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VOLUNTEER

Since its inception, volunteers have been the lifeblood of the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada, committing thousands of hours of dedicated service to help the museum’s transformation become a reality.

The museum’s volunteer force is composed of engineers, former members of the Royal Canadian Air Force, bush pilots, professional airplane mechanics, retired teachers, and people who share a passion for exploring, preserving, and sharing aviation history.

Our volunteer teams work seamlessly with museum staff and have contributed to nearly all areas of operations within the museum. Volunteers are critical to the museum’s mission to preserve and promote the stories of aviation in western and northern Canada while educating, entertaining, and inspiring.

AVAILABLE OPPORTUNITIES

The museum is actively recruiting members to our Public Engagement team. We are looking for energetic individuals who enjoy working in a public setting and enjoy working in group and independent settings to support the museum’s success.

All volunteers must show valid proof of COVID-19 vaccination and satisfactory result of a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search (at no cost to the volunteer). Volunteer opportunities for individuals under the age of 18 are currently limited to those a part of a recognized work experience program.

Position: Volunteer Tour Guide – multiple positions available

Location: 2088 Wellington Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Time Commitment: Hours vary, shifts are expected to range from 3-4 hours.  

The new home of the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada is located on Treaty 1 territory, the traditional territory of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, Lakota and Dene Peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.

We respect the Treaties that were made on these territories, we acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past, and we dedicate ourselves to moving forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.

Volunteering at Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada

The Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada (RAMWC) has recently reopened in a brand new 86,000 sq. ft facility located on the James A. Richardson International Airport campus in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Museum is a non-profit dedicated to preserving the history of aviation in Western Canada. The new Museum will showcase 27 aircraft and many unique aviation artefacts from its collection, presented from a story-driven approach.

We are a fun, social, and educative place to work and volunteer. Our team is dedicated to sharing our passion for aviation with Manitoba, Canada, and the rest of the world. We are looking for volunteers who are enthusiastic, energetic, and ready to assist us on our mission to preserve and promote the stories of aviation in western and northern Canada while educating, entertaining, and inspiring. We offer our volunteers many fun opportunities to explore Canadian aviation and share their unique experiences.

Position:

Working with the Visitor Experience team, the volunteer will lead an interactive and informative tour of RAMWC. The volunteer will foster a welcoming and friendly environment with rewarding informative learning experiences on aviation artifacts and aviation history to museum visitors through our daily public tour and private tour bookings.

Position Duties:

The Tour Guide will take groups through the museum on a roughly 45-minute tour. Tours may vary in length and subject matter/areas of interest depending on the nature of the group. Specifics are confirmed in advance of the tour, however, our guides must be able to adapt to meet the needs of their group. The guide shares the museum’s stories and offers additional information to visitors. The guide will also engage with visitors in the museum and offer an enhanced interpretive experience for our visitors outside of tours.  

Responsibilities:

  • Lead engaging, story-driven tours for museum visitors
  • Interact with museum visitors
  • Ensure the safety of visitors and artifacts
  • Gather visitor feedback
  • Working with museum staff and other supervisors to promote a positive RAMWC visitor experience
  • Assist with special events if tours are booked
  • Other visitor services roles if related to the success of tours

Requirements

  • Experience hosting tours or groups of at least 15 people
  • Enjoys interacting with individuals from diverse backgrounds and age ranges
  • A positive attitude, strong interpersonal skills, and a real people person
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • A problem-solver who can adapt to meet the needs of varying interests
  • Experience with aircraft and aviation (pilot, engineer, mechanics, flight attendant, ticket agent, etc.) is considered an asset
  • Strong interest and understanding of Canadian aviation history
  • Able to work independently and in a team setting
  • Strong time management skills
  • A successful result in a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search

Interested or looking to learn more? Apply now or contact Mario!

Position: Giftshop and Admissions Attendant – multiple positions available

Location: 2088 Wellington Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Time Commitment: Hours may vary, shifts are expected to range from 3-4 hours. Weekend and Weekday Opportunities.

The Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada seeks to honour and commemorate the history of Indigenous Peoples and aviation in Western Canada while engaging with the complex history of travel, trade, and relationships in this place. We are committed to the calls to actions of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and facilitating a safe space for reconciliation to occur.

The new home of the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada is located on Treaty 1 territory, the traditional territory of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, Lakota and Dene Peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.

We respect the Treaties that were made on these territories, we acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past, and we dedicate ourselves to move forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.

Volunteering at Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada

The Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada (RAMWC) has completed construction of an 86,000 sq. ft facility location on the James A. Richardson International Airport campus in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Opening May long weekend of 2022, the Museum is a non-profit dedicated to preserving the history of aviation in Western Canada. The new Museum will showcase 27 aircraft and many unique aviation artefacts from its collection, presented from a story-driven approach.

We are a fun, social and educative place to work and volunteer. Our team is dedicated to sharing our passion of aviation with Manitoba, Canada and the rest of the world. We are looking for volunteers who are enthusiastic, energetic and ready to assist us on our mission to preserve and promote the stories of aviation in western and northern Canada while educating, entertaining and inspiring. We offer our volunteers many fun opportunities to explore Canadian aviation and share their unique experiences.

Position:

Working with the Visitor Engagement team, the Volunteer Giftshop and Admissions Attendant will assist visitors in the museum purchase admissions and memberships to the museum and items from our giftshop. The volunteer will be knowledgeable on prices, promotions, and other important information and will be able to successfully communicate this to our visitors. The volunteer will be working with a point of sale machine and must be comfortable handling cash and card transactions.

The volunteer will also have a strong understanding of the mission and vision of RAMWC and will be able summarize our purpose to the public. The role requires the volunteer to be very aware of RAMWC’s collection of aircraft, artefacts, and items available for purchase and able to relay this information to visitors in an exciting and engaging manner that meets our expectations of a first-class facility.

Responsibilities:

  • Greeting visitors to the museum and giftshop
  • Answering customer inquiries
  • Processing cash and card transactions
  • Orientate visitors to the museum, provide navigation directions

Requirements

  • Enjoys interacting with diverse groups, including children
  • A positive attitude, strong interpersonal skills, a real people person
  • Strong communication skills
  • A problem-solver who can adapt to meet the needs of varying interests
  • Strong interest and understanding of Canadian aviation history
  • Able to work independently and in a team setting
  • Strong time management skills
  • Successful result in a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search

Position: Volunteer Museum Greeter – multiple positions available

Location: 2088 Wellington Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Time Commitment: Hours may vary, shifts are expected to range from 3-4 hours. Weekend and Weekday opportunities available.

The Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada seeks to honour and commemorate the history of Indigenous Peoples and aviation in Western Canada while engaging with the complex history of travel, trade, and relationships in this place. We are committed to the calls to actions of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and facilitating a safe space for reconciliation to occur.

The new home of the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada is located on Treaty 1 territory, the traditional territory of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, Lakota and Dene Peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.

We respect the Treaties that were made on these territories, we acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past, and we dedicate ourselves to move forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.

Volunteering at Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada

The Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada (RAMWC) has completed construction of an 86,000 sq. ft facility location on the James A. Richardson International Airport campus in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Opening May long weekend of 2022, the Museum is a non-profit dedicated to preserving the history of aviation in Western Canada. The new Museum will showcase 27 aircraft and many unique aviation artefacts from its collection, presented from a story-driven approach.

We are a fun, social and educative place to work and volunteer. Our team is dedicated to sharing our passion of aviation with Manitoba, Canada and the rest of the world. We are looking for volunteers who are enthusiastic, energetic and ready to assist us on our mission to preserve and promote the stories of aviation in western and northern Canada while educating, entertaining and inspiring. We offer our volunteers many fun opportunities to explore Canadian aviation and share their unique experiences.

Position:

Working with the Visitor Engagement team, the Volunteer Museum Greeter will welcome all museum visitors with the same level of excitement and friendliness. The Volunteer will assist in processing visitors as they entre the museum. They will determine the reason for their visit, and provide further instruction to the visitor. They will provide directions, help orientate our visitors, and share knowledge about the museum as required.

The Volunteer may act as an escort, leading individuals to private events such as rentals and birthday parties located out of eyesight within the museum. The Volunteer is a critical first step in building a warm and welcoming impression to our guests.

Responsibilities:

  • Greeting visitors with a warm and friendly welcome
  • Inquiring for their reason to visit, and provide further directions to address their needs
  • Escort visitors to their desired area, if requested or appropriate
  • Respond to inquires, as needed

Requirements

  • Enjoys interacting with diverse groups
  • A positive attitude, strong interpersonal skills, a real people person
  • Comfortable using touch screen tablets
  • Strong communication skills
  • A problem-solver who can adapt to meet the needs of varying interests
  • Able to work independently and in a team setting
  • Strong time management skills
  • Successful result in a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search

CONTACT

Mario Labossiere
HR and Volunteer Coordinator

1 (204) 786-0404

INFO SESSIONS

Volunteer info sessions are our volunteers’ first step to a successful experience with the museum. Our new volunteers will get the opportunity to meet colleagues, tour the museum, learn more about our volunteer policies and expectations.

Information sessions are scheduled during active volunteer recruitment drives and are approximately two hours in length.

Volunteer Candidates will be invited to participate in an info session by the museum’s Volunteer Services department if they are selected to join the team.

UPCOMING SESSION:

Stay tuned for info on upcoming information sessions.

Date: TBD
Format: TBD

PAST PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

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VOLUNTEER PROFILE

DANIEL DUONG

Daniel started with us in August of 2021 as part of our aircraft move-in and cleaning team. He wanted to gain some volunteer experience and learn more about aircraft.

“I am grateful to be part of the team to help open a new home for this museum because when I’ll look back, 10 years or so from now, I can say to people: ‘I and the great team of people at RAMWC helped build this great new museum,’ and appreciate it.”

DANIEL DUONG

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