Outreach and Programming Assistant

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail pour une carrière vouée au patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Outreach and Programming Assistant
  • Nom de l’organisme : The Sharon Temple Museum Society
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Sharon, Ontario
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-09-01 à 2018-03-30 (29 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 14,00 $

Job Description for Outreach and Programming Assistant:

Job Duration: 6 months – September 1, 2017 – March 30, 2018

Wage: $14.00/ hour

General Description:

The Sharon Temple National Historic Site and Museum is an open-air museum with 8 heritage buildings and two interpretive buildings on-site. The ideal candidate has an interest in history and education, with programming experience. The ideal candidate is energetic and a self-starter, with excellent customer service and organizational skills.

Primary Job Functions:

Programming and Outreach:

- Prepare and initiate new programming on and off-site. Outcome would be at least two new sustainable programs.

- Work with Education and Program Coordinator to create P.A. Day programming for October, November, and in the new year.

- Design and program a week of camp for March Break.

- Implement outreach activities with community partners.

- Create new relations with community members and groups.

- Assist in outreach initiatives throughout the community, work cooperatively with the Collections Manager to work on current community initiatives.

- Assist in the planning, set-up and implementation of all site events.

Collections and Exhibitions:

- Coordinate with staff to supply exhibit support for main 2018 exhibit.

- Assist in facilitation of research requests.

- Assist in the striking of the summer 2017 exhibits, installation of fall 2017 exhibit, installation of winter 2018 exhibit, and planning and design for 2018 exhibit season.

- Work with Collections Manager to update collections records and ensure safe storage of artifacts.

- Assist in the closing of the heritage buildings for the winter.

Marketing and Promotion:

- Work with team to create marketing materials for all events.

- Create content in conjunction with the Collections Manager for all social media platforms.

- Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills:

- Strong understanding of implementing programming and outreach within a community

- Proficiency in Microsoft Office

- Ability to learn database software

- Creative thinker with a passion for history and a willingness to teach

Desired Skills:

- Experience with the FileMaker Pro software system

- Graphic design and marketing experience


Minimum 6 months in a museum or tourism setting.


Candidate will have minimum Bachelor's Degree or 3 year diploma in Museum Studies, Fundraising, Marketing, Tourism, History, Anthropology, Classical Studies, Archaeology, or Public Relations background with an interest in working within the heritage sector.

Work Status:

7 months, 30 hours/week, contract




This position reports to the Education and Programming Coordinator.



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