The Lake Charlotte Area Heritage Society owns and operates a 1940s era living history museum called Memory Lane Heritage Village. The Village is comprised of 18 rescued and authentically reconstructed buildings from local coastal communities along Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore. Village life is defined by the innovations of the 1940s and the changes they brought to rural Nova Scotia: electricity, road building, women’s work outside the home, and the time-saving inventions of modern living. Memory Lane is a community owned museum which relies heavily on volunteers who help in all aspects of Village operations, from the peeling of potatoes, to animation, archival assistance, and maintenance. These volunteers are supported from May to August season by summer staff.
The Village also hosts multiple special events and private rentals throughout the year, as well as school education tours in the spring, and group tours during the summer.
Current job postings are listed below.
To apply, please email (in PDF Format) cover letter stating why you want to work at the Heritage Village and a resume to email@example.com or mail to Box 1937, Lake Charlotte, HRM, NS B0J1Y0. Please specify the job title in the subject line.
The Heritage Programming Coordinator will work closely with the Executive Director, senior staff, and organizing volunteers to help develop existing heritage programs and events (authentic activities, etc.) and ensure that they are successful.
2017 Artifact Researcher (pdf)
The goal of the 2016 Artifact Researcher / Cataloguer is to handle the backlog of artifact donations from the winter, continue to develop a youth volunteer artifact team, and to review and accession the contents of the Metal / Woodworking shop and forge.
The goal of the 2016 Senior Animator / Artifact Assistant is to provide animation of working artifacts to the public and to assist the Artifact Cataloguer / Researcher with artifact documentation (photography), storage and research.
The Office/Marketing Assistant will work closely with the Executive Director, senior staff, and organizing volunteers to ensure that the daily operation of the Village runs smoothly and that upcoming events are well publicized ahead of time.
The Special Event & Visitor Services Assistant plays a key role at Memory Lane Heritage Village as a support person to senior staff and volunteers. This is an entry level, front-line position, which will allow students to gain valuable experience in communications, planning, coordination, business and food services.