Nonsuch Guide

Opportunity ID: 2996

Organization Details
Organization Name: The Manitoba Museum
Address: 190 Rupert Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 0N2
Organizational Description: The Manitoba Museum is the province’s largest, not-for-profit heritage and science centre. We are renowned for our vivid portrayal of Manitoba’s rich and colourful history, Planetarium shows, and Science Gallery exhibits.The Museum’s collections reflect the heritage of Manitoba and other regions of the world. Our nine interpretive galleries explore the interrelationship of people and their environment. Travel through millions of years as you journey from north to south across Manitoba’s vast and varied landscape, from the icy arctic coast to the windswept prairies.

The Museum is noted for its three-dimensional walk-through galleries. Highlights include the Nonsuch, a full-size 17th century sailing vessel, and the Urban Gallery, which takes you back in time to Winnipeg during the 1920%u2032s.

The Planetarium features interactive multimedia shows that recreate the current night sky, explore various hot topics in astronomy, and highlight the latest space discoveries. From imaginative children’s shows to more sophisticated fare , the Planetarium shares the wonders of the universe with visitors of all ages.

Touch the universe with more than 100 entertaining hands-on exhibits in the Science Gallery. Push the limits of your imagination, put your senses to the test and explore science, technology and the world around you in an exciting, high-energy environment.

Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: Help Museum visitors experience what life was like aboard a 17th century sailing vessel through hands-on interpretation of the Fur Trade and the important role the Nonsuch played.– Welcome visitors to the gallery, present information, and answer questions
– Ensure that visitors are following safety and conservation rules while on board the ship
– Notify staff of any issues in the gallery or gallery exhibits not working properly.
Skills Required: – Interest in Canadian History
– good communicator and interest in interpretation
– ease at initiating public interaction
– interest in working with children and adults
– punctual, reliable, energetic and enthusiastic
– able to take initiative and work without constant supervision
Skills Gained/Related Careers: Teamwork skills
interpretation skills
presentation skills
crowd supervision skills
Age: 17 and under, 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime, Weekend
Shifts are 3 hours in length and require a weekly commitment.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Are fulfilling volunteer hours for credit
Speaks French
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Bus tickets
free admission to Museum, Science Gallery, regular Planetarium shows, Museum Shop discount
How to Apply: Online:
Closing Date: Mar 31, 2019