Museum Docent

(Grey Roots Museum & Archives)

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Position ID: V-GRE0016 Last Modified: 16 Mar 2017 Last Full Update: 16 Mar 2017
Opportunity Details
ContactStephanie McMullen, Heritage Interpretation Coordinator, Grey Roots Museum & Archives; Phone: 519-376-3690; Fax: 519-376-4654; Email:
Duties•Reports promptly and reliably for all scheduled assignments 
•Maintains vigilance for the safety of visitors at all times 
•Maintains vigilance for the safety and protection of museum objects at all times 
•Provides excellent interpretation of the Museum's exhibits  
•Responds in a helpful, friendly and accurate manner to visitor queries
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BenefitsMuseum docents will enjoy the opportunity to bring history to life, as they share Grey County’s past with visitors. They will have the chance to learn new things themselves and make new friends. Upon completion of 20 hours of service annually, they and a guest may visit Grey Roots free of charge. They will receive a quarterly newsletter, discounts in the gift shop, insurance coverage while on duty and an annual recognition event.
ClientsThis position will interact frequently with visitors, providing exceptional visitor service.
Ages14 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDYes
Suitable ForAnyone
Areas of InterestCommunity Outreach ; Culture & Heritage ; Education Support (Tutoring / Instruction) ; Field Trip Aide / Community Outing Support ; Guide / Greeter ; Information & Referral Services ; Mentorship / Leadership
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Public Speaking ; •Knowledge of Grey County on a general level 
•Skill in dealing with all kinds of people, of all ages, individually or in groups 
•Skill in verbal communication 
•Bilingualism is an asset 
•Ability to work with others as part of a team, and to work unsupervised 
•Willingness to continue to learn and expand knowledge of local history 
•Willingness to share knowledge and experiences
Commitment LengthShort Term (3 months or less) ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term (More than 1 year) ; Various Commitment lengths
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group ; Large Group ; Various interaction levels
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon 
Sunday: Morning, Afternoon
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Location102599 Grey Rd 18, RR 4 Owen Sound, ON N4K 5N6
Number of PositionsGrey County: 1 individual(s) 
1 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingTraining on the job
TransportationCar required ; Volunteers are responsible for own transportation
Liability InsuranceAvailable
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Organization NameGrey Roots Museum & Archives
Office Phone519-376-3690
Toll Free Phone1-877-473-9766
Address & Map
102599 Grey Rd 18, RR 4
Owen Sound, ON N4K 5N6
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