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Summer Jobs - 2020

Summer 2020 will soon be here and the Merrickville and District Historical Society (MDHS) is seeking applications from youth who wish to work at the Blockhouse Museum this summer as an interpreter.  MDHS is looking to hire several students this summer to work from approximately June 19 - September 7, 2020 (exact dates and number of positions will be dependent on confirmation of funding and available supervision).  Our museum contains a large collection of local artefacts and specially constructed displays which feature the heritage of the Merrickville district and the history of the Rideau Canal. Interpreters work as a team to learn the history and culture of the area and make that history come alive as a rich experience for the 10,000 visitors that come to Merrickville each summer. They will also help manage the museum and gain experience in assessing and delivering museum programs. If you want to work in a job that "brings heritage alive," this may be the position for you.

Candidates should be competent in both official languages and meet the Young Canada Works and/or Canada Summer Jobs program eligibility criteria.  If applying under the Young Canada Works criteria, please register online with Young Canada Works.  This year, Canada Summer Jobs funding is available for all youth between the ages of 15-30 who are legally entitled to work in Canada – not just students. If you are a youth who is a recent immigrant or recent refugee, we encourage you to apply.  Applicants should have strong communication skills, enthusiasm to work with public visitors and a background or special interest in history, heritage, museum or curatorial studies or tourism development.  The Merrickville and District Historical Society is an inclusive organization that respects the rights of all Canadians and welcomes applications from all who meet the eligibility requirements. Applications are to be mailed to: Ann Martin, President, Merrickville and District Historical Society, Box 294, Merrickville, ON K0G 1N0 by April 17, 2020. 


Young Canada Works criteria:

Candidate Eligibility
Any student or graduate intern  must:

be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada;
Note: Non-Canadian students or graduates holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible.
be legally entitled to work in Canada;
be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
have completed the school year at the start of employment;
meet the specific eligibility criteria of the program to which you apply;
be registered in the YCW online candidate inventory;
be willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment (minimum 30 hours a week); and
not have another full-time job while employed in a YCW job.
Participants in a Summer Work Experience program must also:

have registered as a full-time student in the semester preceding the YCW job (as defined by their educational institution); and
intend to return to full-time studies in the semester immediately following the YCW summer job.

Canada Summer Jobs criteria:

To be eligible, youth must:
- be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment*;
- 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.

*The youth must be 15 years of age at the beginning of the employment period.
The youth may be more than 30 years of age at the end of the employment period
as long as the youth was 30 at the beginning of the employment period.
**International students are not eligible participants. International students include
anyone who is temporarily in Canada for studies and who is not a Canadian
citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in
Canada. Youth awaiting a refugee status ruling, as well as those who hold a
temporary visitor visa, youth visa or work visa are ineligible. As the objective of the
Canada Summer Jobs program is to support youth entering the Canadian labour
market, the temporary nature of an international student’s time in Canada does not
allow for a long-term connection to the labour market.