The Niagara History Center is taking applications from now through April 4, 2017, to fill a student position funded by the Grigg Lewis Foundation Workership Program at the museum this summer. The grant will support the student position of an office assistant. This individual will work from mid-May to mid-August, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, at the History Center’s sites in Lockport.

The office assistant will work primarily at the History Center’s 215 Niagara St. location, but also at the Erie Canal Discovery Center, 24 Church St., and Bond/Hawley House, 143 Ontario St., as needed.

This individual should possess good organizational, customer relations and phone skills, Microsoft program knowledge, multi-tasking ability and ease in speaking before a group. The assistant will be required to help interpret the Flight of Five Locks restoration for visitors when others are not available. That audience would include tourists and locktenders.

The office assistant position will also include light housekeeping and assisting with moving light objects, such as books and artifacts, writing, filing, copying and working in the museum gift shop.

Summer is particularly busy at the History Center, with many additional visitors and research requests. This position will enable staff to be more responsive to visitors’ needs. The diversity of duties and skills in our non-profit museum setting offers students many opportunities for new learning experiences.

Eligible applicants must be students currently attending college and must be residents of Eastern Niagara County. This geographic area includes Lockport, Newfane, Gasport, Sanborn, Cambria, Wilson, Ransomville, Wheatfield, Royalton, Hartland, Barker, Pendleton, Middleport and Somerset. Students living outside of Eastern Niagara County but enrolled at Niagara University or Niagara Community College are also eligible to apply. Applicants cannot be a close relative of a History Center staff or Board member.

Interested students should contact the History Center for an application at (716) 434-7433, email, or print a copy of the officeassistant-application-2017   and mail it to the Niagara  History Center, 215 Niagara St., Lockport, NY, 14094.

A list of all available positions may be viewed at The Grigg Lewis Workerships are intended to provide financial assistance to local college students, allow institutions to expand summer programs and provide meaningful summer experiences to participating students.

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