Merrickville 225 Project Coordinator

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  • Titre de l'emploi : Merrickville 225 Project Coordinator
  • Nom de l’organisme : Merrickville and District Historical Society
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Merrickville, Ontario
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2018-06-01 à 2018-12-28 (30 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 15,00 $

The Merrickville and District Historical Society (MDHS) is hiring a Merrickville-Wolford 225 Project Coordinator to design and implement a new suite of programs and activities during Merrickville-Wolford's 225th anniversary year to replace its annual Blockhouse Festival. During summer 2018, there are several special events planned in celebration of Merrickville-Wolford 225 and the Project Coordinator will develop a complementary suite of MDHS programs and activities which dovetail with other events taking place in Merrickville-Wolford. These programs and activities will include a summer lecture/performance series, re-tooling the Merrickville Blockhouse summer interpretation through the supervision of summer students and arranging a multi-level archival collection which will form the basis of two museum exhibits (one at the Merrickville Public Library and the other on-line). As a new program of activities, the focus for the Project Coordinator will be on change-management and helping the Merrickville and District Historical Society build capacity as it fundamentally changes its approach to its annual programming.

The position will be based at the Society's offsite storage site located in Burritt's Rapids Community Hall, Burritt's Rapids, ON and at the Merrickville Blockhouse Museum, Merrickville, ON. The Merrickville Blockhouse Museum is a unique heritage structure, built as part of the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The museum contains a large collection of local artefacts and specially constructed displays which feature the history of Merrickville-Wolford and the history of the Rideau Canal.

This internship will provide the opportunity to develop and implement project management skills (with an emphasis on financial and communications activities) by coordinating all of the components of the MW225 program: holding special events, supervising summer staff, learning multi-level archival description and design and implementing two small exhibits (one traditional and one on-line).

Candidates should possess good interpersonal skills and be able to communicate with a variety of partners throughout the community (Executive Committee, staff, volunteers, community stakeholders) in both print and social media. The candidate should be able to work independently and in a team environment. Depending on the candidate's interests, funds have been set aside for professional development training (eg. Ontario Museum Association's Certificate in Museum Studies courses). Additional resources have been planned to help the intern prepare for a career in the heritage field.

Candidates should be competent in both official languages and meet the Young Canada Works Building Careers in Heritage program eligibility criteria. Preference may be given to candidates self identifying as Aboriginal youth, visible minorities and new Canadians. Candidates should have strong communication skills, enthusiasm for working with the general public and a background or special interest in history, heritage, museum or curatorial studies or arts administration.

Applications are to be emailed to Ann Martin, President, Merrickville and District Historical Society at

For further information, contact Ann Martin, President, Merrickville and District Historical Society at 613-269-2042 or by email at

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