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Join THEMUSEUM’s team!

Our culture is creativity and innovation. Previous work experience required to join THEMUSEUM team? Childhood dreams.

Here, the bottom line is to awe, inspire and enlighten. After all, a museum built on imagination and wonder means the work will always be interesting.

Job Opportunities

Part-Time Facilities & Events Technician

JOB TITLE:  Part-Time Facilities & Events Technician

DEPARTMENT:  Curation & Exhibitions

REPORTS TO: Technology Manager

JOB PURPOSE:

The Part-Time Facilities & Events Technician at THEMUSEUM reports to the Technology Manager for the maintenance, upkeep and overall support of our building, events and exhibitions. The position encompasses multiple tasks and duties related to facility maintenance, permanent exhibit maintenance, technical and lighting, rental and event set-up, exhibition install/tear-down, and custodial tasks. Hours of work in this position include weekends and some evenings, depending on events.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Facilities:

  • Ensures the building is in working order before opening/closing.
  • Ongoing maintenance of the guest experience by paying close attention to atmosphere (lighting, cleanliness, sound level, temperature, etc.)
  • Assists staff with various tasks during open hours.

Exhibitions

  • Assists with exhibition installs/tear downs including: unloading and loading trucks, hanging art, setting up various exhibit pieces, putting together display cases, tables, etc.
  • On-going permanent exhibit maintenance as needed.

Events and Rentals:

  • Works with staff to execute event summary for rentals, events, or programming including set-up, tech, facility, and custodial needs.
  • Provides technical assistance and planning for events and rentals including:
  • Lighting systems (resetting, cueing, testing, maintenance)
  • Sound systems (resetting, cueing, testing, maintenance)
  • Rental/contractor equipment setup
  • Operate lighting, sound and other required equipment.
  • Assist entertainer/contractors with issues, concerns, requests, etc.
  • Stage managing as required to keep talent on scheduled timelines.
  • Assist vendors with loading in, loading out, moving around the building, locating power.
  • Assist with events and rentals teardown including:
  • Clean-up
  • Restore/set areas of THEMUSEUM
  • Equipment shut down
  • Any other required building closing procedures
  • Deals with emergencies in a calm and professional way, ensuring guest’s safety.

Custodial:

  • Ensures THEMUSEUM is cleaned and presented at the highest standards during custodial shifts as well as during and after events/rentals.
  • Ensure THEMUSEUM is prepared for the next day by:
  • Take out trash
  • Sweep and mop floors and vacuum carpets
  • Wash and sanitize toilets, sinks and restock disposables (e.g. soap)
  • Wipe mirrors and windows
  • Auto scrubbing
  • Laundry

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION:

Two-year community college diploma including lighting and sound tech

The following are assets to the position:

Light tech, Smartserve designation and valid driver’s license required, working at heights

EXPERIENCE:

One-year related experience, including:

  • Computers and computer programs
  • Projectors
  • Soldering
  • Electrical

WORKING CONDITIONS –ENVIRONMENT

ENVIRONMENT

Moderate exposure to hazards such as dust, noise, slippery surfaces, and working from heights

EFFORT – PHYSICAL AND SENSORY

Considerable time spent using both fine and coarse muscle movements, lifting, pulling, pushing, and walking. Must be able to lift at least 50lbs.

COVID-19 Considerations:

For the health and wellbeing of THEMUSEUM’s staff and guests we follow extensive COVID safety protocols and policies. Due to the high exposure and interaction that our staff have to the public and children, we are asking that all our staff and volunteers be vaccinated.

About THEMUSEUM

THEMUSEUM’s vision is to awe, inspire and enlighten and as such stages permanent and travelling exhibitions for both children and adults. Located in downtown Kitchener, THEMUSEUM is a charitable organization offering a unique blend of art and technology at play and provides an opportunity for children and adults to learn in a fun, imaginative, non-traditional, creative environment. We encourage you to visit our website at www.THEMUSEUM.ca.

Salary Range:

$16.25/hour

Posting: August 31, 2021

Please direct resumes and cover letters by September 13, 2021 to: Sarah Rolko

THEMUSEUM, 10 King St W, Kitchener, ON, N2G 1A3

THEMUSEUM strives to promote diversity in the workplace by considering all future employees without regard to race, religion, colour, age, sex, national origin, sexual identity, gender identity, genetic disposition, neurodiversity, disability, or any other minority. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals.

THEMUSEUM will accommodate all applicants as required by Human Rights Legislation and the AODA.

We thank all interested applicants. However, THEMUSEUM will contact only those candidates to be interviewed. No phone calls, please.

Volunteer Positions

THEMUSEUM volunteers contribute to every aspect and activity that happens within our space. As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to promote and support THEMUSEUM’s vision to “awe, inspire, and enlighten” by creating a fun and interactive environment for visitors!

We are currently recruiting for the following position(s):

Summer Volunteer Positions

Summer Volunteer Positions 

TIME COMMITMENT: 2 – 6 hours per week depending on availability  
TRAINING AND ORIENTATION:  Multiple options to accommodate your schedule:  

  • In-person Orientation (Option 1): Wednesday, July 21st, 2021 
  • In-person Orientation (Option 2): Saturday, July 25th 2021  
  • Virtual Orientation (Option 1): Wednesday, June 23rd 2021  
  • Virtual Orientation (Option 2): Wednesday, July 14th 2021 

NOTE:  A current Police Background Check is required.  

DESCRIPTION:  

Are you interested in being involved with arts and culture and STEAM (Science Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) in the community?  

THEMUSEUM is excited to offer both virtual and in-person volunteer opportunities throughout the summer and into the fall months.  Gain experience with STEAM, museums, arts and culture, plan programming and activities with our team, or build customer service skills.   

 At this time, THEMUSEUM is offering a mix of virtual and in-person activities and programming to our members and broader community. We offer flexible volunteer opportunities that can be completed both on-site or remotely.  

  • Remote Volunteer: Volunteer with THEMUSEUM remotely, complete tasks and assignments at home, and check in with supervisor virtually.  
  • In-Person Volunteer: Volunteer with THEMUSEUM on-site within the building. 

We have several positions available:   

  • Volunteer Gallery Interpreter: Interact with visitors on the floor, explain exhibitions, lead tours, lead art activities or demonstrations. (In-person only)  
  • Guest Services Volunteer: Assist at the Visitor Services desk, in our gift shops, and for curb-side pickups. (In-person only)  
  • Public Programs Volunteer: Help with the planning and delivery of special family activities.  
  • MakerSpace Volunteer: Assist the Underground Studio MakerSpace team with STEAM programme planning and delivery.  
  • Education Volunteer: Assist with research and planning for school fieldtrip programming. 

QUALIFICATIONS:  

  • Applicants must be 14 years or older  
  • Able to make a consistent commitment of at least 2 hours weekly for a minimum of three (3) months. 
  • Customer service experience is an asset.  
  • Communication and interpersonal skills are an asset.  
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment.  
  • Able to work well as part of a team under the direction and supervision of staff.  

BENEFITS:    

  • Engage with visitors and hone your communication and customer service skills.  
  • Socialize with others within the community who are passionate about arts, culture, and STEAM.    
  • Shape future programming of THEMUSEUM.  
  • You will receive a reference letter detailing hours completed from your direct supervisor if requested.  
  • You will have fun, meet new people of all backgrounds, and learn a lot!  
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55 & Better Committee

55 & Better Committee 

TIME COMMITMENT:  2 hours quarterly + 4 hours monthly on Fridays
TRAINING AND ORIENTATION: Ongoing 
NOTE:  A current Police Background Check is required. 

DESCRIPTION:  

Are you 55 & Better and looking to get involved more in the community? 

THEMUSEUM invites you to contribute your diverse voice to the 55 & Better Committee. THEMUSEUM has recently launched a new programming initiative for those 55 & better! As part of the initiative, we are looking to create a committee of individuals that can help shape our future programming offerings, help execute 55 & Better programming, and use their voice to spread awareness. 

COVID-19 UPDATE/CALL TO ACTION: 

At this time, 55 & Better programming is happening virtually at 11 am on the first and third Friday of the month at THEMUSEUM. We are looking for volunteers to join our Committee & assist with shaping our programming efforts for the future. In addition, Committee Members would assist with promoting our programming efforts to the communityIf interested in joining the 55 & Better Committee at this time, please come with ideas for engaging the community, how to get the word out for our programs, and ideas for programs that would be of interest to someone in this demographic, while being mindful that we are a museum. This volunteer opportunity will be virtual until 55 & Better programming can happen in-person once again. Once programming can happen in-person, there will be more opportunity to physically volunteer at THEMUSEUM & on the floor. This volunteer role will evolve. We will plan for our first brainstorming meeting to take place in early April.  

VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Promote programming to network. 
  • Attend virtual brainstorming meeting(s) to help shape future programming. 
  • Attend at least one 55 & Better virtual programs at month.  
  • Assist with facilitating virtual or in-person programming. For example: volunteering to deliver kits to virtual attendees.  
  • Work alongside Interpreters (THEMUSEUM floor staff) and other volunteers by providing excellent customer/ visitor-service and a learning experience. 
  • Once programming can be held in-person, it will be a public-facing role, as you are expected to be able to converse and answer questions about THEMUSEUM & programming. 
  • Welcome visitors to space. 
  • Attend all orientation and training sessions. 
  • Work as a team member with staff and volunteers. 
  • If interested, can be involved in other volunteer opportunities within THEMUSEUM.  

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Applicants must be 55 or older. 
  • Able to make a commitment of a consistent shift during programming time. 
  • Customer service experience is an asset. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Able to work in a crowded and fast paced environment. 
  • Able to work well as part of a team under the direction and supervision of staff. 
  • If you have a specific skillset or background that you think would be of interest to THEMUSEUM, please share.  

BENEFITS:   

  • Engage with visitors and hone your communication and customer service skills. 
  • Socialize with others within the community who are 55 & Better.  
  • Shape future programming for those 55 & Better.  
  • You will receive a reference letter detailing hours completed from your direct supervisor if requested. 
  • You will have fun, meet new people of all backgrounds, and learn a lot! 

For more information or questions, please reach out to Katelynn Dietrich, Katelynn.Dietrich@THEMUSEUM.ca. 

Internships & Co-ops

THEMUSEUM is the perfect place for students to complete their internships or co-operative placements. Successful THEMUSEUM interns have come from all areas of study, including education, public relations and advertising, event management, digital media, arts, administration, and more! 

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