Job Opportunities

Each summer the Thunder Bay Museum receives funding from various levels of government to hire students.  Positions are advertised on our website, the Lakehead University Student Placement Office, and the Service Canada Job Bank.  We are an equal opportunity employer and all jobs are filled on a competitive basis.

Resumes are welcome, but we cannot necessarily respond to all applications.  Please address all employment related correspondence to:

Tory Tronrud, Director/Curator
425 Donald St. E.
Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7E 5V1

Currently Available:

Community Resource Officer

This is a contract position: 35 hours per week (9.5 months)

Job Summary

The Community Resource Officer will be responsible for educational outreach initiatives, both local and regional particularly programs for seniors, for the development of new education resources for use in Museum, and the coordination of a new traveling exhibit including concept and content development.


Primary Relationships

The position reports to the Director/Curator and serves as an integrated member of the Museum’s staff team.  The position will work closely with the Education Services Manager and the Exhibit Designer, who will act as resources and mentors for the position.


Main Accountabilities


  1. The Community Resource Officer will give presentations to seniors’ homes and other community groups to expand awareness of the Museum.
  2. The Community Resource Officer will contact local and regional service groups, such as Kinsmen, Rotary, etc. to offer presentations on the Museum.



  1. The Community Resource Officer will assist in the development of Museum Education Kits/Backpacks to provide a more useful in-museum resource for visitors.
  2. The Community Resource Officer will conduct interviews and focus groups with interested parties to gain a better understanding of the need for these education resources.



  1. The Community Resource Officer will help Museum staff to complete an inventory of circulating artifacts, design the exhibit, research and write material for interpretive panels, and coordinate the physical construction of the exhibit.
  2. The Community Resource Officer will promote the new traveling exhibit utilizing the Canadian Museum Association and Ontario Museum Association list-servs; as well as personal contact with interested museums and galleries across the province and country.



Candidate Profile:

The ideal candidate should:

  1. Be a graduate of a Post-Secondary degree program. Bachelor of Education would be preferred;
  2. Demonstrate excellence in public speaking and interpersonal skills;
  3. Have proven planning and organization skills;
  4. Have experience working with and motivating volunteers;
  5. Have practical computer skills(word processing, presentations & graphic design);
  6. Have a valid class “G” driver’s license and access to a vehicle;
  7. Have proficient oral and written communication skills in English (fluency in French would be an asset);
  8. Be able to manage multiple projects at one time;

Patience, persistence and an ability to work with others in good humour are desirable.


Applications:                       Resume with covering letter should be emailed to: Dr. Tory Tronrud, Director/Curator at

Deadline: October 31, 2014