2018 Employment OpportunityMaintenance Person

NPC heritagecanning

Maintenance Person

North Pacific Cannery, National Historic Site

Port Edward, British Columbia

April 24 – Oct 5/18

$14 - $16/hour depending on experience

Please submit a covering letter and resume, by Friday March 16, 2018, to Laurie Davie, General Manager at manager@northpacificcannery.ca – include the position you are applying for in the subject line.  

Job Description:

North Pacific Cannery National Historic Site is seeking a part time Maintenance Person. He/she would assist the Senior Maintenance person with site opening and closing functions. He/she will be involved in making minor repairs, minor plumbing and electrical repairs, general site maintenance, light carpentry, site cleanup, lawn cutting and garbage removal are just some of the duties required. He/she would be responsible for emptying garbage bins, setting up tables, chairs, BBQ, bar and heat lamps for private and community events. Other duties as required. 


Preference will be given to candidates with 1+ years of professional maintenance experience. Candidate should have basic carpentry knowledge, an ability to work with others and follow instructions. He/she must have a willingness to learn and have a strong safety awareness. Candidate should have strong interpersonal skills, good customer service skills, be energetic, organized, be reliable, self-motivated, possess excellent communication skills and be a team player with the ability to work independently.  


Orientation will include an extensive tour of the heritage site, where the candidate will be briefed on the North Pacific Cannery’s history, past programs, events, strategic goals and interpretation goals. As part of the orientation process, employees will also be required to read and understand the Employee Handbook which specifically outlines the policy and procedures of the organization. This includes a comprehensive health and safety, as well as an emergency plan.  


The Maintenance person will report directly to the General Manager who will assign the shift duties in order of priority. The Maintenance person will have the opportunity to experience the day to day activities of a busy heritage museum site. This will involves developing superior customer service skills, contact with the general public and familiarizing himself/herself with the challenges of a historical venue. 

Characteristics of City / Region 

North Pacific Cannery is located in pristine wilderness surroundings on the Skeena River in the town of Port Edward, located 20 km south of Prince Rupert with a population of 544. Prince Rupert is a port city with a population of 12,000 and serves as the land, air, and water transportation hub of BC’s north coast. The region is characterized by temperate rainforest, resource-based industry, and cultural diversity. 

Mission & Mandate of Host Organization 

North Pacific Cannery, National Historic Site preserves, exhibits and interprets the history of the West Coast Fishing Industry, celebrating its role in the economic and cultural development of the province. The site is integral to a local, regional, and national identity, is significant as one of the few intact salmon canneries that remain on the west coast of North America, and continues to be relevant as a tourist destination and community hub today. 

NPC aims to be: a collective memory for the industrial fishery on the Skeena River and British Columbia; a cultural hub for the community, attracting the local population for arts and sports events; and a key driver of economic transformation in the development of a sustainable tourism industry for the region.