The City of Brockville employs four permanent staff members at the Brockville Museum: three full-time employees and one part-time employee. Under the direction of the Board of Management (appointed by Council), staff manage all aspects of the museum’s operations, including collections management, exhibition development, programming, public relations and volunteer coordination. Museum staff are supported by nearly 60 volunteers, who provide assistance in many of these areas.
Curator/Director: Natalie Wood
Natalie has been with the Brockville Museum since early 2013. Before that, she spent five years at the Old Stone Mill National Historic Site in Delta. Her previous museum experience also includes the McLachlan Woodworking Museum, the Pump House Steam Museum and the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston. She has a degree in History from Queens University, a Certificate in Museum Studies, a Certificate in Municipal Administration, and is currently pursing a Professional Specialization Certificate in Visitor and Community Engagement. At the Brockville Museum she manages the development of exhibitions and is ultimately responsible for the daily operation and administration of the museum.
Interpretation & Public Program Coordinator: Peggy Hause
Peggy joined the Brockville Museum in early 2018. She started her museum career as an interpreter at Ste. Marie-among-the-Hurons while a history major at Trent University. She then continued her studies at Sir. Sandford Fleming College for Museum Management and Curatorship. She gained experience in museum programming at the Orillia Museum of Art and History, Nancy Island Historic Site (Wasaga Beach Provincial Park), and the Melfort and District Museum in Saskatchewan. As the Interpretation and Public Program Coordinator, she creates, develops, coordinates, and delivers a variety of education and activity programs.
Community Engagement Officer: (vacant)
Administrative Assistant/Registrar: Veronica Vareiro
Veronica joined the Brockville Museum team in 2019, but started her museum training in 2010 by volunteering at the Royal Ontario Museum as a Gallery Interpreter for 5 years. She went on to graduate with an Honours Double Major Degree in History and Humanities from York University and completed a Graduate Certificate in Museum and Gallery Studies. She gained extensive experience working with museum collections and archival documents with a focus on preventive conservation at the Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre in Rossland, British Columbia. As the Administrative Assistant/Registrar she oversees the museum’s collections management, and handles the administrative and finances duties.
Board of Management:
Chair: Paul Naylor
Vice-Chair: David Buck
Secretary: Margaret Lawrence
Members at large:
- Dr. John Arnott
- Neil O'Brien
Council Representative: Nathalie Lavergne
Interested in joining the Museum Board of Management? Apply online: https://brockville.civicweb.net/Portal/BoardApplication