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2017 Employment Opportunities


Education Development Assistant (Recent Graduate Position)

The Ottawa Valley Historical Society is seeking to hire a motivated individual to work as an Education and Event Development Intern at the Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village from October 10th, 2017 to March 31, 2018 (35 hours per week).

Duties include:

Assist with developing and presenting March Break programs at the Museum

Assist with developing new exhibits for the 60th anniversary of the Champlain Trail Museum

Advertise new programs and events on social media and through other media outlets

Develop an e-store on Museum website to sell downloadable copy of Museum booklet and other items

Develop two new indigenous programs at the Museum

Develop a partnership with other businesses or groups to present indigenous programs

Market and implement Christmas programming and events at the Museum

Present general tours of the Museum to walk-in visitors and groups

Other duties as required


This job is suited to a graduate from a University or College Museum Studies Program, an English or Film Degree, History or a Bachelor of Education Program. As this job includes a fair amount of computer work, the successful candidate should have a good knowledge of Microsoft Office and various programs.

Ability to multi-task

Excellent attention to detail

Advanced experience using Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop

Good public speaking and organizational skills

An interest in history and heritage in the community

A Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada; Note: Non-Canadian students holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible.

Legally entitled to work in Canada;

Will be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;

Are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;

Will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week**) while employed with YCW;

Are an unemployed or underemployed college or university graduate, that is, not employed full-time;

Are a recent graduate who has graduated from college or university within the last 24 months at the start of employment;

Are not receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits while employed with YCW;

Have not previously participated in or been paid under this or any other Career Focus internship program funded under the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy.

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 $14.00 an hour.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however; only individuals short-listed for interviews will be contacted. Please send a resume and covering letter by Wednesday October 4th, 2017 to: Angela Siebarth, Director/Curator, Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village, 1032 Pembroke St. East, Pembroke, Ont. K8A 6Z2. Email: