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Opportunities

Job Postings

Capital Heritage Mentorship Program – Paid Collections Internship (Goulbourn Museum)

Capital Heritage Mentorship Program – Paid Internship (The Haunted Walk)

Programming and Collections (Watson’s Mill) 

Contract for Mural Management (Vanier Museopark)

Casual Museum Guide (Diefenbunker Museum)

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Funding Opportunities 

Social Innovation Fund (McConnell Foundation)

One-Year Grant (Ottawa Community Foundation)

COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund for Heritage Organizations – Museums Assistance Program (Canadian Heritage)

Enabling Accessibility Fund (Employment and Social Development Canada)

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

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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 Youth Council in Ottawa is currently looking for volunteers between the ages of 16 – 25 who are interested in learning about Ottawa’s history and sharing it through for youth, by youth projects.The Youth Council is made up of about 10 – 15 individuals who are between the ages of 16 – 25 years old. As a Youth Council member, you will participate in various activities and events that range from blog writing, and video making to planning for heritage events and working on other special projects. As a member you will also have the opportunity to participate in various training and workshop opportunities for personal and professional growth. For more information on the Youth Council please visit their website or email at [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].