Click on the job titles below to see a detailed job description, eligibility requirements, and application deadlines. 

The Thunder Bay Museum is an equal opportunity employer and all positions are filled on a competitive basis. Resumes are welcome, but we cannot necessarily respond to all applications.

Please address all employment related correspondence to:

Dr. Tory Tronrud,
Thunder Bay Museum,
425 Donald St. E.,
Thunder Bay, ON  P7E 5v1


Job Title:                              Education Officer

Location:                              Thunder Bay Museum

425 Donald Street E.,
Thunder Bay, ON   P7E 5V1
Tel:      (807) 623-0801        
Fax:    (807) 622-6880

Duration: Permanent, 35 hours per week

Rate of Pay: $41,000/annual + Extended Health and Dental

Job Summary

The Education Officer will be responsible for the development and implementation of educational and extension programs at the Thunder Bay Museum.

Primary Relationships

The Education Officer, who reports to the Director/Curator, is responsible for the overall development and implementation of educational and extension programs at the Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society, which means creating and teaching an ongoing program of educational activities for both children and adults. This includes, but is not limited to, school and group visits, adult classes, docent programs, lectures, outreach programs in the schools and the community at large, online postings on Flickr and other sites, as well as the production of audio-visual materials and kits. The Education Officer also co-ordinates the loan of exhibits and undertakes the provision of educational activities outside of the Museum. Some supervision of staff is required.

Candidate Profile:

The ideal candidate should:

  1. Be a graduate of a Post-Secondary degree program. Museum Studies and/or a Bachelor of Education would be preferred;
  2. Demonstrate first-rate teaching capability and 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, and social media);
  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 emailed or dropped off to: Dr. Tory Tronrud, Director/Curator,

Deadline: Friday April 30th by 5:00pm


All of the following summer positions are subject to program funding approval. Please note the eligibility requirements for each position. Click each job title for a complete description and application procedure.
Archival Assistant
Collection Management Assistant
Digital Outreach & Initiatives Assistant
Education Programmer
Summer Programs Assistant
Historical Writer
Special Events & Outreach Assistant

PART-TIME POSITION (approx. 18-30 hours per month)

Job Title: Senior’s Program Assistant The Thunder Bay Museum seeks an outgoing, dedicated person, capable of interacting comfortably with seniors, to deliver existing programs to residents of long-term care facilities in Thunder Bay. The chosen candidate would engage participants in a discussion about historic artifacts and events that induces memories and encourages participation. The goal of these programs is as much about conversation and connection as it is about education and sharing our passion for Northwestern Ontario’s history and heritage. Such programs improve the mental and physical well-being of the seniors who participate. The program assistant should be able to deliver up to six programs per month. Each program lasts approximately 2 hours and will require an additional hour for set up and familiarization. Candidates must be available weekday afternoons as that is when programs normally run.  Salary is $15 per hour. Interested candidates should send a covering letter and resume outlining their qualifications for the position to Dr. Tory Tronrud, Director, Thunder Bay Museum (