Visitor Experience Animator (Seasonal - June - September)

  • London Children's Museum
  • 21 Wharncliffe Road South, London, ON, Canada
  • Mar 04, 2020
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Job Description

The London Children’s Museum is looking for a creative, fun and enthusiastic Visitor Experience Animator (VEA) to join our team this summer. Working with the Visitor Experiences staff, the VEA will contribute to the development and delivery of outstanding child and family-centred learning experiences, events and daily museum public programming. Our new team member will identify with and exemplify our organizational values which are: Stay Curious, Be Awesome, Be Helpful, Dream Big, Include Everyone and Have Fun.

Position: Hourly contract position at 30 hours per week from June 8th, 2020 – September 4th, 2020
Compensation: $14.00/hour

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide exceptional visitor experience and customer service to all Children’s Museum visitors
  • Plan and deliver high-quality, fun and engaging activities including daily public programming, special events and birthday parties
  • Plan and deliver daily public programming on topics of culture, heritage, art and science
  • Deliver on-site education programs to school groups
  • Provide public daily interactions with items from the Children’s Museum 7,000 piece collection
  • Contribute to the daily upkeep of museum galleries and exhibits
  • Plan and deliver outdoor Learning Garden programs
  • Assist with day camp as needed
  • Participate in community outreach programs as needed
  • Be a helpful, positive and engaged member of the Children’s Museum staff team
  • Accept all other duties as required

Skills:
  • Enthusiasm for hands-on, experiential learning
  • Demonstrated experience and interest in planning and facilitating family-centred programming in a museum setting
  • Specific interest or expertise in the area(s) of heritage, art, history, culture and/or education
  • Previous experience working with children and families
  • Outdoor education/gardening experience is an asset
  • Desire to work in a distinctly child and family-centred environment
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to work both independently and within a team
  • Strong verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills
Education
  • Enrolled in secondary or post-secondary education
  • Ideal for students looking to work in primary/elementary education, child development, early childhood education, outdoor education, science or museum studies and heritage fields

Position Requirements:
  • Child & Infant First Aid and CPR training
  • Valid police check
  • Between the ages of 16 and 30 years of age, as of June 1, 2020
  • A full-time student (secondary or post-secondary) in the previous year (2019/2020)
  • Intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year (2020/2021)
  • Registered in the Young Canada Works (YCW) online candidate inventory
  • Note: The candidate must not have worked under the YCW grant at the Children’s Museum in the past but could have worked under the YCW Grant at another agency.
  • Willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment (June- September 4th, 2020)
  • Not employed in another full-time position (over 30 hours/week)
  • Be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, or a person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the immigration and refugee protection act
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial legislation and regulations
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays and some Thursday evenings.

The London Children’s Museum welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

To Apply: Please e-mail your application to recruitment@londonchildrensmuseum.ca by April 24th 2020.