The museum is temporarily closed as of March 14, until April 6th out of caution and concern for COVID-19.

Employment Opportunities

The Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough, Ontario, stewards the world’s largest collection of canoes, kayaks and paddled watercraft. More than 600 in number, the watercraft and their stories have a pivotal role to play in understanding our past – and our collective future. Join our dynamic team as we journey toward our new museum at the water’s edge and be a part of history in the making!

ORCKA Day Camp Paddling Instructors

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We’re looking for two energetic individuals who are certified paddling instructors to lead our popular paddling day camps. Come spend your summer with us sharing your love and knowledge of canoeing and helping to create lasting experiences for our campers!

Please submit your CV and cover letter to Kelly Pineault, Programs Manager, at [email protected]. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until all positions are filled.

Visitor Services/Interpreters

Our Visitor Services/Interpreters play an important role in the museum at its busiest time of the year. This position performs historical interpretation for the public (including guided tours, demonstrations for visitors and orientations to the museum), and they will research and perform an interpretive project for the public in the museum’s galleries (this could be a hands-on skill like paddle carving and sewing, or could be oral history, artifact or collection driven) . They will also perform retail and visitor service duties, assist with programs, new exhibits and site maintenance.

Please submit your resume and cover letter by email to Beth Stanley, Associate Curator.

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