Museum London is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from people of all abilities. Accommodations for candidates are available on request for all aspects of the selection process.


Summer Interpretive Coordinator

July 22, 2024 - August 30, 2024
Ontario’s Summer Employment Opportunity Summary:

Description:
Museum London is seeking a creative, engaging, and organized individual to join our team as a Summer Interpretive Coordinator. Reporting to the Head of Programs and supervised by the Curator of Engagement and Outreach, the ideal candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, working well with staff, volunteers, security staff, and visitors. Comfort with public speaking and leading group activities is essential. Under the guidance of the Curator of Engagement and Outreach, the candidate will develop creative and informative content for diverse audiences both on and offsite. A demonstrated commitment to inclusion, equity, and accessibility is required. Passionate about the role Museums play in a community and a believer in the transformative power of art, history, and  culture, this role will collaborate in the development and facilitation of hands-on activities for visitors of all ages and abilities. 

Commitment:
The Summer Interpretive Coordinator’s employment contract length will be 30 days at 7.25 hours per day at $17.00 /hr beginning July 22 and concluding Aug. 30. August 5th is a statutory holiday. Given the nature of the role, work on weekends and evenings is sometimes required. A mandatory training session will be scheduled with ongoing training as required. This position is part of the Government of Ontario’s Summer Employment Opportunities Program. 

Location:
All  shifts will be onsite at Museum London (421 Ridout Street North, London, ON) unless otherwise notified. 

Training:
The Summer Interpretive Coordinator will be trained by the Curator of Engagement and Outreach, Sarah Munro and the Head of Administration, Cydna Mercer as well as members of our Security team. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Collaborate, under the guidance of the Curator of Engagement and Outreach, in the development and facilitation of hands-on activities for visitors of all ages and abilities 

Maintain interactive exhibit materials and supplies.

Ensure supplies are stocked, cleaned, sanitized, and accessible for visitor use.

Assist in developing and implementing interactive learning experiences to deepen understanding of exhibitions and collections.

Skills and Requirements: 

  •  Must be currently enrolled in a secondary, or post-secondary institution or within six months of graduation.
  • Provide proof of student enrolment.
  • Must be a resident of Ontario during the period of employment. 
  • Must be eligible to work in Canada and have a Social Insurance Number (SIN). 
  • Background or interest in visual arts, history, museums, and education.
  • Experience in working with the public (including children, families, seniors, and new Canadians).
  • Works well independently and with Museum staff and volunteers.
  • Valid Police Records Check.
  • Complete mandatory Health & Safety training.
  • Must be 15 years of age or older.

Museum London is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from people of all abilities. Accommodations for candidates are available on request for all aspects of the selection process.

Reporting to: Sarah Munro, Curator of Engagement and Outreach and Andrew Kear, Head of Programs.  

Resumés should be submitted to:
Sarah Munro, Curator of Engagement and Outreach
Museum London
Re: Summer Interpretive Coordinator
smunro@museumlondon.ca
DEADLINE: Sunday June 23, 12:00 am


Museum London Call for Artist-Educators

Museum London is accepting ongoing applications for paid, contract Artist-Educators. Opportunities are available to develop and lead arts or crafts workshops or classes, and also drop-in sessions for public events such as Family Day, Canada Day, or other civic festivals. Activities will  take place virtually or on-site. 

We are seeking Artists with:

  • Teaching experience to lead programs for children, youth, or adults. 
  • The experience of, and enthusiasm for communicating ideas clearly, inspiring creativity, developing technical confidence, and modeling inclusivity.
  • A commitment to working with the Museum London Programs team to reach activity deadlines and budgets.
  • The knowledge and ability to explore art or craft practices, histories, techniques, or materials. 

Arts or crafts-based activity themes could explore:

  • The practices or contexts of exhibiting our permanent collection art or artists. 
  • London and regional communities or histories including, and not limited to Indigenous, Black, Disability, and LGBTQ2S+ perspectives. 

Please submit your CV with cover letter and include  the following:

  • Relevant artist-education experience leading activities in a museum, or community setting.
  • One to three proposal ideas for drop-in sessions, workshops, or classes you would lead and include the title, duration, age group, learning objectives, and materials or techniques used.  
  • Two to three references. 

Submissions to be sent to smunro@museumlondon.ca .

Museum London is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants but must advise that only those selected for interviews will be contacted.