ONmuseums: Need Help Managing Volunteers?

Feb 27, 2020
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OMA Advocacy Resources
To assist museums in communicating their impact, the OMA has developed several Advocacy flyers filled with facts and figures for different audiences.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Christopher Shackleton at the OMA at community@museumsontario.ca.
The OMA can also help members prepare for any meetings with MPPs or MPs.
Read more HERE.
Save the Date!
May is Museum Month 2020 

Stay tuned in upcoming editions of ONmuseums for how you can participate in this provincewide initiative!
External Resources
Volunteer Management Toolkit
Construct a Streamlined and Sustainable Volunteer Program

Whether you want to start a new museum volunteer program or revitalize an existing one, this toolkit will guide you toward the resources and framework you need to be successful and sustainable.

With this toolkit, you will:

  • Take stock of what you have in place already and what you’d like to have in the future
  • Distinguish essential resources from aspirational ones
  • Determine where to focus your energy and time
  • Create realistic expectations for your program which can be included in your museum’s overall strategic plan
  • Build a case for budget requests, grant writing, and appeals to donors

This toolkit provides a support structure that will guide you in making day-to-day decisions and setting future plans for your program.

To read more and purchase a copy click HERE.

Nominate a Historic Place or Project for the National Trust Awards!
Nominations Close: March 27, 2020

Do you know of any transformational projects, inspiring communities, and resilient historic places that are bringing heritage to life? 

Every year, the National Trust for Canada's Heritage Awards recognize projects, organizations, historic sites, and communities.

To submit a nomination, click HERE. 

You'll be giving the people, places, and organizations you nominate a chance to be recognized nationally, featured in the National Trust's annual print magazine, and celebrated at the 2020 National Trust Conference in Edmonton, Alberta.

Canadian Conservation Institute - PadCAD Available Online
The Canadian Conservation Institute is happy to offer PadCAD online. PadCAD is a calculator that simplifies protective cushion design for the safe shipment of fragile objects. 

With PadCAD, you can design cushioning systems in three simple steps:
  • describe the object 
  • describe the shipping container
  • select a cushion design
 A new addition to the online version of PadCAD is a prediction of vibration transmissibility for known object resonant frequencies. The application also includes a complete user guide, a glossary and working examples.

Learn more and access PadCAD HERE. 
Rick Hansen Foundation Offering Free Building Accessibility Audits
Application Deadline: March 27, 2020

Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility CertificationTM (RHFAC) is a tool that gives organizations a snapshot of their building’s accessibility to inform future accessibility improvements. 

Thanks to the support of the Government of Ontario's Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility, 250 complimentary RHFAC ratings are available in 10 municipalities across Ontario. Applications are open until March 27th, 2020. 

If your site achieves a high enough rating to become RHF Accessibility Certified or Accessibility Certified Gold, celebrate your achievement by listing on the RHFAC Registry and displaying your recognition label. It's time to showcase your commitment to accessibility. 

Learn more and apply HERE.
Deadline Extension- 2019/20 Call for Nominations
Inscriptions to the Canada Memory of the World Register
Deadline: March 16, 2020

In collaboration with its Canadian Advisory Committee for Memory of the World, the Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCUNESCO) is pleased to launch the third Call for Nominations for inscriptions on the Canada Memory of the World Register.

This Register recognizes significant documentary heritage related to Canada and its peoples, and is one of the vehicles of the UNESCO Memory of the World Program which aims at preserving and providing access to documentary heritage as the embodiment of the memory of humanity.

In recognition of the United Nations’ International Decade for People of African Descent 2015-2024, CCUNESCO extends a special call for documentary heritage related to Black Canadians with the goal of increasing awareness of this community’s diverse cultures, history, and contributions to Canadian society.

CCUNESCO continues to extend a special call for proposals for documentary heritage related to Indigenous languages and cultures. Many are considered to be endangered, and their preservation, strengthening and revitalization are of crucial importance to Indigenous peoples and to Canadian society.

Learn more and nominate HERE.
Funding Opportunity: Commemorating the History and Legacy of Residential Schools
Deadline for Projects Requesting:
$5,000 or Less: March 27, 2020
Between $5,001 and $50,000: April 9, 2020

Funding is now available, through the Celebration and Commemoration Program, for community projects and activities that commemorate the history and legacy of residential schools and that honour survivors, their families and communities.

Read more and apply HERE.

OMA Job Board
Museum Program Assistant 
St. Catherines Museum & Welland Canals Centre
4-Month Student Position 

This position is for a full-time, post-secondary student of concurrent education, political science, visual arts, history, geography, child & youth studies, or museum studies returning to school in Fall 2020. This role will involve planning, preparing, and evaluating public and educational programming for temporary and permanent exhibitions. The student will assist with organizing key summer events, enhance education kits, and perform other similar tasks. 

Deadline: February 28, 2020

Read more and apply HERE. 

Education Programmer
Heritage Schoolhouse Museum and Archives
Temporary Position: March 2 - May 15, 2020

The Education Programmer is responsible for all aspects of the education programming of the Heritage Schoolhouse Museum and Archives including research, development, implementation and maintenance of in-house, outreach, and on-line programs.  Oversee the development and maintenance of the Museum and Archives collection used for programming.

Deadline: February 28, 2020

Read more and apply HERE. 

Curator, Indigenous Histories
Canadian Museum of History

The Curator, indigenous Histories will focus on the social, political and cultural history of Canada's Indigenous Peoples, as well as material culture and its interpretation. He/she will ensure the development of exhibitions about the international experiences of Indigenous peoples. 

Deadline: March 6, 2020

Learn more and apply HERE

Children's Programs Officer (Bilingual) 
Upper Canada Village 

The Children's Programs Officer will co-ordinate, implement, and develop the Live-In Adventure Program, support the youth camps, and assist with the set-up and operation of the Family Activity Centre as well as other children's programs. They will research themes and activities related to the history of 18th and 19th century Canada, and will update interpretative materials. They will assist with the orientation, training, and coaching of other staff. 

Deadline: March 6, 2020

Learn more and apply HERE.

 Ontario Museum Jobs
To access all OMA Job Board Listings, CLICK HERE

The OMA features job listings from the online submissions received through our website.  To submit a listing for an open position at your institution, CLICK HERE!
Members in the News 
Guelph Museum's "Into the Light: Eugenics and Education in Southern Ontario" receives Lieutenant Governor's Award
Dundas' Clare Crozier Recieves 2020 Melville Bailey Heritage Award
Local Historian Celebrates Efforts to Save Historic Oro-Medonte Church 
St. Catharines Museum: Working Towards Inclusivity