Historic Costume Co-ordinator

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

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Position ID: V-CWD0278 Last Modified: 16 Nov 2019 Last Full Update: Unknown
Opportunity Details
ContactDiane Sprung, Office Manager, Billy Bishop Home: Museum, Archives and National Historic Site; Phone: 519-371-0031; Email: info@billybishop.org
Duties•Research period fashions (both male and female) and accessories 
•Research appropriate patterns 
•Sew historic costumes  
•Fit and alter costumes for costumed staff  
•Advise if costumes need to be cleaned and/or laundered 
•Repair damaged or worn costumes pieces  
•Maintain a catalogue of costumes
BenefitsYou will be helping to bring history to life. 
Use your sewing skills for the benefit of Museum costumed staff and visitors. 
Visit the museum at no charge. 
Receive monthly Enews and quarterly Museum updates. 
Annual Summer Volunteer recognition event and Christmas Volunteer Appreciation luncheon.
ClientsMost interaction will be with paid staff and volunteers.
Ages16 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDYes
Suitable ForAnyone
Areas of InterestCulture & Heritage ; Event Coordination & Support
Skills/Experience•Proficiency reading and understanding sewing patterns  
•Proficiency measuring and cutting fabric  
•Advanced sewing skills  
•Knowledge and skill in fitting and alterations  
•Interest in fashion history, historic clothing and textiles  
•Owning your own sewing machine is an asset
Commitment LengthVarious commitment lengths are available
Interaction LevelSolitary
Dates and TimesWork can be done by the volunteer at their convenience at home.
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible ; Museum is main floor accessible
Location948 3rd Avenue West, Owen Sound, ON
Number of PositionsGrey County 
2 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Orientation will be given on Museum operation only. You must have sewing skills for actual position
TransportationCar required ; Volunteer is responsible for their own transportation
Police CheckNot Required
Agency Details
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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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