Visitor Experience Animator – Day Camp

  • CompanyLondon Children's Museum
  • Job TypeChild Care
  • Required ExperiencePrevious day camp experience is an asset
  • ResumeRequired
  • Cover LetterRequired
  • Application Deadline03/02/2024

Job Description

The London Children’s Museum is looking for creative, fun, professional, and enthusiastic Day Camp Visitor Experience Animators (VEAs) to join our team. Working with the Visitor Experience staff, the Day Camp VEAs will contribute to developing and delivering outstanding day camp programs for children aged 4-12. Team members will identify with and exemplify our organizational values which are: Listen Well, Be Awesome, Stay Curious, Be Helpful, Include Everyone, Dream Big, and Have Fun.

Position: 9 positions; hourly contract at 40 hours per week from June 24, 2024 – August 30, 2024

*mandatory training on June 15 2024

Compensation: $17/hour

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop, deliver, and facilitate ten weeks of engaging, educational, and fun day camp programs for children aged 4–12
  • Encourage and support an inclusive and respectful atmosphere for all campers
  • Ensure the care, safety, and security of day campers at all times
  • Supervise and participate in on-site and off-site activities including swimming, physical activities, science experiments, art activities, songs, and games
  • Communicate with camper caregivers on a daily basis
  • Provide exceptional visitor experience and customer service
  • Deliver other London Children’s Museum programs including birthday parties, demonstrations, events, and outreach activities as needed
  • Provide training, support, and supervision of volunteers
  • Be a helpful, positive, and engaged member of the London Children’s Museum staff team
  • Provide individual children with additional support during times of transitions or environmental stress
  • Accept other duties as assigned


  • Enthusiasm for hands-on, experiential learning
  • Previous day camp experience is an asset
  • Demonstrated expertise and interest in providing playful, engaging learning experiences for children
  • Desire to work in a distinctly child-centred environment
  • Specific interest or expertise in the areas of science, art, history, culture, engineering, museums, and/or outdoor learning is an asset
  • Excellent time management skills, and ability to work both independently and in a team
  • Strong verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Experience assisting children who require additional support is an asset

Position Requirements:

  • Child & Infant First Aid and CPR training
  • Valid police check
  • Be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
  • 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
  • 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
  • HIGH FIVE® certification and All Kids in Camp training, provided by the London Children’s Museum

The London Children’s Museum is committed to creating inclusive employment practices and work environments that celebrate the dignity and uniqueness of every individual. Every effort is made to reduce accessibility barriers during the candidate recruitment and selection process. Accommodations are available during every step of the hiring process.

To Apply: Please email your cover letter and resume with the job title in the subject line to by March 2, 2024 at 5pm.