Program Assistant, seasonal student, Sharon Temple National Historic Site & Museum, Sharon, ON (20/03/20)

  • 25 Jan 2020 9:02 AM
    Message # 8679355
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Job Duration: 13 weeks

    Anticipated Start Date: May 27th, 2020

    Anticipated End Date: August 23rd, 2020

    Wage: $14.00/hour

    Number of positions: 1

    General Description:

    The Sharon Temple National Historic Site and Museum is an open-air museum with 8 heritage buildings and two interpretive buildings on-site. The ideal candidate has an interest in history and education with some programming experience. The ideal candidate will be creative, energetic and a self-starter, with excellent customer service and organizational skills.

    Primary Job Functions:

    - Research, design and prepare two education programs for primary, junior or senior grades, ensuring that the growing diverse community can access the museums history.

    - Prepare and implement six weeks of day camp programs for ages 5-12 themed around cooking, history, sciences, and physical activity, incorporating STEAM principles and including evaluation measures.

    - Assist in the creation of a Volunteer Interpretation Guide for several of the heritage buildings including the Cookhouse, Log Cabin, Doan House and the Sharon Temple.

    - Assist in the preparation, set-up and take-down and implementation of four special events, including Heritage Celebration, Pigs n’ Pints, Canada Day Community Celebration and our Annual Canadian Citizenship Ceremony.

    - Provide daily site tours for individuals and groups based on their specific interests through the sites 8 heritage buildings.

    - Assist in front of house services, including welcoming visitors, providing exceptional customer service, processing admissions and providing gift shop sales when necessary in the Museum’s Gate House.

    - Propose, undertake and successfully complete an individual project based on personal interests that will help advance ones professional development and follow the museums mandate.

    General Duties:

    - Provide interpretation to the public through tours, education and outreach programs.

    - Special events and program preparation and day of event assistance

    - Assist staff with daily attendance tracking, gift shop inventory, and cash balancing.

    - Conduct daily and weekly preventative maintenance checks on historic buildings.

    - Provide support for wedding and rental preparation.

    - Provide support as needed to other staff members.

    - Other tasks, as required.


    - Currently enrolled and returning to full time post-secondary studies in Museum Studies, Education, Early Childhood Education, Recreation and Leisure, Art History, History, or related field.

    - The ideal candidate will have an interest in the career fields of Museums, History, Arts, or Education.

    - Aged 16-30 and registered in the YCW candidate inventory accessible on the YCW website as per the Young Canada Heritage Organizations program guidelines.

    - Previous experience working with the public in a structured setting, in a paid and/or volunteer capacity.

    - Previous experience working with and programming for children in a camp and education setting is an asset.

    - Computer proficiency with Word, Excel and PowerPoint, knowledge of PastPerfect or other Collections Management software is an asset.

    - Must possess or be willing to train for Standard First Aid and CPR.

    - Must possess or be willing to obtain a successful Vulnerable Sectors Screening.

    - Be prepared to work a variety of shifts, including weekends, and evenings.

    Physical Requirements:

    The Sharon Temple National Historic Site and Museum is located north of Toronto on 4.5 acres. As this is a large site with multiple buildings, the candidate will be required to move between these buildings and around the site as needed to conduct various activities.

    Application Information:

    Please submit a resume and cover letter to

    Subject Line: Programs Assistant - [Last Name]

    Deadline for Applications: March 20th, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    This position is dependent on receiving funding through Young Canada Works. We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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