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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

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

Facility Technician

POSITION TITLE: Facility Technician (Event Technician, Weekend Facilities & Custodial)
DEPARTMENT: Operations
REPORTS TO: Technology Manager

JOB PURPOSE:
The position encompasses multiple tasks and duties related to facility maintenance, permanent exhibit
maintenance, technical and lighting, rental and event set-up, event promotion, exhibition install/tear-down, and
custodial tasks.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Facilities:

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

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 and support.
  • Operate lighting, sound, video 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 visitors and guest’s safety.
      Occasional bartending work

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, as needed.

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.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
Education:

  • Two year community college diploma including lighting and sound tech
  • The following are assets to the position:
  • Smartserve designation and valid driver’s license required, working at heights, ability to mix a band.

Experience:
One year related experience, including:

  • Sound System Setup
  • Projectors
  • Soldering
  • Electrical
  • Bartending

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

Application deadline: July 26, 2019. Please send your resume to Daniel MacPherson, Daniel.MacPherson@THEMUSEUM.ca.

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):

Assistant - Summer Camps

POSITION TITLE: Assistant – Summer Camps

TIME COMMITMENT:  July 1 – August 30

TRAINING AND ORIENTATION: A 3 hour training session is mandatory before volunteering begins. Times to be determined.

NOTE:  A current Vulnerable Sector Police Background Check is required (or character references for those under 18 yrs).

DESCRIPTION: 

You help us educate and inspire our guests in a fun-filled and supportive setting. We are an engaging, enthusiastic team and are looking for like-minded individuals who love to interact with their community. With ever-changing exhibitions and programming, THEMUSEUM presents a stimulating opportunity for a volunteer placement.

THEMUSEUM SUMMER CAMPS: 

THEMUSEUM’s Summer 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:

  • You are invited to work alongside Camp Leaders and other volunteers by providing our campers with a safe and enjoyable season 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.
  • 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!

TIME COMMITMENT: Our day camps run weekdays from July 1st – August 30th. Volunteer camp assistant shifts will be from 9am-5pm (half days also available in certain circumstances). We ask that volunteers commit to either a full week of camp Monday-Friday, or a consistent fixed schedule over the summer period.

Please send your resume to Kayla Sutton, Kayla.Sutton@THEMUSEUM.ca.

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: Ongoing

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 an interactive, immersive, shareable, and playable experience on now at THEMUSEUM!

Local and international artists have created 14 fun and colourful installations for all ages. From sensory ball pit rooms to experiencing sound transformed into sight, this innovative hands-on exhibition explores 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 16 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, 2018 – September 8, 2019).

TRAINING AND ORIENTATION:  Ongoing

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 16 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:

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! 

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