Museum Educator (CSJ)

  • CompanyMuseum of Ontario Archaeology
  • ResumeRequired
  • Cover LetterRequired
  • Application Deadline06/10/2022

Job Description

The Museum of Ontario Archaeology is hiring a Museum Educator for our summer season, (8 weeks, 35 hr/week [9:00AM-4:00PM], $15/hr. Start date: July 4th, Anticipated end date: August 26th. Availability to work weekend hours as needed.

Please note: The Museum’s vaccination policy requires all staff to be fully vaccinated, according to provincial definitions, against Covid-19. Depending on circumstances, this job may require a combination of working from home and working on site at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology in London Ontario.

The Museum of Ontario Archaeology is an independent registered charity supporting the education and preservation of Ontario’s archeological heritage. The museum holds over 2.5 million artifacts and is located adjacent to the Lawson Site village, a provincially designated archeological site once inhabited by up to 2,000 Indigenous peoples in the 16th century. As a heritage site, the MOA draws visitors and tourists of all ages seeking to learn more about Ontario’s history.

The Museum Educator’s primary responsibility will include assisting the Digital Programming & Communications Officer with providing guided tours and archaeology workshops to museum visitors, conducting museum outreaches in the community, and assisting with special event planning and delivery.

Other Work Tasks and Responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting in the development of onsite school programs for Fall 2022
  • Assisting in delivering outreach programming with the community both in-person and virtually
  • Assisting with social media marketing for outreach programming and events

In addition, the ideal candidate will have the following skills:

  • Experience working with children (in a classroom or camp setting would be an asset)
  • A positive attitude and strong work ethic
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience with public speaking or delivering educational programs would be an asset
  • Creative thinker, who thinks outside the box
  • Experience in social media marketing
  • A keen interest and understanding of Canadian/Ontario archeological heritage
  • The ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • First Aid training certificate (preferred but not required)
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have completed at least some post-secondary education

The successful candidate must meet the criteria of the Canada Summer Jobs Program:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the beginning of the employment period ;
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment and,
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

An ideal candidate will have a background in Anthropology, Public History, Education, Museum Studies, First Nations studies, or similar University program and possess both a positive attitude and a strong work ethic. Prior work or volunteer experience at a museum or historic site would be an asset.

Characteristics of City/Region:

The Museum of Ontario Archaeology is located in the northwest corner of the City of London, the traditional territory of the Munsee-Delaware, Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee Peoples and their Ancestors who have lived here from Time Immemorial. First named as a settler village by John Graves Simcoe in 1793, London has a rich and deep archaeological past, with evidence of human occupation from the period of glacial recession approximately 13,000 years ago, to the vibrant city that it is today. Adjacent to the Museum is a 500-year-old village once inhabited by approximately 2,000 Indigenous agriculturalists, today known as the Lawson Site. This site is considered one the region’s largest settlements before European contact.

Museum of Ontario Archaeology website:

London is situated in the Western part of Ontario, Canada. The city hosts the seat of Middlesex County, and it is located halfway between Toronto and Detroit.

City of London website:

You must include in your covering letter how you meet the Canada Summer Jobs eligibility requirements.

Applications are due by Friday, June 10th before 5:00pm.

We thank all interested candidates, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please email resume and cover letter to:

Kristy Buck, Digital Programming & Communications Coordinator

Museum of Ontario Archaeology