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Job Postings

Visitor Engagement Officer: Programming Assistant (Bytown Museum)

Member, Northwest Territories, Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada 

Curatorial Assistant (Mississippi Valley Textile Museum)

Assistant Curator (Bank of Canada Museum)

Assistant Professor in Indigenous Studies (School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies at Carleton University)

Casual Museum Guide (Diefenbunker Museum)

Have an opportunity to share? Contact us.


Funding Opportunities 

Heritage Funding Program (City of Ottawa)

Young Canada Works Building Careers in Heritage (Canadian Museums Association)

John Edwards Conference Bursary (National Trust for Canada)

Social Innovation Fund (McConnell Foundation)

One-Year Grant (Ottawa Community Foundation)

Canada-Ontario Job Grant (Ministry of Colleges and Universities)

Have a funding opportunity to share? Contact us.


Upcoming Training

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Volunteer Postings

Cumberland Heritage Village Museum

The museum is excited to introduce a new program that will give volunteers an opportunity to portray what life was like for rural residents during the 1920s and 30s in rural Eastern Ontario. Potential ‘characters’ may include a store merchant, a teacher, a farmer, a quilter, or a homemaker.

Learn more.

Mississippi Valley Textile Museum
The Mississippi Valley Textile Museum is looking for dynamic, interesting and personable people to join the Reception Group of Volunteers. These volunteers are the front line people at the museum, greeting visitors, taking entrance fees, and imparting a short history of the former Rosamond Woolen Mill and Textile industry in Almonte and the Mississippi Valley. They are also the sales people for the amazing hand made items in the gift shop, so a knowledge of retail is an asset but not necessary.

There are many other jobs to do during a three hour shift , one time a week or one time every two weeks. Shifts are 10am-1pm or 1-4pm, if you are interested in joining this wonderful group of volunteers please contact Barb Dickson, and she will set up an orientation session.

Email Barb Dickson, Volunteer coordinator at [email protected]

The Historical Society of Ottawa 
The Historical Society of Ottawa has been preserving and sharing our local history since 1898!  HSO’s most recent milestone was the move back to the main branch of the Ottawa Public Library which has helped them see a significant increase in their membership as well as interest in their events among the general public.  And so, they are hoping to add to their Committees and invite you to help them continue to grow!  HSO is currently recruiting:

A Treasurer and Membership Director.  If you have experience in finance or information management and would like to join our dedicated team of volunteers, contact them at [email protected]ca

Friends of the Canadian War Museum
The Friends is an all volunteer national charity providing financial support for educational programs and projects for youth, new Canadians and other interested persons interested in Canada’s military history.  Events are held at the Canadian War Museum and across the country. Learn more.

Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum
The Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum is currently looking for volunteers to assist in the following areas:

Special events and fundraising
Museum tour guides, both public and educational tours
Display/exhibit design and construction
Operations and facility maintenance
Administration
Archive and library

Learn more.

The Bytown Museum Youth Council

The Bytown Museum is now accepting applications for the Youth Council’s fall semester running September to December! Members of YoCo gain experience in leadership, time management, research, writing and design as they create infographics based on Ottawa’s rich history which will be made available to the museum’s visitors. YoCo gives members the opportunities to connect with other like-minded youth, meet and work with museum staff and complete volunteer hours.

To be eligible, youth must be:

For more information about the Youth Council or to apply, please email [email protected].

Heritage Ottawa
Do you enjoy local history, architecture or design? If yes, we encourage you to join Heritage Ottawa and to get involved. We have several volunteer opportunities that may be of interest to you! Volunteers are needed to help with: Sunday walking tours, Doors Open, Heritage Week, Annual Heritage Forum, Colonel By Day, Special projects

Arnprior & District Museum
The Arnprior and District Museum has a wide variety of volunteer positions for adults and students alike, and seek volunteer team members of all skills and abilities.

Would you like to help maintain our heritage perennial garden? Can you help build a new exhibit or have experience with carpentry?  Can you conduct research, document artifacts, write grants, assist with children’s programs or greet visitors? Share your talents or learn a new skill by joining our team! For more information, call 613-623-4902 or email [email protected].

Watson’s Mill
It doesn’t matter if you can spare only an hour or two, or help out on one of their special events…anytime donated is a step to keeping the “Heart of Manotick” open and productive. If you would like to help, Watson’s Mill guarantees fun, friendship and an atmosphere that is historic and memorable. High School students are welcome – volunteer hours at the Mill can be put toward your compulsory community hours for graduation. If you require further information please contact the office at Watson’s Mill. Find out more.

Capital Heritage Connexion
We welcome the valued support of dedicated volunteers. Without you, we couldn’t fulfill our mandate to advance Ottawa’s rich heritage offerings. Volunteers with Capital Heritage Connexion (formerly the Council of Heritage Organizations in Ottawa) will help organize, promote and stage events like Heritage Day, and special programs and projects. For more information contact us at [email protected] or 613-562-0405.

Central Experimental Farm Advisory Council (CEFAC)
We are seeking someone to participate as a member of the Advisory Council.  For more information contact [email protected].