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
• 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
• 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
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.
• 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
Please send your cover letter and resume to Jamie Fenton at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.