PUBLIC PROGRAMMER SUMMER STUDENT

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  • Titre de l'emploi : PUBLIC PROGRAMMER SUMMER STUDENT
  • Nom de l’organisme : Halton Region Museum
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Milton, Ontario
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-07-04 à 2017-08-11 (6 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 13,27 $

DEPARTMENT: LEGISLATIVE & PLANNING SERVICES

LOCATION: HALTON HERITAGE SERVICES, MILTON

POSITION: PUBLIC PROGRAMMER SUMMER STUDENT, HERITAGE SERVICES

SALARY RANGE: $13.27 - $14.63 per hour

NOTE:

Applicants will be considered for interviews based on the information provided in their application to the Region of Halton including a current resume and cover letter. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration will be contacted. This position is being offered on a full-time temporary basis working 35 hours per week from May1 to September 1 2017 (funding requested for 16 of 18 weeks). Due to the expected volume of applications, we are only able to accept online submissions. Hard copies will not be considered.

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

The Heritage Services section is part of the Legislative and Planning Services Department of the Regional Municipality of Halton. Heritage Services preserves the material and cultural heritage of Halton Region, acquires and shares knowledge of the Region’s historical and natural world and encourages discovery, appreciation and understanding of the Region’s heritage. Based in the Kelso Conservation Area in Milton, Ontario, Heritage Services offers travelling exhibits and public programming and supports the preservation and appreciation of the heritage of Halton Region through partnerships with museums, archives, historical societies, cultural organizations and attractions.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To work with the Education and Community Coordinator on the creation, coordination and evaluation of the

Halton Heritage Services' public engagement programs including, but not limited to special events, guest talks, workshops, partner collaborations, temporary exhibit activities and family programming, etc. for all ages.

This position will also assist with the delivery of school programs and Heritage Services' summer camp program. As part of the programming department this position will work closely with the School and Camp Programmer and Community and Outreach Programmer.

PREFERRED BACKGROUND:

Applicants should be enrolled or preparing to enroll in a relevant college or university program such as education, public history, arts administration or museum studies. The position will be of particular interest to those looking to gain work experience to prepare for entry into a teaching, public history or museum career. Applicants must have a minimum three months experience working with kids or youth. Must have valid First Aid and CPR training or be willing to obtain. Delivery of school and camp programs requires the ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions, hike 3-5km of uneven terrain and swim. A high degree of computer literacy is required, experience with Microsoft Office, Outlook and Word is essential. Demonstrated leadership, public speaking and organizational skills are necessary. Experience in the development, production and presentation of heritage or cultural programs is preferred. Applicants should be creative, outgoing and comfortable with engaging the public face to face. Previous work or volunteer experience with a museum or cultural institution is an asset, as is experience in working with volunteers. The successful candidate must be proficient in English.

A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle are required since there is no public transportation to Heritage Services offices. The successful candidate will be made an offer of employment on condition that the Regional Municipality of Halton receives a current (obtained within the past six (6) months), original and acceptable Criminal Record Check, including a Vulnerable Sector Screen by your first day of employment.

To be eligible to apply for a summer student position, you must meet the following criteria:

DUTIES:

Under the supervision of the Education and Community Coordinator, and with volunteers and other staff as required, the Public Programmer will participate in a range of programming activities, with a specific focus on producing and delivering programs intended to promote onsite public engagement.

Primary Duties:

• Develop and implement public programs including the creation of new materials and resources for programs;

• Lead the delivery of onsite events and programs;

• Create and administer program evaluation;

• Assist with the delivery and organization of Heritage Services' educational programs to students of various ages from visiting schools;

• Assist with delivery of summer camp programming for children ages 7-11; and

• Planning and developing weekly games and activities while providing daily supervision and care to camp participants (2-3 weeks).

Secondary Duties:

• Produce written descriptions of programs and events for marketing and promotional material as required;

• Attend community and outreach events to promote museum programs and offerings;

• Assist with other areas of Heritage Services' operation;

• Other duties as assigned.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

Interested candidates are welcome to apply for multiple student positions within the museum if they meet the hiring requirements but must submit a cover letter and resume to each position individually


YCW Program Criteria:

Applicants must:

• Be legally entitled to work in Canada;

• Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada;

• Be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;

• Be registered in the YCW on-line candidate inventory;

• Be willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;

• Not have another full time job (over 30 hours per week);

• Have been a full-time student (as defined by his/her educational institution) in the semester preceding the YCW job; and

• Intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following the YCW job.


How to apply:

Summer job postings will be posted on the Halton Region web site (as below) in mid-January. Human Resources must receive all student/intern applications through online submission only. Direct emails or hard copy submissions will not be accepted.

Apply Online: www.halton.ca/jobs

Characteristics of the Region:

Halton Region Museum is located within the Town of Milton, in the Regional Municipality of Halton, west of Toronto. Milton, Ontario is Canada's fastest-growing community and a place of opportunity for families, individuals, visitors and investors. The area is considered part of Escarpment Country and the Halton Region Museum is located itself at the foot of the Niagara Escarpment within Kelso Conservation Area.

In June, 2014, Regional Council approved the Halton Region Museum Master Plan which details a long-term plan and vision to transform the Halton Region Museum into the Halton Heritage Centre (HHC). The Master Plan outlines a new and innovative model for the delivery of regional heritage services in which the Heritage Services department will not only continue to care for the Region’s own collection but will provide professional services in exhibit planning and design, public program development, collections management and artifact conservation to regional heritage and cultural partners.




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