The Frontenac County Schools Museum is a unique place where Ontario history is both preserved and brought to life. Within its collections are documents and artifacts from a time when most children in Ontario learned to read and write in one-room schools. Today, tours, special events and programs give many others a chance to experience Ontario’s educational legacy. 

We have two summer positions available, subject to the availability of funding from the Young Canada Works or Canada Summer Jobs grant programs. 

As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage women, Indigenous peoples, members of visible minorities and persons with disabilities to apply for employment. 

Please submit your resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Please include the position you are applying for in the subject line. 

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

The application deadline for both positions is Friday, March 27th (5:00 p.m.) 

 

 

Position: Museum Interpreter 

Pay: $15/hour 

Hours: 35 hours/week. June 1st (tentative) – August 29th, 2020. 

The Schools Museum is seeking a Museum Interpreter to provide front line costumed interpretation, programming assistance, and event support throughout the summer. 

The Museum Interpreter will: 

  • Open and close the Museum 
  • Provide tours/school lessons to the general public as a costumed school-marm or master 
  • Develop and facilitate drop-in craft activities and games 
  • Develop content for social media on the Museum’s Facebook and Instagram pages 
  • Assist in occasional outreach events 
  • Offer program and event support 
  • Perform other duties as required (Assisting the Curator and Collections Assistant with artifact moves, general housekeeping, etc.) 

 The ideal candidate will possess the following skill and/or qualifications: 

  • Must be eligible for funding under the terms of the Young Canada Works OR Canada Summer Jobs grant program 
  • Strong presentation skills in guided tours or providing information to the public. 
  • Experience working in a front-line customer service role 
  • Experience and interest in developing content for social media 
  • Ability to deal courteously and professionally with staff, volunteers, and members of the public. 
  • Ability to be self-directed and work independently.
  • Ability to speak French considered a strong asset.

 

 

Position: Collections Assistant 

Pay: $15/hour 

Hours: 35 hours/week. May 11th (tentative) – August 29th, 2020. 

The Schools Museum is seeking a Collections Assistant to aid the museum in its ongoing collections inventory project: 

The Collections Assistant will: 

  • Evaluate and photograph objects in the Museum’s collection 
  • Maintain comprehensive and accurate collection records and the storage of artifacts. 
  • Upload object descriptions and photographs into the Museum’s database, Past Perfect 
  • Assist the Curator with re-housing objects as necessary (labeling storage containers, wrapping objects in acid-free tissue) 
  • Greet members of the general public 
  • Open and close the museum 
  • Offer program and event support as needed 
  • Perform other duties as required (general housekeeping) 
  • Occasionally provide costumed interpretation during special events 

 The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and/or qualifications: 

  • Must be eligible for funding under the terms of the Young Canada Works OR Canada Summer Jobs grant programs. 
  • Excellent writing skills with extreme attention to detail. 
  • Ability to deal courteously and professionally with staff, volunteers, and members of the public. 
  • Ability to be self-directed and work independently.