Volunteer and Career Opportunities
Volunteers are the lifeblood of any not-for-profit organization, and the Yarmouth County Museum and Archives is no exception. Many of our volunteers have been involved with the Society for upwards of 20 years, and we have new people "coming on board" all the time.
We like to see the volunteers do what they are most comfortable in doing! For example, if you like meeting and greeting the public, then a "front desk" job might be the best way to start, after a short orientation and training period by our Chair of Volunteers (and a volunteer herself). Perhaps you're more of a handyman and like tinkering with fixing things — we always have artifacts and building idiosyncrasies that need repairs. (You'd be a member of the "House" committee if that type of thing interests you.) If food and beverage activities are more your style, then the Hospitality Committee is the way to go. If you’re a born shopper and buyer, you can help out in our own little retail outlet — The Mast Head Gift Shop.
Still others are fascinated by old clothing, uniforms and costumes… and so we have a large collection of the same, and a volunteer Costume Coordinator! Then there are the volunteers who love poring over old archival records, sorting through boxes of county documents, often unearthing some written buried treasures that are of such value to the heritage of the province.
We've got a place for your valuable leisure time at the Yarmouth County Museum and Archives… call or email the Director to inquire about your options.
The candidate should be a university student, preferably enrolled in a field of study (or entering into their first year of post-secondary study) related to Museum or Archival studies, with a focus and passion for the study, promotion, and preserving of Yarmouth County history. The student should be articulate, courteous, and professional with a keen desire to practice and expand their knowledge of museum and archival collections and systems. Leadership and working as part of the Yarmouth County Museum and Archives team is important. Base knowledge of computer systems (email, document creation, and database) and local history is preferred. Base knowledge of French would be an asset. Candidate must be able to write in cursive and read cursive writing. Students must be registered with Young Canada Works.
The Yarmouth County Museum and Archives is an equal opportunities employer that believes in lifelong learning and aim to provide a nurturing, sustainable environment for students to grow. Specific requirements for the position as outlined by Young Canada Works can be found by visiting the Young Canada Works website or by calling Nadine Gates (Director/Curator 742-5539) directly at any time.
Resumes and cover letters can be sent to , by mail at 22 Collins Street Yarmouth NS, B5A 3C8, or by fax at 902-749-1120. Must be legally entitled to work in Canada, between the ages of 16 and 30 years old. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Perspective students are encouraged to sign up with Young Canada Works to view this and many more summer employment opportunities available through the support of the Young Canada Works Program.