Employment

If you are interested in employment opportunities at the museum please feel free to call the office at any time.

519-762-3072

Volunteer opportunities are always available and are in high demand!


 

Education Co-Ordinator

Backus-Page House Museum and Tyrconnell Heritage Society

Term: starting January 24, 2017 until March 31, 2018 or when 1083 paid hours have been reached

Reporting to the Cultural Manager

Funded by Westminster College Foundation and Government of Canada

Hours: Daytime, Evening and weekend work will be involved.

Wage: $14.00 per hour

Closing Date: January 13, 2017

 

 

Goals of the Project:

Modify existing and develop new social studies children’s learning programs and visitor services for deaf and hard of hearing museum visitors.  Develop learning programs, audio tours, and interpretive signage for the wetlands restoration project.  Upgrade the webpages dedicated to School and Home Learning Field Trips and the Wetlands.  Produce and send out promotional materials for field trips.  Produce pre-visit resources, rentable education boxes, open captioned videos, and a small exhibit showing lives of the deaf 1780 – 1870.  Recruit and train a core group of staff and volunteers to execute field trips and learning programs.  Assist with organizing the official opening of the wetlands restoration.  Social media, blog posts, and other operational duties as assigned.

 

Objectives of the Project:

12 activity stations with pre-visit resources and rentable Backus Boxes suitable for all field trips including deaf and hard of hearing visitors

12 activity stations with pre-visit resources and rentable Backus Boxes for wetlands field trips

Visitor services enhanced for deaf and hard of hearing museum visitors

Small exhibit on life as a deaf or hard of hearing person 1780 – 1870

Interpretive signs for wetlands restoration trail

Ongoing networking to recruit volunteers, especially youth

Audio tour script of the wetlands interpretive trail

Updated education webpage

Updated wetlands restoration webpage

Official opening of the Wetlands and 60th Anniversary of John E. Pearce Provincial Park celebration

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in Education, History, Museum or Cultural studies.
  • Experience in educational or public programming at a park, gallery or museum including all facets of research, planning, developing, managing and delivering learning and engagement programs for a variety of audiences.
  • Thorough current knowledge of Ontario school curriculum.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated organizational and planning skills.
  • Demonstrated skill in the use of a computer with the Microsoft Office Suite software.

Hours: Daytime, Evening and weekend work will be involved.

Wage: $14.00 per hour

Closing Date: January 13, 2017

Please send resumes to: info@backuspagehouse.ca

Tyrconnell Heritage Society, c/o Angela Bobier

Box 26, 29424 Lakeview Line, Wallacetown, ON, N0L 2M0

 

 

 

 

 



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