On The Job With… Madeline Smolarz, Operations Coordinator

BY: MADELINE SMOLARZ COLUMN: ON THE JOB WITH... I knew this column would be a challenge because each day is different for me in my role as full-time Operations Coordinator at Ruthven Park National Historic Site. In addition to my usual duties, a number of unexpected things always seem to crop up - as they … Continue reading On The Job With… Madeline Smolarz, Operations Coordinator

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Fanshawe Pioneer Village Gets Hacked

BY: ALISON DEPLONTY COLUMN: HAPPENINGS As with most museums in Ontario, my workplace Fanshawe Pioneer Village participates in the local Doors Open event each year. This year, Doors Open for London, Ontario fell on a Saturday and Sunday from September 16th to September 17 th.  The London Heritage Council, who runs our Doors Open program, … Continue reading Fanshawe Pioneer Village Gets Hacked

Things I Learned While Searching For A Mentor

BY: JULIE THORNTON COLUMN: SPOTLIGHT It took me a little over a year and a half to find a mentor. Some professional development opportunities, like the UK Museums Association AMA accreditation, come with a built-in mentoring scheme. My experience wasn’t as straight forward and took my own initiative to accomplish. For my fellow aspiring mentees … Continue reading Things I Learned While Searching For A Mentor