Mather-Walls House Summer Student (2 positions available)

The Mather-Walls House is looking for 2 students for the summer. For more information about this LEAP job posting, check out the details below.

Employer Name: Mather-Walls House
Location/Address: Keewatin, ON
Application Deadline: June 1, 2019
Hours of Work: 35 hours/week for 9 weeks June 26th to August 28th 2019
Job Type: Summer
Wages: $14.00 per hour

Duties of this LEAP Job Posting:

To serve as a goodwill ambassador for the Lake of the Woods Historical Society and act as host/hostess of Mather-Walls House. Provide colourful and informative tours of the Mather-Walls House heritage site. Introduce tourists and local visitors to period furniture and other historic material on display in the house. If wish to, wear period costume when greeting and serving visitors.

Ensure the cleanliness and efficient operation of the Victorian Tea Room and manage the Gift Shop sales. Responsible for petty cash and monies received from the Tea Room and Gift Shop sales. Maintain Victorian Tea Room service. Operate the summer kitchen including tea, coffee, juice and sandwich preparation as well as bake scones, cupcakes, cookies and other delicious dainties/pastries. Serve tea, coffee, juice, prepared sandwiches and desserts. Maintain specified food health standards a) do not leave food uncovered for any length of time; b) ensure kitchen is completely tidy and cleaned in preparation for the next day operations.

Maintain cleanliness of the house which includes daily vacuuming, dusting, room organization, place settings, bathrooms cleaned and disinfected, etc.

Ensure display and archival displays are maintained in showroom condition which includes room displays as well as cabinet displays.

Ensure grounds are kept neat and tidy. Sidewalks and walkways to be cleaned daily and kept free of weed growth and clutter. Maintain flower beds.

Answer telephone, open and close the house according to security directions, complete daily service forms recording number of visitors, income from all sources, hours of work performed; describe problem areas, recommend improvements, note supplies required.

Qualifications for this LEAP Job Posting:

Under the direction and supervision of the House Manager the successful candidate(s) will provide guided tours of the Mather-Walls House in Keewatin and be host/hostess for the Victorian tea room. The summer student will work 5 days per week according to a work schedule arranged with the House Manager. The position will be supervised by the House Manager in consultation with the supervisory team and the LOWHS Board members.

Mather-Walls House built in 1889 contains nineteenth century furnishing and interpretive displays highlighting the significant impact of the Mather family on the development of the area. The home acts as a showcase for historical artifacts and as a meeting place where City of Kenora residents and visitors alike can enjoy the ambiance of the wonderful heritage setting.

How To Apply to this LEAP Job Posting:

Please send resume to:

PO Box 720
Keewatin, ON
Or email

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