Lucan Area Heritage & Donnelly Museum

The Lucan Area Heritage and Donnelly Museum is an important cultural space and tourist attraction within Lucan. Ultimately, community businesses benefit by the existence of the museum which attracts visitors not just from the local community but from all over the world. Museum interpreters are the face of the museum and help to impart the history and cultural heritage of the region to community members and other visitors. They are an important part of the museum's involvement in Lucan's summer festivals including Baconfest, where they help to plan for the event and provide interpretive services to a large number of visitors on the day of the festival. 

Lucan Area Heritage & Donnelly Museum Lucan, ON, Canada
May 09, 2018
Summer Job
Job Title:   Museum Interpreter    Organization:  Lucan Area Heritage & Donnelly Museum   Job Type:  Summer Student   Language Required:   English    Location:  Lucan, Ontario    Application Deadline:  2018-05-12   Job Start Date:   2018-05-14   Date Posted:   2018-05-09   Email:  lucanheritage@donnellymuseum.com   Web Link to Institution:    http://www.donnellymuseum.com    Salary:  $14.00 /hr    Job Description:   Start Date: May 14th 2018 End Date: July 8th 2018 The Lucan Area Heritage and Donnelly Museum is an important cultural space and tourist attraction within Lucan. Ultimately, community businesses benefit by the existence of the museum which attracts visitors not just from the local community but from all over the world. Museum interpreters are the face of the museum and help to impart the history and cultural heritage of the region to community members and other visitors. They are an important part of the museum's involvement in Lucan's summer festivals including Baconfest, where they help to plan for the event and provide interpretive services to a large number of visitors on the day of the festival.  Duties and Responsibilities  Interact with the public on a daily basis when greeting visitors  Providing museum introductions, guided tours, and answering visitor inquiries  Outreach through museum events, fundraisers, and social media  Processing gift shop transactions using the cash register and debit machine  Assisting visitors to the museums library  Help maintain the cleanliness of the museum through general museum maintenance  Qualifications  Education and/or experience in museum studies or a related field is an asset  Excellent communication, and interpersonal skills  Organizational, analytical, and time management skills  Ability to work effectively both in a team environment and independently  Ability to provide quality customer service  Demonstrated experience with programs and events for children, adults and seniors  Strong computer skills  Punctuality and ability to reach museum (not reachable by bus)  Returning to school in the fall and legally able to work in Canada  Cash handling experience an asset  Knowledge of local history would be an asset  First Aid and CPR certification would be an asset  The Museum Supervisor will hold daily meetings prior to the museum opening to discuss the plan for each day and provide any specific instructions to the interpreters. Throughout the day they will be monitored by the supervisor who will provide feedback based on work performance. Feedback will focus on developing employability skills such as communication and interpersonal skills, teamwork skills, and organizational and time-management skills. It is our intention to provide opportunity to gro skills specific to the heritage field, such as strategies for providing engaging and educational tours. General workplace expectations such as punctuality, and respect for fellow employees will be upheld. Though it is not mandatory, the interpreters are invited to attend monthly meetings of the Lucan Heritage Society to discuss their work experience and ask questions.  *Please email resume and cover letter to Museum Supervisor Sydney Kimber-Johnson at: lucanheritage@donnellymuseum.com