Our volunteers play an indispensable role in sharing cultural programming, rich collections and extensive archives with the public. We are always looking for new volunteers who are interested in contributing to the cultural community of Summerside.
Whether you're running a game at our Olde Fashioned Carnival or pouring over volumes at our archives, your contribution helps make our community stronger and livelier. If you are interested in hearing about upcoming volunteer opportunities, contact Marlene Campbell at 902-432-1298, or fill out the form below.
Looking to have a fun and exciting summer filled with unique and enriching experiences in your community?
Every summer, Culture Summerside takes on high school and university student workers looking to gain experience in the arts, heritage and cultural fields. Our students work as heritage interpreters in our museum sites, programming staff for our cultural events and archival assistants in our city archives.
2023 Summer Student Employment Opportunities
Public Programming Assistant ($15.25/ hr): Seeking a highly motivated individual who can work alongside our Program Coordinator in developing and delivering public programming to promote and bring awareness to Summerside’s dynamic museum sites and cultural offerings. The Public Programming Assistant will participate in the planning and delivery of such programs as the Olde Fashioned Carnival, the Summerside Arts Festival, Lobster Carnival and specialized museum summer programming.
Candidates should have some university or college education, or relevant experience, in museum education, event planning or arts administration. They should possess above average oral and writing skills in addition to having a creative nature. The successful candidates will be comfortable in public relations including public speaking, media engagements and possess leadership skills. Candidates must have good organizational and computer skills and be a positive team player. French language skills would be considered an asset.
Archives and Research Assistant ($15.00/ hr): Seeking keen and qualified student applicants for the position of Archives and Research Assistant at the City’s municipal archives, the MacNaught History Centre and Archives. As part of the archives team, the successful candidate will work closely with our Archivist and Archives Assistant on several major archival projects throughout the summer, including digitalization and reorganization of collection holdings. Daily tasks will include: reception services in person and on the phone, introducing researchers to archival holdings and retrieving requested materials, data entry work, photo inventories, and online databases.
Additional duties include assisting visitors with genealogical research. Assisting with sorting and arranging of archival material and researching context of select holdings will be required. Other duties include preparing the archives and for morning opening and closing in the evening. Candidates should have some university or college education, or relevant experience, in Archival Studies, Library and Information Studies or History. They should possess above average oral and writing skills and have excellent organizational skills. The successful candidates will be comfortable working with the public and handling inquiries in-person and over the phone. Some projects will include independent work and will require good time management skills. Candidates must have excellent computer skills, with knowledge of record keeping systems or databases and basic graphic design skills.
Heritage/ Museum Interpreters (Both bilingual and English-speaking) ($15.00/ hr): Are you looking for a dynamic summer job opportunity in the heritage and culture field? Culture Summerside is seeking enthusiastic and qualified student applicants for the positions of Museum Interpreters to offer an exceptional museum experience to our residents and summer visitors. Duties will include providing guided tours of historic sites and museums including the Wyatt House Museum, Lefurgey Cultural Centre, the Summerside Interpretive Centre and the Bishop Machine Shop Museum.
The position will also require participation in delivering cultural programming, conducting research and handling front-desk duties including greeting visitors, providing information about our heritage and cultural assets and handling financial transactions. Ability to memorize content and comfort with public speaking are required to deliver a top-notch experience to visitors. The ideal candidate for this job should have a passion for community history, ideally with history, museum or education as their major study of focus, or with experience in these fields. They should have an above average level of communication skills not only in public speaking and presentation but as well in reading and understanding information. Candidates should have strong computer skills and a good working knowledge of social media platforms. An outgoing, friendly and diplomatic demeanor is also important for this position. Experience working with the public and with diverse audiences will be an asset. Having bilingual communication skills are an asset.
For more information about student job opportunities, check the City of Summerside job board or email email@example.com
Interested in applying? You can email firstname.lastname@example.org with your CV or our HR Department:
Or by mail to:
Human Resources Coordinator
275 Fitzroy St.
*Deadline for summer position applications is Wednesday, April 26th at 4:00 pm.*