Happy Thanksgiving!

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The Museum is closed today for Thanksgiving but will be open again on Tuesday from 1-4 pm. Have a safe & wonderful holiday weekend!

Family Craft Day Oct. 14

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SPOOKY FALL CRAFTS – Register today to guarantee your spot at this popular family craft event. Come in costume for a chance to win a prize! Click here for event details.

Letting Kids Play with ‘Fire’!

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Check out the awesome craft we have planned for kids at Villagefest tomorrow! We’ll be at Village Square Park between 12-5 pm (Saturday, Sept. 29). At 1 p.m. the Goulbourn Township Historical Society will be unveiling their plaque commemorating the Great Fire.

Glorious Goulbourn

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Tracey & Sue got a bird’s eye view of Goulbourn in all its fall glory today.

A Sweet Winner!

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Ten-year-old Kayla Kranz, of Richmond, dropped by the Museum
this weekend to claim her Candy Counting Contest prize.
Congratulations Kayla! Don’t eat all 68 of those candies at once!

Perils and Petticoats

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Kurt Johnson will present Perils and Petticoats: Exceptional Women of the War of 1812 at the Stittsville Branch of the Ottawa Public Library on Sept. 25 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Click here for more information or to register for the event.

We Have A Winner!

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Congratulations to Kayla Kranz our candy contest winner! 10-year-old Kayla dropped by our booth at the Richmond Fair on the weekend and guessed that our candy jar contained 67 candies. She was only off by one! (The jar contained 68.) Kayla also wins a Kits’ Club Membership. Way to go Kayla!

Richmond Fair…and a Giant Jar of Candy!

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We’re busy prepping for the Richmond Fair this weekend! We’ll be giving presentations to Grade 4 students all day Friday & manning our booth Saturday & Sunday. Be sure to stop by and say “hello” – we love hearing your stories about the Goulbourn of yesteryear. And did we mention you could win a great big jar of candy? Whether you’re a kid or a kid-at-heart, nobody can resist a good old-fashioned candy counting competition!

Welcome to the Team

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Goulbourn Museum is happy to announce we’ve added a new employee to our team! Sue Woodford started this week as our new Marketing and Visitor Services representative, and we’re excited to have her. Sue has signed on for a six month contract, and will be managing our social media, writing our press releases and designing our marketing material, as well as producing and distributing our newsletters and assisting with tours and events.

Sue has been telling stories through pictures and prose for over 20 years. She studied Photojournalism at Loyalist College and worked at the Kanata Kourier-Standard newspaper for 8 years receiving awards for both writing and photography from the Ontario Community Newspaper Association (OCNA). Following a freelance career in communications she took on the role of Manager, Creative Services with Evans Team Ottawa at Royal LePage. In 2012 she completed her post-graduate certificate in Interactive Multimedia from Algonquin College. Sue has been a resident of Stittsville since 1995.

If you have any marketing ideas you’d like to share with Sue or would like to send her a welcome note, drop her a line here.

We’re Hiring! Marketing and Visitor Services

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Job Title: Marketing and Visitor Services
Closing Date: August 24, 2012
E-mail: goulbmus@rogers.com
Salary: $18.00 per hour, 37.5 hours per week (six month contract, with the possibility of extension)
Web link to Museum: www.goulbournmuseum.ca

The Goulbourn Museum is home to interactive and hands-on exhibitions including The 100th Regiment of Foot – about the soldiers who settled Goulbourn Township in 1818 after the War of 1812; The Village Storewhere kids can dress up as pioneers & shop or barter for supplies; as well as exhibits about early Goulbourn settlers, the communities in the Township, and local services. The Museum has over 8000 artefacts in its collections, and offers over 35 programs and events each year. The Museum has three fulltime staff members and is supported by 30 volunteers. The Marketing and Visitor Services job title is a new position.


Position:
The Marketing and Visitor Services employee is responsible for developing the Museum’s overall marketing and promotion strategy.  He/she will strive to attract a new and wider audience within the context of the Museum’s Community Policy. 
The Marketing and Visitor Services employee will strive to:
·         Increase  the number of Museum and History Centre visitors
·         Increase  the number of participants in Museum programs and services
·         Increase  the number of Museum members
·         Increase  internally generated revenues i.e. gift shop, donations, memberships

Responsibilities Include:
·         Promoting the Museum’s public education programs, services, and special events through a variety of means including print media, promotional brochures, social media accounts and the website
·         Developing community contacts that serve to promote the activities of the Museum and History Centre
·         Managing the Museum’s membership program
·         Design and produce two quarterly newsletters
·         Assisting researchers in the History Centre and complete online research requests as required.
·         Ensuring all visitors to the Museum & History Centre are greeted and assisted
·         Assisting with the delivery of the Museum’s public education programs, craft programs/workshops and special events held both on and off-site
·         Assist with the installation of Museum exhibitions both on and off-site

Qualifications:
·      Minimum of two years’ experience in marketing and/or media communications
·      Minimum of two years of post-secondary education
·      Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
·      Strong organizational & communications (verbal and written) skills
·      Excellent English language skills
·      Interest, enthusiasm and affinity for marketing and working with people
·      Energetic, resourceful, pro-active, independent
·      Ability to collaborate in a team environment
·      Knowledge of database programs, content management systems and social media
·      Experience using the Adobe Creative Suite, including Illustrator and InDesign
·      Strong computer competency
·      Flexibility and keen attention to detail
·      Personal transportation required
·      French language skills an asset


How to Apply:
Resume and cover letter can be mailed, emailed or dropped off in person to Kathryn Ward, Curator-Manager, 2064 Huntley Road, Stittsville, Ontario, K2S 1B8 goulbmus@rogers.com




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