Student Positions

The Brant Historical Society has been connecting youth with the job market for several decades and assisting with building their skill sets as part of the Youth Employment and Skill Strategy (YESS). Two federal government grants support these positions through Young Canada Works and Canada Summer Jobs.

Young Canada Works

Young Canada Works (YCW) in Heritage Organizations (YCWHO) is an employment program for students. It offers them the opportunity to improve their skills while acquiring practical knowledge in the heritage field.

Full-time positions last from six to 16 weeks. Students may work full-time or part-time.

Who can apply

A student may be eligible for employment if they:

  • are 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);
  • are legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • are between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;
  • will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) during the Young Canada Works (YCW) work assignment;
  • have been a full-time high school, college, CEGEP or university student (as defined by their educational institution) in the semester preceding the YCW work assignment; and
  • intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following the YCW work assignment.

Canada Summer Jobs

Canada Summer Jobs is provided through Employment and Skills Development Canada. Youth must meet the following requirements:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • 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; and,
  • 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.

  • Job title:
    assistant archivist
  • Length of assignment:
    2024-07-08 – 2024-08-31
  • Hourly wage:

    Tasks and Responsibilities – This position will work towards our mass digitization initiative to make our local history archives digitally accessible to the community. The Assistant Archivist will be working on creating a finding aid, digitizing, and data entry of our Document Box Collection.  This collection is sorted alphabetically and spans a wide variety of topics.  The Assistant Archivist should be able to process at least two boxes from the collection during their employment.  The main responsibilities would include:
  • An ability to read hand-writing (cursive) is essential;
  • Inventory and create finding aids for archival documents in the box;
  • Scanning documents in accordance with museum standards;
  • Entry archival documents into the PastPerfect database accurately describing the documents;
  • Attaching digitized images for records into the PastPerfect database;
  • Batch conversion of TIFF files into JPEGs;
  • Answering phones and greeting visitors to the museum for tours and gift shop sales;
  • A successful vulnerable sector police check; and,
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Application deadline:

    Applications must be received no later than Sunday, June 16th, 2024. Please submit a resume and cover letter to:
    Nathan Etherington
    57 Charlotte St.
    Brantford, ON N3T 2W6
    Phone: 519-752-2483
    E-mail: nathan.etherington@brantmuseum
    Please include in the subject line “assistant archivist Position” attached with your cover letter and resume.

Other Student Positions

  • Job title:
    Day Camp Leader
  • Length of assignment:
    2024-07-08 – 2024-08-23
  • Hourly wage:

The Brant Historical Society is seeking a Day Camp Leader. This position will be responsible for running and assisting with components of day camp activities for youth aged 4-11 at Myrtleville House Museum.

The ideal candidate will have an interest in working with children and/or museum education, and will be working towards a degree in History, Museum Studies, Youth & Children’s Studies, or a related field.

The main responsibilities of this position would include:
• Assisting with daily pick-up/drop off of Myrtleville House Museum campers.
• Ensuring that campers are supervised and in a safe environment (use of sunscreen, access to water, etc).
• Encouraging campers to explore and make use of the site through promotion of physical activities.
• Assisting with planning and preparation of weekly activities including games, crafts, and education about the site.
• Regular cleaning of camp areas.
• Other duties as assigned

Application deadline: Wednesday, June 19th by 4:00pm

Please submit your resume and cover letter to:
Esther Brouwer
Education Program Coordinator and Guardian Myrtleville House
34 Myrtleville Drive
Brantford, ON
N3V 1C2