Reception and Greeter

(Billy Bishop Home: Museum, Archives & National Historic Site)

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Position ID: V-GRE0033 Last Modified: 01 Oct 2017 Last Full Update: 01 Oct 2017
Opportunity Details
ContactDiane Sprung, Office Manager, Billy Bishop Home & Museum; Phone: 519-371-0031; Email:
DutiesGreet visitors, give minimal tours, show themed videos, sell gift shop items and answer questions from visitors.
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BenefitsFlexible work hours, 2 to 3 BBQs and other special recognition during the year, and invitations to select special events. 
Imagine volunteering in a Victorian style home! Volunteering here is very rewarding. You meet people from all over the world as William Avery "Billy" Bishop is not just a local hero, he is an International icon known the world over.
Ages14 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDYes
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Youth (12-18) ; Highschool students ; Men ; Women
Areas of InterestCulture & Heritage ; Event Coordination & Support ; Guide / Greeter ; Historical / Archival Activities ; Reception Support
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Customer Service ; Friendly & Outgoing ; General Computer Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Some retail knowledge helpful but not mandatory
Commitment LengthShort Term (3 months or less) ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term (More than 1 year) ; We are looking for at least a 3-month commitment of .5 or 1 day a week.
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group ; One-on-one to small groups
Minimum Hours4 / Week
Dates and TimesTuesday: Afternoon (12 noon-4 pm) 
Wednesday: Afternoon (12 noon-4 pm) 
Thursday: Afternoon (12 noon-4 pm) 
Friday: Afternoon (12 noon-4 pm) 
4 hours between 12 noon-4 pm Tuesday to Friday. We are also looking for those who may be interested to volunteer on a "call in" basis to cover for volunteer vacation or sickness once trained.
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityPartially Accessible ; The main floor is accessible via a lift
LocationBilly Bishop Home: Museum, Archives and National Historic Site Owen Sound
Number of PositionsOwen Sound: 4 individual(s) 
4 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingTraining is provided ; Training on the job ; Training on-going
TransportationCar required ; Volunteer is responsible for own transportation
Police CheckNot Required
Additional RequirementsMay be asked to provide costumed tours to visitors or children.
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Organization NameBilly Bishop Home: Museum, Archives & National Historic Site
Office Phone519-371-0031
Address & Map
948 3rd Ave W
Owen Sound, ON N4K 4P6
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