Current Employment Opportunities

Tour Guide/Education Program Leader (12 weeks, 35 hrs/week)

The Ottawa Valley Historical Society is seeking to hire a motivated individual to work as a Tour Guide/Education Program Leader at the Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village from June 7th to August 27th, 2021.

Duties include:
- Provide informed tours of the museum and pioneer village to the public
- Planning and leading the museum’s day camp
- Assembling virtual and paper-based activities for Museum in a Box kits
- Assist with planning and presenting any other programs/events
- Assist with managing the Museums social media pages (ie. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
- Providing customer service to visitors
- Clean and maintain museums physical plant, grounds and exhibits
- Act as good ambassadors for the museum and historical society
- Assist with planning virtual presentations if required
- Other duties as required

Qualifications:
This job is suited to a University or college student from a liberal arts field, i.e. history, education, museum studies, social sciences, geography, 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
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 $14.25 an hour. 

Resumes with covering letters will be accepted until April 11th, 2021.  We thank all applicants for their interest, however; only individuals short-listed for interviews will be contacted.  Send applications to: 
Angela Siebarth, Director/Curator, Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village, 1032 Pembroke St. East, Pembroke, Ont. K8A 6Z2. Email: curator@champlaintrailmuseum.com.

Tour Guide/Education Program Assistant (12 weeks, 25 hrs/week)

The Ottawa Valley Historical Society is seeking to hire a motivated student to work as a Tour Guide/Education Program Assistant at the Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village. 

Duties include:
- Provide informed bilingual tours of the museum and pioneer village to the public including members of the francophone community
- Assist with presenting cultural and science-based activities in the Museum’s Kids Day program 
- Assist with integrating community garden activities into the Kid Days program
- Clean and maintain the museum building and exhibits
- Assist visitors with requests for information about tourism in the city of Pembroke and the outlying rural area
- Help to rent out Museum in a Box kits to families in the area during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Act as a good ambassador in cultural tourism for the museum and historical society
- Help manage the Museums social media accounts during the busy summer season
- Help with maintaining the grounds and buildings so that they are attractive to Museum visitors
- Other duties as required

Qualifications: 
This job is suited to a University or college student from the fields of history, early childhood education, teaching, Museum studies, Urban Forestry, etc.  The Museum may consider high school students with relevant experience as well. 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

Wage is $14.25 an hour.

Resumes with covering letter will be accepted until April 11th, 2021.  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.  We thank all applicants for their interest, however; only individuals short-listed for interviews will be contacted. 

Send applications to: 
Angela Siebarth, Director/Curator, Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village, 1032 Pembroke St. East, Pembroke, Ont. K8A 6Z2. Email : curator@champlaintrailmuseum.com.

The position is funded by the Kiwanis Club of Pembroke in fulfilling their mandate of  “Young Children: Priority One” and Young Canada Works. 

Collection Assistant (12 weeks, 35 hrs/week)

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 and area’s community Museum, from June 7th to August 27th, 2021.

Duties include:
 - accession backlogged artifacts and put them into storage or into an exhibit
- assist the Curator to process incoming artifact or archival donations
- assist with setting up the digitizing of a recently donated photo collection
- 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
- responding to research requests from the public
- assist in providing tours of the Museum to the general public and assist with renting out Museum in a Box kits
- assist in putting together exhibits and/or presentations for outreach events
- make list of WWI artifacts in Museum collection
- cleaning and maintenance of the Museum and grounds as required 
  
Qualifications:

This job is suited to a University or college student from a community/social studies 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 computer systems 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
Research skills
Photography skills
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 $14.25 an hour. 

Resumes with cover letter will be accepted until April 11th, 2021.  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: curator@champlaintrailmuseum.com.

Museum Maintenance Technician (12 weeks, 25 hrs/week)

- Responsible for maintaining Museum buildings and large artifacts, cleaning sheds and  agricultural artifacts in sheds as needed so that they are attractive for visitors to see

- Organizing collections areas and exhibits in the outdoor agriculture shed according to Museum standards  

- Repairing signage and benches outside the Museum

- Maintaining grounds to a high standard for tours and special events. Since the Museum is a tourist destination there is a direct connection to the local priority of tourism. 

- Maintaining the Museum grounds also has a connection to forestry as the student would be assisting with trimming trees and bushes on the property  

- The student would be called upon to provide information about the Museum and tourism in the Pembroke area to tourists that visit the Museum

- The student will be helping to plant a community garden for the Museum with heritage type plants that would have been grown by early settlers.  This has a direct connection with the environment as a local priority.

- the student will help with setting up environmental based activities in the children's program

- Other duties as required

Qualifications
- From a College or University Forestry or Botany program or a related program. 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 as 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 $14.25 an hour.

Resumes with covering letter will be accepted until April 11th, 2021.  We thank all applicants for their interest, however; only individuals short-listed for interviews will be contacted.  Send applications to: 
Angela Siebarth, Director/Curator, Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village, 1032 Pembroke St. East, Pembroke, Ont. K8A 6Z2. Email: curator@champlaintrailmuseum.com.

  
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