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Work Study Opportunities

The following positions are available through Western University’s Work Study program.

You must be pre-approved for hours before applying.

Work study details: It may take up to 4 weeks to be accessed for work study. You will be notified by Western through your email. Jobs are posted on CareerCentral job listings.

Financial assistance is also available during the summer term for registered students. The application for summer bursary and Work Study funding is available through the Student Center.  To be eligible to apply students must be registered in a minimum half credit (not Distance Studies) during the Summer term and must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident. Note: Students who are registered in a 0.5 Distance Studies course only are not eligible to apply for funding.

 Application Deadline: July 18, 2019

Camp Counsellors:  Work Study 


We are looking for fun and enthusiastic Summer Camp Counsellors from July 2 to  August 23

Junior Camp Counselors are responsible for delivering pre-developed interactive themed based programming to children ages 5-9. Themes are related to the broader theme of First Nations, Ontario, and Canadian history, and archaeology.

Camp Hours: Monday – Friday 8 am – 5pm.

Please email your resume and cover letter to Katie Urban – Learning Coordinator.

Education Assistants:  Work Study

Working in a variety of areas, 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. For more information, please refer to the Education_Assistant_WorkStudy 2018 posting.  Please email your resume and cover letter to Katie Urban – Learning Coordinator.


Gallery and Gift Shop Assistants: Work Study

Working throughout the week (weekdays and weekend shifts available), students will oversee the Museum of Ontario Archaeology’s public gallery and gift shop. The candidate will greet and interact with visitors to the Museum, provide them with information on the Museum, and start them on a self-guided tour. Processing admissions and gift shop purchases through a cash register system and inventory management as well as other daily duties are involved.  For more information, please refer to the Gift_Shop_Assistant_Work Study posting.  Please email your resume and cover letter to Cindy Barrett – Administrative Officer.


Archaeological Collections Assistants: Work Study

We are looking for students to help us with processing our archaeological collections for long-term storage.  The MOA is responsible for the care of a large collection of archaeological materials from across Ontario, and many of these collections need to be brought up to the standards of care for preservation in our archaeological repository.  This involves hands-on work with re-packaging collections as well as inventory management and digitization, including 3D scanning.  For more information, please refer to the Archaeology Collections Assistant Work Study posting.  Please email your resume and cover letter to Heather Hatch – Collections Manager.


Library Assistant: Work Study

The MOA is looking for a Library Assistant to help us with organizing and maintaining our book and archival collections.  This involves creating and editing library collections records to Library of Congress standards in PastPerfect and Microsoft Excel, plus assisting with developing and implementing weeding strategies.  Additionally, this will involve digitization or archival materials, and management of digital records. For more information, please refer to the Library Work Assistant Work Study posting.  Please email your resume and cover letter to Heather Hatch – Collections Manager.