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Employment Opportunity 2018 – Summer Student – Museum Assistant


Community Waterfront Heritage Centre

1155 1st Ave West, Owen Sound, ON N4K 4K8


3 positions (pending grant approval)

Open to students currently enrolled in post-secondary institutions or within 6 months of graduation – minimum age of 15 years to 25 years, by the start date.

Start Date: No earlier than May 15, 2018

End Date: not later than September 3, 2018

Work Description:

– provide visitor service and tours of the museum, respond to public queries
- administrative duties such as; updating museum databases, telephone, processing donations, memberships, correspondence, cash handling

– assist in researching and preparing materials for exhibits, based on Owen Sound’s marine, rail and/or industrial history & create materials for community outreach programs

– assist with marketing and promotion (print material, media releases, social media, mail-outs, distribution)

– assist Collections in ensuring the artifacts are registered, accessioned, conserved, organized and stored properly
- assist with special events, fundraising and marketing activities for the museum

Experience & Skills Required:

– well-developed customer service experience a must

– well-developed professional communication skills, both verbal & written

– computer skills – proficiency in Word, Excel, PastPerfect an asset

– team building & organization

– must be able to multi-task effectively with constant interruptions

– museum experience an asset – acquisitions, artifact handling, archival research

Please submit resume to:, no later than March 1, 2018.


Quilting Bee at the Station

The Community Waterfront Heritage Centre (CWHC) welcomes visitors to BEE @ THE STATION!

The public is invited to gather at the historic CNR station Wednesday afternoons in January and February for a Quilting Bee –– everyone is welcome, no experience necessary, supplies provided. If you’ve always wanted to try quilting, this is your chance!

This program is FREE, donations always welcomed. Weather permitting.

For more information contact the museum at 519-371-3333 or

Wednesday January 10, 17, 24, 31, 2018
Wednesday February 7, 14, 21, 28, 2018

1 PM to PM

LOCATION: Community Waterfront Heritage Centre, Owen Sound, Ontario

1155 1st Ave West, Owen Sound, ON


It is Beginning to Look a lot like . . . “Christmas Train Sale”

It’s beginning to look a lot like ….

The Community Waterfront Heritage Centre is holding a fundraising sale of vintage, handmade and pre-loved Christmas decorations in the historic 1932 CNR station. All proceeds from the sale of the items will support CWHC and local heritage preservation.

CWHC has been accepting donations of Christmas décor from members of the public and local businesses.

The Christmas Train event is Saturday November 18, 2017 from 10 am to 4 pm.

Live music provided by Heather & Doug Brown, The 

Brown’s Musical Time Machine, of Meaford. 

Children’s activities (while supplies last).

Christmas Train Poster 2017 November 18 at CWHC Owen Sound