Costuming Department Volunteer

(Lang Pioneer Village Museum)

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Position ID: V-PET0162 Last Modified: 15 Dec 2015 Last Full Update: 15 Dec 2015
Opportunity Details
ContactElizabeth, Administrative/Volunteer Coordinator, Lang Pioneer Village Museum; Phone: 705-295-6694; Fax: 705-295-6644; Email:
DutiesThe Costuming Department Volunteer supports Lang Pioneer Village Museum by assisting with the creation and repair of historically accurate costumes and accessories for the village’s staff and volunteer interpreters. 
Key Responsibilities:  
* Undertake repairs on all aspects of costuming 
* Assist costumer in the creation of and finishing work on costumes 
* Under the direction and at the discretion of the costume designer, the costuming department volunteer may elect to undertake individual projects 
* May occasionally involve the laundering and organization of costumes and light housecleaning duties
More Info
Benefits* Learn new skills or further develop your skills related to costume history and construction. 
* Learn and experience local Canadian history in a peaceful setting surrounded by 19th-century buildings and artifacts. 
* Gain work experience in a museum setting. 
* Receive free admission for yourself and a guest to Lang Pioneer Village Museum (special events included). 
* Receive a 20% discount off all items for sale in Lang Pioneer Village’s gift shop. 
* Bring new skills, ideas and enthusiasm to our programs. 
* Receive a reciprocal pass (free or reduced admission) to many Ontario museums and attractions. 
* Meet new people who share your interest in history, craft or sewing.
ClientsTourists and families.
Suitable for OSSDNo
Areas of InterestArts & Crafts ; Culture & Heritage ; Fashion / Needlecraft ; Historical / Archival Activities ; Music & Performing Arts
Skills/Experience* Hand and machine sewing skills required. 
* Patience and good communication skills. 
* Familiarity with working with patterns and garment construction an asset, but not required. 
* Reliable, flexible and open to learning new skills, but also able and willing to complete menial tasks.
Commitment LengthThe Costume Department Volunteer is a seasonal commitment (Apr to Dec) of a half day or one day per week.
Minimum Hours4 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon 
Flexible schedule can be arranged.
LocationLang Pioneer Village Museum, Keene, ON
Number of PositionsPeterborough (County of): 10 individual(s) 
10 individual(s) needed in total.
Police CheckRequired
Liability InsuranceAvailable
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Organization NameLang Pioneer Village Museum
Office Phone705-295-6694
Toll Free Phone1-866-289-5264
Address & Map
104 Lang Rd
Keene, ON K0L 2G0
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Mailing Addressc/o County of Peterborough 
470 Water St 
Peterborough, ON K9H 3M3