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One of many students working at Manitoba museums for the summer is Canadian Mennonite University student Emily Wiebe, 21. This is her third year working at the Dufferin Historical Museum in Carman as its administrator. It’s a job with good hours and better wages than most jobs available rurally, says Wiebe. It has its perks too; she has permission to wear one of the museum’s 1890s wedding dresses for her engagement photo later this year.

Life lessons learned at the museum

A short compendium of important knowledge gleaned while working at the province’s museums

Many students work for the summer at one of nearly 170 museums throughout Manitoba. They learn important life skills and workplace management skills on the job. Pam McKenzie, program director and library and archives head at the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada in Winnipeg, has worked with many of these summer students. In 2013