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Ajax Ajax
Brock Brock
Clarington Clarington
Durham Region Durham Region
Oshawa Oshawa
Pickering Pickering
Scugog Scugog
Uxbridge Uxbridge
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Oshawa Museum


The Oshawa Historical Society is a not-for-profit charitable institution, founded in 1957 and is an affiliate of the Ontario Historical Society. The purpose of the Oshawa Historical Society is to bring together those individuals interested in the diverse historical aspects of Oshawa and to research, record, retain, preserve, and present historical information pertaining to the Oshawa area.

The Society also operates the Oshawa Museum, which celebrates Oshawa’s history with engaging events, inspiring exhibits, and an immense collection of archival materials. Nestled on the shores of Lake Ontario in beautiful Lakeview Park, the Oshawa Museum tells the story of Oshawa from Indigenous inhabitants to present day.

The Oshawa Museum is situated on the traditional territory and treaty lands of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation. Our work on these lands acknowledges the signatory communities of the Williams Treaties, as well as the Mississauga Nation and other members of the broader Indigenous community, for their resilience, and their longstanding contributions to the area now known as the Durham region.


The Oshawa Historical Society (managing the Oshawa Museum) is currently accepting applications for appointment to its Board of Directors. Each volunteer Board member will serve until the next Annual General Meeting, where they may be elected to the Board for the following year.


The Board will:

-          Provide strategic leadership
-          Manage resources effectively
-          Set future goals
-          Determine and monitor the OHS’ programs and services
-          Enhance the public image of the OHS

Board members are expected to:

-          Understand and demonstrate a commitment to the organization’s mission and programs
-          Attend meetings on a regular basis
-          Prepare for meetings by reading agendas, minutes, reports and other documentation required to actively participate in them
-          Contribute skills and knowledge by participating actively in meetings and committee work
-          Avoid any potential conflicts of interest
-          Understand and maintain confidentiality
-          Ensure the organization is complying with all legal and regulatory requirements
-          Support Board decisions and policies outside of board meetings

The Oshawa Historical Society is responsible to Board members in the following ways:

-          Monthly financial reports and an update of organizational activities will be sent to board members that allow them to meet their fiduciary duties as board members.
-          Opportunities will be offered for board members to discuss with the executive director and the board president the organization's programs, goals, activities, and status; additionally, such opportunities can be requested.
-          The OHS will keep board members informed about issues in the field  and provide opportunities for professional development as a board member.
-          Board members and staff will respond in a timely, straightforward manner to inquiries that  are necessary to carry out  fiscal, legal, and moral responsibilities to the OHS.  Board members and staff will work in good faith with one another toward achievement of organizational goals.


-          Knowledge or an interest in aspects of the history of Oshawa
-          Post-secondary or work experience in a relevant field
-          At this time, the Board of Directors is especially interested in recruiting members with working knowledge and education in the following areas: project management, fundraising, human resources.

Woodwright   Durham Region  Pickering 
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Pickering Museum Village
Pickering Museum Village, 2365 Concession Rd 6, Greenwood

Demonstrate daily activities of museum woodwork shop * create items for sale in gift shop * use skills to repair and restore existing village buildings

Youth Volunteer (Summer)   Durham Region  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Scugog Shores Museum Village and Archives

Support museum programs and activies by assisting with wayfinding, crafts and activities, building interpretation, and setup/take down.  

Youth Volunteer   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Pickering Museum Village
Pickering Museum, 2365 6th Concession Rd Village, Greenwood

 Support the visitors' program experience by assisting with crafts and activities, way finding, building interpretation, setup/take down.  

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