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Lang Pioneer Village Museum
Lang Pioneer Village Museum, Keene, ON
Key Responsibilities:  
• Providing a warm welcome to visitors as they arrive. 
• Processing admission fees for visitors.  
• Providing information on village and daily activities to visitors.  
• Completing retail transactions in the Gift Shop.  
• Maintaining orderliness in the Gift Shop.  
• Re-stocking shelves when inventory runs low.  
Lang Pioneer Village Museum
Lang Pioneer Village Museum, Keene, ON
The Costuming Department Volunteer supports Lang Pioneer Village Museum by assisting with the creation and repair of historically accurate costumes and accessories for the village’s staff and volunteer interpreters. 
 
Key Responsibilities:  
* Undertake repairs on all aspects of costuming 
* Assist costumer in the creation of and finishing work on costumes 
* Under the direction and at the discretion of the costume designer, the costuming department volunteer may elect to undertake individual projects 
* May occasionally involve the laundering and organization of costumes and light housecleaning duties
Lang Pioneer Village Museum
Lang Pioneer Village Museum, Keene, Ontario
The Historical Gardener Volunteer supports Lang Pioneer Village Museum by assisting in the creation and maintenance of historically accurate gardens within the village. The Historical Gardener Volunteer also enhances the visitor’s experience by sharing their knowledge and love of gardening with visitors. 
 
Key Responsibilities:  
* Tend to historical gardens by performing gardening tasks such as cultivating soil, planting by seed and seedling, hoeing, and weeding gardens, carrying water, picking berries and vegetables and cutting grass. 
* If tending gardens during hours Lang is open to the public, Historical Gardener Volunteers wear a period costume and provide historical interpretation of gardens to the general public 
* Research 19th-century gardening practices and plant varieties
Lang Pioneer Village Museum
Lang Pioneer Village Museum
The Historical Research Volunteer supports Lang Pioneer Village Museum’s public and educational programming and exhibit design in order to authentically recreate, as accurately as possible, the rural history of Peterborough County. Research conducted by the Historical Research Volunteer will expand the knowledge base for interpreters in the village enabling them to relay to the visitors interesting information and stories relating to the artifacts and local history. 
 
Key Responsibilities:  
•Expanding the base of interesting and relevant historical information for staff and interpreters at the village 
•Stimulates interpretation in the village by researching and providing stories of local relevance 
•Sourcing local and national historic documents through library, archival and internet searches, in order to fulfill needs relating to upcoming special events or demonstrations & exhibits 
•Research documents should be sourced from primary and secondary sources and final documentation should include references of sources
Lang Pioneer Village Museum
Lang Pioneer Village, Keene, ON
The Interpretation Volunteer supports Lang Pioneer Village Museum by learning and interpreting early 19th-century rural Ontario lifestyles to visitors. Costumed interpreter enact daily living within the village and demonstrate historic trades or crafts. Interpreters may specialize in the history and activities of a particular building or trade or craft and in this way bring an expertise to the work that they do within the village. Volunteers interpret during regular days in the village, at special events, and for school tours. 
 
Key Responsibilities:  
* Learn historical information relating to placement within the village. 
* Interpret daily living in a 19th-century rural Ontario community. 
* Demonstrate historic trades or crafts. 
* Teach history in an informal, peaceful setting to the public. 
* Wear a period costume and be responsible for care and general cleaning of assigned costume. 
* Provide excellent customer service to visitors.
Lang Pioneer Village Museum
Lang Pioneer Village Museum, Keene, ON
Key Responsibilities:  
* Undertake historically accurate repairs on buildings, fences and grounds. 
* Set-up of outdoor equipment, i.e. benches, tables, garbage cans, etc. 
* Grounds maintenance and clean-up including garbage clean-up, grass cutting & trimming. 
* Cutting & splitting firewood. 
* Maintain & repair historic buildings and areas (i.e. by cleaning eaves troughs, cutting down overgrowth, painting, rebuilding fencing). 
* Work with historically accurate building materials. 
* Adhere to safety standards in all work undertaken.
Lang Pioneer Village Museum
Lang Pioneer Village Museum
Key Responsibilities:  
* Create props for exhibits based on prototypes designed by the Museum Specialist. For example, hanging hams for the smoke house, ice blocks for the ice house, cheese rounds for the hotel and cheese factory, etc.
Lang Pioneer Village Museum
Lang Pioneer Village Museum
The Special Event Volunteer is essential for the production of Lang Pioneer Village Museum’s special events. Lang Pioneer Village organizes over ten special events per season.  
 
Key Responsibilities:  
* Assist in staging special events i.e. help set up before and clean up after special events; directing visitors in parking area, taking admissions at admission gate, electrical and/or PA set-up, maintenance of fires in woodstoves, etc. 
* Organize preparations prior to events. i.e. collecting and preparing craft materials, creating props for games, etc.  
* Assist with activities at special events. For example, you might assist with craft activities, lead a sack race, prepare corn for a corn roast, sell apple cider, etc. In some cases this may involve wearing a period costume. 
* Work with visitors of all ages, while creating a festive and fun atmosphere 
* Performs the duties of a historical interpreter on a relief basis.