Visitor Experience Animator – Heritage

  • CompanyLondon Children's Museum
  • Job TypeChild Care
  • Education / CredentialsEnrolled in post-secondary education
  • ResumeRequired
  • Cover LetterRequired
  • Application Deadline03/02/2024

Job Description

The London Children’s Museum is looking for a creative, fun, and enthusiastic Visitor Experience Animator (VEA) to join our team this summer. Working with the Visitor Experiences staff, the VEA will contribute to developing and delivering outstanding child and family-centred learning experiences, events, and daily museum public programming. Our new team member will identify with and exemplify our organizational values which are: Listen Closely, Stay Curious, Be Awesome, Be Helpful, Dream Big, Include Everyone, and Have Fun.

Position: Hourly contract position averaging 35.5 hours per week from May 13, 2024 – September 1, 2024

Compensation: $17/hour

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide exceptional visitor experience and customer service to all Children’s Museum visitors
  • Plan and deliver high-quality, fun, and engaging activities including daily public programming, special events and birthday parties
  • Provide public daily interactions with items from the London Children’s Museum’s 7,000-piece collection
  • Plan and deliver daily public programming on topics of culture, heritage, art and science
  • Contribute to the daily upkeep of museum galleries and exhibits
  • Plan and deliver outdoor Learning Garden programs
  • Assist with day camp as needed
  • Participate in community outreach programs as needed
  • Deliver onsite Ontario curriculum-connected education programs as needed
  • Be a helpful, positive, and engaged member of the London Children’s Museum staff team
  • Accept all other duties as required


  • Enthusiasm for hands-on, experiential learning
  • Demonstrated experience and interest in planning and facilitating family-centred programming in a museum setting
  • Specific interest or expertise in the area(s) of heritage, art, history, culture and/or education
  • Previous experience working with children and families
  • Desire to work in a distinctly child and family-centred environment
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to work both independently and within a team
  • Outdoor education/gardening experience is an asset
  • Strong verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills

Position Requirements:

  • Child & Infant First Aid and CPR training considered an asset
  • Must pass criminal record and vulnerable persons screening
  • Between the ages of 16 and 30 years of age at start of employment (By May 13)
  • Was registered as a high school, college, CEGEP or university student (as defined by their educational institution) in the semester preceding the work assignment
  • Intends to return to studies during or after the work assignment
  • Registered in the Young Canada Works (YCW) online candidate inventory
    • Note: The candidate must not have previously worked under the YCW grant at the London Children’s Museum, but could have worked under the YCW Grant at another agency
  • Willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment (May 13 – September 1)
  • Not employed in another full-time position (over 30 hours/week)
  • Be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, or a person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the immigration and refugee protection act
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial legislation and regulations
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays, and some evenings


Enrolled in post-secondary education. Ideal for students looking to work in primary/elementary education, museum or heritage studies, child development, or early childhood education.

To Apply: Please email your cover letter and resume with the job title in the subject line to

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.