Staffing Opportunities

   This is the time of year when we do most of our hiring at Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV). As usual, we have a number of openings this year, most of them being summer jobs.

   For those who enjoy the outdoors and brisk physical work, we are looking for a Facilities Assistant. We are also recruiting a person who enjoys working with children to assist with the administration of our Education Program. Our Livery Barn Restaurant is in need of several workers who enjoy meeting and serving the public. For those who are looking specifically for weekend and evening work, we need someone to be the on-site staff person for our rental activities. You will find more information about these opportunities on our website at www.mhv.ca under the menu item Involvement.

Volunteer Opportunities

   Mennonite Heritage Village always has a variety of volunteer opportunities for people with all kinds of interests and skills. Very soon we will be looking for individuals to help deliver our Education Program to all the school children who will come to MHV on their field trips in May and June. This is an exciting time to be involved. Our facilities also need a lot of ongoing attention from volunteers. We will be looking for people to ride tractors to mow the yard; carpenters to do general repairs; painters to refurbish benches, fences and picnic tables. On festival days, we will need ushers, short-order cooks, printers, blacksmiths, sawmill assistants, and other helpers. Volunteering allows one to gain access to the event without needing to pay admission and also gives one a discounted meal ticket. Call Anne Toews (204-326-9661) to register as a volunteer or inquire about specific opportunities. All volunteers should attend the Volunteer Orientation at MHV on April 23.

   MHV’s summer season is about to begin. Why not get involved this year in enjoyable and significant work.

MHV Membership

   This is a good time of year to consider buying a membership in Mennonite Heritage Village. The museum is not owned by the City of Steinbach or any other government body. It is a corporation, registered as a charity and owned by its members. Memberships are categorized for either families or single individuals. Not only does a membership offer one the satisfaction of supporting an important institution, it also includes a number of more tangible benefits. All members have a season pass to the museum. This pass is good for a year and provides access to all festival events but not to fundraising events. A member is also eligible to vote at the Annual General Meeting, receives three issues of our newsletter Village Voice annually, and may visit other signature museums in the province at discounted rates. Memberships can be purchased by dropping in at the museum during regular office hours or online at www.mhv.ca.

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About the Author

Barry is the Executive Director of the Mennonite Heritage Village. While he does not consider himself to be a historian, he places a high value on the preservation and interpretation of the Mennonite and pioneer stories that help people of all ages understand and appreciate their heritage. Learn more about the MHV.

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