Education Assistant (Summer Camp)

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail dans les établissements du patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Education Assistant (Summer Camp)
  • Nom de l’organisme : City of Toronto - Museums and Heritage Services -Colborne Lodge Museum
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Toronto, Ontario
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-06-12 à 2017-09-01 (12 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 18,11 $

Education Assistant – Summer Camps at Colborne Lodge

Summer Position: 35 to 40 hours/week

June 12 – Sept 8, 2017

Salary: $18.02/hour to July 1st, $18.11/hour after July 1st

Colborne Lodge is one of nine museums operated City of Toronto Museums and Heritage Services.

Location: Colborne Lodge Museum (11 Colborne Lodge Drive, in High Park)

Shift: Monday to Friday, Summer position. Average 35 to 40 hours per week.

Job Summary:

To plan and co-ordinate summer camp programs for children 5 to 12 years.

• Plans, coordinates and delivers summer camp programs that introduce children to the museum's history and interpretive story, and to basic museum concepts.

• Delivers program activity instructions to camp participants who are at various levels of skills and ages

• Conducts hands-on activities appropriate to the program themes.

• Develops a program and resource information reference document.

• Organizes leads and participates in planned activities.

• Interacts with participants’ parents and caregivers to provide program information.

• Adheres to all policies, safety and security guidelines as outlined in Divisional Policy and Procedure manuals.

• Monitors camp supplies effectively with respect to availability and budget.

• Assembles the supplies needed for camp activities and organization.

• Ensures equipment and supplies are available and meet Health and Safety Standards.

• Assists in the promotion of programs to the local community.

• Evaluates the program and provide written post-program feedback.

• Assists in general camp duties.

• Attends and participates in all orientation/training sessions, staff meetings and close out activities.


• University degree, or enrolled in education, history, Canadian studies, drama, architecture, design, environmental studies or approved equivalent.

• Experience in children’s and /or youth environments for children ages 5-12.

• Knowledge related to camp programming such as: theatre, history, science, architecture, arts programming, education and environmental studies.

• Experience in teaching or leading groups.

• Ability to foster cooperative working relationships and show judgment and sensitivity in dealing with the public.

• Strong interpersonal, conflict resolution and problem solving skills.

• Organizational and program planning skills.

• Good communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.

• Standard First Aid/CPR Certification required.

• Candidate must attend “New Employee Orientation” training run by the City of Toronto.

• A Police Reference Check will be required as a condition of employment for this position.

Must be currently enrolled in school full time and returning to college or university in September.

This summer job may be contingent on Government of Canada funding through the Young Canada Works program. Applicants must be entered on the Young Canada Works candidate inventory to be considered. To enrol, visit

Contact for Additional Information: Elizabeth Nelson-Raffaele at 416-392-1457.

Qualified candidates must submit their application through the City of Toronto Hiring Now Website by Posting Date and Link to City of Toronto Job Posting to be confirmed.

Committed to employment equity, the City of Toronto encourages applications from Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women. Please note that only applicants entered on the Young Canada Works candidate inventory can be considered.

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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