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. The Village hosts 6 Special Events during the summer, as well as school education tours in the spring, and group tours during the summer.
These volunteers are supported from May to August season by summer staff.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
2016 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.
2016 Assistant Archivist (pdf)
During the summer months the archives sees an increase in research requests as well as donations of material. It will be the Assistant Archivist’s duty to oversee research requests, under the oversight of the Executive Director, and carry out research on the various collections that the archives is working on.
On-site training will give animators all the information necessary to present the 1940s time period to visitors, enabling them to work with confidence and deliver a variety of visitor services including demonstrations of traditional skills, orientation of visitors, assistance with mobile media, assistant to senior Storekeeper & Cook, and assistant to volunteer animators.
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.