Visitor Experience Animator - Bilingual (Seasonal - June - Sept)

by London Children's Museum

Position Type: Student Job
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Mar 04, 2020
Experience: 1 Year
London Children's Museum

Job Description

The London Children’s Museum is looking for a creative, fun, professional and enthusiastic Bilingual Visitor Experience Animator (VEA) to join our team. Working with the Visitor Experiences Team, the Bilingual VEA will contribute to the development and delivery of outstanding programs, events, birthday parties and more. 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 8, 2019 – September 4, 2020
Compensation: $14.00/hour

Key Responsibilities:
  • Deliver on-site education programs to school groups in English and French
  • Provide programming to general visitors in English and French
  • Plan and deliver high-quality, fun and engaging museum programs including birthday parties, daily programming and special events
  • Provide exceptional visitor experience and customer service
  • Assist with day camp as needed
  • Participate in community outreach programs
  • Provide training and support to volunteers
  • Be a helpful, positive and engaged member of the Children’s Museum staff team
  • Accept all other duties as required

  • Enthusiasm for the experiential learning philosophy practiced by the Children’s Museum
  • Demonstrated experience and interest in planning and facilitating playful family-centred programming
  • Desire to work in a distinctly child-centred environment
  • Specific interest or expertise in the area(s) of science, art, history, culture, engineering, museum artifacts and/or outdoor learning is an asset
  • Excellent time management skills, and ability to work both independently and within a team
  • Strong verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays and some Friday evenings
  • Enrolled in secondary or post-secondary education.
  • Ideal for students looking to work in primary/elementary education, child development, early childhood education or museum studies fields
Position Requirements:
  • Bilingual (French)
  • Child & Infant First Aid and CPR training
  • Valid police check
  • Between the ages of 16 and 30 years of age, as of June 1st, 2020
  • A full-time student, having completed a school term by June 1st, 2020
  • Returning to full-time studies in September 2020
  • Registration in the Young Canada Works (YCW) online candidate inventory
  • Note: The candidate must not have worked under the YCW grant at the 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- September 4th 2020)
  • 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
  • Note: Non-Canadian students or graduates holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible
  • Preference will be given to candidates whose permanent address is more than 125 kilometers from London, Ontario
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays and some evenings

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.

To Apply: Please e-mail your application to by April 24th 2020.