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Job Postings!

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Clarington Museums is currently seeking highly motivated individuals with an interest in the interpretation of local history for summer employment at the museum. Positions available include;

Summer Program Assistant
Location: Bowmanville, Ontario
Wage: $12.50/hr
Start Date: June 5, 2017
End Date: September 1, 2017

As a member of a team, responsibilities will include; maintaining a museum site through the summer season, planning and delivery of children’s summer programming, summer special events and summer public programs, providing informative guided tours of the exhibits to visitors to the museum, providing museum services according to the procedures and policies of Clarington Museums with an emphasis on excellent public relations.

This position is partially funded by Young Canada Works. To be eligible for consideration under this program the candidate must be legally entitled to work in Canada and be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of the program. The candidate must qualify for and be registered with the Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations program (Government of Canada.)

Qualifications include; post secondary education in education, history, archival or museum studies preferred, excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to work effectively in a team environment, excellent public relations skills including an ability to provide quality customer service, demonstrated experience working with children, adults and seniors, working knowledge of Word, Excel and Publisher, First Aid and CPR training. Knowledge of local, Ontario and Canadian history.

Clarington Museums and Archives is an equal opportunities employer and encourages people from all backgrounds to apply.

Applications will be accepted up to and including May 29, 2017

We thank all candidates who apply, but only applicants to be interviewed will be contacted.

Please apply to:
Heather Ridge
Clarington Museums and Archives
62 Temperance Street
Bowmanville ON
L1C 3A8
info@claringtonmuseums.com

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Clarington Museums is currently seeking highly motivated individuals with an interest in the interpretation of local history for summer employment at the museum. Positions available include;

Summer Cataloguing Assistant
Location: Bowmanville, Ontario
Wage: $12.50/hr
Start Date: June 5, 2017
End Date: September 1, 2017

As a member of a team, responsibilities will include; participating in a project to catalogue and digitize a museum collection, organizing artifacts in a museum collection using collection management practices, providing museum services according to the procedures and policies of Clarington Museums with an emphasis on excellent public relations.

This position is partially funded by Young Canada Works. To be eligible for consideration under this program the candidate must be legally entitled to work in Canada and be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of the program. The candidate must qualify for and be registered with the Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations program (Government of Canada.)

Qualifications include; post secondary education in archival or museum studies preferred, excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to work effectively in a team environment, experience with PastPerfect would be an asset, working knowledge of Word, Excel and Publisher, First Aid and CPR training.

Clarington Museums and Archives is an equal opportunities employer and encourages people from all backgrounds to apply.

Applications will be accepted up to and including May 29, 2017
We thank all candidates who apply, but only applicants to be interviewed will be contacted.

Please apply to:
Heather Ridge
Clarington Museums and Archives
62 Temperance Street
Bowmanville ON
L1C 3A8
info@claringtonmuseums.com

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Clarington Museums is currently seeking highly motivated individuals with an interest in the interpretation of local history for summer employment at the museum. Positions available include;

Cataloguing Assistant – Clarke Project
Location: Kirby/Orono, Ontario
Wage: $12.50/hr
Start Date: June 19, 2017
End Date: August 18, 2017
As a member of a team, responsibilities will include; participating in a project to create a detailed risk assessment of our collections storage area at the Clarke Museum, development of a detailed plan for securing the conservation of the collection and storage space, and an inventory and cataloguing plan for the artifacts and archives stored in the Clarke facilities.
This position is partially funded through the Canada Summer Jobs Program.  To be eligible, students must meet ALL criteria:
be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
 have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend   to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
 be a Canadian citizen, and,
 be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.
Qualifications include; post secondary education in archival or museum studies preferred, excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to work effectively in a team environment, experience with PastPerfect would be an asset, working knowledge of Word, Excel and Publisher, First Aid and CPR training.
Clarington Museums and Archives is an equal opportunities employer and encourages people from all backgrounds to apply.

Applications will be accepted up to and including June 5, 2017

We thank all candidates who apply, but only applicants to be interviewed will be contacted.

Please apply to:
Heather Ridge
Clarington Museums and Archives
62 Temperance Street
Bowmanville ON  L1C 3A8
info@claringtonmuseums.com

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Clarington Museums is currently seeking highly motivated individuals with an interest in the interpretation of local history for summer employment at the museum. Positions available include;

Youth Grounds and Gardens Assistant
Location: Bowmanville, Ontario
Wage: $12.50/hr
Start Date: June 19, 2017
End Date: August 18, 2017
As a member of a team, the successful candidate will participate in a project involving the cultivation, growing and maintenance of historical plants, gardens and grounds. The responsibilities will include; assisting with loading, unloading, and moving garden supplies; planting and transplanting of bulbs, flowers, shrubs and trees; maintenance of fountains and garden ornaments; maintaining gardens and grounds by watering, mulching, weeding and pruning; assisting with other special projects as required.
This position is partially funded through the Canada Summer Jobs Program.  To be eligible, students must meet ALL criteria:
 be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
 have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
 be a Canadian citizen, and,
 be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

Qualifications include; post secondary education in Horticultural studies, environmental science, natural science/biology/botany, or museum studies is preferred, excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to work effectively in a team environment, First Aid and CPR training.

Clarington Museums and Archives is an equal opportunities employer and encourages people from all backgrounds to apply.

Applications will be accepted up to and including June 5, 2017

We thank all candidates who apply, but only applicants to be interviewed will be contacted.

Please apply to:
Heather Ridge
Clarington Museums and Archives
62 Temperance Street
Bowmanville ON  L1C 3A8
info@claringtonmuseums.com

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Volunteer Opportunities!

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A Very Special Thanks to all of our dedicated, hard-working and passionate volunteers who give of their time, talents and knowledge, each and every day here at Clarington Museums!!

It is through you that Clarington Museums is a vibrant hub of Heritage Learning for the whole Community!

If you are currently not a volunteer, please read more below, about how you can become a volunteer and the area(s) you would like to contribute. You can speak to us in person by calling 905-623-2734 or dropping in to the Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre, located at:    62 Temperance Street, Bowmanville       L1C 3A8

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Share Your Knowledge and Passion for History with Others

Volunteers assist in many areas at Clarington Musuems. Thanks to the enthusiasm and effort of volunteers, we are able to enhance our programs, support special events, better manage our collections, and provide guests with a great experience. Training is provided.

Why Volunteer?

There are many positive effects to volunteering:

  • Socialize and connect to other people
  • Learn or develop a new skill
  • Put existing skills to use
  • Increase employment options
  • Support the community
  • Discover new interests and talents
  • Meet a diverse range of people
  • Experience a sense of achievement
  • Reduce stress and increase health
  • Put your passion for history to work
  • Inspire others and make a difference

Benefits for Volunteers of Clarington Musuems

  • Volunteers receive a 10% discount on regularly priced gift shop items
  • Volunteers receive orientation and training specific to the work they will be doing
  • All volunteers are included in the annual volunteer appreciation banquet
  • Volunteers have the opportunity to be promoted to positions of increasing responsibility where new work skills can be learned and developed
  • Volunteers will have the chance to work directly with industry professionals, museum collections, and beautiful historic buildings and landscapes
  • Volunteers receive free admission to all three sites
  • Volunteers help to preserve and protect the tangible and intangible history of the Municipality of Clarington.

Examples of Volunteer Opportunities

There are a number of volunteer opportunities available at Clarington Musuems, whether you want to work at one of our special events, in a historic building, or even behind-the-scenes on a research project.

  • Landscape maintenance and gardening
  • Reception
  • Tour guides
  • Research assistants
  • Special event helpers
  • Administrative tasks
  • Assisting with Children’s educational programming, parties and day camps
  • Assisting with fundraising , marketing, and development projects
  • Guest lecturing in an area of expertise

We are always open to hearing about new ideas, so if you have something you would like to contribute through our volunteer program, please get in touch with us and tell us about your thoughts.

Group Volunteering

Are you looking for volunteer opportunities for your community, youth, family, church, or corporate group? Are you looking for team building, company exposure or a new way to connect with family and friends?

Clarington Museums has a number of activities that are ideal for group volunteering:

  • Meet up and help with an afternoon of grounds maintenance and clean up
  • Put together a team and assist with food services and activity centres at one of our special events
  • Help with set-up and tear-down for special events

If you would like more information about group volunteering please contact us at 905-623-2734.

Seniors Celebrating History

Many of today’s older adults are the founders of non-profit organizations and social movements that have played a fundamental role in the shaping of Canadian Society and establishing community services.

Clarington Museums is committed to providing this multifacetedgroup with volunteer experiences that are meaningful, enjoyable, and targeted towards the specific needs of older adults. We do this by providing:

Flexible Scheduling – We promote scheduling that works with life. Shorter shifts, monthly or bi-monthly shifts, or regualr weekly shifts can all be accommodated according to needs. Help as much as you are able.

Organization – Older adults appreciate efficient and effective volunteer management. Members of the Seniors Celebrating History Group can expect support through volunteer handbooks, orientation sessions, individualized training, and annual check-ins.

Meaningful Engagement- We believe in matching our volunteer’s skills, interest, and passions with work that will be engaging and valuable to the organization and the community.

Loyalty – We have volunteers that have been with us for 20 + years.

Leadership Opportunities Volunteers in the group are encouraged to take on leadership roles, and assist with the training of new volunteers.

We would love to welcome more volunteers to our Seniors Celebrating History family.

Please contact us for more information.

 

Now Recruiting:

  • Landscapers / Gardeners  (for Spring 2017)

 Front Desk Clerk

Having a friendly face to greet the public is an important role at Clarington Museums. Click Here for more information

Museum Tour Guide- Bowmanville Museum

A knowledgeable guide who can point out features of the museum and answer questions can truly enhance the visitor experience. Click Here for more information

Landscapers/ Gardeners

Spring will be here before you know it. We are starting to assemble our gardening crew for the 2017 season. Click Here for more information.

 

How to Apply to Become a Volunteer

Step 1 – Application form

Complete and return the application form.

Application form can be downloaded HERE

Step 2 – Interview

Once your application has been reviewed, we will contact you to schedule an individual interview. During the interview we will review the types of volunteer roles currently available and provide you with information about our volunteer training program.

Police Record Checks

All volunteers must provide a Police Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening (dated within the last 3-months). There is a reduced fee available for individuals obtaining checks for volunteer purposes. Following your interview, Clarington Museums can provide you with a letter to ensure you receive the reduced volunteer rate.