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We are Hiring!

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Interested in Black history and looking for casual employment? The Amherstburg Freedom Museum is hiring an Occasional Part-Time Weekend Tour Guide and Front Desk Attendant.

The Amherstburg Freedom Museum, located in Amherstburg, Ontario, is a community-based, non-profit museum that tells the story of African-Canadians’ journey and contributions, by preserving and presenting artifacts that educate and inspire. It consists of the Museum complex which houses permanent and temporary exhibits, the Taylor Log Cabin – a historic home, and the Nazrey African Methodist Episcopal Church, National Historic Site.

Commitment Required

Positions Available: 1

Start Date: Tentative Start Date – September 2020

Hours: 10-15 hours a month, weekend work required

Pay: $14/hr


High school diploma required, interest in history or currently studying history will be considered an asset.


Basic computer skills, fluency in written and spoken English, willing and able to learn new information to share with visitors, friendly and well-mannered, neat and well-groomed, trustworthy with money, confident to speak before a group.

Duties & Responsibilities

Incumbents will welcome visitors upon entry to the museum, process payment and gift shop purchases using our Point of Sale terminal, answer phones, and provide guided tours of the museum’s campus and its two historic buildings; National Historic Site the Nazrey A.M.E. Church and the Taylor Log Cabin. In addition to these tasks and other duties as assigned.

Lines of Communication.

Curator/Administrator will provide training and be available in cases of emergencies. Incumbent will be required to work alone during the museums’ weekend hours (1-5pm Saturday & Sunday).

Times Needed and Place of Work

At the museum, for 10-15 hours per month, weekend work required.

Preference will be given to members of a visible minority, but all applicants will be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter and resume to

Application deadline is September 10th, 2020 at 5pm.

Please send complete resumes and cover letters to

Mary-Katherine Whelan, Curator/Administrator

277 King St., Amherstburg, ON, N9V 2C7

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Windsor Black Educators’ Association “Learning While Black” Wednesday, August 12th at 6:00 p.m.

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If you are a Black student or the parent of a Black student, concerned about your learning and school environment, and located in Windsor-Essex County, the Windsor Black Educators’ Association wants to hear your concerns. You may sign up for the discussion by registering at or by sending an e-mail to in advance of the event. Note that pre-registration is required in order to access the confidential meeting link.

MK WhelanWindsor Black Educators’ Association “Learning While Black” Wednesday, August 12th at 6:00 p.m.
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Amherstburg Freeedom Museum Re-Opening July 28th


The Amherstburg Freedom Museum would like to thank our supporters for their patience as we re-open, and to check out our Facebook page and website to read more about our re-entry protocols.

Please note: Mask wearing is mandatory, but exceptions can be made following orders from the Windsor Essex County Health Unit. Which includes children under five, those experiencing breathing issues, those who cannot safely wear a face covering due to medical reasons, and for religious reasons.

We are re-opening on July 28th, and we can’t wait for you to visit!

MK WhelanAmherstburg Freeedom Museum Re-Opening July 28th
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