Museum Interpreter [Clarington, ON]


Museum Interpreter



Job Title:


Museum Interpreter




Clarington Museums and Archives


Job Type:

Part Time, Union


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Clarington, Ontario


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$14.00 hourly


Job Description:


Clarington Museums and Archives is pleased to accommodate individual needs in accordance with
the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA), within our recruitment process. If
you require accommodation at any time throughout the recruitment process or in performing your
position should you be selected please contact the Executive Director at

The duties and responsibilities of Interpreters are performed under the direct supervision of the
Executive Director and/or the Curator.
Clarington Museums and Archives is currently seeking highly motivated individuals with an interest in
quality programming and local history for the position of Interpreter.

The duties and responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

 Providing informative guided tours of the museum sites and exhibits to individuals and groups;
 Assisting with administrative duties to maintain the daily operation of the museum sites;
 Assisting with the delivery of special programs including seasonal events and educational
programmes for school curriculum;
 Assisting with maintaining museum conservation standards at museum sites which includes
recording temperature and humidity readings;
 Providing museum services according to policy and procedure with an emphasis on excellent
public relations skills;
 Must be available to work weekends, evenings and holidays as required for museum events
and programs;
 Other duties as assigned.


- Post secondary education in Museum studies or a related field; or education and experience to the
satisfaction of the Executive Director;
- Prior work experience in the museum field;
- Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, analytical, judgment and time management
- Ability to work effectively both in a team environment and independently;
- Excellent public relations skills including an ability to provide quality customer service;
- Demonstrated experience working with programs and events for children, adults and seniors;
- Strong computer skills using MS Office applications, including Word, Excel, E-mail and the
- Thorough knowledge of Ontario and Canadian history;
- Knowledge of local history would be an asset;
- First Aid and CPR certification would be an asset;
- A valid driver’s license and use of a reliable vehicle;
- Legally able to work in Canada

Successful candidates will be required to provide, at their own expense, prior to employment, proof of
a valid driver’s license, proof of current automobile insurance and an acceptable Criminal Record
Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening.
Hours are casual on an as needed basis.
Applications will be accepted up to and including March 30, 2018 at 4:00 pm and must include a
current resume.

The interview will include oral and computer testing, to assist in determining the successful applicant.
A pass will be considered 60% on each test with the highest score considered in the award.
We thank all candidates who apply, but only applicants to be interviewed will be contacted.

Please apply to:

Katharine Warren
62 Temperance Street
Bowmanville, Ontario
Executive Director