Education Programmer (YCW Summer Student)

Under the supervision of the Education Coordinator, the Education Programmer will conduct history-based school and daily hands-on programs, including workshops, summer day camp, group programs and tours.

The Education Programmer will have the unique opportunity to organize, guide and participate in programming activities that include the demonstration of heritage crafts and activities, the performance of physical program set up, and the protection of site artifact resources.  Through teamwork with other department staff and volunteers the Education Programmer will help execute the delivery of quality historical education/interpretation programming.

 

  • This is a Student position. Must be eligible under the terms and conditions of the Young Canada Works employment program and registered in the candidate database.  
                          (See https://young-canada-works.canada.ca/)
  • Must be between the ages of 18 and 30; have been a full-time student (as defined by their educational institution) in the semester preceding the position’s term and intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following the position’s term.
  • Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada and cannot have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) during the Young Canada Works (YCW) work assignment.

Hours/Days of Work:

•From May to August – 30-40 hours per week (Typically 5 days per week)

 

Term:Full-time Seasonal, Weekends and Holiday Mondays may be required

 

Salary:Grade 1- $14.00

 

Reporting to:Education Coordinator

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  1. 1.   Education/Summer Day Camp Responsibilities
    1. Prepare and deliver on site, history based programming including: education programs, summer day camps, workshops, guided tours, and special education events;
    2. Organize, lead and participate in programming activities, including heritage crafts and food programs;
    3. Perform physical daily programming set up and clean up;
    4. Perform physical daily summer day camp and workshop programming set up and clean up;
    5. Ensure the safety of all participants, including school, camp, and workshop program participants;
    6. Assist with building and site cleaning and program maintenance in program areas;
    7. Ability to work in both an independent and team environment;
    8. Maintain a high level of customer service.

 

  1. 2.   Cross Departmental Responsibilities
    1. Interpret to visitors through the implementation of an approved plan of daily demonstrations and activities for public programming (domestic, food ways, agricultural and hands-on);
    2. Interpret to visitors during special events through demonstrations and activities.

 

  1. 3.   General Responsibilities
    1. Support Fanshawe Pioneer Village customer service initiatives;
    2. Ensure the safety of visitors and staff and protect the site's resources;
    3. Building cleaning and maintenance;
    4. Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • Current student of education, history, museum studies or related program
  • Prior experience in a museum or living history setting an asset
  • Experience working with children
  • Excellent communication, problem solving, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent customer service skills and strong organizational abilities
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Good working knowledge of the Ontario curriculum
  • Perform physical tasks associated with the position
  • Ability to work weekends and holidays
  • Ability to wear historical costumes and adhere to guidelines with respect to jewellery, make-up and other forms of personal adornment required 
  • Knowledge of 19th century Canadian and south-western Ontario history an asset
  • Training and experience in heritage crafts or trades, as well as wood stove cooking and food ways an asset
  • Fluency in French an asset
  • Valid first aid and CPR certificates an asset
  • Must have own transportation (No public transportation available to site.)
  • Must be able to provide a Police Information Check and Vulnerable Persons Screening

***•     Must be eligible under the terms and conditions of the Young
Canada Works employment program and registered in the candidate database.   (See www.youngcanadaworks.gc.ca)


Employees will observe and comply with the following Code of Conduct:

  • Positive communication:If there are issues within your program area, it is expected that employees will prepare a range of possible solutions for discussion with immediate supervisor and be prepared to implement the agreed solution.
  • Model Behaviour:Employees will not engage in negative behaviour, defined as office politics, malicious gossip, blaming, name calling or complaining and will refrain from negative comments about the organization, and staff who work at the Village.
  • Demonstrated Commitmentto the Board approved strategic direction of this organization.
  • Cooperationwith colleagues in own department, with staff of other departments and with partner organizations.
  • Contributes to a positive team environmentwithin own department and organization as a whole.

 

PLEASE NOTE: 

  • Public transportation to the site is unavailable. 
  • Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Integrated Accessibility Standards. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. The London & Middlesex Heritage Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

 

If you are interested in this position please apply online at:

https://young-canada-works.canada.ca/

Only Candidates who have applied through the Young Canada Works Website will be considered.

 Fanshawe Pioneer Village thanks all those who apply, but only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted.

 

Application Deadline: Tuesday, April 30, 2019

 

Contact: Morgan Shropshall, Fanshawe Pioneer Village

2609 Fanshawe Park Road E. London, Ontario, N5X 4A1

E-mail:  mshropshall@fanshawepioneervillage.ca 

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