Special Events Volunteer

(Lang Pioneer Village Museum)

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Position ID: V-PET0168 Last Modified: 15 Dec 2015 Last Full Update: 15 Dec 2015
Opportunity Details
ContactElizabeth King, Administrative/Volunteer Coordinator, Lang Pioneer Village Museum; Phone: 705-295-6694; Fax: 705-295-6644; Email: volunteer@langpioneervillage.ca
DutiesThe Special Event Volunteer is essential for the production of Lang Pioneer Village Museum’s special events. Lang Pioneer Village organizes over ten special events per season.  
Key Responsibilities:  
* Assist in staging special events i.e. help set up before and clean up after special events; directing visitors in parking area, taking admissions at admission gate, electrical and/or PA set-up, maintenance of fires in woodstoves, etc. 
* Organize preparations prior to events. i.e. collecting and preparing craft materials, creating props for games, etc.  
* Assist with activities at special events. For example, you might assist with craft activities, lead a sack race, prepare corn for a corn roast, sell apple cider, etc. In some cases this may involve wearing a period costume. 
* Work with visitors of all ages, while creating a festive and fun atmosphere 
* Performs the duties of a historical interpreter on a relief basis.
More Info Linkwww.langpioneervillage.ca
Benefits* Learn new skills related to a historic trade or craft, wear a period costume, work in a historic building or garden, run a craft or activity at special events. 
* Learn and experience local Canadian history in a peaceful setting surrounded by nineteenth century buildings and artifacts. 
* Gain work experience in a museum setting; you will gain valuable experience working with the public, hands-on craft & trade skills & communication and problem-solving abilities. 
* Share your passion and skill in a particular trade or craft with the public. 
* Earn hours towards the requirements for your high school community volunteer experience. 
* 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 OSSDYes
Areas of InterestArts & Crafts ; Culture & Heritage ; Event Coordination & Support ; Historical / Archival Activities ; Music & Performing Arts ; Program Coordination / Support
Skills/Experience* Enthusiasm, friendly and outgoing personality 
* Excellent communication skills 
* Customer service experience an asset; Able to deal with large numbers of visitors 
* Reliable, punctual and responsible 
* Good organizational skills 
* Ability to adhere to Health and Safety Policy
Commitment LengthVolunteers in the Special Event Volunteer position commit to assisting with five or more events per season.
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon 
Sunday: Morning, Afternoon 
Visit www.langpioneervillage.ca to view the schedule of Special Events for the season. Most of the Special Events occur on week-ends, but some set-up and take-down may be required during the week.
LocationLang Pioneer Village Museum
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