Student Positions


The Brant Historical Society has been connecting youth with the job market for several decades and assisting with building their skill sets as part of the Youth Employment and Skill Strategy (YESS). Two federal government grants support these positions through Young Canada Works and Canada Summer Jobs. This year we have a variety of positions from April 2021 – February 2022.

Canada Summer Jobs

Canada Summer Jobs is provided through Employment and Skills Development Canada. Youth must meet the following requirements:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and,
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

Museum Registrar

Start Date: 2021-09-06
End Date: 2021-10-30
Wage: $14.25/hour @ 35 hours/week
Application Deadline: August 20, 2021

The Museum Registrar will improve our accession records and digitize our original collections register from 1908-1977. Duties for this position include:
1. The digitization of the original ledger 300-page using a digital camera.
2. Enter the appropriate accession information in our Past Perfect database starting with the earliest number.
3. Open the museum, greet visitors, and provide tours of the museum, as needed.

Application deadline:
Applications must be received no later than August 20, 2021. Please submit a resume and cover letter to:
Nathan Etherington
Program & Community Coordinator
57 Charlotte St.
Brantford, ON N3T 2W6
Phone: 519-752-2483
E-mail: nathan.etherington@brantmuseums.ca

Please include in the subject line “Museum Registrar” attached with your cover letter and resume.

Tour Guide

Start Date: 2021-09-27
End Date: 2021-01-23
Wage: $14.25/hour @ 17 hours/week
Application Deadline: September 10, 2021

The tour guide will provide youth with an opportunity to work at the Brant Museum & Archives during part of their school year. The student will staff the museum on Wednesday evenings and on weekends (Saturday and Sunday). Job responsibilities include:
1. Opening the museum, greeting visitors, and provide tours of the museum, as needed.
2. Promote the museum through our social media channels.
3. Assist with regular cleaning of the museum.
4. Assist with collections entry into our Past Perfect database.

Application deadline:
Applications must be received no later than September 10, 2021. Please submit a resume and cover letter to:
Nathan Etherington
Program & Community Coordinator
57 Charlotte St.
Brantford, ON N3T 2W6
Phone: 519-752-2483
E-mail: nathan.etherington@brantmuseums.ca

Please include in the subject line “Tour Guide” attached with your cover letter and resume.

Records Digitizing Technician

Start Date: 2021-10-04
End Date: 2021-11-28
Wage: $14.25/hour @ 35 hours/week
Application Deadline: September 10, 2021

The Records Digitizing Technician will be responsible for digitizing portions of the Expositor Collection. The duties include:
1. Opening the museum, greeting visitors, and providing tours when needed.
2. Digitizing specified archival collections according to museum standards. 3. Converting archival files to usable JPEGs.
4. Entering information into our Past Perfect Database.

Application deadline:
Applications must be received no later than September 10, 2021. Please submit a resume and cover letter to:
Nathan Etherington
Program & Community Coordinator
57 Charlotte St.
Brantford, ON N3T 2W6
Phone: 519-752-2483
E-mail: nathan.etherington@brantmuseums.ca

Please include in the subject line “Records Digitizing Technician” attached with your cover letter and resume.

Exhibition Designer

Start Date: 2021-11-01
End Date: 2021-12-24
Wage: $14.25/hour @ 35 hours/week
Application Deadline: October 15, 2021

The Exhibition Designer will create a new exhibit that will open in December 2021. The Exhibition Designer duties include:
1. De-assembling current exhibit, packing objects and returning objects to their original location.
2. Create an exhibit proposal identifying objects and archives for the display.
3. Researching material and creating digital text panels.
4. Install the exhibit into the gallery
5. Promoting the exhibit on social media channels.
6. Opening the museum, greeting visitors, and providing tours of the museum.

Application deadline:
Applications must be received no later than October 15, 2021. Please submit a resume and cover letter to:
Nathan Etherington
Program & Community Coordinator
57 Charlotte St.
Brantford, ON N3T 2W6
Phone: 519-752-2483
E-mail: nathan.etherington@brantmuseums.ca

Please include in the subject line “Exhibition Designer” attached with your cover letter and resume.

Collections Archivist

Start Date: 2021-11-29
End Date: 2022-01-29
Wage: $14.25/hour @ 35 hours/week
Application Deadline: November 12, 2021

The collections archivist will assist with inventory, data entry, and photography of collections currently on display in our permanent exhibits. The Collections Archivist duties include:
1. Inventorying of permanent exhibit collections.
2. Cataloguing and updating entries in our Past Perfect Database.
3. Photography of objects in permanent exhibits.
4. Research collections and accession new found objects.
5. Opening the museum, greeting visitors, and providing tours, as needed.

Application deadline:
Applications must be received no later than November 12, 2021. Please submit a resume and cover letter to:
Nathan Etherington
Program & Community Coordinator
57 Charlotte St.
Brantford, ON N3T 2W6
Phone: 519-752-2483
E-mail: nathan.etherington@brantmuseums.ca

Please include in the subject line “Exhibition Designer” attached with your cover letter and resume.

Assistant Archivist

Start Date: 2022-01-03
End Date: 2022-02-26
Wage: $14.25/hour @ 35 hours/week
Application Deadline: December 10, 2021

The Assistant Archivist will assist with data entry of pre-digitized collections into our Past Perfect database. Job duties include:
1. Opening the museum, greeting visitors, and providing tours, as needed.
2. Entering archival records into our Past Perfect database.
3. Conversion of archival quality images into usable JPEGs.
4. Attaching digital images into our Past Perfect database.

Application deadline:
Applications must be received no later than December 10, 2021. Please submit a resume and cover letter to:
Nathan Etherington
Program & Community Coordinator
57 Charlotte St.
Brantford, ON N3T 2W6
Phone: 519-752-2483
E-mail: nathan.etherington@brantmuseums.ca

Please include in the subject line “Assistant Archivist” attached with your cover letter and resume.