Gift Shop Volunteer

(Lang Pioneer Village Museum)

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Position ID: V-PET0163 Last Modified: 11 Mar 2015 Last Full Update: 09 Mar 2015
Opportunity Details
ContactElizabeth King, Administrative/Volunteer Coordinator, Lang Pioneer Village Museum; Phone: 705-295-6694; Fax: 705-295-6644; Email:
DutiesKey Responsibilities:  
• Providing a warm welcome to visitors as they arrive. 
• Processing admission fees for visitors.  
• Providing information on village and daily activities to visitors.  
• Completing retail transactions in the Gift Shop.  
• Maintaining orderliness in the Gift Shop.  
• Re-stocking shelves when inventory runs low.  
More Info
Benefits•Learn new skills related to retail merchandising and customer service 
•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 or craft. 
ClientsTourists and families
Suitable for OSSDNo
Areas of InterestCulture & Heritage ; Customer / Sales Services ; Finance / Cash Handling ; Historical / Archival Activities ; Reception Support ; Shelf Stocking / Warehousing / Inventory
Skills/Experience•Some experience in a retail setting would be an asset.  
•Commitment to excellent customer service.  
•A friendly and engaging personality.  
•Ability to work in a fast paced environment.  
•An interest in merchandising and retail services.  
Commitment LengthThe Gift Shop Volunteer will assist in the Gift Shop during hours when the museum is open to the public (May through December). This is a seasonal committment with possibility of renewal each year.
Minimum Hours12 / Month
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon 
Sunday: Morning, Afternoon 
Will schedule to suit volunteer availability within hours of operation.
LocationLang Pioneer Village Museum, Keene, ON
Number of PositionsPeterborough (County of): 10 individual(s) 
10 individual(s) needed in total.
Police CheckRequired
Liability InsuranceAvailable
Agency Details
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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