Author Archives: Barkerville, BC

March 29

Experimenting with Photographs

Experimenting with Photographs By: Vasanthi Pendakur Photographing the dress collection presented special challenges. Unlike the smaller pieces, dresses are long and bulky and don’t fit easily on a table. I needed a way to take long flat photos without putting too much pressure on the dress’s shoulders. I experimented with a few different methods before […]

March 11

Employment Opportunity – Curatorial Assistant: Collections Care (Summer Position)

Barkerville Historic Town & Park, the largest historic site in British Columbia, has up to two positions available for students that will provide exciting opportunities to learn about British Columbia’s history in a unique environment. JOB TITLE: CURATORIAL ASSISTANT: COLLECTIONS CARE Hourly pay rate: $15.00 plus 4% holiday pay, 35 hours/week Anticipated term: May 14 […]

March 08

Cataloguing a 1920s and ’30s Clothing Collection

Cataloguing a 1920s and ’30s Clothing Collection by Vasanthi Pendakur, Barkerville Historic Town & Park Fashion in the 1920s conjures images of flappers wearing cloches and beaded dresses. Following the ‘20s were the lace and smooth bias cut dresses of the 1930s. Barkerville Historic Town and Park works hard to preserve and present clothing from this […]

March 01

Employment Opportunity – Marketing, Preservation, and Presentation Manager

Barkerville Historic Town & Park, Governed by Barkerville Heritage Trust, has an opening for a Marketing, Preservation, and Presentation Manager (Full-time Permanent Position) JOB SUMMARY Classification: Excluded Staff Position; 35 hours a week Compensation: Competitive Compensation and Benefits Package Job title: Marketing, Preservation, and Presentation Manager. Barkerville exists to inspire today through the courage of […]

February 22

Employment Opportunity – Chinatown Program (Historical Interpreter)

January 25

Employment Opportunity: Custodian/Housekeeper (x2)

JOB SUMMARY Classification: Laborer 1 Job title: Custodian/Housekeeper: Positions: One Full-time Year-Round (35 hours per week, plus benefits) One Part-time Year-Round (20 hours per week, plus benefits) Closing Date: January 29, 2018 Internal/External Posting Status: • BC Government Employees Union (BCGEU); • Salary grade: $21.11 plus benefits as dispersed according to the Collective Agreement between […]

January 10

Request for Proposal: Barkerville Roof Snow Removal 2017-18

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December 13

Record-setting crowds bring welcome holiday cheer to Barkerville’s Victorian Christmas

Brief Approximately 1600 people from all over British Columbia and abroad visited Barkerville Historic Town & Park between Saturday, December 9th and Monday, December 11th This year’s event set an historic attendance record for the most Old Fashioned Victorian Christmas visitors ever, breaking a previous record set in December of 2015 Admission to Barkerville’s annual […]

December 01

Jingle bells, Bakery smells, and Tube Runs all the way: Victorian Christmas at Barkerville sleighs!

Brief • Barkerville Historic Town & Park is bustling with special events and activities for yuletide revelers looking to experience the wintertime magic of western North America’s largest heritage attraction, nestled under an elegant blanket of snow, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday, December 9th through Monday, December 11th • A stay at […]

Winter Wonderland, Week Two! November 18

Barkerville’s Old Fashioned Victorian Christmas – 2017 Schedule

Welcome to an Old Fashioned Victorian Christmas at Barkerville Historic Town & Park December 9th, 10th, and 11th 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Activities Take an exciting sleigh ride with Barnard’s Express Stage Lines (Map #24). Partake in the delicious delights of Victorian home baking at the Wendle House (Map #18). Join Miss Florence Wilson […]