Museum Volunteer

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

Position ID: V-CWD0338
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2022
Last Full Update: 12 Jan 2022

Opportunity Details: Museum Volunteer

Contact Andrea Wilson, Curator, Craigleith Heritage Depot; Phone: 519-599-3681 ext 372 * 519-599-3681 ext 3; Email:
Duties Museum 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.
Benefits Learn local history through artifacts, discover what goes on behind the scenes at a museum, get up close with objects.
Ages 16 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours Yes
Areas of Interest Culture & Heritage ; Historical / Archival Activities ; Library Services ; Photography
Skills/Experience Confidentiality - 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 Length Long Term (More than 1 year)
Interaction Level Solitary ; One-on-one - work with the museum staff
Minimum Hours 2 / Week
Accessibility Partially Accessible ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall
Location The Blue Mountains
Number of Positions Blue Mountains: 1 individual(s) ; Grey County: 1 individual(s) 
1 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation ; 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.
Transportation Near public transit ; Car required ; The Collingwood bus comes to Lakeshore Road E.
Police Check Required

Agency Details: Blue Mountains Public Library (The), Craigleith Heritage Depot

Office Phone 519-599-3681 ext 6
Address & Map
113 Lakeshore Rd E
The Blue Mountains, ON
Canada L9Y 0N1
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Mailing Address Box 9, 113 Lakeshore Rd E 
The Blue Mountains, ON 
Canada L9Y 0N1