The Kings County Museum is located in scenic Hampton, New Brunswick. We offer genealogy research, themed exhibits on local history, and heritage talks & workshops that will connect you to your historic past! 

Job Opportunity:  The museum is currently seeking a new Museum Manager.  Please scroll to the bottom of the page for more information. 

Winter Hours

Saturdays from 1:30PM - 5:00PM 

Mondays from 10:00AM - 2:00PM

Did you enter our Heritage Week contest?  Stay tuned - we will be announcing the winners soon! 

Contact us by phone at (506) 832-6009 or email at kingscm@nbnet.nb.ca if you would like to access the museum at a different time.  We will be happy to arrange for you to see our exhibits or access our collection for genealogy research.

Admission to the museum is by donation.

Genealogy research is $10 for a half day, $20 for a full day.

Individual and group tours available!





A "Goofus" by Erica Deichmann.

This unique piece of art can be seen along with other Deichmann pieces at the Kings Co. Museum.









Job Opportunity - Museum Manager

The Kings Co. Museum has an opening for a Museum Manager.  If you love history, are very self-motivated, like to write, use your creativity, and know how to set goals and accomplish them, this could be a great job for you.  Our community museum has over 16,000 artifacts housed in two buildings, including the 100+ year old Kings Co. jail. This is a regular, year-round part-time position with flexible hours (15-20 hours per week), however, you must be available to work daytime hours.

Responsibilities:

·         Basic administration of the museum; answering email and phone inquiries, bank deposits, grant tracking.

·         Searching for grants applicable to the museum and working with the Board to write grant applications.

·         Designing exhibits.

·         Hiring and supervision of summer student staff.

·         Tracking grant spending.

·         Community outreach; pop-up museums.

·         Providing tours of the museum and jail to guests.

·         Regular social media updates.

·         Attend Association Heritage New Brunswick monthly zone meetings.

·         With help from the Board of Directors, write and submit grants for various programs.

·         Write end-of-exhibit grant reports.

·         Accession new artifacts and archival material and enter into computer database.


We Are Looking for Someone With:

·         Post-secondary education in Arts, Business, or related experience.

·         Minimum 3 years of experience in an administrative capacity.

·         Solid knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

·         Comfortable using and learning new software systems.

·         Very organized and able to multi-task effectively.

·         Self-motivated; able to work independently, set priorities, meet deadlines, and stay in close touch with the Board of Directors.

·         Very strong English writing skills.

·         Comfortable speaking in front of groups.

·         A desire to continuously learn.

·         Previous experience working in a museum or archives is an asset.

·         Previous supervisory experience is an asset.

To apply for this opportunity or to find out more about what we do at the museum to see if this job may be right for you, email your cover letter and resume to kingscm@nbnet.nb.ca or apply to the museum in person on Saturday, March 18 and March 24 between 3:00 – 4:00.  We are located at 27 Centennial Dr. in Hampton, NB; entrance is at the back of the building. Pay for this position is $12.50 per hour.


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