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 100 volunteers, who provide assistance in many of these areas.
Note: As a result of COVID-19 some museum services have been suspended until further notice.
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 is ultimately responsible for the overall operation and administration of the museum and liaises with the museum’s Board of Management, City Hall, and Friends of the Brockville 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 has 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: Viktor Kaczkowski
Viktor’s career path has taken him full circle. Although having completed a graduate degree in geography, much of his professional life was spent at the parliaments of Ontario and Saskatchewan as a Legislative Clerk. Now in a new phase of his life, he draws upon the knowledge and experience from his time as a summer historical interpreter at Ste. Marie-among-the-Hurons in Midland, Ontario, the town in which he grew up. His role as community engagement officer at the Brockville Museum, which he has held since 2009, includes volunteer coordination, media relations, public outreach, website maintenance, event planning, and fundraising support.
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 a 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.