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If you are a youth 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.

 

2021 MOA Summer Grant Positions

Camp Kits Counsellor

One position funded through Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ)

Work Term: June 28 to August 29, 2021 (8 weeks) 35hrs/week, $14.25/hour.

A Camp Kit Counsellor is required for the Museum of Ontario Archaeology’s summer season, beginning June 28 and ending August 29, 35hrs/week, $14.25/hour.

This summer, as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic we are offering an Camp Kits program. The Camp Kits Counsellor will play a leading role in the delivery of these kits through development, assembly, and pre-recorded and live video components. Comfort on camera, good time management, and creativity will be key components. This position is expected to take place onsite at the Museum, but may include some work from home if required. Depending on conditions, the museum may be able to offer a brief outdoor kids camp program on location, in which case duties would shift to assisting with on-site services’ during their duration.

Work Tasks and Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting in the development, planning and delivery of the Summer Day Camp/kits
  • Assisting the Learning Coordinator in the planning and delivery of an onsite day-camp, if possible.
  • Assisting with the training of Junior Counsellors
  • Planning and delivery of day-to-day camp/camp kit activities
  • Monitoring camp craft supplies and materials for camp craft, games and activities
  • Ensuring the maintenance of a clean and safe work and camp environment.
  • Supervisory and leadership training will also be provided.

The successful candidate will have a background and interest 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.

Prior work or volunteer experience with children is an asset.

Please include in your covering letter how you meet the Canada Summer Jobs eligibility requirements.

Applications due by June 3, 2021

To apply, please e-mail resume and cover letter to:

Katie Urban
Learning Coordinator
Museum of Ontario Archaeology
katie@archaeologymuseum.ca

 

Museum Educator

One position funded through Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ)

Work Term: June 28 to August 29, 2021 (8 weeks)

35hrs/week, $14.25/hour.

A Museum Educator is required for the Museum of Ontario Archaeology’s summer season, beginning July 6 and ending August 30, 35hrs/week, $14.00/hour.

The Museum Educator will assist with the development of digital Curriculum-based educational programming for grades 1-12 including creation of video content. This is a key role for MOA as we continue our transition to more virtual programming delivery. This position is expected to take place onsite at the Museum, but may include some work from home if required.  Depending on conditions, the museum may be able to offer a brief outdoor kids camp program on location, in which case duties would shift to assisting with on-site services’ during their duration.

Work Tasks and Responsibilities include:

  • Assist in the development and delivery of interactive public programming for tour groups and on-line visitors.
  • Assist in the development of onsite interactives/programs for children and families.
  • Assist in the development of virtual interactives/programs for children and families.
  • Assist with planning and delivering outreach programming within the community both in-person and on-line.
  • Assisting in the delivery of the Summer Day Camp, if offered
  • Assisting with the training of Junior Counsellors
  • Ensuring the maintenance of a clean and safe work and camp environment.
  • Supervisory and leadership training will also be provided.

The successful candidate will have a background and interest in Education, Anthropology/Archaeology, Public History, 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 with children is an asset.

Please include in your covering letter how you meet the Canada Summer Jobs eligibility requirements.

Applications due by June 3, 2021

To apply, please e-mail resume and cover letter to:

Katie Urban
Learning Coordinator
Museum of Ontario Archaeology
katie@archaeologymuseum.ca

 

Museum Coordinator

A Museum Coordinator is required for the Museum of Ontario Archaeology’s summer season, beginning Monday, June 21 and ending August 13, 35hrs/week, $14.25/hour.

The Museum Coordinator will assist with providing courteous and professional customer service and coordinating the museum’s remote communications. This is an important role for the MOA as we transition to more virtual customer engagement and programming delivery. This position is expected to primarily work from home but may include some on-site work, should health and safety conditions allow. The position requires a computer with a stable internet connection, familiarity MS Office software such as Teams, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as experience with social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 Description of job tasks:

  • Increase the public’s knowledge about the museum, its programs, and collections through the development of promotional materials, social media and other marketing activities.
  • Provide enthusiastic and mandate-informed customer engagement through digital and remote platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and the museum’s monthly e-newsletter.
  • Respond to email and social platform correspondence, check phone messages, take bookings and direct inquiries, as needed.
  • Administer and assist with the development and delivery of remote programs such as Summer Camp Kits, online workshops and events, remote tours, and digital fundraising.
  • Monitor and update the museum website and notice boards.
  • Monitor online gift shop inventory and sales.
  • Monitor and update distribution lists.
  • Create and regularly distribute monthly newsletters and marketing materials to promote the museum and its summer activities.

The successful candidate will have the capacity to problem-solve and multi-task without compromising their professionalism, job quality, or visitors’ expectations of a public museum. We are looking for someone with a strong work ethic, good communication skills, a background in customer service or hospitality and post-secondary experience in Anthropology/Archaeology, Public History, Museum Studies, First Nations studies, or similar University program.  

Please familiarize yourself with the museum by looking over our website and social media content before applying, and include in your covering letter how you meet the Canada Summer Jobs eligibility requirements (Canadian citizens, 15-30 years old, possess a SIN – see CSJ website for more detailed eligibility).

Applications due by June 6, 2021

Send applications to:
Cindy Barrett
Administrative Officer
Museum of Ontario Archaeology
Cindy@archaeologymuseum.ca

Museum Objects Cataloguer – Filled

One position funded through Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ)

Work Term: June 21 to August 8 (8 weeks) (Originally posted as June 7 to July 25, 2021)

35hrs/week, $14.25/hour.

 The Museum of Ontario Archaeology is seeking a Museum Objects Cataloguer for the summer season (8 weeks, 35 hr/week, $14.25/hr.  Start date: June 7, Anticipated end date: July 25). The Museum Objects Cataloguer will assist with ongoing collections management work such as collections repackaging, cataloguing, and interpretation of Ontario’s archaeological heritage via online engagement.

 Please note:  This job may require a combination of working from home and working on site at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology in London Ontario.

The Museum Objects Cataloguer will be responsible for:

  • 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),
  • Creating new records for the museum’s Collections Management Systems, to be shared via the MOA website,
  • Data management of other related object information, including inventory systems and metadata management,
  • 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,
  • Demonstrate and explain best practices of collections care for archaeological materials by operating in an public space or online,
  • Create content for social media that highlights the museum’s collection and collection work.

The Museum Objects Cataloguer will provide youth with an interest or background in Museum Studies, Anthropology/Archaeology, Canadian History, First Nations/Indigenous Studies, or related program with experience in museum collections management, care of objects, data entry and record keeping.  They will have the opportunity to develop skills in public engagement and problem-solving and deepen their knowledge and experience of Ontario’s cultural heritage.

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.

You must in your covering letter how you meet the Canada Summer Jobs eligibility requirements.

Applications will be due by May 17, 2021

To apply, please e-mail resume and cover letter to:
Heather Hatch, Collections Manager

Museum of Ontario Archaeology
1600 Attawandaron Road
London, Ontario, N6G 3M6
E-mail: heather@archaeologymuseum.ca

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