What’s new?

The Mahone Bay Museum is a small community museum created by the Mahone Bay Founders Society. Here’s what we have been up to lately!

Summer Staff Positions 2020

We’ve applied for funding for various summer staff positions for our 2020 season!

We are currently accepting cover letters and resumes for the various student positions listed below that are dependent on funding approval by Young Canada Works, NS Skills, and Canada Summer Jobs. Each position has a detailed description of the tasks and the ideal requirements (coming soon!)

Availability and duration of these positions are conditional upon approval of funding by Young Canada Works, NS Skills, and Canada Summer Jobs. Please note that these three funding providers have slightly different requirements that THEY require for us to be able to hire you. We’ve listed them for each position or you can read more about their requirements on their individual websites.

The following positions are pending approval from Young Canada Works, therefore applicants must meet the Young Canada Works requirements, which includes being a student the semester preceding their work with us and being a student in the upcoming fall 2020 semester.
-Junior Interpreter
-Collections Assistant
-Exhibit Researcher and Designer
-Museum Registrar
-Visitor Services Representative

The following positions are pending approval from Canada Summer Jobs, therefore applicants must meet their requirements, including that the applicant must be a youth between the ages of 15 and 30. Applicants DO NOT need to be current students returning to school.
-Community Projects Co-ordinator
-Local Heritage Researcher
-Education Programs Administrator

The following position is pending approval from NS Skills, therefore applicants must meet their requirements, which includes being a student the semester preceding their work with us and being a student in the upcoming fall 2020 semester.
-Administrative Assistant

All of our summer staff positions provide great experience for any youth considering a career in museum, art galleries, and other cultural organizations or students who are passionate about history and want to learn valuable employability skills to add to their resumes.

Please indicate in your cover letter which position interests you most (we will consider your resume for any applicable position) and why you would like to work with us!

Youth with a disability, Aboriginal youth, visible minorities youth, and new Canadian youth are encouraged to apply and inform us about their status, as the Mahone Bay Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

Please send your resume and cover letter  to Lyne Allain by e-mail at mahonebaymuseumjobs@gmail.com. Applicants are encouraged to APPLY EARLY, as interviews will begin as early as April 1st, 2020 and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

Heritage Recognition Award Nominations open until Feb. 28

The Mahone Bay Founders Society has established this awards program to acknowledge and honour individuals, groups, or projects, that have made an exceptional and lasting contribution to the conservation of heritage in Mahone Bay and area. To nominate someone, you can:

• Submit our ONLINE Google Doc form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd64pA1IhAJoSLpvbyplIoG5vl1zmQAN0FF38lUV6U8sIOtug/viewform

• Pick up a printed form at the Blockhouse or Mahone Bay Post Office or the Mahone Bay Town Hall

•Download and print your own two sided form below:

Open by Appointment by Donation from October to May 2020

After October 7th, we are only open by appointment by donation until we re-open on May 30, 2020. Contact us 48 hours before your visit to arrange an appointment: leave a voicemail at 902-624-6263 or email info@mahonebaymuseum.com

More Archival Work this Winter

Thanks to another grant from Library and Archives Canada and the Government of Canada, we will continue to process more archival photographs and documents this winter starting in November 2019 through to March 31st, 2020. Follow us on Facebook or review our list of archival collections and a selection of scans here: http://mahonebaymuseum.com/archival-collection/

Our Autumn 2019 Newsletter

View our Newsletter here:

Our 2019 Exhibits Include:

Visit www.mahonebaymuseum.com/collections/
for more information about our current exhibits

2019-2020 Membership Campaign

Renew or become a Member of the Mahone Bay Founders Society!
Learn more here: http://mahonebaymuseum.com/support-us/