Employment Opportunities – Seasonal Full-Time Museum Interpreters for Chinatown Interpretation Program


Available Positions: Two.  Time Period: May-September 2014.

Wage/Salary: 16.00/hour (Plus 4% Vacation Pay) plus benefits.

Work Load: 7 hours/day x 5 days/week x 20 weeks.

Location: Barkerville Historic Town, Barkerville, BC V0K 1B0, Canada.


Job Description:
Acting as either an early 20th century Chinese merchant, merchant’s daughter, Chinese private school teacher or a contemporary archaeologist,  the interpreters will introduce tourists and students to the rich history of Chinatown in Barkerville between the late 19th and the early 20th centuries. The positions entail:

-conducting walking tours of Chinatown

-teaching introductory Chinese language and culture classes in Chinatown’s Chinese School

-introducing major archeological findings from Chinatown and demonstrating Chinese arts,

crafts, music, sports, games, and medicine during the Chinese Culture Sessions

-maintaining garden and taking care of chickens in Chinatown

-patrolling Chinatown and greeting and assisting tourists and students

-assisting in preparing and conducting the Chinese festival on August 16, 2014.


Job Requirements:

-Must have either Canadian citizenship, Permanent Resident Card or valid Work Permit

-Age 18 years or older

-Proficiency in spoken English and Chinese, if playing a Chinese role.

-Having a BA degree or taking an undergraduate degree of Social science

-Knowledge of the Chinese history and culture

-Knowledge of history of western Canada

-Ability to work professionally with tourists and students of multi-cultural backgrounds

-Ability to work well with other team members and workers in other programs in Barkerville

-Having a valid driving license

*A criminal background check will be conducted.



-Experience of working in museum setting(s)

-Experience of working in tourism setting(s)

-Working experience or knowledge of archaeology

-Knowledge or practice of Chinese arts, crafts, performing arts, martial arts, or medicine.

For more information about the wonderful and unique Barkerville Historic Town, please visit: http://www.barkerville.ca/default.htm.

If you are interested in these positions, please e-mail your resume, a photo ID (driver license, passport, and work permit), and contact information of three references to: <cch_centre@yahoo.com> or <yuanshan3333@yahoo.com>.  Incomplete application won’t be considered.


Application Deadline: Until the position is filled.  Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


Cariboo Chinese Heritage Centre, 14301 Barkerville HWY, Barkerville, BC V0K 1B0.  Canada

Barkerville Chinatown Moon by Thomas Drasdauskis