Summer Camp Assistant

Time Commitment: 
Mid-Term (3-6 months)
Deadline to Apply: 
Thursday, July 25, 2019
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Description: Do you enjoy spending time with children and teaching them new things? Do you like experimenting with new techniques to make different art projects? By assisting with our Children’s Programs, you can explore various art techniques in their basic form while assisting camp participants. Our Camp Assistants help with various camps throughout the year including PA Day Camps, March Break Camp and our Summer Camps.

Commitment: Since training is involved to work with children, we ask that volunteers are available for multiple camps throughout the year. For the Camps, shifts are mutually agreed upon ranging from 8am – 2pm or 11am – 5pm. We encourage volunteers to sign up for the entire week for our week long camps so that the children are more familiar with the volunteers (i.e. one 6-hour shift each day, Monday - Friday for each week long camp).  Currently we are recruiting volunteers to assist with each of our 8 Summer Camp Sessions running Monday - Friday from July 2nd - August 23rd, 2019.  You can volunteer for one week long camp, some or all!

Skill Requirements:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to receive feedback and take action when appropriate
  • Background in Art or Teaching is an asset
  • Leadership qualities
  • Previous experience working with children
  • A Valid Police Check (Vulnerable Sector Check)
  • Complete mandatory Health & Safety training
  • Must be 16 years of age or older

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Assisting with set-up and clean-up of any art making activities
  • Chaperoning children – never leaving any camper or registrant unattended
  • Welcoming and greeting campers and registrants
  • Representing Museum London and liaising with the public answering any questions and inquiries
  • Assisting campers and registrants with art projects
  • Enforcing all ‘Museum Manners’ during all camps and classes– making sure all artifacts and gallery spaces are safe of spills and other accidents

Benefits:

  • Parking pass supplied during shift
  • 10% off in Muse Shop + Rental

Reporting to: Contract Art Instructor / Contract Art Assistant (To be determined with each session) and Anita Bidinosti, Curator of Public Programs

Additional Opportunity Information: 
Please apply online at http://museumlondon.ca/support/volunteer and send your resume to jbrennan@museumlondon.ca

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