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Goulbourn Museum Seeking Part Time Employee

September 11th, 2015

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 CPA will work 17.5 hours per week primarily on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, although some evening and weekday and statutory holiday work is required. The fixed-term contract could extend up to 54 weeks beginning in mid-November. The wage for this position is $14.00 per hour. Post-secondary students are encouraged to apply.

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. He/she will be able to work outside in a variety of weather conditions, perform physical labour and be willing to work flexible hours.

Candidates require excellent English language and computer competency skills. French language skills, museum experience and knowledge of basic hand tools an asset. There is no public transportation to the Museum site. Applications will only be accepted by email at goulbmus@rogers.com 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

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Cheapflights Sponsors Museum

August 14th, 2015

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We are thrilled to announce that Cheapflights has joined us as a Community Outreach Sponsor. “Being a Registered Charity, the Goulbourn Museum relies on Community Outreach Sponsors such as Cheapflights to help us fulfill our mandate,” says Kathryn Jamieson, the Museum’s Curator Manager.

Each year, Cheapflights helps millions of travelers around the world find the best selection of cheap flights and travel deals. Cheapflights.ca serves Canada with an extensive choice of flight and hotel options from local partners as well as news, deals and travel information geared to the Canadian traveller.

The online travel experts partner with hundreds of providers – big and small – to bring you affordable and personalized travel options. Their powerful search technology opens up new travel possibilities and helps you see the world on a budget. With the click of a button you can search and compare cheap flights from 1000s of airlines, travel agents and travel sites.

“At Cheapflights, we think communities and culture matter,” says Brittany Dietz, Cheapflights editor. “Whether you travel across the world or down the street, there is no better way to make connections than by tapping into the people and traditions of a community. Our motto is “let’s open our world,” and that includes the communities right in our own backyards.”

Ways in which you can follow Cheapflights include: Facebook | Instagram | Blog | Twitter

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Become a Vendor at our Outdoor Christmas Market

August 14th, 2015

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Goulbourn Museum is accepting applications for its Old-Fashioned Christmas & Outdoor Artisan Market. The Market will be held on Sunday, November 22nd from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at 2064 Huntley Road. Deadline for applications is September 27, 2015.

We are currently seeking talented vendors selling original handcrafted items to fill 15+ positions in a variety of specialties such as: clothing and accessories (for kids, adults & pets!), bath and body, toys, home décor, Christmas greenery, art, textiles, treats, and baked goods.

In addition to the outdoor market, this annual family event also offers festive Old-Fashioned Christmas activities including a children’s station for writing letters to Santa, Old-Fashioned photos with Santa and charming old-world entertainment.

Note: The artisan market takes place outdoors in an enclosed tent. Vendors will be responsible for dressing appropriately for the cold weather.

HERE’S HOW TO APPLY:
Send an email to marketing@goulbournmuseum.ca with:
• Your name
• Your business name
• A short description of your handmade goods
• Contact info and business site(s) (web/blog/facebook/etsy)
• A minimum of 3 quality photographs of your product(s) including 1 photo of your booth set up (Jpeg only, please). If selected as a vendor, your photos may be used at our discretion to advertise the show.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
This is a juried event. Vendors will be chosen carefully to ensure a balanced representation of each category.
Applications will be accepted by email only.
Deadline for applications is September 27, 2015
Only complete applications will be considered.
Acceptance letters will be emailed no later than October 2, 2015 and will include a contract for you to sign and return with payment.

FEES & REQUIREMENTS:
Space rental is $45 and includes one 6’ table and two chairs.
Vendors are required to provide one handmade item valued at a minimum of $10 for a fundraising raffle. Each vendor must provide a table covering to fit the table provided.

If selected, fees must be paid and contract received no later than October 9, 2015.

Please do NOT send payment until you have received a notice of acceptance. 

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New Exhibit Explores the Origin of Goulbourn’s Street Names

June 11th, 2015

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An 1879 map from Belden’s Atlas (a portion seen here) shows the boundaries of the former Goulbourn Township.

 

Goulbourn Museum is launching its new exhibit Back to our Routes: The Evolution of Goulbourn’s Streets on June 21st. The exhibit delves into the origin of community and street names in old Goulbourn. “We’ll also be exploring the origin of street names in more recent communities and even areas that are currently under development,” says Tracey Donaldson, Education and Community Programmer.

The Minto Group recently named its first community in Stittsville through a naming contest, a first for both developer and city. They christened this new area Potter’s Key, in honour of Mrs. Ethel May Potter who owned the two-acre lot at 209 Carp Road almost 60 years ago. This story, and the key which is now part of the Museum’s collection, have been incorporated into the the exhibit.

The exhibition will also relay “fun facts” such as when Stittsville got its first street light and the definition of a corduroy road. Artefacts from the Museum’s collection will help narrate the story and bring the exhibit to life.

While it won’t be possible to include every street name, the Museum is hoping to get the public’s help in compiling a comprehensive list after the launch. “If you don’t see your street name, or you know how your street got its name, there will be a file here for you to add that information,” says Donaldson.

The exhibit launch takes place on Sunday, June 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. during Father’s Day Flashback. The Museum will be celebrating its 25th anniversary with an old world celebration featuring medieval fights, blacksmith & calligraphy demonstrations, Goulbourn’s Old “27” Fire Truck, food, games, face painting and much more.

Hope to see you on Father’s Day!

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Meet Our Curatorial Assistant Mackenzie Birdgenaw

May 22nd, 2015

Mackenzie Birdgenaw

Curatorial Assistant Mackenzie Birdgenaw

You may recognize Mackenzie Birdgenaw, this is his second summer with us as a Curatorial Assistant.  He is one of two students we have hired for the summer.  

“I am a full time student at Carleton University pursuing my undergraduate degree in Canadian Studies. I am also a graduate of the Applied Museum Studies program at Algonquin College. Ultimately, I hope to use my education to assist smaller Indigenous museums in organizing and adequately meeting the needs of their unique ethnographic collections.

My work at the Goulbourn Museum can range from cleaning the shelving units, to tidying up identification tags, or furthering my work with the MINISIS Database which allows the public digital access to the Museum’s collection. I look forward to helping further the care of Goulbourn’s collection and interacting with the community through events such as Doors Open Ottawa and Father’s Day Flashback.”

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Meet Our Museum Assistant Sarah Allan

May 22nd, 2015

Sarah Allan

Museum Assistant Sarah Allan

Sarah Allan is one of two students hired for the summer. As Museum Assistant her duties include everything from programming and marketing 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 is my first summer working at the Goulbourn Museum, and I am extremely excited about the opportunity. I grew up in Richmond so I can’t wait to learn about the history that makes the Goulbourn Township so unique!

I have always had a great interest in history, archaeology, and palaeontology (I still want a pet dinosaur) which has only been furthered by the chance to work at the Cataraqui Archaeological Research Foundation, the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes, and now the Goulbourn Museum. I have recently graduated from Queen’s University with an honours degree in History, and I am excited that after three summers in Kingston, I’ll be able to, again, enjoy the hot summers of my hometown.

Though I am still trying to decide what to do when I grow up, I am so grateful to be currently working with such a welcoming staff, that endeavour to preserve the history and stories of everyday people in our community.

I look forward to seeing you this summer!”

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Volunteers Needed for Doors Open & Father’s Day Flashback

May 21st, 2015

Costumed greeters at Doors Open 2014

Costumed greeters at Doors Open 2014

The Goulbourn Museum is looking for volunteers to help at two events in June.

The first event is Doors Open which takes place on Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. During this time staff will be offering tours of the Museum, as well as behind-the-scenes tours of the artefact collection which is housed in the History Centre. We need at least two volunteers each day to dress in period costume and greet visitors. We will provide the costumes but volunteers will need to bring their own lunch.

The second volunteer opportunity is at our Father’s Day Flashback event on Sunday, June 21st. This is a free family event and volunteers are needed to help with set up, take down, and everything in between. Duties could include emptying garbage cans, supervising games, helping at the photo booth, or wearing period costume and greeting visitors. We need three to five volunteers to assist at this event and lunch will be provided (thank you Big D’s!). The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. but help could be needed before and after those hours for set up and take down.

If you would like to be considered for a position, please fill out a Volunteer Application Form and return it to the Museum by mail or in person (we’d love to meet you!). The Museum’s address is: 2064 Huntley Road, Stittsville, ON  K2S 1B8

We are happy to provide volunteer hours but, depending on the position, volunteers could be working independently so a certain level of maturity is required (ideally age 16 and up).

For more information please call Kathryn at 613-831-2393.

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Museum needs help with site clean up

April 27th, 2015

We’re seeking the community’s help to get our site in ship shape for the summer season.

The Museum has registered with the Tim Hortons Cleaning the Capital campaign and spiffying up the site will take place on Monday, May 4th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (weather permitting).

Help will be needed sweeping sidewalks, picking up litter, raking and seeding the lawn, pruning shrubs, prepping garden beds and planting. The Museum will have a supply of plastic gloves but we suggest bringing your own garden gloves if you have them.

Whether you can help for the whole day or just for an hour, all cleanup contributions are welcome. And if students are in need of last minute volunteer hours and have time in their school schedule to lend a hand, staff will gladly sign their forms.

For more information please call 613-831-2393 or email: education@goulbournmuseum.ca

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Artisan Profile: Kerr Pottery

November 28th, 2014

Creations by Kerr Pottery.

“The idea of working with the basic elements in nature – earth, fire, air and water – to make beautiful and useful objects fascinates me,” says Carol Holmes-Kerr, owner of Kerr Pottery.

“My work is a combination of functional tableware and sculptural, alternatively-fired pieces.  Pieces include bowls of various sizes, mugs, mixing bowls, casseroles and yarn bowls.”

Kerr Pottery will be among the many talented vendors at Goulbourn Museum’s Outdoor Artisan Market this Sunday, November 30th. Hope to see you there!

Kerr Pottery: Website

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Artisan Profile: Crazy 4 Crafts

November 27th, 2014

Colourful pyjama bag puppets by Crazy 4 Crafts.

Mary Cooke, owner of Crazy for Crafts, started honing her crocheting and cross stitching skills over 30 years ago when her children were small. She immortalizes Sesame Street characters as hand puppets and pyjama bag puppets, and creates an assortment of character hats, as well as teddy bears and blankets.

Mary will have her colourful creations on display at the Goulbourn Museum’s Outdoor Artisan Market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 30th. Save the date!

Crazy 4 Crafts: Facebook 

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