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Employment Opportunities

Virden Employment Skills Centre

227 Wellington Street West
(204) 748-6083

VESC is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting individuals in meeting employment needs, serving the R.M of Pipestone, R.M. of Sifton, R.M of Wallace-Woodworth, Town of Virden, Elkhorn, Reston, Sinclair, Kenton,  & Oak Lake. 

VESC helps unemployed Manitobans prepare for, find, and keep jobs by providing a variety of short-term employment-related services, as well as assisting employers in finding potential staff, and posting job ads on behalf of the employer. All services are free of cost.


VESC Poster


The Town of Virden has an opening for a General Laborer I, to work primarily at Tundra Oil and Gas Place, commencing immediately.

This position requires an individual that is in good health and capable of carrying out the physical requirements of the job. Shifts are primarily days, evenings and weekends, except in the summer. A valid Class 5 Manitoba driver’s license is necessary.

Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Mowing grass;
  • Ice resurfacing;
  • Pool and arena grounds maintenance and caretaking within and outside of the facility;
  • Miscellaneous duties as required, including working in other departments within the Town of Virden;
  • Any other duties as assigned; 
  • Weekend, shift work, call outs and on-call duties as required.

Current starting wage is $18.10 per hour, contract raise on June 1, 2024 to $18.55 with a six month raise to $19.20 and a twelve month raise to $20.49 

For questions regarding the position, please contact Brian Van Eaton at 204-748-2736.

Resumes will be accepted at the Town Office up to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 3, 2024.

Please forward resumes, complete with covering letter to: 

Faye Pope, Office Manager
Town of Virden
Box 310
Virden, Manitoba
R0M 2C0


 The Town of Virden thanks all those who apply, but only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.


The Town of Virden has an immediate opening for a Utilities Foreman to be part of a working team that ensures the safe and effective monitoring and operation of the Town’s Utilities Department. This position reports directly to the Utilities Manager or in their absence, the Chief Administrative Officer.


  • High school diploma or equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Must have a valid Class 5 Manitoba Driver’s License.
  • A Level II certificate in Water Treatment and Level III in Wastewater Treatment, Level II Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection or the ability to obtain in a timely manner.


  • Minimum 5 years experience in the operation of a Water or Wastewater Treatment facility.
  • Experience in the operation and maintenance of a Wastewater Collection and a Water Distribution system.
  • Experience in scheduling and supervising staff.
  • Ability to deal with the general public in a polite and courteous manner.
  • Capable of producing and maintaining accurate records, reports and related paperwork.


8:00 am to 5:00 pm with one hour for lunch, Monday to Friday. This position is required to work weekends on a rotating basis and carry an on-call phone during their week of standby duties. Employees on Standby duties must be able to report to work within a fifteen-minute period.


Starting rate of pay for this position is $31.49 per hour, with an increase to $32.18 after six months, and a 12 month increase to $32.89 per hour.

Please send resumes with a cover letter to:

Rhonda Stewart, CMMA
Chief Administrative Officer
236 Wellington Street West
Box 310
Virden, MB R0M 2C0

Phone: (204) 748-2440
Fax: (204) 748-2501

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.


The Town of Virden is accepting applications for two summer students to be employed under the Green Team Program for the period May 6, 2024 to August 23, 2024 in Parks and Recreation and Public Works. Applicants must be between the ages of 16 and 24 and hold a valid driver’s license. 

The Town of Virden is accepting applications for one summer student to be employed under the Green Team Program for the period July 2, 2024 to August 23, 2024 in Parks and Recreation.

Applications will be accepted until Friday May 3, 2024 at 4:00 PM.

Please forward resume with cover letter to:

Faye Pope
Office Manager
Town of Virden
Box 310
Virden, MB, R0M 2C0


Museum Coordinator 2024

Virden Pioneer Home Museum - 390 King Street West

Virden, Manitoba  


Start Date - April 30, 2024
End Date - August 31, 2024     

Salary - $17.00 to $ 20.00 /hr  (depending on experience)

Full time seasonal position (18 weeks - 40 hrs/wk)  including some weekends

Museum Info 

The Museum was established in 1970 and displays over 11,000 items relating to the Victorian Era of Virden’s history. The main house section was constructed in 1888 by a local lumber merchant as a wedding present for his wife and there are 2 floors with a unique turrets on one corner. Three additional Annexes were added on over the years.

The Museum is managed by a small group of volunteer Board members.

 Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):

- help oversee recruitment, leadership, training, coaching and evaluation of staff members; Coordinate the daily operations of the Museum and report to Museum Board.

- Ensure the preservation and presentation of our local history in our Museum by providing a quality interpretive experience by all staff for all visitors.

- Other responsibilities include the administration/maintenance of Museum website and Social Media accounts and marketing efforts on site and at all fundraising events.

- Create and promote all Special Events

- Promote Museum to all educational institutions for school tours

- Provide regular care and maintenance of collections and displays and some general housekeeping duties as required

- Supervise summer staff and create work schedules – submit biweekly payroll info to Treasurer for salary payments

Education, Skills, Experience or Qualifications

- Studies in the Arts, Science, History, Museum or Archival studies, Tourism & Hospitality, Journalism, Public Relations, Communications, Business or a related field will be considered including any related work experience in a Museum or other interpretive centre.

- A sound knowledge of public relations and customer services is appreciated

- Good organizational, time management and communicational skills are an asset.

- Must be well versed in all basic computer programs available

- Have the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and timelines

- Have experience in Event Planning, Marketing and Public Relations or willingness to learn

- Project Management, Supervising and Fundraising experience would be an asset

- Be able to work both as a Team and Independently

- Must be self motivated

This position is open to all applicants - University & Community College students currently in school or graduates between 17 & 30 years of age to comply with any funding grants that may be in place at the time.  Otherwise, this position is open to all eligible applicants.    We are an equal opportunity employer.

Applications may be sent by email to:, or mail to: Virden Pioneer Home Museum, P.O. Box 2001, Virden, Manitoba  R0M 2C0

Deadline for applications is April 27, 2024    

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest.  All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates’ qualifications most closely match our requirements.  
Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require further information, please contact Mrs. S. Ivey at