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Summer Employment

If you are a youth looking for a summer job and want to develop skills in anthropology, archaeology, history, education, or First Nations studies, the Museum of Ontario Archaeology may be the place for you! Every summer we have a number of positions available from camp counsellors to positions working closely with our curatorial staff, a summer position at the MOA is a great way to gain experience working in a museum!

2022 MOA Summer Grant Positions

Please note:  The Museum’s vaccination policy requires all staff to be fully vaccinated, according to provincial definitions, against Covid-19.


Camp Coordinator – Closed
One position funded through Young Canada Works (YCW)

The Museum of Ontario Archaeology is hiring a Camp Coordinator for our summer season!


Indigenous Collections Assistant – Closed

One position funded through Young Canada Works (YCW)

Work Term: June 6th to August 26th (12 weeks), 35 hr/week, $15/hr.

The Museum of Ontario Archaeology is seeking an Indigenous Collections Assistant for the summer season! The Indigenous Collections Assistant is a position created for a First-Nations, Métis or Inuit Youth.  Do not apply for this position unless you self-identify as FNMI.


Museum Cataloguer – Closed

Position funded through Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ).

The Museum of Ontario Archaeology is seeking a Museum Cataloguer for the summer season. Our Museum Cataloguer will assist with collections repackaging, cataloguing, data entry, and other collections management tasks.

Work Term: 8 weeks, 35 hr/week, $15/hr.  Start date: June 6th, Anticipated end date: July 31st.


Archaeological Collections Assistant

Position funded through SEP.                             

The Museum of Ontario Archaeology is seeking an Archaeological Collections Assistant for the summer season! Our Archaeological Collections Assistant will assist with collections repackaging, cataloguing, data entry, and other collections management tasks.   

Work Term: 232 hours – 6.4 weeks, 36.25 hr/week, $15/hr. Start date:  July 4, Anticipated end date: August 16)

Please note:  The Museum’s vaccination policy requires all staff to be fully vaccinated, according to provincial definitions, against Covid-19. Depending on circumstances, this job may require a combination of working from home and working on site at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology in London Ontario.

The Archaeological Collections Assistant’s job tasks will include:

  • Creating new records for the museum’s Collections Management Systems, with a focus on collections from MHSTCI, to be shared via the MOA website,
  • Repackaging  and inventorying of collections materials to meet museum repository standards for long-term curation with a focus on collections from the Ministry of Heritage, Spots, Tourism and Culture Industries (MHSTCI)
  • Digitization of collections material (including document scanning, object photography, and 3D scanning), with a focus on collections from MHSTCI,
  • 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

The Archaeological Collections Assistant position will provide a student with an interest or background in Museum Studies, Anthropology/Archaeology, Canadian History, First Nations/Indigenous Studies, or related program, with career experience in museum collections management, object care, data entry and record keeping and deepen their knowledge and experience of Ontario’s cultural heritage.

The successful candidate must meet the criteria of the Ontario Summer Experience Program:

  • All students must be currently enrolled in a secondary, or post-secondary institution or within six months of graduation and have reached the age of 15 and not yet reached the age of 25 upon commencement of employment or up to 29 years of age for persons with a disability, within the meaning of s.10 of the Ontario Human Rights Code, R.S.O. 1990, c. H.19, as amended from time to time,
  • Students must be residents of Ontario during the period of employment,
  • Students must be eligible to work in Canada and have a Social Insurance Number (SIN),
  • Students should be living in Ontario at the time they start work.

An ideal candidate 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 would be an asset. Proof of student enrolment must be provided.

Characteristics of City/Region:
The Museum of Ontario Archaeology is located in the northwest corner of the City of London, the traditional territory of the Munsee-Delaware, Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee Peoples and their Ancestors who have lived here from Time Immemorial. First named as a settler village by John Graves Simcoe in 1793, London has a rich and deep archaeological past, with evidence of human occupation from the period of glacial recession approximately 13,000 years ago, to the vibrant city that it is today. Adjacent to the Museum is a 500-year-old village once inhabited by approximately 2,000 Indigenous agriculturalists, today known as the Lawson Site. This site is considered one the region’s largest settlements before European contact.


Museum of Ontario Archaeology website: www.archaeologymuseum.ca

London is situated in the Western part of Ontario, Canada. The city hosts the seat of Middlesex County, and it is located halfway between Toronto and Detroit. 

City of London website: http://www.london.ca/

You must include in your covering letter how you meet the Summer Employment Program eligibility requirements.

Applications will be due by Monday, June 6, 2022 at 11:59 pm.
Please e-mail resume and cover letter to: 
Heather Hatch, Collections Manager

Museum of Ontario Archaeology 
heather@archaeologymuseum.ca


Camp Counsellor

Position funded through Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ).

The Museum of Ontario Archaeology is hiring a Camp Counsellor for our summer season.

Work Term: 8 weeks, beginning July 4th and ending August 26th. This position is 35hrs/week (9:00AM-4:00PM) Monday to Friday. 

Please note:  The Museum’s vaccination policy requires all staff to be fully vaccinated, according to provincial definitions, against Covid-19. Depending on circumstances, 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 of Ontario Archaeology is an independent registered charity supporting the education and preservation of Ontario’s archeological heritage. The museum holds over 2.5 million artifacts and is located adjacent to the Lawson Site village, a provincially designated archeological site once inhabited by up to 2,000 Indigenous peoples in the 16th century. As a heritage site, the MOA draws visitors and tourists of all ages seeking to learn more about Ontario’s history. 

The Camp Counsellor will assist the Camp Coordinator with the delivery of the museum’s Summer Camp Program.  

Works Tasks and Responsibilities include: 

·  Assisting the Camp Coordinator with delivery of the Summer Camp program 

·  Planning and delivering day-to-day camp activities 

·  Assisting in the administration, planning and supervision of Summer Day Camp 

·  Monitoring camp craft supplies and materials for camp craft, games and activities 

·  Ensuring the maintenance of a clean and safe camp environment 

In addition, the ideal candidate will have the following skills: 

  • Experience working with children (in a classroom or camp setting would be an asset) 
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills 
  • The ability to work independently and in a team environment 
  • A positive attitude and strong work ethic 
  • First Aid certification is required  
  • A clean criminal record and vulnerable sector check prior to employment 
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have completed at least some post-secondary education 

The successful candidate must meet the criteria of the Canada Summer Jobs Program: 

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the beginning of the employment period ; 
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment and, 
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations. 

An ideal candidate will have a background and interest in Education, Anthropology/Archaeology, Public History, Museum Studies, First Nations Studies. They will possess both a positive attitude and a strong work ethic. 

Characteristics of City/Region: 

The Museum of Ontario Archaeology is located in the northwest corner of the City of London, the traditional territory of the Munsee-Delaware, Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee Peoples and their Ancestors who have lived here from Time Immemorial. First named as a settler village by John Graves Simcoe in 1793, London has a rich and deep archaeological past, with evidence of human occupation from the period of glacial recession approximately 13,000 years ago, to the vibrant city that it is today. Adjacent to the Museum is a 500-year-old village once inhabited by approximately 2,000 Indigenous agriculturalists, today known as the Lawson Site. This site is considered one the region’s largest settlements before European contact.

Museum of Ontario Archaeology website: www.archaeologymuseum.ca

London is situated in the Western part of Ontario, Canada. The city hosts the seat of Middlesex County, and it is located halfway between Toronto and Detroit.  
 

City of London website: http://www.london.ca/ 
 
You must include in your covering letter how you meet the Canada Summer Jobs eligibility requirements. 

Applications are due by Friday, June 10th before 5:00pm.
We thank all interested candidates, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  

Please email resume and cover letter to: 
Kristy Buck, Digital Programming & Communications Coordinator 
Museum of Ontario Archaeology 
kristy@archaeologymuseum.ca 


Museum Educator 

Position funded through Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ).

The Museum of Ontario Archaeology is hiring a Museum Educator for our summer season.

Work Term: 8 weeks, 35 hr/week [9:00AM-4:00PM], $15/hr.  Start date:  July 4th, Anticipated end date: August 26th. Availability to work weekend hours as needed.  

Please note:  The Museum’s vaccination policy requires all staff to be fully vaccinated, according to provincial definitions, against Covid-19. Depending on circumstances, 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 of Ontario Archaeology is an independent registered charity supporting the education and preservation of Ontario’s archeological heritage. The museum holds over 2.5 million artifacts and is located adjacent to the Lawson Site village, a provincially designated archeological site once inhabited by up to 2,000 Indigenous peoples in the 16th century. As a heritage site, the MOA draws visitors and tourists of all ages seeking to learn more about Ontario’s history. 

The Museum Educator’s primary responsibility will include assisting the Digital Programming & Communications Officer with providing guided tours and archaeology workshops to museum visitors, conducting museum outreaches in the community, and assisting with special event planning and delivery. 

Other Work Tasks and Responsibilities will include: 

  • Assisting in the development of onsite school programs for Fall 2022 
  • Assisting in delivering outreach programming with the community both in-person and virtually 
  • Assisting with social media marketing for outreach programming and events 

In addition, the ideal candidate will have the following skills: 

  • Experience working with children (in a classroom or camp setting would be an asset) 
  • A positive attitude and strong work ethic 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Experience with public speaking or delivering educational programs would be an asset 
  • Creative thinker, who thinks outside the box 
  • Experience in social media marketing  
  • A keen interest and understanding of Canadian/Ontario archeological heritage
  • The ability to work independently and in a team environment 
  • First Aid training certificate (preferred but not required) 
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite 
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have completed at least some post-secondary education 

The successful candidate must meet the criteria of the Canada Summer Jobs Program: 

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the beginning of the employment period ; 
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment and, 
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations. 

An ideal candidate 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 would be an asset.  

Characteristics of City/Region: 
The Museum of Ontario Archaeology is located in the northwest corner of the City of London, the traditional territory of the Munsee-Delaware, Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee Peoples and their Ancestors who have lived here from Time Immemorial. First named as a settler village by John Graves Simcoe in 1793, London has a rich and deep archaeological past, with evidence of human occupation from the period of glacial recession approximately 13,000 years ago, to the vibrant city that it is today. Adjacent to the Museum is a 500-year-old village once inhabited by approximately 2,000 Indigenous agriculturalists, today known as the Lawson Site. This site is considered one the region’s largest settlements before European contact. 
Museum of Ontario Archaeology website: www.archaeologymuseum.ca 

 
London is situated in the Western part of Ontario, Canada. The city hosts the seat of Middlesex County, and it is located halfway between Toronto and Detroit.  
 

City of London website: http://www.london.ca/ 
 
You must include in your covering letter how you meet the Canada Summer Jobs eligibility requirements. 

Applications are due by Friday, June 10th before 5:00pm. 

We thank all interested candidates, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  

Please email resume and cover letter to: 

Kristy Buck, Digital Programming & Communications Coordinator 
Museum of Ontario Archaeology 
kristy@archaeologymuseum.ca 


Museum Co-ordinator

Position funded through Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ).

The Museum of Ontario Archaeology is seeking a Museum Co-ordinator for the summer season.

Work Term: 8 weeks, beginning July 5th and ending August 27th. This position is 35 hrs/week, Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM, $15/hr.

This position is funded through the Canada Summer Jobs program and candidates must meet the eligibility requirements outline below.

Please note:  The Museum’s vaccination policy requires all staff to be fully vaccinated, according to provincial definitions, against Covid-19. Depending on circumstances, 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 Co-ordinator will ensure that museum visitors both on-site and online have an engaging and memorable experience. The Museum Co-ordinator will coordinate with reception and gift shop services, orient visitors to museum on-site and online services, engage with and create content for social media, and assist with program content development and delivery. The main objectives of this position are:

  • Ensure visitors have a positive, friendly, engaging, and memorable museum experience either in person or online,
  • Increase the public’s knowledge about the museum, its programs, and collections through the development of promotional materials, social media and other marketing activities,
  • Ensure all museum interactions with the public are positive whether in-person, by phone, or online,
  • Assist with the coordination of summer activities, staff, and programming,
  • Ensure accuracy in program bookings, camp registrations, admissions registration, gift shop sales, and maintaining the front-of-house public spaces, if on-site,
  • Administer and evaluate visitor surveys,
  • Create and distribute social media 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. The position requires familiarity of MS Office software such as Teams, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as experience with social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram  Prior work or volunteer experience at a museum or historic site would be an asset.

The successful candidate must meet the criteria of the Canada Summer Jobs Program:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the beginning of the employment period ;
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment and,
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

Characteristics of City/Region:
The Museum of Ontario Archaeology is located in the northwest corner of the City of London, the traditional territory of the Munsee-Delaware, Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee Peoples and their Ancestors who have lived here from Time Immemorial. First named as a settler village by John Graves Simcoe in 1793, London has a rich and deep archaeological past, with evidence of human occupation from the period of glacial recession approximately 13,000 years ago, to the vibrant city that it is today. Adjacent to the Museum is a 500-year-old village once inhabited by approximately 2,000 Indigenous agriculturalists, today known as the Lawson Site. This site is considered one the region’s largest settlements before European contact.


Museum of Ontario Archaeology website: www.archaeologymuseum.ca


London is situated in the Western part of Ontario, Canada. The city hosts the seat of Middlesex County, and it is located halfway between Toronto and Detroit. 
City of London website: http://www.london.ca/

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


Applications are due by Friday, June 10, 2022 before 5:00 PM.

We thank all interested candidates, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Please e-mail resume and cover letter to: 

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


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