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Bilingual Visitor Experience Animator (SEASONAL- Summer 2021)

by London Children's Museum

Position Type: Part-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Mar 11, 2021
London Children's Museum

Job Description

Bilingual Visitor Experience Animator

The London Children’s Museum is looking for a creative, fun, and enthusiastic Bilingual Visitor Experience  Animator (VEA) to join our team. Working with the Visitor Experiences staff, the Bilingual 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 

• Provide exceptional visitor experience and customer service to all London Children’s Museum visitors in  both English and French 
• Plan and deliver weekly French programs 
• 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.

Position Requirements 

• Bilingual (French) 
• 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 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.