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If you are a student looking for a summer job and want to develop skills in anthropology, archaeology, history, education, or First Nations studies, MOA may be the place for you.

Summer positions are posted here when available.

2019 MOA Summer Grant Positions

Education Assistant

One Position funded through Young Canada Works (YCW)

Start Date: May 27 to August 30, 2019:

35 hr/week, $14.00/hr.

Candidate must meet YCW Eligibility Criteria

The Education Assistant will be responsible for delivering education programs and leading workshops for school, day camp and tour groups, as well as interpreting the Museum for visitors. The position also offers the opportunity for the successful candidate to be involved in educational program development and marketing initiatives. Supervisory and leadership training will also be provided.

The successful candidate will have a background in anthropology/archaeology, history, education, or First Nations studies and possess both a positive attitude and a strong work ethic.  Prior work or volunteer experience at a museum or historic site is an asset.

Senior Camp Counsellor

Two Positions funded through separate grants:

Position 1 funded through Young Canada Works (YCW)

Start Date: June 10 to August 23, 2019

35hrs/week, $14.00/hour.

Candidate must meet YCW Eligibility Criteria

Position 2 funded through Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ)

Start Date: July 2 to August 23, 2019

30hrs/week, $14.00/hour.

Open to qualified youth aged 15-30.

The Senior Camp Counsellor will be responsible for delivery of daily activities for the Museum’s Summer Day Camp for children ages 5-9 and assist with the supervision of Junior Counsellors and volunteers.  The position also offers the opportunity for the successful candidate to be involved in educational program delivery and development. Supervisory and leadership training will also be provided.

The successful candidate will have a background in Anthropology/Archaeology, Public History, Education, Museum Studies, First Nations studies, or similar University program and possess both a positive attitude and a strong work ethic.

Visitor Experience Assistant

One position funded through Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ)

Start Date: July 2 to August 23, 2019

35hrs/week, $14.00/hour.

The Visitor Experience Assistant will be responsible for engaging visitors by sharing the museum’s stories through hands-on activities, demonstrations, and tours. Their organization skills and attention to detail will help coordinate our reception and gift shop services and process admissions and purchases.  The successful candidate will also hone their analytic skills in audience research and feedback.

The successful candidate will have a background in Anthropology/Archaeology, Public History, Education, First Nations, or similar. We are looking for someone who enjoys customer service, who is adaptable, has a good attitude, and a strong work ethic. Prior work or volunteer experience at a museum or historic site is an asset.

Interpretation Assistant

Two positions funded through separate grants:

Position 1 funded through Young Canada Works (YCW)

Start Date: May 27 to August 23, 2019

35hrs/week, $14.00/hour.

Candidate must meet YCW Eligibility Criteria

Position 2 funded through Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ)

Start Date: July 2 to August 23, 2019

30hrs/week, $14.00/hour.

Open to qualified youth aged 15-30.

The Interpretation Assistants will provide interpretation of gallery exhibits and the adjacent Lawson Archaeological site, and demonstrates the museum’s ongoing collections management work while stationed inside the galleries or the Public Archaeology Lab.

The successful candidates will have a background in Anthropology, Public History, Education, Museum Studies, First Nations studies, or similar University program and possess both a positive attitude and a strong work ethic. Prior work or volunteer experience at a museum or historic site, or experience with PastPerfect would be an asset.

Archaeological Collections Assistant

One position funded through the Government of Ontario’s 2019 Summer Experience Program (SEP)

36.5hrs/week, $14.00/hour

Start Date: July 2 to August 19

Open to Students aged 15-25. Candidate must meet SEP Eligibility Criteria

The Archaeological Collections Assistant will be responsible for processing archaeological collections in the care of the Museum of Ontario Archaeology, with a focus on collections held by the museum for the Ontario Ministry of Culture Tourism and Sport. Specific duties will include repackaging of collections materials to meet museum repository standards for long-term curation, digitization of collections material (including document scanning, object photography, and 3D scanning), data entry of object information into the museum’s database systems, and data management of other related object information, including inventory systems and metadata management. Additionally, they will assist with the ingestion of additional archaeological collections into the repository, including physically assisting the inspection and transfer of new boxes, and adding materials to the repository’s inventory database. The employee(s) will also assist with remediation and conservation of collections under the supervision of experienced staff.

Applying:

All the above positions are funded through summer jobs grants. Please read linked eligibility criteria closely.

Applications due by May 18, 2019

For all positions except Interpretation Assistant and Archaeological Collections Assistant, please send, fax, or e-mail resume and cover letter to:

Katie Urban,
Learning Coordinator
Museum of Ontario Archaeology
1600 Attawandaron Road
London, Ontario, N6G 3M6
fax: (519) 850-2363
E-mail: learn@archaeologymuseum.ca

Applications for the Interpretation Assistant and Archaeological Collections Assistant positions should be directed to:

Heather Hatch,
Collections Manager
Museum of Ontario Archaeology
1600 Attawandaron Road
London, Ontario, N6G 3M6
fax: (519) 850-2363
E-mail: heather@archaeologymuseum.ca

If you are a current student at Western University, please see also Work Study Opportunities