Visitor Experience Animator (Seasonal - June - September)
London Children's Museum
21 Wharncliffe Road South, London, ON, Canada
Mar 04, 2020
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
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
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
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
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 email@example.com by April 24th 2020.