It is with both disappointment and pride that I share the following news this week from the Goulbourn Museum. After six years as Curator Manager of the Goulbourn Museum, Kathryn Jamieson has accepted a position with the Town of Perth as its Heritage Tourism Manager.
Ms. Jamieson started working at the Museum in 2008 and was promoted to the role of Curator Manager in 2012. She successfully took on the challenge of transforming the museum into a community hub whose attendance has increased by over 220% in the years that she has been at the helm. Her achievements were recognized in 2016 when she received the Promising Leadership Award of Excellence from the Ontario Museum Association.
Some of her proudest accomplishments include her first major project grant – the Museum’s wildly successful War of 1812 Commemoration – securing a significant sponsorship from Minto, and more recently, the Museum’s renovations.
To ensure a smooth transition, Tracey Donaldson has been appointed the new Manager of the Museum. The former Education Officer has been with the Museum for 11 years and recently completed 15 months as Acting Manager while Ms. Jamieson was on parental leave.
Kathryn’s contributions and efforts in our Goulbourn Museum will be truly missed. Though her last day at the Museum has now passed, she plans to stay connected to the organization as a member. Best wishes for all of your future endeavours, Kathryn, and congratulations to you and Tracey on the new roles!