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Public Programs & Events Coordinator

Chilliwack, BC
21 days ago
27 per hour

Job Title:  Public Programs & Events Coordinator                  
Reports to:  Executive Director
Status: Part-time; contract (possibility of extension)
Contract Date:  April 1, 2024 to November 15, 2024
Hours: Variable; approximately 22.5 hours per week
Salary: $27.00/hour
Closing Date: March 8, 2024 at 4:00 pm

Summary of Position:

The Public Programs & Events Coordinator develops and manages all aspects of the organization’s Public Programs & Events and is an important public-facing representative of the organization. The Public Programs & Events Coordinator will be expected to support the Education & Engagement Coordinator in delivering education programs during high education programming periods.

The Public Programs & Events Coordinator will report directly to the Executive Director. While regular shifts will be scheduled primarily during the work week, Monday – Friday between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:30 pm to a maximum of 22.5 hours/week, the Public Programs & Events Coordinator will be required to work outside of standard work hours to deliver programs and facilitate events.  

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop, coordinate, and deliver public programs to the community. Programs are developed for children, youth, adults, seniors, and families;
  • Facilitate tours of the Museum exhibitions to the public, which may include individuals or groups;
  • Seek out and work with community members to deliver contracted programs to the community;
  • Develop and lead, or coordinate instructors for workshops, lectures, seminars that deal with minority communities;
  • Work collaboratively with the museum team to plan, promote, and organize major events, including, but not limited to exhibition opening receptions, Hops & Heritage annual fundraiser, the CMHS annual general meeting, Sweet Summer Fun, and the Christmas Craft Marker;
  • Liaising with external contractors for events, and coordinating drop-off/pick-up of supplies and equipment;
  • Develop community projects and deliver an engaging experience for the community of Chilliwack at outreach events, such as the Mural Festival and the Pride Festival;
  • Recruit, train, and supervise any volunteers or additional staff providing service within the Chilliwack Museum & Archives Public Programs and Events.


  • University degree, a Bachelor of Education or a Bachelor of Fine Arts, or a comparable qualification; or the equivalent combination of education, training, and lived experience; 
  • Experience instructing various demographics;
  • Experience developing and delivering public programs in a museum setting;
  • Experience with event planning and coordination;
  • Cultural Awareness training would be considered an asset; experience working with minorities and vulnerable people preferred;
  • 1-2 years experience working in a museum;
  • Valid BC Driver’s License;
  • A strong interest in British Columbia and local history;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills marked by professionalism, teamwork, and courtesy;
  • Able to work with minimal supervision; works well independently and as a team; flexible;
  • Capable of lifting 35lb. from floor to table height and 20lb from table to head height.

The successful candidate will be required to submit a clear criminal record check with vulnerable persons clearance.

The successful candidate must have a valid Class 5 Driver’s license and access to a vehicle.

The Chilliwack Museum and Archives is an equal-opportunity employer. We seek to foster a workplace that reflects the full breadth of the communities we serve and welcome applications from women, racialized persons/BIPOC, LGBTQ2S+, and people with disabilities.

All qualified applicants are invited to apply by submitting their cover letter and resume to:

Shawna Dwyer
Executive Director, Chilliwack Museum & Archives

We look forward to reviewing all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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