Museum Volunteer

(Blue Mountains Public Library (The), Craigleith Heritage Depot)

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Position ID: V-CWD0338 Last Modified: 08 Feb 2022 Last Full Update: 12 Jan 2022
Opportunity Details
ContactAndrea Wilson, Curator, Craigleith Heritage Depot; Phone: 519-599-3681 ext 372 * 519-599-3681 ext 3; Email:
DutiesMuseum Volunteer- Our museum collection continues to grow and The Craigleith Heritage Depot requires assistance in maintaining and researching artifacts. This volunteer would assist in photography, organization, research and creating finding aids.  
The collections volunteer will assist with all or some of these tasks 
• creating on a computer finding aids for subjects  
• photographing or scanning artifacts  
• working on special programmes related to research/geneology/history 
• researching artifacts 
The collections volunteer will be provided training on the existing resources and how to use databases and on-line resources. We seek a bi-weekly or weekly commitment of a minimum of 2-3 hours Wednesday afternoon/evening.
BenefitsLearn local history through artifacts, discover what goes on behind the scenes at a museum, get up close with objects.
Ages16 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit HoursYes
Areas of InterestCulture & Heritage ; Historical / Archival Activities ; Library Services ; Photography
Skills/ExperienceConfidentiality - keep confident collection details ; General Computer Skills - necessary ; Planning & Organizing - necessary ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently - work on projects by yourself with staff assistance ; Team Work - get to know staff and volunteers who may benefit from your work ; Web & IT - use collection databases ; Writing & Editing - excellent written communication skills, correct spelling, language ; Photography or digital scanning skills
Commitment LengthLong Term (More than 1 year)
Interaction LevelSolitary ; One-on-one - work with the museum staff
Minimum Hours2 / Week
Dates and TimesWednesday: Afternoon, Evening (Wed 3 pm-8 pm) 
Sunday: Afternoon
AccessibilityPartially Accessible ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall
LocationThe Blue Mountains
Number of PositionsBlue Mountains: 1 individual(s) ; Grey County: 1 individual(s) 
1 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training on the job ; Training on-going ; Training will start with basic handling, use of databases, computer and camera. Then it will progress to working with finer details of research.
TransportationNear public transit ; Car required ; The Collingwood bus comes to Lakeshore Road E.
Police CheckRequired
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Organization NameBlue Mountains Public Library (The), Craigleith Heritage Depot
Office Phone519-599-3681 ext 6
Address & Map
113 Lakeshore Rd E
The Blue Mountains, ON
Canada L9Y 0N1
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Mailing AddressBox 9, 113 Lakeshore Rd E 
The Blue Mountains, ON 
Canada L9Y 0N1