Institution: Osgoode Township Museum
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. Friday, April 9, 2021
Contact: Jillian Metcalfe, Executive Director
Postal Code: K0A 3J0
Region: Ottawa South
Osgoode Township Museum, located in Vernon, Ontario is housed in a mid-century two
room schoolhouse. It shares the story of Ottawa’s rural and agricultural heritage.
The Osgoode Township Museum seeks a summer student for the position of Programming
Assistant to contribute to the development, preparation and delivery of public and
educational programs. They will work as part of a team giving local history presentations
on-site and virtually, deliver family programs, run workshops and assist with special events.
The Programming Assistant will support the Education Officer in the execution of Museum
programs and visitor experiences.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the unique circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, job
descriptions may be altered to accommodate the Museum’s needs as employees work
from home. Additional requirements will include internet access and personal
electronic equipment; including a personal computer and smartphone both with audio
and video capabilities.
Duties & Responsibilities
· Assist with the delivery of educational programs and events
· Complete detailed event summaries for programs and/or events
· Create a year -long program agenda for the heritage garden and develop themes and
content for different themes
· Conduct family-friendly Museum tours for visitors
· Use social media and Museum publications to promote programs and engage online
· Open and close Museum, perform gift shop transactions and work as part of the visitor
· A Canadian citizen or permanent resident entitled to work in Canada
· Meets employment requirements for Canada Summer Jobs
· Excellent interpersonal, public speaking and communication skills
· Preference given to candidates with a background in museum studies, art history, library
and information studies, business, education, marketing, graphic design or a similar field
· French is an asset
· Ability to move large items such as exhibition, programming and event supplies weighing
up to 50 pounds to a height of 3-5 feet between buildings, across parking lots and lawns
· Technology: Use of Adobe Creative Suites, Google Suites and Canva for design
purposes and web-based programs
· Communications: Interpersonal, public speaking and writing for social media
· Organization: Track projects and measurable outcomes
· Customer Service: Ensure visitors have a positive experience
· Research: Local history, genealogy, interpretive panels and historical presentations
· Time Management: Deliver content within specified time requirements
This position is contingent on successful funding from Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ). All
offers of employment for this position will be conditional upon satisfactory reference checks.
There is no public transportation to the Museum site. Work includes weekends and statutory
holidays. We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be
Positions Available: 1
Duration: 16 weeks
Hours: Wednesdays to Saturdays 9:00-5:00pm (flexibility on hours re: work locations during
Anticipated Start Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2021
To apply, email a cover letter and resume (PDF format only) to
email@example.com by 11:59 p.m. Friday, April 9, 2021.
The former Osgoode Township was a division of Carleton County which became a part of
the City of Ottawa during amalgamation in 2001. The Osgoode Township Museum is located
in the southernmost section of the City of Ottawa. The communities in the former Osgoode
Township include Vernon, Marvelville, Marionville, Kenmore, Greely, Metcalfe, Osgoode,
Manotick Station and Enniskerry. Our organization is committed to preserving and sharing
the history of these Osgoode communities.
Osgoode Township Museum is one of the eleven community museums which belong to the
Ottawa Museum Network (OMN).
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