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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.

Summer positions are posted here when available.

All summer 2020 positions have been filled – thank you for your interest!

2020 MOA Summer Grant Positions

Camp Kits Counsellor

One position funded through Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ)

Work Term: June 22 to August 16, 2020 (8 weeks)

35hrs/week, $14.00/hour.

This summer, as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic we are offering a Camp Kits program in place of our regular onsite camp. 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.

Description of job tasks:

  • Assisting in the administration, planning, and distribution of camp kits.
  • Create materials for camp kits
  • Creating online video instructions for camp kit activities.
  • Assisting in the planning and delivery of live online camp kit components.
  • Ensuring the maintenance of a clean camp kit prep environment.
  • Assisting with the supervision of camp kit assembly and prep volunteers.
  • 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 8, 2020

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

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

History Museum Interpreter

One position funded through Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ)

Work Term: June 22 to August 16, 2020 (8 weeks)

35hrs/week, $14.00/hour.

 The Museum of Ontario Archaeology is seeking a History Museum Interpreter for the summer season (8 weeks, 35 hr/week, $14.00/hr.  Start date: June 22, Anticipated end date: August 16). The History Museum Interpreter will provide interpretation of Ontario’s archaeological heritage via online engagement, including demonstrations of the museum’s ongoing collections management work. They will also assist in the improvement and generation of new collections records and related interpretive material.

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

The History Museum Interpreter will:

  • Assist with the online delivery of interpretive materials and activities to promote and engage the public in Ontario’s archaeological and Indigenous heritagevia platforms such as Facebook Live and Instagram Live
  • Incorporate demonstrations and explain best practices of collections care for archaeological materials through online engagement initiatives
  • Assist in the improvement and creation of collections records and interpretive materials for existing online platforms such as PastPerfectOnline and Google Arts and Culture
  • Expand online audience for MOA platform
  • Create and regularly distribute relevant social media content
  • Assist with updating website and digital notice boards

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.

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

Applications will be due by June 8, 2020

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

Museum Educator

One position funded through Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ)

Work Term: June 22 to August 16, 2020 (8 weeks)

35hrs/week, $14.00/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. This is a key role for MOA as we 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.

Description of job tasks:

  • Assist in the development of curriculum-based programming and materials for virtual outreach to schools
  • Assist in the creation and delivery of online public education and engagement videos and activities.
  • Assist with planning and delivery of digital outreach programming into the community.
  • Assist in the delivery of the MOA Camp Kits as needed.

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 8, 2020

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

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

Museum Remote Receptionist

A Remote Receptionist and engagement coordinator is required for the Museum of Ontario Archaeology’s summer season, beginning Monday, June 22 and ending August 16, 35hrs/week, $14.00/hour.

The Remote Receptionist 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 buy 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:

• 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.

• Assist in maintaining contact with and coordinating volunteers.

• 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.

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 8, 2020

Send applications to:

Cindy Barrett
Administrative Officer
Museum of Ontario Archaeology
cindy@archaeologymuseum.ca

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