Work With Us


Billy Bishop Home & Museum is actively looking for Summer Students for 2017.  Dependant on granting, we will be hiring up to 5 Museum Assistants to help with varied tasks over the summer.  Victorian Teas, Ghost Walks, curatorial, exhibits, costumed interpreters, gift shop assistants, and some office task are some of the work you may be doing.

MUSEUM ASSISTANT (35 hours/wk) – potentially 5 positions

$11.40hr/16 weeks (Dependant on grants - grant restrictions apply)

The Museum Assistant position will assist in developing and implementing exhibits/displays, events and education materials.  The successful candidate will welcome visitors and provide tours as costumed interpreters, help catalogue artefacts, and other duties as required.

Pending grant approval there will be up to 5 positions at Billy Bishop Home: Museum, Archives and National Historic Site.

The successful candidate will have completed at least one year of post-secondary instruction and will be going back to school in History, Cultural Studies, Museum Studies or Education.  Directly related experience would be an asset.  The individual will be able to work with the public, volunteers and be computer literate.

To be eligible, you must:

  • be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act3; and,
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations;
  • be willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;
  • not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week)while employed with YCW; and
  • be registered in the YCW online candidate inventory (

We are an equal opportunity employer.  We thank all who apply for these positions, but only those who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

Those interested in applying for these positions should forward a complete resume with cover letter to the address listed below no later than midnight, Monday, April 3, 2017.

Hiring Committee
Owen Sound Museums
948 3rd Avenue West
Owen Sound, Ontario
N4K 4P6

Or email

CO-OP PLACEMENTS at Billy Bishop Home

Want to explore history AND your future?
We want to help you with that.
The staff at Billy Bishop Home & Museum LOVE to work with energetic and inspired students who share our passion for the history of Billy Bishop, bringing recognition to our Veterans, creating exhibits, writing, teaching, creating educational games, developing and expanding our digital archive, prepare and host special events and openings, researching local histories, Canadian military history, and life in Victorian times - you may even have a few ideas of your own, and we'd like to work with you on those too! If you are a high-school student thinking about a career in museums, history, arts, education, anthropology, archaeology, youth worker, nursing, public relations, or business, think about Billy Bishop Home & Museum. Better yet, come by and talk to us. We believe in adapting your placement to your needs - whether that's exploring everything or a very specific career goal.
If you have any questions, send to Mindy Gill-Johnson, Curator of Collections

Students currently attending Museum Studies, Curatorial, Social work (Youth), and Business programs, consider Bishop Home for your placement.

We’re a small house museum, with a small staff working on a National Historic Site-scale. This means your voice and input are valuable to us and play a vital role in the development. We would be happy to speak with you and your program coordinator to create a customised placement that helps you achieve your goals for the career you want to pursue. Already have a vision for a program, an event, or implementing a new technology? We’d love to hear from you, and then help you make that vision a reality.  
Call or email Mindy Gill-Johnson, Curator of Collections