Women and Beer Talk

Get your tickets now! 

Join members of Queen of Craft, Lindsey Mrav cofounder of  Grain & Grit Brewing Co. and the ladies of Shawn & Ed Brewing Company as they talk about the history of women in brewing on July 18 at 7pm.

Did you know the first still license in the area was granted to early settler Anne Morden? Women have always played a significant role in the creating, selling, and consuming of beer and liquor. Come and hear about the roles women occupy today in the industry and culture and the integral ways women have developed to the rich tavern heritage of the region. Admission includes a souvenir glass and samples of the beers discussed in this talk. Everyone welcome.

A portion of the proceeds from this talk will be donated to Interval House of Hamilton, a provider of emergency shelter, safety planning and support services for women with or without children that have experienced abuse or violence.

Tickets are $25 for general admission or $20 for Friends of the Museum Members. 

 

Become a Garden Volunteer!

The Dundas Museum is seeking volunteers to help in our gardens. To volunteer, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Anna Patterson at volunteer@dundasmuseum.ca.

Be a part of our feature exhibition, Tavern Town!

We are seeking artifacts relating to the brewing and consumption of alcohol for the upcoming summer exhibition, Tavern Town: Dundas on Tap. Most sought include photographs, drinking memorabilia, brewing tools, and advertisements relating to the bars, clubs, hotels, and taverns of Dundas. Contributions may either be provided on loan from the months of May until September or donated to the Museum’s artifact collection.
 
Tavern Town: Dundas on Tap will focus on the role hospitality and drinking establishments played in the development of the town. It will be on display from May 25 until September 14 in the feature exhibition gallery.
 
E-mail Exhibitions Coordinator Austin Strutt at austin@dudnasmuseum.ca or call us at (905) 627 – 7412 if you would like to contribute. #Dundas #HamOnt

Job Posting: Archival Technician (YCW) - Temporary, Full time

Duration: 12 weeks
Dates: May 13 – August 6, 2019
Hours: 9:30am – 4:30pm, Monday to Friday (6.5 hours per day)
Location: Dundas Museum and Archives
139 Park Street West, Dundas, Ontario, L9H 1X8
Phone: 905.627.7412
Email: mail@dundasmuseum.ca
www.dundasmuseum.ca
Hourly rate: 15.00/hour + 4% vacation pay
Application deadline: 4pm on April 24, 2019
Contact name: Sandra Kiemele, Archivist & Assistant General Manager

What does the job entail?
The Dundas Museum & Archives is committed to providing access to our archival records through various digital platforms. You will help us work toward this goal by assisting in the development of the Museum’s “Discover Your Historical Dundas” interactive mapping site; scanning and digitizing negatives and large format photographs; and assisting in the re-organization of shelf space in the collections storage area.  You will also greet visitors to the Museum and assist with archival inquiries. The Archives Technician is a valued member of the staff team of this dynamic community museum. You will have the opportunity to gain experience in the operations of a museum and archives.

What qualifications and skills are necessary?
You must be a college or university student with Young Canada Works eligibility prior to hiring with the following:

– A student currently in or entering a university or college archives, museum or library studies program. Students in undergraduate programs majoring in history or social sciences will also be considered.

– Superior attention to detail and ability to work independently is essential.
– Previous experience working in an archives, museum or library environment is an asset.

– Proficiency in MS word, excel, Photoshop and scanning applications is an asset.

– Strong organizational, problem solving, interpersonal and communication skills are essential.

– Fluency in English.

The Dundas Museum and Archives subscribes to Employment Equity principles. Information gathered is under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information Act and shall only be used for candidate selection purposes.

 

When notified we will take reasonable steps to accommodate people with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment processes and when people are hired, including but not limited to ensuring application processes are easily accessed by support devices and ensuring that interviews are conducted in a location that permits use of any assistive devices that the applicant may require.

If you have YCW eligibility and would like to apply for this job, please apply through Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations or submit a cover letter and resume electronically to:

 

Sandra Kiemele

Archivist & Assistant General Manager

Dundas Museum and Archives

sandra@dundasmuseum.ca

by 4pm on 24 April 2019

We thank everyone for their interest in this position, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Job Posting: Collections Technician (YCW), Full time - Temporary

Duration: 12 weeks

Preferred Start Date: 6 May 2019

Hours: 9:30am – 4:30pm, Monday to Friday (6.5 hours per day)

Location: Dundas Museum and Archives

139 Park Street West, Dundas, Ontario, L9H 1X8

Phone: 905.627.7412

www.dundasmuseum.ca

Hourly rate: 15.00/ hour plus 4% vacation pay.

Application deadline: 4pm on April 24, 2019

This is a unique opportunity to join a small, curatorial and collections management team working to build and expand resources and opportunities for the local community. The museum is seeking an individual who has an interest research, exhibition design, collections management, documentation, and conservation in a local history museum. The candidate must be passionate about public access to collections and their management. This position will provide research, and collections management support to the museum’s summer and fall exhibitions as well as working on scheduled care of collection projects.

 

Details:

  • Complete vault shelf inventory and reorganization and update the database accordingly.
  • Create or update digital records in the Sumac Collections Management database, based on the existing accession documents and additional research.
  • Photograph artifacts, edit artifact photographs and attach the files to the appropriate records in the Sumac Collections Management database
  • Assist with the installation of the museum’s summer Exhibition “Tavern Town: Dundas on Tap” (Summer 2019).
  • Research topics, artifacts, themes, places, and people as defined by the interpretive plan for our upcoming fall exhibition “Wish you were here: Dundas through postcards”. Draft and edit exhibition text panels, and assist in the preparation and installation of artifacts for the exhibition.
  • Under the supervision of the Curator & General Manager, greet Museum visitors and respond to their inquiries as required.

Qualifications and skills:

A student who meets the Young Canada Works Summer Work Experience program criteria from a university or college program in museum studies, archival studies, library and information science, records management, history, public history or equivalent.

As well you should have the following skills:

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work independently.
  • Experience researching in and writing about Canadian history.
  • Experience working in a museum, archives or library environment.
  • Strong computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Adobe Creative Cloud, Collections Databases).
  • Familiarity with scanning, photo editing, and data entry.
  • Strong organizational, problem solving, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Able to lift 50 pounds comfortably.

The Dundas Museum and Archives subscribes to Employment Equity principles. Information gathered is under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information Act and shall only be used for candidate selection purposes. When notified we will take reasonable steps to accommodate people with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment processes and when people are hired, including but not limited to ensuring application processes are easily accessed by support devices and ensuring that interviews are conducted in a location that permits use of any assistive devices that the applicant may require.

 

If you have YCW eligibility and would like to apply for this job, please apply through Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations or submit a cover letter and resume electronically to:

Severine Craig

Collections Manager

Dundas Museum and Archives

Email: severine@dundasmuseum.ca

by 4pm on April 24, 2019

We thank everyone for their interest in this position, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.