May 19th, 2016
Jamie Stirling is one of two students we have hired for the summer. As Museum Assistant her duties include everything from programming to grounds maintenance! Hers will be the friendly face you see when you visit the Museum or accompany your kids to one of our Family Craft Days.
“This summer will be my first experience working in a museum setting and I am extremely excited to get started! I have wanted to work in museums and with artefacts ever since “Bring your Kid to Work” Day in the 9th Grade when I saw construction workers at the Parliament Buildings. I was scared they were going to change the buildings so I decided I wanted to make sure that didn’t happen. Having grown up in Stittsville I’m delighted for the opportunity to work at the Goulbourn Museum and learn more about where I grew up!
I am currently studying in the Applied Museum Studies program at Algonquin College. I will begin my second year of the program in September and I am hoping to do my third year placement in Scotland next winter. After completing the program, I would like to continue learning about creating educational programs or caring for museum collections.
I’m looking forward to the summer and helping the staff at Goulbourn Museum share our town’s history and take part in creating a sense of community for the Goulbourn Township.”
Thank you to the Government of Canada and the Young Canada Works Program for their financial support for this position.
May 19th, 2016
James Riley is one of two students we have hired for the summer. As our Curatorial Assistant his main duties include working with the Museum’s collection.
“I am currently enrolled at Algonquin College in the Applied Museum Studies program and have a bachelor’s degree in Greek and Roman Studies from Carleton University. I have always been a fanatic when it comes to history and the opportunity to work at the Goulbourn Museum is akin to receiving my personal golden ticket. Being able to work with artefacts, study the history of the Goulbourn area, and engage with museum visitors is a great chance to gain experience in a museum related field. I may also get the chance to dress up as a character from Goulbourn’s historic past for events and even wear a top hat on rare occasions.
Aside from wearing top hats, which is reason enough for working at the Goulbourn Museum, I hope to one day work as a Collections Specialist or Conservation Technician at any of the museums in Ontario.
I look forward to working with the Goulbourn Museum this summer and hope to make a lasting impression on the community as a whole throughout the coming months.”
Thank you to Service Canada and the Canada Summer Jobs Grant Program for their financial support for this position.