Tag Archives: Chinatown

November 06

Barkerville’s record-setting season primed by robust provincial partnerships [Part 4 of 4]

  Brief The Honourable Teresa Wat, Minister of International Trade and Minister Responsible for Asia Pacific Strategy and Multiculturalism visited Barkerville this past summer with the Honorable Coralee Oakes, (then) Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, in order to tour Barkerville’s historic Chinatown and discuss future Chinese Legacy Projects A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) […]

February 16

Another exciting seasonal employment opportunity – Barkerville’s Chinatown!

Seasonal Full-Time Museum Interpreters Chinatown Interpretation Program Barkerville Historic Town Available Positions: Two (2) Employment Period (A): May 8-Sept. 27, 2015 Employment Period (B): May 8-August 28, 2015 Job Location: Barkerville Historic Town, Barkerville, British Columbia, Canada Staring Salary: $17.68/hour plus benefits; depending on experience Workload: 7 hours/day x 5 days/week Job Description: Acting either as an early-20th […]

August 11

August in Barkerville is full of fatigue and gratitude

Here is a little secret that I suspect is true of most tourism-based sites: at some point during our season we just get damn tired, and we also get a little bit sad. For as long as I have worked in Barkerville the onsite staff and interpretive contractors have referred to this condition as “the […]

February 21

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 […]

August 19

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival celebrates 150 years of Chinese culture in Barkerville

Barkerville’s annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival is getting bigger this year in order to celebrate the sesquicentennial of the establishment of the National Historic Site of Canada’s Chinatown.  To mark this special anniversary, the festival has been extended from one day to two – Saturday, August 24th and Sunday, August 25th. Mid-Autumn Moon Festivals have been […]

October 08

Barkerville Contract Request for Proposals – Interpretation

HISTORICAL INTERPRETATION REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS  Barkerville Historic Town The Barkerville Heritage Trust is seeking proposals from interested parties for the purpose of issuing contracts for the following historical interpretation programs within Barkerville Historic Town: Homelife Interpretation – Schoolteacher and Wendle House: This contract will require no less than three people to interpret activities in the Williams Creek Schoolhouse and the […]