Historical Gardener Volunteer

(Lang Pioneer Village Museum)

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Position ID: V-PET0165 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
DutiesThe Historical Gardener Volunteer supports Lang Pioneer Village Museum by assisting in the creation and maintenance of historically accurate gardens within the village. The Historical Gardener Volunteer also enhances the visitor’s experience by sharing their knowledge and love of gardening with visitors. 
Key Responsibilities:  
* Tend to historical gardens by performing gardening tasks such as cultivating soil, planting by seed and seedling, hoeing, and weeding gardens, carrying water, picking berries and vegetables and cutting grass. 
* If tending gardens during hours Lang is open to the public, Historical Gardener Volunteers wear a period costume and provide historical interpretation of gardens to the general public 
* Research 19th-century gardening practices and plant varieties
More Info Linkwww.langpioneervillage.ca
Benefits* Learn new skills related to a historic gardening, wear a period costume. 
* Learn and experience local Canadian history in a peaceful setting surrounded by nineteenth century buildings and artifacts. 
* Gain work experience in a museum setting. 
* Share your passion and skill for gardening with the public. 
* 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 and/or gardening.
ClientsVisitors interested in Living History Museums.
Suitable for OSSDNo
Areas of InterestCulture & Heritage ; Gardening / Yard Work ; General Manpower / Physical Labour ; Historical / Archival Activities ; Nature / Environment
Skills/Experience* Interest in historical gardens and horticulture 
* Ability and determination to perform heavy and repetitive gardening tasks 
* Friendly and cooperative attitude; willingness to converse with visitors  
* Must have safety boots (goggles and gloves provided) 
* WHIMIS training an asset, but not required 
* Ability to work with minimal supervision
Commitment Length* The Historical Gardening Volunteer position is a seasonal commitment (May to Oct) of a minimum of 2 days per month.  
* We require volunteers who can commit to a regular schedule.
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 
Volunteers will be scheduled to suit their availability within operating hours and weather conditions.
LocationLang Pioneer Village Museum, Keene, Ontario
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