New Exhibition Coming Soon! 

 

A A
Open Tuesday - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Exhibition Banner

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.

Part Time Interpreter

POSITION: Part Time Interpreter

DEPARTMENT: Operations

START DATE: September 21st, 2018

MANDATE: Interpreters are the public face of THEMUSEUM. Through the delivery of various programs (education and public), interpreters facilitate an educational and safe environment for visitors to explore the exhibitions and participate in the programs and events that are offered.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Engage visitors throughout the exhibitions to enhance their experience while visiting THEMUSEUM.
  • Manage floor traffic through the exhibitions while providing assistance to guests as needed.
  • Assist at visitor services as needed.
  • Deliver Education Programs, Public Programs and Camp Programs.
  • Deliver The Underground Studio MakerSpace Programs.
  • Facilitate Birthday Parties.
  • Assisting with THEMUSEUM Events and Rentals.

 QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years old and have experience working with children of all ages.  Background should include proven customer service skills, leadership ability and the ability to communicate effectively.  Experience with education programs, science/technology and/or the arts is an asset. A dedication to providing accurate, enthusiastic, engaging and age appropriate programming is a must; experience in program development and facilitation is an asset.  Patience, creativity, time management skills and the ability to multitask will round out your qualifications. Experience with 3D modeling, computer programming, circuitry, woodworking, silk screening, sewing and knitting is an asset. First Aid training is also an asset. Applicants will be asked to provide a current police check.

HOURS:  This position is part time; applicants must have flexibility with availability and must be available for full day weekday(s) shifts. Availability for weekend shifts and occasional evening shifts is also an asset. The shifts for this position will be scheduled based on programs/events booked. Please provide availability schedule with application.

Please direct resumes with cover letters to:

THEMUSEUM

10 King Street West Kitchener, ON N2G 1A3

Attention: Caitlin Wagg

Recruiting@THEMUSEUM.ca

 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):

BRAIN Gallery Attendant

POSITION TITLE:  Gallery Attendant

TIME COMMITMENT:  6 hours per week, weekdays or weekends, available for the duration of the Exhibition (September 29 – April 28, 2019).

TRAINING AND ORIENTATION:  Training and Orientation: September 26th 3pm-6pm

NOTE:  NOTE: A current Police Background Check is required.

DESCRIPTION: 

THEMUSEUM is looking for energetic, bright and artistic volunteers to join our team!

As a Gallery Attendant you will get involved in important functions of the exhibition, such as, exhibition security, arranging and guiding tours, and promoting THEMUSEUM’s Vision “To awe, inspire and enlighten” by interacting and answering visitors questions.

EXHIBITION DESCRIPTION: 

Brain: The World Inside Your Head introduces you to an extraordinary organ—the brain. In this exhibition, you will investigate neurons, synapses and the brain-body connection. You will meet people with extraordinary brains, such as Albert Einstein, and explore the mystery of the origin of the mind. You will also learn more about brain disorders, how drugs affect the brain and the purpose of dreams.

VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work alongside Interpreters (THEMUSEUM floor staff) and other volunteers by providing excellent customer/ visitor-service and a learning experience.
  • Public-facing role, expected to be able to converse and answer questions about the exhibits, displays and activity stations.
  • Welcome school groups and visitors.
  • Attend all orientation and training sessions.
  • Work as a team member with staff and volunteers.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Applicants must be 18 or older.
  • Able to make a commitment of six-hour shift every week for seven months including March Break and holidays.
  • 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.

BENEFITS:  

  • Engage with visitors and hone your communication and customer service skills.
  • Build your resume.
  • 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!

Please send your resume to Katharine Albrecht katharine.albrecht@themuseum.ca with the day(s) and time(s) you would like to volunteer.

School Program Volunteer

Please note volunteers must be at least 16 years of age to volunteer at THEMUSEUM.

To apply, please download this Adult Volunteer Application Form and submit by either:

Birthday Party Volunteer

Please note volunteers must be at least 16 years of age to volunteer at THEMUSEUM.

To apply, please download this Adult Volunteer Application Form and submit by either:

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! Contact us for more information >

Sign Up For The Newsletter

Sign up to stay up-to-date on THEMUSEUM's events, exhibitions, and initiatives.

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER

We have so much to tell you about!