2014 Summer Student Jobs at the History Museum!

yorksunbury-1.jpgThe Fredericton Region Museum has a limited number of summer student opportunities each year. As funding is dependent upon grants Young Canada WorksStudent Employment Experience Development and Canada Summer Jobs), interested students should research the youth employment programs and ensure that they qualify and, if applicable, are registered with the program candidate banks. Student Employment Experience Development (SEED) applications have an early deadline so please submit your application on time!

The summer student grant deadlines have come and gone and the Fredericton Region Museum has submitted several applications. There is no guarantee that we will be receiving funding but if you are a student and interested in working at the museum then you should be registered with SEED, Young Canada Works and check out the Canada Summer Jobs website. If any of the grants are approved then we will be updating the website and posting it to Facebook so check back on a regular basis!

We will not be approved for all grants so if you are interested in working at the Fredericton Region Museum during the summer then we suggest that you apply for more than one position.  The Fredericton Region Museum has submitted student grant applications for the following positions:

Young Canada Works
- Artefact Cataloguing Officer
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Manager of Education and Interpretation
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Museum Operations Coordinator 

Canada Summer Jobs
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Development Assistant
- Education Assistant

Student Employment Experience Development (SEED)
Collections Assistant
- Public Program Officer 

For information about the positions and how to apply, visit http://www.frederictonregionmuseum.com/content/233370.

About the Fredericton Region Museum: The York Sunbury Historical Society founded the Fredericton Region Museum in 1934.  In 1959, the museum found permanent headquarters in the Officers’ Quarters (571 Queen Street) in the heart of downtown Fredericton.  The society and museum remain a non-profit enterprise with a small paid staff and numerous volunteers.

March 2014 Newsletter

March 2014
YSHS Annual General Meeting; Museum Summer Day Camps; We are Looking for Summer Camp Sponsorships; Learning About the Past from our Future!; Membership Renewals

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January 2014 Newsletter

January 2014
The FRM Welcomes Three UNB Interns!; Membership Renewal Reminder; Sir John Eh? The Road Show; Looking for Volunteer Writers for Officers’ Quarters

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November 2013 Newsletter

November 2013 Museum Commemorates World War I; Christmas Party Announcement; Message from the Publication Chair; AMNB Honours YSHS Members; A Message from Your Membership Chair

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Check out our fabulous museum t-shirts!!

Now available at the Fredericton Region Museum!
Coleman Frog T-shirts!

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$15 for Youth Sizes
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$20 for Adult Sizes

Limited Stock Available!
Great for Christmas Presents!

Also Available …
Museum T-shirts!

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$15 for Youth Sizes
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$20 for Adult Sizes

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September 2013 Newsletter

September 2013 Spectacular Summer at the Fredericton Region Museum; A Fun-Filled Time at the Fredericton Region Museum Open House; Tea Party Update; A BIG Thank You from Hannah Ingraham; Thank You Staff and Volunteers; Don’t Forget Your 104th Regiment Brown Ale; Goodbye Peekaboo Shadows!; York Sunbury Historical Society September Program

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Mystery Tool!

A beautiful wooden tool, it looks like a plane; "A tool consisting of a block with a projecting steel blade, used to smooth a wooden or other surface by paring shavings from it." (Dictionary dot com)

A beautiful wooden tool, it looks like a plane; “A tool consisting of a block with a projecting steel blade, used to smooth a wooden or other surface by paring shavings from it.” (Dictionary dot com)

What is it?

A gentleman dropped by the Fredericton Region Museum office yesterday to see if I could help him identify his latest yard sale purchase.  A beautiful tool, we expect it’s a plane.  We both agreed that it is a stunning piece made with what appears to be bird’s eye maple.  It looks like a dual purpose tool with a plane on one side and some sort of groove maker on the other.  The odd feature of the plane is the curved shape of the tool itself and the curve on the blade.  I hope that you can see that in the picture of the blade that I took.

More information would be appreciated.  If you have any thoughts on the piece to share, please write them in the comments below.  Thank you!

Note the curve in the blade.

Note the curve in the blade.

The reverse side of the tool, perhaps this side creates a groove.

The reverse side of the tool, perhaps this side creates a groove.

The tool with a 12 inch (30cm) ruler to give an idea of its size.

The tool with a 12 inch (30cm) ruler to give an idea of its size.