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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.

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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):

55 & Better Committee

TIME COMMITMENT:  2 hours quarterly + 4 hours monthly on Thursdays (or more if interested).
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 on Thursdays 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 Thursday programming, and use their voice to spread awareness.

EXHIBITION DESCRIPTION: 

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 THEMUSEUM & programming.
  • Welcome visitors to space.
  • Attend all orientation and training sessions.
  • Work as a team member with staff and volunteers.

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.

BENEFITS:  

  • Engage with visitors and hone your communication and customer service skills.
  • Shape upcoming programming for our 55 & Better senior’s programming.
  • 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.

Gallery Attendant – ALARM | Responding to our Climate Crisis

POSITION TITLE: Gallery Attendant – ALARM | Responding to our Climate Crisis

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
THEMUSEUM is looking for energetic, bright and outgoing 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 with visitors and answering questions. Volunteering at THEMUSEUM is an excellent way to build your resume, grow skills in visitor engagement and customer service, learn about something new, and share your knowledge and enthusiasm with the local community!

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.
  • Work as a team member with all THEMUSUEM staff and volunteers.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Applicants must be 15 years 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.
  • A current Police Background Check is required before starting the position (for applicants over the age of 18).

TIME COMMITMENT:
A minimum 3 hour shift per week is preferred. Must be available during THEMUSEUM’s operating hours (generally Wednesday 10am-9pm, Thursday-Sunday 10am-4pm with seasonal changes). Ideally available for the duration of the ALARM exhibit: January 2020 – September 2020.

TRAINING AND ORIENTATION:
Mandatory training and orientation are provided for this position, scheduled as needed throughout the
year.

OTHER DETAILS:
In the wake of the city of Kitchener declaring a Climate Emergency THEMUSEUM is bringing
international artists together with local innovators in the form of a Climate Crisis Exhibition entitled
ALARM. The exhibition will include: a media art exhibition, explorations of the impact on the melting
polar ice caps, water, climate refugees, and a family exhibition exploring at-risk species with a focus on
the dwindling frog population as they approach the sixth mass extinction.

Please send your resume, a bit of information about yourself and the position you are interested in to info@themuseum.ca to get in touch with our volunteer coordinator.

Birthday Party Volunteer

POSITION TITLE: Birthday Party Volunteer

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
THEMUSEUM is looking for energetic, bright and outgoing volunteers to join our team!
As Birthday Party Volunteer you will be assisting a staff member facilitate all aspects of a birthday party at THEMUSEUM. Through the help of our staff and volunteers, we aim to make every one’s day a fantastic celebration! Whether you are running a craft or leading a group in the gallery spaces, always help promote THEMUSEUM’s vision “To awe, inspire and enlighten” by interacting with visitors and birthday party guests by engaging and answering questions. Volunteering at THEMUSEUM is an excellent way to build your resume, grow skills in visitor engagement and customer service, learn about something new, and share your knowledge and enthusiasm with the local community!

VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work alongside the Birthday Party Interpreter (THEMUSEUM floor staff) to provide excellent customer/ visitor-service for the birthday group.
  • Accompanying birthday groups in THEMUSEUM gallery spaces during exploration time.
  • Assisting with birthday party tasks as needed such as: setup and cleanup of the birthday room space, facilitating scavenger hunts and crafts, assisting with supervision of the birthday group.
  • Work as a team member with all THEMUSUEM staff and other volunteers.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Applicants must be 16 years or older.
  • Availability during daytime hours on weekends.
  • 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.
  • A current Police Background Check is required before starting the position (for applicants over the age of 18).

TIME COMMITMENT:
A minimum 3 hour commitment per shift, ideally available for the duration of each scheduled birthday. Birthday parties are typically scheduled on weekends between 10am-4pm, though the availability of
volunteer shifts would depend on individual birthday bookings and would be communicated in advance to birthday party volunteers.

TRAINING AND ORIENTATION:
Mandatory training and orientation are provided for this position, scheduled as needed throughout the
year.

OTHER DETAILS:
For more information about birthday parties at THEMUSEUM, please see our website or inquire with GroupSales@THEMUSEUM.ca

Please send your resume, a bit of information about yourself and the position you are interested in to info@themuseum.ca to get in touch with our volunteer coordinator.

Camp Assistant Volunteer

POSITION TITLE: Camp Assistant Volunteer

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
THEMUSEUM is looking for energetic, bright and outgoing volunteers to join our team! As a volunteer with our camp programs, you will be working alongside Camp Leaders and other volunteers by providing our campers with a safe and enjoyable day of programming and activities. Duties and responsibilities are listed below. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking for high school volunteering hours, or those looking for experience working with children. Volunteering at THEMUSEUM is an excellent way to build your resume, grow skills in visitor engagement and customer service, learn about something new, and share your knowledge and enthusiasm with the local community!

VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work alongside Interpreters (THEMUSEUM floor staff) and other volunteers by providing excellent customer/ visitor-service and a learning experience.
  • 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
  • Public-facing role, may be asked to answer questions about the exhibits, displays and activity stations.
  • Work as a team member with all THEMUSUEM staff and volunteers.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Applicants must be 15 years or older.
  • Must be available for some of the specified camp times.
  • 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.
  • A current Police Background Check is required before starting the position (for applicants over the age of 18).

TIME COMMITMENT:
THEMUSEUM offers camps in four different sessions: Summer Camp, Winter Break Camp, March Break Camp, and PD Days (Waterloo Region District School Board). Successful volunteers must be available during some of these times. Multiple day commitment preferred, 9am-5pm.

TRAINING AND ORIENTATION:
Mandatory training and orientation are provided for this position, scheduled as needed throughout the year.

OTHER DETAILS:
Day Camps are a long-standing children’s programme at THEMUSEUM. Since 2008, over 1200 campers have had a fantastic time at THEMUSEUM. We aim to awe, inspire and enlighten through our engaging educational camp programs. Currently, we offer two main camp streams, our Day Camps (ages 4 – 12) and The Underground Studio MakerSpace Camps (ages 9 – 14) for Winter Break, March Break, PD Days and Summer Break. Join us at THEMUSEUM for a day of exploration, creativity and fun! Learn about a variety of exciting topics guaranteed to ignite curiosity.

Please send your resume, a bit of information about yourself and the position you are interested in to info@themuseum.ca to get in touch with our volunteer coordinator.

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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