Programs & Events Coordinator (now filled)

This position has now been filled (for 2022).

The Cortes Island Museum & Archives (CIMAS) is seeking an inventive, self-directed and organized individual to serve as the Programs & Events Coordinator at the Cortes Museum and Wild Cortes.  The Programs & Events Coordinator is responsible for designing, organizing and ensuring delivery of public events and programs.

This is a 60hrs/month, minimum 5-month contract position, with possible extension.  Specific hours are dictated by program needs, some flexibility is required; evening and weekend work will occasionally be necessary. Starting wage is $22/hr. Must have secure housing in place. Position starts in June 2022.

To apply for this position please submit your resume with references to Bonnie MacDonald at by June 20, 2022.

CIMAS values diversity and inclusivity and welcomes individuals of all abilities and backgrounds to apply for this position.

Work Expectations:

In collaboration with the CIMAS team the Programs & Events Coordinator will:

  • Create and coordinate CIMAS outreach activities and events which foster a sense of involvement with and excitement about the Museum and Wild Cortes
  • Work closely with the Managing Director and curators to contribute ideas and extensions to the exhibit experience
  • Reach out to and engage new audiences
  • Manage event volunteers
  • Be well connected with communities on Cortes and develop programs and events with that diversity in mind
  • Effectively promote programs to the community

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience in designing, supervising and budgeting programs and events
  • Be able to develop age-appropriate programs, activities and materials
  • Work as a team member
  • Have strong computer and social media skills
  • Be able to work with a wide range of individuals
  • Have access to a vehicle if required

To find out more about CIMAS please check our website and visit us on Facebook.

Employment Opportunity at Wild Cortes (now filled)

This position has been filled for 2022.

Are you 17–30 years old, looking for engaging work in natural history this summer? Wild Cortes is hiring a Curatorial Assistant/Host to assist with mounts, displays and interpretation this summer season. Located at Linnea Education Centre, Wild Cortes is the off-site learning centre and lab of the Cortes Museum & Archives (CIMAS). The wage for this position is $20/hr for a 30hr work week, June – August 2022.

We are looking for a science-minded, hands-on, self-reliant and friendly person with a desire to learn about taxidermy, species at risk, and the natural history of Cortes Island.  Computer skills are required, and secure housing must be in place. Applicants should be comfortable working with animal specimens.

  In this position you will:

  • assist the Natural History Curator/Taxidermist with hands-on work
  • learn about the basic ecology and environmental factors affecting Cortes Island and surrounding areas.
  • perform data collection and input
  • share this knowledge with visitors as they explore Wild Cortes and the EcoLab

To apply please submit your resume with references to by May 24, 2022.

CIMAS values diversity and inclusivity and welcomes individuals of all abilities and backgrounds to apply for this position.

To find out more about CIMAS please check our website and visit us on Facebook.

Employment Opportunity at the Museum (now filled)

This position has now been filled (for 2022).

Are you 17–30 years of age looking for a great summer job? Are you interested in sharing your knowledge about Cortes Island with visitors, learning about museum exhibitions and programming, and practicing your customer service skills in our Museum Shop? The Cortes Museum & Archives is hiring a seasonal Host/Interpreter. During the summer months the Museum is a busy place with visitors seeking information, exhibitions, programs, and special events.

We are looking for a mature, friendly, self-reliant person who may want to expand their interest in history, museum studies, writing and/or communications. This position runs June–September at 35-40 hours per week at $20/hr. Training will be provided. We invite you to submit your application, resume and include two references.

Accommodation on Cortes Island should be in place.

SEND RESUME to the Cortes Island Museum by email @

Closing day for applications:  May 24, 2022.

Our Summer Hosts (Thank you for doing such a wonderful work!)

Managing Director (now filled)

This position has now been filled.

Employment Opportunity at the Cortes Island Museum

Are you a motivated individual looking for permanent employment on Cortes? The Cortes Island Museum is accepting applications for the position of Managing Director. This is a part-time position (60 hours per month), starting in February 2022. Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2022 (new extended date).

The responsibilities of this position may include:
• Administration of the day-to-day operation of the Museum & Archives including some financial record keeping
• Acting as the primary contact for public & media inquiries
• Conducting community liaison activities
• Managing the Museum Shop & Tourist/Visitor info area
• Assisting the Board of Directors with strategic planning, fundraising initiatives, grant writing, etc. as needed

A combination of training or experience in some of the following areas will be considered an asset:
• Non-profit or community organization-based management
• Heritage or Arts & Cultural sector
• Social media platforms
• Team building

Mentorship will be provided by the current Managing Director & members of the Board of Directors.

To apply for this position, please email a resume of your qualifications and experience to the following address:
All applications and inquiries will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

To learn more about the Cortes Island Museum & Archives Society visit our website at

We wish to acknowledge the Klahoose, Tla’amin and Homalco Nations upon whose territories the programs and activities of the Cortes Island Museum & Archives take place.

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