver exceptional visitor service and be involved with promoting museum activities and events to the general public.


  • The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about museums, and/or local history, and interested in a career in museums, heritage, and/or communications and public relations.

  • Excellent research, communication, and interpersonal skills

  • Computer literacy, including MS applications, Google Workspace, and Mac OS

  • Detail-oriented

  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently

  • Able to lift 20 kilos

To be eligible for an internship candidates must be:

  • A Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);

  • Legally entitled to work in Canada;

  • Between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;

  • Be willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;

  • Will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with the program;

  • Unemployed or underemployed;

  • A college or university graduate;

  • Not receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits while employed with the program.

The VPMA is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the museum.

To ensure Young Canada Works (YCW) eligibility, all applicants must register online at

Closing date for applications is Wednesday August 11, 2021


Please email your cover letter and resume to:
Diane Panozzo, Museum Director
Vancouver Police Museum & Archives
240 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6A 1L3


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