October 17th, 2016
The Goulbourn Museum is seeking a part-time employee to fill the fixed-term contract position of Collections and Programming Administrator (CPA). This is a contract position for Maternity Leave coverage. The CPA will provide excellent customer service; perform collections management duties; assist with programming, special events, research and exhibitions; write articles for the Museum’s newsletters and social media; and, record the minutes at the Board of Directors’ meetings.
The successful candidate will have a background in museum studies, history, social science, education or related discipline and experience working in a museum environment. He/she will be able to multi-task and work independently as well as in a team setting. She/he will be able to work outside in a variety of weather conditions, perform physical labour and be willing to work flexible hours.
The CPA may work up to 30 hours per week, but a typical work-week will see two 7.5 hour shifts on weekends with the occasional weekday shift. During the summer months, there may be the potential for an increase in hours. Some evening and weekday and statutory holiday work is required. This fixed-term contract begins in mid-November and could extend up to 72 weeks. The wage for this position is $14.00 per hour. Post-secondary students are encouraged to apply.
Candidates require excellent English language and computer competency skills. French language skills and knowledge of basic hand tools are an asset. There is no public transportation to the Museum site. Applications will only be accepted by email at email@example.com until 12:00 noon on Friday, October 28, 2016. Please include the position you are applying for in the subject line.
Goulbourn Museum shares the story of Ottawa’s oldest military settlement and early life in the former Goulbourn Township. Located just south of Stittsville in Ottawa’s west end, Goulbourn Museum houses a diverse collection of artefacts and many interactive exhibitions. These include The 100th Regiment of Foot, dedicated to the soldiers who settled Goulbourn Township in 1818; Goulbourn Township’s Pioneers, about early life in the communities; and The Village Store where children can dress in costume to barter or shop for supplies. Goulbourn Museum is located at 2064 Huntley Road, Stittsville, ON.
613-831-2393 | www.goulbournmuseum.ca
September 11th, 2015
The Goulbourn Museum is seeking a contract employee to fill the fixed-term contract position of Project Coordinator. The Project Coordinator will help the Museum fulfill its commitment to the World War Commemorations Community Fund. Responsibilities include developing and launching one travelling exhibition, one temporary exhibition, three interactive activities, a WWI themed educational program, a historical presentation, and a commemorative event.
The Project Coordinator will work 37.5 hours per week with some evening, weekend and statutory holiday work required. The fixed-term contract will be for 26 weeks, beginning October 5, 2015 and ending March 31, 2016. The wage for this position is $15.50 per hour. Post-secondary students are encouraged to apply.
The successful candidate will have a background in museum studies, history, project management, social science, education or related discipline and experience working in a museum environment. He/she will be able to accept direction, multi-task and work independently as well as in a team setting.
Candidates require excellent research and writing skills, computer competency, organizational skills, and fluency in the English language. French language skills and knowledge of basic hand tools are assets. There is no public transportation to the Museum site. Applications will only be accepted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 18, 2015. Please include the position you are applying for in the subject line.
The successful candidate will be required to complete a Criminal Record Check to the Goulbourn Museum’s satisfaction.
Goulbourn Museum is located at 2064 Huntley Road, Stittsville, ON.
613-831-2393 | goulbournmuseum.ca
July 11th, 2014
This is my second summer working at Goulbourn Museum as a summer student. I do a wide variety of jobs including; off site presentations, assisting with Family Craft Days, and various other tasks that make every day new and exciting.
I am currently finishing my General Degree in Cultural Studies and Anthropology at Trent University and this fall I will be entering my first year of the Applied Museum Studies Program at Algonquin College.
By working at the Goulbourn Museum I am able to explore an assortment of jobs and tasks which sustain and maintain local heritage. This position has also allowed me to assist in the development of research and educational programs to keep local history alive.
July 11th, 2014
This is my first summer working with the Goulbourn Museum as one of their Curatorial Assistants. Needless to say, I was thrilled when hired and am enjoying my work with the Museum. In general, I have a broad amount of tasks to fulfill – largely working with the collection, accessioning and caring for it.
I have recently completed my studies at Algonquin College with the Applied Museum Studies program, and will be attending Carleton University’s Canadian Studies program this fall. My previous experience in the museum field was with my internship at the Museum of Canadian History (formerly Civilization) where I assisted in maintaining the ethnographic collection, managing loans and updating current exhibitions.
My experience with the Goulbourn Museum compliments the skills I will require in the future, and I am happy to work with such an exceptional staff. I look forward to the coming months and all the experiences I will share with my colleagues.
June 4th, 2014
|Members of the 100th Regiment will be at Goulbourn Museum
this weekend for Doors Open Ottawa.
Goulbourn Museum cares for over 8,000 artefacts and this weekend only the public can get a rare private tour of the collection.
The Museum is once again participating in Doors Open Ottawa, a two-day event offering free access to over 120 of our National Capital’s most prestigious and architecturally appealing buildings; many of which are not normally open to the public.
Goulbourn Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 7th and Sunday June 8th. In addition to taking a scheduled tour, visitors can also learn the history of the buildings, enjoy spinning and weaving demonstrations by the Richmond Village Spinners and Weavers Guild, and historical reenactments by the 100th (Prince Regent’s County of Dublin) Regiment.
We hope to see you this weekend!
Please note that our Homegrown Heroes exhibit will be under construction during Doors Open. The official opening of this exhibit will be at our Father’s Day event on June 15th.
May 2nd, 2014
We recently met Rob More, a teacher at St. Emily’s Catholic School in Barrhaven, and learned about some great research his students have been doing on WWI Veterans from Richmond.
The students first searched the regiment number and looked up each veteran’s attestation papers online. They then went onto ancestry.ca and looked at census rolls to find out family information. Finally, Mr. More went to the cemeteries and gave them the death information.
Following a format that was established by fellow teacher Blake Seward of Smiths Falls High School, students prepared brief bios and recorded them. Five videos featuring 37 biographies can be found on the Goulbourn Museum’s YouTube site. One pupil even represented her class at the Regional Heritage Fair and presented her findings on veteran Peter Haggerty.
Mr. More’s love of research also extends beyond the classroom. He and Brian Tackaberry have just completed a commemorative booklet on the 103 men from Almonte who died in WWI. The book is being released in August. He is currently compiling research on the Lanark veterans which will also be coming out in booklet format in August. You can see what he has accomplished HERE:
Next year Mr. More is publishing a booklet on the Beckwith WWI veterans and, in two years’ time, has his sights set on a publication about the WWI veterans from Barrhaven/Richmond.
March 18th, 2014
August 23rd, 2013
Stephanie Miles has spent the past two months working as a Collections Assistant at Goulbourn Museum. Today marks her last day with us. During her time here she has spent hours meticulously going through our collection cataloging and photographing artefacts. This is one of her favourite finds:
By Stephanie Miles
While going through a few artefacts I was surprised to uncover a book on the legendary ocean liner the R.M.S Titanic. The book, The Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters: Thrilling Stories of Survivors, was donated to the Goulbourn Museum in 2011 by Donna Foster.
Having been published in the year of the historic event, 1912, it is in surprisingly good condition for its age with the exception of its missing spine and the delicate nature of the pages.
This artefact led to many questions in my mind. Why was the artefact donated here to the Goulbourn Museum? Is it possible that a citizen of the former Goulbourn Township was a survivor or a relative of a passenger on the Titanic? If so then what stories might they be able to share about this ill-fated ship?
The Titanic sank approximately 400 miles off the coast of Newfoundland. Interestingly, 100 years earlier during the War of 1812, many ships carrying Irish soldiers enroute to Canada also sank off the coast of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland when their vessels hit rough seas.
July 23rd, 2013
|Two of the cloth dolls on display at the Goulbourn Museum.|