• Posted on:
    May 16, 2018
  • Application Deadline:
    May 27, 2018
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History Sleuth posted by Town of Ingersoll


Job Description

Joining the team at the Ingersoll Cheese and Agricultural Museum, the History Sleuth will be responsible for conducting local research on World War I, specifically its impact on the local economy. This individual will collate information and data into the collections management software and will also engage with visitors to the Cheese Museum to provide information and respond to general inquiries.  

Specifically, the History Sleuth will:

  • Conduct local research specific to World War I’s impact on the local economy and research the men and women from Ingersoll and the surrounding area who served during the War.
  • Create online digital content of the Museum’s artifact and archival military collection.
  • Conduct primary source research for the upcoming “Small Town Stories” exhibit.
  • Input data into the collections management computer software and assist with collections management duties as directed.
  • Provide assistance in the gift shop, with summer day camp, and with special events occurring at the Cheese Museum throughout the summer as requested.
  • Act as a representative of the museum; knowledgeably and enthusiastically responding to general inquiries.

This is a 13 week contract position. 

Education RequirementPost Secondary Degree Experience Requirement

Our ideal candidate is passionate about local history, considers him/herself to be a competent and diligent researcher and enjoys sharing their knowledge in an engaging and informative manner.

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, applicants must:

  • Have completed at least one year of relevant post-secondary studies and be registered to return in the fall of 2018;
  • Obtain a clear vulnerable sector screen (upon receipt of an offer of employment);
  • Possess previous research and archival experience as well as experience working with the public providing exceptional customer service;
  • Have a demonstrated passion for history and the ability to share that passion through teaching activities geared towards all age groups; and
  • Possess or be willing to obtain First-Aid/CPR certification.
Salary Details

$14.00 per hour - 35 hours per week

How to Apply

To explore this exciting opportunity further, qualified candidates are invited to submit their application, in confidence, to the attention of the Curator, by May 27, 2018 at 11:59 pm.


Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum

c/o 130 Oxford Street, 2nd Floor

Ingersoll, Ontario   N5C 2V5


The Town of Ingersoll is an equal opportunity employer and will make accommodations available to applicants with disabilities upon request and throughout the entire recruitment process.

While we appreciate all applications received, only those invited for an interview will be acknowledged.  Personal information submitted is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used to determine suitability for the role advertised.

About Employer

Imagine a wheel of cheese weighing 7300 pounds! The Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum shares this story from 1866 along with other intersting tales about the Town of Ingersoll.

First settled by Thomas Ingersoll, the father of Laura Secord, in 1795, the original village of Oxford-on-the-Thames continued to grow. Over the last 200 years, the Town of Ingersoll has been a destination for runaway slaves on the Underground Railway, and has been home to such notables as world-famous evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson, the world champion husband and wife racing team of Harold and Lorna Wilson, and internationally renowned wood carver Wilson Jonhston.

The museum brings these stories and others to life through engaging displays and demonstrations. Group tours, educational programs, workshops, special events and hands-on activities are offered throughout the year.

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