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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.

Full-Time Positions

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

Development Specialist, Government & Foundation Relations

POSITION TITLE: Development Specialist, Government & Foundation Relations (12 month contract)
DEPARTMENT:  Development
REPORTS TO: Director – Development & Membership
POSITION TYPE: One year, full-time contract position (37.5 hours per week) with flexible hours including some evenings and weekends as scheduled per museum events.

JOB PURPOSE: 

This position actively seeks grants offered by varying levels of government and public/private foundations and develops and submits applications, ensuring compliance with all recognition and reporting requirements. This position is also responsible for keeping senior management and other relevant stakeholders apprised of new public policy developments and funding opportunity announcements at various levels of government, as well as actively fostering relationships with relevant government officials and foundation representatives.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Grant Proposal and Report Writing:

  • Carefully reads over grant guidelines to ensure eligibility.
  • Liaises with programming and other staff members at THEMUSEUM to compile information required to complete grant proposals and reporting requirements.
  • Coordinates with external stakeholders to obtain relevant information and supporting materials, such as letters of support.
  • Plans and writes persuasive grant and award applications and grant reports, ensuring that all directions provided are followed with a high level of accuracy. This can include high level
  • project/program descriptions, and narratives containing details on such topics as collaborations and partnerships, curatorial vision, anticipated outcomes and goals, realistic work plans and budgets, and community/individual impact, among others.
  • Maintains a detailed record of all grant application due dates and reporting due dates, to ensure timely submissions.

Prospect Research:

  • Conducts online research to identify prospective granting opportunities through government sources, government agencies, and public and private foundations that align with our organization’s mission or current initiatives.
  • Creates updates and maintains an active list of current prospective grantees with aligned funding interests.
  • Liaises with programming and other relevant staff members at THEMUSEUM to discuss potential government and foundation funding sources for current/future needs and projects.
  • Communicates with staff or representatives for grant programs to find out more information and determine an appropriate fit with our organization/need.
  • Researches applicable award opportunities for organization, staff and board members to enhance the profile of THEMUSEUM.

Foster Government and Foundation Relationships:

  • Conducts research to keep apprised of relevant policy and funding announcements at various levels of government and inform the CEO, Leadership Team and Board Members when applicable.
  • Maintains and updates a list of relevant local, provincial, and federal government representatives and associated contact information.
  • Reaches out to government representatives to request meetings and/or provide feedback on specific initiatives; keep them informed as to upcoming initiatives/events or other items of interest, and maintain positive relationships with government officials.
  • Reaches out to local Foundation executives, trustees, and/or board members to request meetings and conversations with the purpose of developing and maintaining positive relationships.

Record Keeping:

  • Maintains a detailed record of all communications with external stakeholders, funding bodies, and government officials in the SUMAC database.
  • Creates, updates and maintains constituent records, including contact information for external stakeholders, government and foundation funding bodies, and government officials in SUMAC database.
  • Creates updates and maintains a record of government and foundation funding programs identified through prospect research.
  • Maintains a detailed record of all pending and secured grants, as well as reporting requirements and submitted documents, in the SUMAC database.
  • Files final versions of submitted proposals, and reporting documents in relevant development folders.
  • Attending special events and business meetings outside of regular office hours may be required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

Two Year Community College Diploma in business administration, fundraising, communications, arts management, not-for-profit management, or equivalent.

The following are assets to the position:

Certified Fund Raising Executive Designation (CFRE)
Diploma/Degree in fundraising

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:  

Three years of related experience, including:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Well-developed research skills
  • Background in fundraising/non-profit industry or government
  • Presentation skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong proofreading skills
  • Ability to read, retain, and report on large amounts of information quickly and with accuracy
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects with competing deadlines
  • Ability to collaborate with/take direction from a variety of internal and external partners and stakeholders

WORKING CONDITIONS:  

ENVIRONMENT
Normal Office Conditions – a little exposure to noise

EFFORT – PHYSICAL AND SENSORY
Substantial time spent keyboarding and sitting
Substantial time spent report writing, proofing materials and use of computer

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 in an emerging field in Canada. THEMUSEUM offers 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

CLOSING DATE: March 6th, 2019
START DATE: March 25th, 2019

Please direct resumes & cover letters to:
THEMUSEUM
10 King Street West Kitchener, ON N2G 1A3
Attention: Paige Phillips
Email: Paige.Phillips@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):

Camp Volunteer

POSITION TITLE:  Camp Volunteer

TIME COMMITMENT:  PD Day Camps, Winter Break Camp, March Break Camp.

TRAINING AND ORIENTATION: Ongoing.

NOTE:  A current Police Background Check is required.

DESCRIPTION: 

THEMUSEUM is looking for energetic and enthusiastic volunteers to help deliver our amazing Day Camp programming throughout the school year.

THEMUSEUM DAY CAMPS: 

THEMUSEUM’s Day Camps give children the opportunity to learn about a range of topics in a fun, hands-on, age-appropriate way. Campers between the ages of 4 – 12 will learn through hands-on activities, demonstrations by our trained Camp Leaders, exploration of our exhibitions and through creating artwork inspired by the day’s programming. There’s a lot to do at out themed camps for children with different interests and skill levels.

VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work alongside Camp Leaders and other volunteers by providing our campers with a safe and enjoyable day of programming and activities.
  • Supervising the campers during free-time and while in the exhibition space
  • Interact with and play with the campers
  • Help the campers with their crafts and activities
  • Help campers get ready to eat lunch; get ready to be picked up
  • Assist Camp Leaders and the Camp Coordinator with assigned tasks
  • Attend all orientation and training sessions.
  • Work as a team member with staff and volunteers.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Applicants must be 15 or older.
  • Able to make a commitment of assisting with at least three camp days (see dates below).
  • Experience working with children is an asset.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to take initiative and support the campers throughout the day.
  • Able to work well as part of a team under the direction and supervision of Camp Leaders.

BENEFITS:  

  • Work with children in a fun education-setting.
  • Develop leadership and communication skills.
  • Build your resume.
  • Complete your mandatory high school volunteer hours (if relevant)
  • 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!

2018-2019 ACADEMIC CAMP DATES AND TIMES:

Date | Camp Theme
January 25th, 2019: PD Day Camp | Adventure Awaits
March 11th – 15th, 2019: March Break Camp | Art & Tech at Play
April 12th, 2019: PD Day Camp | Delightful Doodling
April 22nd, 2019: Easter Monday Camp | Easter Egg Mystery
May 31st, 2019: PD Day Camp | Sensational Storytelling
June 28th, 2019: PD Day Camp | Into the Deep Blue Sea

For more information about the specific themes, visit the Camps page

Camp runs from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Drop-off takes place between 8:00 am – 9:00 am and pick-up runs from 4:00 – 5:30 pm.

Please send your resume to Ashley Miller, Ashley.Miller@THEMUSEUM.ca with the day(s) and time(s) you would like to volunteer.

SPECTRUM Gallery Attendant

POSITION TITLE:  Gallery Attendant

TIME COMMITMENT:  6 hours per week, weekdays or weekends, available during the Exhibition (January 24th 2019 to September 2nd 2019).

TRAINING AND ORIENTATION: Wednesday, January 23rd from 3pm-6pm.

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: 

SPECTRUM is a seismic, interactive, immersive, mind-blowing, playable experience coming to THEMUSEUM!

Local and international artists will create 14 fun and colourful installations for all ages. From sensory ball pit rooms to experiencing sound transformed into sight, this innovative hands-on exhibition will explore the effect that colour has over you.

And making a repeat visit – a guest favourite – Martin Creed’s, Half the Air in a Given Space will return with Work No. 329 Pink Balloons. #theballoonroomisback!

We are thrilled to develop this wonderful experience for the entire community and unlike many museums, our signs will say Please Touch!

So don’t forget your camera and be prepared to step over the threshold of colour.

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 a consistent shift during the exhibition time period.
  • 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 Kayla Sutton Kayla.Sutton@themuseum.ca, with the day(s) and time(s) you would like to volunteer.

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:  September 26th 3pm-6pm.

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 Kayla Sutton Kayla.Sutton@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:

Medieval Week Volunteer

POSITION TITLE:  Medieval Week Volunteer

TIME COMMITMENT:  6 hours per day during Medieval Week programming at THEMUSEUM. Minimum commitment of three days.

Medieval week runs from Monday, April 29, 2019, until Monday, May 13, 2019.

TRAINING AND ORIENTATION:  April 23, 2019 from 10am-2pm.

NOTE:  A current vulnerable sector police background check is required.

DESCRIPTION: 

THEMUSEUM is looking for energetic, bright, and artistic volunteers to join our education team during Medieval Week programming. Medieval Week is an education program available to Grade 4 students incorporating the Grade 4 Social Studies: Heritage and Identity curriculum for a fun-filled day-long program at THEMUSEUM.

As a Medieval Week volunteer you will get involved in important functions of the day. You will assist with answering questions from teachers, assist our in-character facilitators with workshops, and help assist groups’ transition around the building.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: 

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Students will be immersed in unique hands-on medieval activities and workshops as we travel back to medieval times. Experience the challenge, intrigue, and excitement of living during medieval times – all led by in-character facilitators.

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 day.
  • Assist in-character facilitators with workshop when necessary.
  • Lead groups of students around building to support the transition from each workshop they are participating in.
  • Welcome school groups and engage with students prior to formal program beginning.
  • 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 for a minimum of three times during Medieval Week (Monday, April 29th – Monday, May 13, 2019).
  • Customer service experience is an asset.
  • Knowledge of Medieval Times & history an asset.
  • Experience in education 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 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 email to education@themuseum.ca, along with the dates that you are able to volunteer. 

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:

Youth Council

THEMUSEUM is inviting students in Grade 8-12 to find, nurture and express their voice. This youth-led leadership program is focused on arts and culture, and provides the opportunity to develop necessary life skills, including confidence and leadership, in a safe and accessible space. Monthly meetings, running from October to June, will foster teamwork, accountability and collaboration as young people work together to complete a group-determined project.

Do you know a student who would be interested in applying for Youth Council? 

Apply Here

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

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

Part Time Interpreter

POSITION TITLE:  Part Time Interpreter

START DATE:  13/02/2019

CLOSING DATE:  1/02/2019

DESCRIPTION: 

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.

DUTIES & 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 modelling, 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 and weekend shifts. Availability 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: Kayla Sutton
Recruiting@THEMUSEUM.ca

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

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