Interpretive Specialist

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail pour une carrière vouée au patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Interpretive Specialist
  • Nom de l’organisme : Grey Roots Museum & Archives
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Municipality of Georgian Bluffs, RR4 Owen Sound, Ontario
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2018-09-10 à 2019-01-25 (20 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 15,47 $

Grey Roots Museum & Archives is looking for an engaged and dedicated post-secondary graduate who has graduated within the past 24 months from an accredited museum studies or history program and is looking for historical interpretation experience. The Interpretive Specialist will be responsible for researching, preparing and writing operational manuals for five of the historic buildings on-site. Grey Roots is home to Museum, Archives, Tourism services as well as Moreston Heritage Village for local visitors and travellers.

Position: Interpretive Specialist (Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage Internship)

Wage: $15.47 per hour

Duration: 20 consecutive weeks between Monday, September 10, 2018 and Friday January 25, 2019, 35 hours/week

Location: Grey Roots Museum & Archives

102599 Grey Road 18, RR4

Owen Sound, ON

N4K 5N6

Mailing Address: same as above


• Conducts primary resource research on the historical time periods in Grey County, as represented in the designated period buildings

• Consolidates research into documented historical reference materials and backgrounders for all interpretive staff, volunteers and students who work in Moreston

• Researches and tests period and site-appropriate demonstration activities for each designated building and prepares training documentation on the above.

In order to meet the funding criteria on which this 20-week internship depends, candidates must be graduates of post-secondary institutions who have graduated in the last 24 months and ideally from an accredited museum studies program or related field. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in historical research and writing for public presentation. Experience in museum and historic site interpretation is required. Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office and a willingness to learn discipline-specific technologies (such as microfiche and microfilm) is required. The candidate will be required to perform practical aspects of living history interpretation, such as lighting wood stoves, making candles and so on. Possessing a driver’s licence is a benefit. The selected candidate will be responsible, able to follow directions well, and demonstrate an ability to work with minimal supervision. A keen interest in local history is also an asset. Necessary training and support will be provided. Overtime, evening and weekend hours may be required.

Please direct your resume and cover to:

Ms Claudette Martin, Engagement & Education Manager

Grey Roots Museum & Archives

102599 Grey Road 18, RR4

Owen Sound, ON

N4K 5N6

Please no telephone calls. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Any personal information submitted will be managed in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used only to determine eligibility for employment.

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