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 Upcoming Events

Details on the calendar! 

Join Sombra Museum and the entire community as we celebrate the 200th anniversary of the European settlement of Port Lambton in 2020!

Card Making

Make 2 cards for $10

Suspended due to Covid-19


Painting Workshops

Create a Painting with Marlene Rabideau

Postponed due to Covid-19

 Lecture Series

Postponed due to Covid-19

Summer Job

Summer Student Position: Curatorial Assistant

Postions Available: 2

Work Dates: May 31-August 22, 2020*

Hours: 30hrs/week*

Hourly Rate: $14.00

*subject to change due to Covid-19

Where indicated, job duties will be modified to facilitate physical distancing and accommodate any public health measures necessary to protect staff and the general public during the Covid-19 pandemic. Employee and public safety is a priority at Sombra Museum

This position will involve:

-Implementing interpretive programs

-designing and installing displays

-assisting Curator with cataloguing and photo-documentation of artifacts

-researching and writing of interpretive materials

-assisting with annual events, including advertising

-assisting with tasks related to the Port Lambton Bicentennial, including but not limited to representing the museum at events, constructing a display or exhibit, promoting the museum and selling museum items at events.

-office and other tasks associated with the day-to-day operation of the Museum

-light cleaning

-frontline interaction with the public, including leading tours, tourist and research inquiries

-additional tasks as required

-social media and website management

-use of software such as Microsoft Office, database programs, Photoshop, Adobe Pro, Square Payments, etc.

The ideal candidate will be a student in museum studies, history or a related field, although students of diverse educational fields and backgrounds are welcome to apply. Passion for the subject matter is also an important attribute of the ideal candidate!

Required skills:

-demonstrated organizational and research skills, excellent written and spoken English, creativity, and ability to work well with the public, both children and adults, of different skills and abilities

-ability to work both collaboratively and independently

-computer skills must be sufficient to carry out tasks and will require use of Microsoft Office, email, Internet, social media and printer/scanner/copier.

-possess strong interpersonal skills, time management skills, versatility

-artistic skills, photography, familiarity with scanning equipment will be assets

Sombra Museum was founded in 1959 to preserve the Victorian, pioneer and maritime history of the former Sombra Township. Housed originally in a 139 year-old Victorian home and featuring an 1820's-era log cabin, it now also includes a state-of-the-art meeting room, archival vault, marine and display galleries. Step into the past of the idyllic village and township of Sombra, ON located on the beautiful St. Clair River, where you can reveal the mysteries of Great Lakes shipwrecks, walk in the steps of early explorers and glimpse into the lives of pioneer farmers, Victorian ladies, pirates, bootleggers and more!

Please visit our Facebook page (@SombraMuseum) and website ( to get a more detailed picture of the Museum and or for more information about the wider area and community.

Sombra Museum and St. Clair Township are committed to employment equity and commits to hiring qualified candidates regardless of disability, sex, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, creed, Aboriginal status, citizenship, etc. Sombra Museum and St. Clair Township also pledge to accommodate disability and commit to providing a workplace free of harassment and discrimination.

How to apply:

The position will be posted on-line on the YCW website and posted locally through the Service Canada Centre for Youth.

The application deadline will be Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 8pm.

Applications will be sent to:

[email protected] (Please include “Curatorial Assistant Summer Position” in the email subject line).

This position has been made possible by the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage as part of the Government of Canada Youth Employment Strategy, through Young Canada Works in Heritage.

New Displays & Exhibits

Cliff Roy's Baby's Point Collection

Treasure's abound from one of the earliest settlements in the area.. Coins, jewelry, musket balls and more found at the site of Baby's Point will be on display for 2020.

Q105 Display

Get up close and personal with a WWII-era submarine chaser ship! A recreated wheelhouse, scale ship model, the original building plans, fixtures, instruments, pieces of the hull and more are yours to explore!

Port Lambton 200th Anniversary

Various events, displays and activities will be going on at Sombra Museum and in the Port Lambton community to celebrate the bicentennial milestone in 2020!