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2020 Tour Guide

The Ottawa Valley Historical Society is seeking to hire a motivated individual to work as a Tour Guide/Docent at the Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village from July 6th to August 28th, 2020.

Duties include:

  • 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
  • Assist with planning and presenting special events and programs
  • Assist with managing the Museums social media pages (ie. Facebook, Twitter)
  • Schedule posts on the Museums social media (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


This job is suited to a University or college student from the fields of history, early childhood education, teaching, Museum studies, botany, etc.

  • Ability to multi-task
  • Advanced experience using Microsoft Office and social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter)
  • Good public speaking and organizational skills
  • An interest in history and heritage in the community
  • Must be a full-time student this past spring and returning to full-time studies in the fall
  • Bilingualism is a definite asset
  • Valid First Aid and defibrillator training would be an asset
  • Must provide a recent police check with vulnerable sector check upon hiring

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.

Resumes with covering letters will be accepted until Wed. May 6, 2020. We thank all applicants for their interest, however; only individuals short-listed for interviews will be contacted.

Apply by e-mail to:

Angela Siebarth, Director/Curator, Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village, 1032 Pembroke St. East, Pembroke, Ont. K8A 6Z2.


Please note that this position is grant dependent. Funding would not be possible without funding from Canada Summer Jobs.

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