Summer Student Opportunity
Summer Student Position at the Spruce Grove Grain Elevator Museum
The Spruce Grove and District Agricultural Society is looking for a temporary/ full time assistant to the Spruce Grove and District Agricultural Heritage Society’s Facility Manager and Events Coordinator.
Location: Spruce Grove Grain Elevator Museum - 120 Railway Avenue
Hours: 35 hour week, from 9 am – 4 pm, Tuesday to Saturday
Compensation: $12.50/ hour
From end of May until end of September
Must be over 15 years of age, and under 30 years of age (to qualify for Federal student program)
Job/ Skill Requirements:
- Incredibly responsible with a proven track record of being reliable and dependable
- Very organized with demonstrated abilities to multi task and foresee problems down the road with terrific problem solving skills
- Fun, enthusiastic and eager to entertain people with a passion for agricultural and historical adventure
- Excellent communication skills both written and spoken
- A self starter with limited supervision
- A great sense of humor and willingness to become part of an enthusiastic team
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with volunteers of all levels
- Possess strategic thinking skills and eye for details
- Strong project management and organizational skills with ability to multi task and deliver positive results under pressure and tight timelines
- Creative problem solving ability with analytical skills that are results-oriented
- Ability to work well in teams (volunteers) yet competent in managing projects independently
- Good computer literacy
- Strong sense of ownership and responsibility to deliver beyond expectations
- Various administrative duties throughout the day
Please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, and in your cover letter, please respond to the following questions:
- What is one place in Canada you would love to show people from another country?
- Why do you think you would make a great tour guide and event coordinator assistant?
- Why would you make a good ambassador to Spruce Grove, Alberta?
The Spruce Grove and District Agricultural Society is a non-profit organization, operating in Spruce Grove since 1971, and have a long history of hosting Agrifairs and exhibitions. They are the group responsible for building the original Spruce Grove Agrena.
The Ag Society owns and operates the 1958 Alberta Wheat Pool Grain Elevator as a museum, in fact the only Museum in Spruce Grove. It is the last remaining wooden grain elevator to be seen traveling west on the Highway 16A to the Pacific Coast! Through Government Grants, public donations and sheer hard work, the Ag Society has been able to maintain the elevator in pristine working condition. More than 1800 elevators once dotted the Alberta landscape with three such structures once standing right here in Spruce Grove! In 1995, the elevator was saved from demolition by the Ag Society, who saw its potential as a monument to the agricultural heritage of the area.
In addition to the Grain Elevator, in 2012 the Ag Society restored the old Spruce Grove Water Tower that was abandoned in a farmer’s field since 1978. The water tower has been set up at the Grain Elevator Museum site, and is part of the Spruce Grove landscape once again – but now adorned with a full colour mural depicting some of the historical agricultural points of interest of the area.
Annual community fundraising events are held at the elevator site, such as the Flapjacks at the Tracks Pancake Breakfast in July, the Farm & Heritage Carnival in August, and the Harvest Fair in September, all hosted by the SG Ag Society, its volunteers, and staff.