Historic Buildings and Facilities Volunteer

(Lang Pioneer Village Museum)

Position ID: V-PET0164 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: volunteer@langpioneervillage.ca
DutiesKey Responsibilities:  
* Undertake historically accurate repairs on buildings, fences and grounds. 
* Set-up of outdoor equipment, i.e. benches, tables, garbage cans, etc. 
* Grounds maintenance and clean-up including garbage clean-up, grass cutting & trimming. 
* Cutting & splitting firewood. 
* Maintain & repair historic buildings and areas (i.e. by cleaning eaves troughs, cutting down overgrowth, painting, rebuilding fencing). 
* Work with historically accurate building materials. 
* Adhere to safety standards in all work undertaken.
More Info Linkwww.langpioneervillage.ca
Benefits* Learn new skills related to historic construction and building maintenance. 
* Learn and experience local Canadian history in a peaceful setting surrounded by 19th-century buildings and artifacts. 
* Gain work experience in a museum setting. 
* Contribute your skills to ensuring the legacy of historical buildings 
* 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, trades or building.
ClientsVisitors interested in living history museums.
Suitable for OSSDNo
Areas of InterestCarpentry & Woodwork ; Cleaning Services ; Gardening / Yard Work ; General Trade-Related ; Maintenance / Repair ; Nature / Environment ; Plumbing
Skills/Experience* Willingness to work both indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions. 
* Basic to advanced skills in building and repair work; knowledge of carpentry, plumbing, electrical work and chain saw certification an asset. 
* Good physical health and stamina. 
* Steel-toed boots may be required (Hard hats will be provided when required). 
* Willingness to take Health & Safety courses.
Commitment Length* The Historic Buildings and Facilities Volunteer is a negotiable commitment that can run from Jan - Dec or as determined between the volunteer and staff at Lang Pioneer Village.  
* Preference is for volunteers to commit to one (or more) day(s) per week, however, a flexible schedule may be arranged. 
* Volunteers are also needed for specific building and maintenance projects on an on-call basis.
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
LocationLang Pioneer Village Museum, Keene, ON
Number of PositionsPeterborough (County of): 10 individual(s) 
10 individual(s) needed in total.
Police CheckRequired
Liability InsuranceAvailable
Start DateOn or after 06 May 2012
Agency Details
Organization NameLang Pioneer Village Museum
Office Phone705-295-6694
Toll Free Phone1-866-289-5264
Address & Map
104 Lang Rd
Keene, ON K0L 2G0
Mailing Addressc/o County of Peterborough 
470 Water St 
Peterborough, ON K9H 3M3