2017 Employment Opportunities
Tour Guide (possibly 2 positions available)
The Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village (CTMPV) is seeking an enthusiastic individual to join our team to provide tours and programs for the general public. The successful applicant will be an organized team player that is comfortable working with children and people of all ages.
- Provide informed tours of the museum and pioneer village to the public
- Planning and leading the museum’s day camp
- Providing customer service to visitors
- Finish developing and launch birthday party programs
- Assist with planning and presenting special events
- Assist with maintaining the Museums social media pages (ie. Facebook, Twitter)
- Clean and maintain museums physical plant, grounds and exhibits
- Act as good ambassadors for the museum and historical society
- Assist with preparing outreach presentations or exhibits
- Other duties as required
- Student enrolled in a University degree or college diploma/certificate program with a focus in Education, History,
Sociology, Anthropology or Museum Studies.
- Excellent program organization skills
- Excellent public speaking and program delivery skills
- Experience working with children and in particular teaching and leading groups
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office
- Responsible and self-motivated individual
- Ability to multi-task
- Interest in history and heritage in the community
- Returning to full-time studies in the Fall.
- Bilingualism is a definite asset.
$11.40 an hour. Grant depending the positions will begin around mid to late May. You must have been a full-time student this past school year and returning to full-time studies in the Fall. The deadline for applications is April 21, 2017. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only individuals short-listed for interviews will be contacted. Email or drop off resumes to Angela Siebarth, Director/Curator, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Museum Maintenance Technician
The Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village (CTMPV) is seeking a motivated and energetic student to join our team to maintain the Museum buildings and grounds! The successful applicant will be an organized and responsible team player that is comfortable working with the public and volunteers.
- Responsible for maintaining Museum buildings and restoration of large artifacts
- Organizing collections areas and exhibits in the outdoor agriculture shed according to Museum standards.
- Repairing signage outside the Museum.
- Maintaining grounds (4 acres of lawns, flowerbeds and woodlot) to a high standard for tours and special events.
- Assist with special events as required.
- College or University engineering or landscaping program or a related subject
- College diploma program in small engine repair
- Knowledge of gardening and landscaping techniques an asset as well as the ability to safely operate power
equipment such lawn tractors and mowers.
- Good physical condition.
- Reliable, flexible, punctual and responsible
- Ability to multi-task.
- Good team player with ability to work on their own with minimal supervision
- Some knowledge of carpentry, painting and small engines would also be an advantage.
- Interest in history and heritage in the community
- Returning to full-time studies in the fall
Wage is $11.40 an hour. Grant funding depending position will begin around mid-May. You must have been a full-time student this past school year and returning to full-time studies in the Fall. Deadline for applications is April 21, 2017. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only individuals short-listed for interviews will be contacted. Email or drop off resumes to Angela Siebarth, Director/Curator, email@example.com.
The Ottawa Valley Historical Society is seeking to hire a motivated individual to work as a Collection Assistant at the Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village, Pembroke’s community Museum, from May 8th to August 25th, 2017.
- accession backlogged artifacts and put them into storage or into an exhibit
- assist the Curator to process incoming artifact or archival donations
- assist with installing the Currie exhibit, provide support and maintenance for the Canada 150 displays that are up in 2017
- complete an inventory of Area 3 and update files to reflect new artifact locations
- entering accession records into the collection management database
- record temperature and humidity once a week in designated areas of the Museum
- photographing textiles and labelling storage boxes with photos
- rolling and storing quilts and other textiles
- responding to research requests from the public
- assist in providing tours of the Museum to the general public and school groups when needed
- assist in putting together exhibits and/or presentations for outreach events
- cleaning and maintenance of the Museum and grounds as required
This job is suited to a University or college student from a liberal arts field, i.e. museum studies, history, etc. Preference will be given to a student enrolled in a Museum studies program. As this job includes a fair amount of computer collections work, the successful candidate should have a good knowledge of Microsoft Office and various programs.
Ability to multi-task
Good public speaking skills
An interest in history and heritage
Experience working in a Museum is an asset but not necessary
Grant funding depending this position will begin around Mid-May. Must be a full-time student this past spring and returning to full-time studies in the fall. Bilingualism is a definite asset.
The Ottawa Valley Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer, and will consider all applications with relevant qualifications. Final decisions on employment are based on the merit of the applicant.
Wage is $11.40 an hour.
Resumes with cover letter will be accepted until April 28, 2017. We thank all applicants for their interest, however; only individuals short-listed for interviews will be contacted. Send resumes to:
Angela Siebarth, Director/Curator, Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village, 1032 Pembroke St. East, Pembroke, Ont. K8A 6Z2. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.