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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.

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 Caitlin Wagg caitlin.wagg@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 Caitlin Wagg caitlin.wagg@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:

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! 

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