The Cranbrook History Centre is a key visitor attraction in the East Kootenay and we pride ourselves on giving our 7,000+ annual visitors a rewarding, enjoyable, and entertaining experience. We are a non-profit, driven by a small, dynamic, and passionate team.  We have unique historic collections and are enthusiastic about telling Cranbrook’s story to the world.

Historical Interpreter, F/T, YCW Summer Contract

$16.75hr, 4% Vacation Pay

The position of Historical Interpreter is a unique opportunity for students with an interest in history, tourism, education, and/or museum studies, who would like to build a variety of new skills over the summer months. Our Historical Interpreters are the heart of museum’s summer programming, as they are responsible for leading the daily tours of historic railcars. Additionally, the Historical Interpreter is expected to take on a special project throughout the summer matched to their skills and goals. Projects include: the Summer Walking Tour, Content Creator, Youth Program Development, and Events Development. In these roles the student will help to develop and deliver new programs that connect the museum with our community throughout the summer season. Click the link to view the full Job Description.

Tentative Start Date: May 2023

About the City of Cranbrook

The City of Cranbrook is located in southeastern BC between the Canadian Rockies and the Purcell Range of the Columbia Mountains. If new to Cranbrook, you’ll quickly discover that you’re only seven minutes to anywhere you want to be. Hiking and biking trails are within a 10-minute drive from downtown! That means peaceful lakes, great river valleys, and ski hills surrounded by nature are right at your fingertips. This is a community where nature is close to downtown and the city’s history & culture are a sight as impressive as our wild spaces. Find out more about Living & Working in Cranbrook, BC.

COVID-19 Response

The safety of our staff and guests is our top priority.  Under the directives outlined by WorkSafeBC, the BC Health Authorities and other governing bodies, protocols and policies have been put in place in both staff and public areas and activities to keep staff, volunteers, and guests safe. For further details please feel free to contact our us or view further information on some of our operational protocols here.

Thanks for your interest in the Cranbrook History Centre, one of the Kootenay’s premier historical sites!