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Visitor Experience Animator (SEASONAL- Summer 2021)

by London Children's Museum

Position Type: Student Job
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Mar 11, 2021
London Children's Museum

Job Description

Visitor Experience Animator

The London Children’s Museum is looking for a creative, fun, and enthusiastic Visitor Experience Animator (VEA) to join our team. Working with the Visitor Experiences staff, the VEA will contribute to the development and delivery of outstanding child and family-centered programs and events. 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 7 – September 5, 2021
Compensation: $14.25/hour 

Key Responsibilities 

• Plan and deliver high-quality, fun, and engaging activities, including daily public programs, special  events, and birthday parties 
• Plan and deliver daily public programming on topics of culture, heritage, art, and science 
• Facilitate public interactions with artifacts from the London Children’s Museum 7,000-piece collection
• Support the delivery of curriculum-connected Digital Field Trips  
• Contribute to the daily upkeep of exhibits 
• Support the design and delivery of 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 London Children’s Museum staff team
• Accept all other duties as required 

Skills 

• Enthusiasm for hands-on, experiential learning 
• Demonstrated experience and interest in planning and facilitating family-centered 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 
• Desire to work in a distinct child and family-centered environment 
• Excellent time management skills and ability to work both independently and with a team 
• Outdoor education/gardening experience is an asset 
• Strong verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills 

Education 

Enrolled in secondary or post-secondary education. Ideal for students pursuing a career in primary/elementary education, museum or heritage studies, child development, or early childhood education.

Position Requirements 

• Child & Infant First Aid and CPR training 
• Valid police check 
• Between the ages of 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment (June 7, 2021)
• A full-time student (secondary or post-secondary) in the previous year (2020/2021)
• Intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year (2021/2022)
• Registered in the Young Canada Works (YCW) online candidate inventory

• Note: The candidate must not have worked under the YCW grant at the London 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 7th – September 5th)
• 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 evenings 

To Apply 

Please send your cover letter and resume to Jamie Fenton at jfenton@londonchildrensmuseum.ca by Monday, March 29th at 5:00pm.

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.