Volunteer Tour Guide

(Canadian Automotive Museum)

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Position ID: V-OSH0771
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2024
Last Full Update: 28 Mar 2024

Opportunity Details: Volunteer Tour Guide

Contact Emily Finbow, Operations Manager, Canadian Automotive Museum; Email: office@canadianautomotivemuseum.com
  • Conduct guided tours for visitor groups of all ages, sharing stories and insights about our exhibits.

  • Conduct gallery interpretation and interact with visitors during public events, including March Break and Doors Open Oshawa. Engage with visitors, provide interpretation on the collection, and answer questions to enhance their museum experience.

  • Interact with tour groups, school classes, car clubs,  and individual visitors, tailoring your communication to suit different age ranges and backgrounds.

  • Be on-call to be onsite at minimum 2 hours a week, spending time circulating in the galleries when not giving tours. Work with museum staff to ensure a welcoming and informative environment for all visitors.

Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours Yes
Suitable For Adults (18+) ; Youth (12-18) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Men ; Women ; Individuals
Areas of Interest Community / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Customer / Sales Services ; Guide / Greeter
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills - Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage with people of all ages and backgrounds. ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness - Criminal background check for those working with minors. ; Friendly & Outgoing - Enthusiasm for history and a desire to share your passion with others. ; Public Speaking ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Translation & Languages - Fluency in other languages an asset, but not mandatory.
Commitment Length Short Term ; Long Term (Minimum of 6 months) ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term
Interaction Level Solitary ; One-on-one ; Small Group ; Large Group ; Group sizes may vary dramatically depending on season, weather and time of year. You may be required to conduct tours with 20+ visitors, or interact with individual visitors in the galleries.
Dates and Times Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon
Seasons Spring ; Summer ; Fall ; Winter ; Year Round
Accessibility Partially Accessible ; Designated parking at entrance ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; The CAM's building is a 100+-year-old heritage structure. Its second floor and washrooms are not wheelchair-accessible.
Number of Positions Ajax ; Beaverton ; Bowmanville ; Brock ; Brooklin ; Cannington ; Clarington ; Courtice ; Durham Region ; Orono ; Oshawa ; Pickering ; Port Perry ; Scugog ; Uxbridge (Township of) ; Whitby 
6 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided ; Training on the job ; No prior automotive background necessary. You will be trained on the collection and its history as part of your volunteer work.
Transportation Near public transit
Police Check Required
Additional Requirements Vulnerable Sector check required for all applicants.
Liability Insurance Not Available
Start Date On or after 01 May 2024

Agency Details: Canadian Automotive Museum

Office Phone 905-576-1222
Fax 905-576-1223
E-Mail camuseum@bellnet.ca
Website www.canadianautomotivemuseum.com
Address & Map
99 Simcoe St S
Oshawa, ON
Canada L1H 4G7
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