Category: Job Opportunities

Expression of Interest – Haylmore Centre Island Project

The Haylmore Heritage Site is seeking a contractor or volunteer to assist with the restoration of the centre island at the Haylmore site. The project can also be completed by a contractor with sub contractors, or volunteers in a combined manner. Contractors that do not carry Worksafe or commercial liability will fall under that of BRVCA.
The centre island is approximately 30-foot-by-30-foot and tasks include:

  • Levelling the top of the centre Island
  • Clearing and preparing for establishing a lawn on top of the island
  • Preparing a hole for a new flagpole – approximately 4’ deep and 16” diameter (maybe bigger?)
  • Concrete work and installation of flagpole
  • Seeding grass on top of the Island once the flagpole is in place

The project can be started once the ground is ready to work, but the timing of some tasks will depend on the coordination of the flagpole order and delivery.
This project is managed by the BRVCA Heritage Committee.
Please, contact us at worktodo@bridgerivervalley.ca if you are interested in this project.

Summer Student Job

The Bralorne Pioneer Museum has applied for Young Canada Works for a summer position that extends 15 weeks at 30 hours/week.
The position will pay $15/hr or higher depending on experience.  The Museum is in Bralorne BC which is 106 kms. west of Lillooet.
At this time, the funding for the position is yet to be confirmed.

To be eligible for Young Canada Works position:
-you need to be 16 – 30 yrs
-have been a full time high school, college, CEGEP or university student in the semester preceding the YCW work position
-intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following the YCW work assignment
-are willing to commit to the full duration of the YCW work assignment
-be a Canadian Citizen or permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada and be legally entitled to work in Canada

The Bralorne Pioneer Museum Society has three focus areas, in addition to museum and heritage site tours, that would add substantial value to the career path of a student in museum, heritage or historical studies, with an interest in arts, culture, and tourism. 
These include digital preservation of historical photographs, documentation of collections and archival, and design and development of exhibitions.
The digital preservation of historic photographs involves digitizing up to ‘1,000 catalogued photographs of historical significance
leading to the design and development of a digital exhibition for the purpose of engaging and educating the public of the area’s rich history and heritage through online accessibility.
Documentation of collections and archival is an ongoing activity of any museum. The Bralorne Pioneer Museum Society currently has many uncatalogued historical photographs containing images of community life in Bralorne, Pioneer, Gold Bridge and Minto in the 1930’s to 1970’s including mining, ranching, forestry, tourism, and the development of the Bridge River Power Projects of the ‘l 950’s. 
The student will support this process by scanning the historical images and storing the originals in archival housing. During the process, the student will work to design and develop an on-site structured exhibit for public engagement.
Therefore, the main objectives are to advance the digital preservation project, support ongoing documentation efforts, and empower new talent through creativity of exhibition design and development. 
This experience will not only support the Bralorne Pioneer Museum Society in their efforts, but also advance the student’s studies and make the student more prominent to potential employers.

Please connect with us at worktodo@bridgerivervalley.ca for more information or to provide your resume.

Summer Jobs

Canada Summer Jobs

To be eligible for the Canada Summer Jobs program:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment (you do NOT need to be a student)
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment**; and,
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations

These positions are with the Bridge River Valley Community Association and are subject to funding at this time.

Tourism Recovery Assistant
This student will aid in tourism recovery and will be responsible for the weekly delivery of visitors’ surveys, as well as distribution of tourist information such as maps, bylaw information, directions and general information about accommodations and the area. The student will aid in the design and delivery of community surveys to be used as an important tool in gauging community values and attitudes to visitors and tourism in the Bridge River Valley. Good communication skills will ensure clear messaging of COVID-19 health and safety regulations as the student provides support for recovery and the careful return to special events and celebrations in a rural community, including summer arts and cultural camps for children and families. Other responsibilities include maintaining records of survey counts, ensuring the tourism facilities are clean and safe, and assisting as needed with tourism related activities.
15 weeks, 30 hours per week, wage $15/hr and up dependent on experience.
Heritage Assistant
The student in this position will provide excellent customer service to local and visiting populations. Distribute tourist information such as maps, bylaw information, directions and general information about accommodations and the area. The student will help with heritage and geological interpretation, conduct energy and gold placer mine tours, and engage visitors with gold panning activities. The student will be required to research and interpret information about local heritage sites such as the Gold Bridge Cemetery, Haylmore Heritage Site, Bralorne Church, and the Bralorne Pioneer Museum to create a tour-like session of the historical and heritage attractions available to the public. Provide support to special events and virtual celebrations in a rural community, including Summerfest, Gold Bridge Days, and Canada Day. Other responsibilities include maintaining records of all activities on the site, ensuring the
facility is clean and safe, selling ice cream and other seasonal goodies, as well as liaising and working with local artisans on-site.
15 weeks, 30 hours per week, wage $15/hr and up dependent on experience.

Expression of Interest – Facilitator/Workplan Developer – Respect for the Bridge River Valley Program

The BRVCA Board of Directors is looking for a Facilitator and Workplan Developer. The BRVCA Directors approved in principle a Respect for the Bridge River Valley program.  Link:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BEQTr_UhbF0-e2ox4C6oeXSNhadTdDe7/view?usp=sharing

The timeline is tight as we anticipate an influx of visitors similar to 2020 perhaps greater so we need to try and get some of the action items in place by the late spring. Deliverables include:

  • Facilitate a stakeholder meeting (Online)  (2 -3 hrs) to determine action items, partners for each action item, potential funding source and any suggestion as to costing 
    – Please note BRVCA staff will support sending invitations to the session, setting up online meeting etc.
    – Objective is not to debate the need for these action items but rather to focus on the action
    – Additional ideas may surface and can be added
  • Put together a workplan in as much detail as possible which can be used for advocacy and funding applications. Deliverables include:
  • Complete by February 24, 2021

Please provide an expression of interest with fee and any relevant details/background etc. as soon as possible to bridgerivervalley@gmail.com

RED ORE CAR RESTORATION

The Bralorne Pioneer Museum is seeking an experienced woodworker to restore/rebuild the Red Ore Car.

It has really deteriorated just in the last couple of years and we need to restore it before it completely collapses.

This can be a contract or volunteer position, either way it is going to be a labor of love.

The ore car can be removed to do this.

The Heritage will provide advice and direction from a Heritage standpoint to the project.

Please drop us a line at bralornepioneermuseum@gmail.com or PM us on Facebook.

Bralorne Snow Clearing Contract

The Bridge River Valley Community Association has several locations that will require snow clearing:

*Historic Bralorne Pioneer Mines Office Building*

This will involve some snow clearing where a quad/truck on the alley on the back side.  is needed as well as shoveling stairs in heavy snow conditions.

The modified stairs (1/2) will require hand shoveling in snow conditions.  

*Temporary Museum Location – Bralorne*

This will require mostly shovelling a path from road to door.  If quad/truck is available plowing the berm away that IRL leaves.

*Bralorne Church*

This is mostly shovelling on an as needed basis (we will usually advise) to keep pathway to stair, stairs and side door clear.  We don’t anticipate this due to events not being able to be held due to COVID19 but it may become possible.  

Suitable for quad with plow, truck with plow or full equipment.
Please let us know if you are interested and what you would charge.  Email bridgerivervalley@gmail.com

Exploration Assistant

Painting Job

Minor Painting Jobs

There are a variety of minor painting jobs that are suitable for someone who likes to paint.

They can be done by a volunteer (supplies paid) or a contract.

The current list include (but there are more):

-small washroom with new drywall

-outside door needs sanding and small amount of painting

-small wood sign needs sanding and repainting

-outdoor wooden walkway needs sanding and potentially repaint/stain

Send us an email at worktodo@bridgerivervalley.ca if you are interested.

Cleaning Opportunity

Cleaning Opportunity – Museum and Church – Expressions of Interest    

Interested parties can submit and email outlining experience and hourly rate.  Please submit by Friday, June 26. Send us an email at worktodo@bridgerivervalley.ca if you are interested.

Also indicated is whether they have Worksafe coverage in which case this can be a contract, if they do not have Worksafe coverage they will need to be an employee of BRVCA.

Church– The first clean will need a  thorough dusting/vacuuming in the Church itself with washing of inside windows carefully as per Heritage Guidelines laid out in the Bralorne Church Operational Plan.

-Thorough cleaning of the downstairs, it will likely be pretty “construction” dusty. This was also need to be done to a COVID standard at this time.

-Thereafter once/month – end of July /end of Aug /end of Sept. unless there are  bookings at which point  it will be COVID strength of 
cleaning for floors/washroom/counters in the downstairs but Church remains same as per Heritage Guidelines.

Museum – Window Washing

Wash the 3767 Lillooet Pioneer Rd. (Musseum) windows inside and out.

Wash Window Frames inside and out.

Wash Door Windows Inside and Out.

Museum – Monthly Cleaning June – October

Clean floors, washrooms, work areas to COVID standard (disinfect) (list to be supplied)

Clean exhibit areas using Heritage Guidelines (to be supplied).

Carpenter Job

Looking for a carpenter to do a small job at Gun Lake, approx 2-3 days of framing work.

Contact Ed Nightingale at enight@telus.net