Programming Assistant, seasonal, Osgoode Township Museum, Vernon, ON (09/04/21)

  • 23 Feb 2021 1:54 PM
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    Institution: Osgoode Township Museum

    Salary: $15.00

    Deadline: 11:59 p.m. Friday, April 9, 2021

    Contact: Jillian Metcalfe, Executive Director

    City/Town: Vernon

    Province: Ontario

    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.

    Job Summary

    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

    services team


    · 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

    Salary: $15.00/hr.

    To apply, email a cover letter and resume (PDF format only) to 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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