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St Catharines (City of), St Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre
Welland Canal Centre, 1932 Welland Canal Parkway
To research images in the Standard Collection using microfilmed copies of the St.Catharines Standard newspaper, to index and organize the Collection and to cross-reference between microfilmed images and existing negatives. 
1. Scan through St. Catharines Stanadar newspaper microfilm to identify photographs and editorial cartoons 
2. Scan images to computer, apply appropriate file name and store in proper format 
3. Organize files according to year in which images appeared in newspaper 
4. Carry out research applicable to later cataloguing of photographs 
5. Match negatives in the collection to images scanned from the newspaper 
6. Organize negatives 
7. Monitor and maintain a safe work area
St Catharines (City of), St Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre
Welland Canal Centre, 1932 Welland Canal Parkway
To catalogue photographic collections, document photographs, carry out research, and undertake basic conservation and digitization of images 
 
1. Maintain comprehensive and accurate collection records and the storage of artifacts 
2. Organize, arrange and accession artifacts and archival materials, and prepare catalogue classifications and finding aids 
3. Store artifact and manage locations by means of up-to-date inventory controls 
4. Carry out research applicable to cataloguing photographs 
5. Handle and clean artifacts according to accepted museum procedures 
6. Prepare Condition/Treatment Reports and undertake basic conservation of artifacts 
7. Monitor and maintain a safe work area
St Catharines (City of), St Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre
Welland Canal Centre, 1932 Welland Canals Parkway
To photograph artifacts and document for the purpose of record keeping, documentation and copying. 
 
1. Carry out photography of artifacts and scanning of archival documents 
2. Handle artifacts according to accepted museum procedures 
3. Photographic documentation of collections 
4. Monitor and maintain a safe work area 
5. Complete cataloguing of photographic works 
6. Perform other similar and related duties
St Catharines (City of), St Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre
Welland Canal Centre, 1932 Welland Canals Parkway
To enter artifact, research and reference information in a database. 
 
1. Process curatorial records, research material and reference information for data entry 
2. Enter data and update records 
3. Prepare hard copy for record keeping 
4. Monitor and maintain a safe work area 
5. Perform other similar and related tasks
St Catharines (City of), St Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre
St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre at Lock 3
1. Organize, arrange and accession archival materials and prepare descriptions and finding aids.  
2.Catalogue maps and plans. 
3. Store archival materials and manage locations by means of up-to-date inventory controls 
4. Research and write administrative histories, biographical sketches, and descriptions of historic sites and events to better document the contextual information of the permanent collection. 
5. Perform other research as needed. 
6. Handle, clean and humidify archival records according to accepted museum procedures 
7. Prepare condition / Treatment reports and undertake basic conservation of artifacts. 
8. Monitor and maintain a safe work area. 
9. Perform other similar and related duties.
St Catharines (City of), St Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre
Welland Canals Centre, 1932 Welland Canals Parkway (Formerly Government Road)
1. Help catalogue the maps and plans collection 
2. Retrieve and file library and archival material 
3. Provide the visiting public and museum staff with reference services 
3. Assist researchers with public inquiries by telephone, email, correspondence, or on-site visits 
4. Monitor and maintain a safe work area, and report misuse of library and archival material 
5. Perform research as needed 
6. Process books and reference materials for access or storage 
7. Perform other similar and related duties
St Catharines (City of), St Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre
Welland Canals Centre, 1932 Welland Canals Parkway
To assist in the acquisition and control of artifact collections and associated records 
 
1. Locate and pack artifacts for internal movement  
2. Handle and clean artifacts according to accepted museum procedures 
3. Conduct inventory of collections 
4. Monitor and maintain a safe work area 
5. Carry out research applicable to accessioning of artifacts 
6. Perform other similar and related duties
Multicultural History Society of Ontario
Established in 1976, the Multicultural History Society of Ontario has a dual mandate as steward of heritage resources and educator. It collects, preserves, and makes available significant, irreplaceable records documenting immigrant and ethnic experiences, and it undertakes educational programming illuminating our histories of migration and ethnicity.  
 
The Society is the creator of the most extensive assemblage in Canada – and one of the largest in North America – of archival materials documenting immigrant and ethnic experiences. Over 70 ethnocultural and Indigenous communities and some 240 municipalities are represented in the MHSO’s archival holdings.  
 
During the last few years, the MHSO has focused its efforts on the creation of an online digital archive, Discovering Multicultural Canada. The digital archive will include digitized oral history interviews, ethnic newspapers, and historical photographs from the Society’s extensive archival holdings, augmented by contextual materials and reference information. 
 
The MHSO is looking for dedicated individuals who are interested in the experiences of immigrants who came to Ontario both before and after the Second World War and who wish to support the establishment of the digital archive. Although the Society is located in Toronto, individuals living anywhere in the province can volunteer since resources and materials will be made available virtually.  
 
Volunteer Opportunities 
 
• Transcribing oral history interviews  
• Transcribing non-English-language oral history interviews (many are in a variety of heritage languages) and translating these transcripts into English  
• Editing transcripts 
• Annotating transcripts 
• Indexing oral history interviews  
• Researching and writing biographical notes 
 
Required Skills 
 
We are seeking responsible, organized, enthusiastic individuals who can work well independently.  
 
Time Commitment 
 
Volunteers must be able to commit 4 hours per week towards the project. Since volunteers will be working from home rather than on-site, the exact days and times of volunteering are flexible. 
 
How to Apply 
 
Individuals interested in volunteering should send resumes outlining their skills and experience to the MHSO’s Historian and Outreach Officer, Daniel Panneton, at daniel.panneton@mhso.ca . Providing an indication of what the individual can contribute to the project and the MHSO will also be helpful.