Assistant Volunteer Supervisor

  • Program stream: Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations
  • Job title: Assistant Volunteer Supervisor
  • Organization name: The Rooms Programming and Public Engagement Division
  • Job location: St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Length of assignment: 2021-06-09 to 2021-08-29 (11.57 weeks)
  • Hourly wage: $14.80

***In light of Covid-19 restrictions the title of this job has changed from Assistant Volunteer Supervisor to Education and Public Programming Assistant. This position will not directly work with or oversee a group of volunteers in summer 2021. There may be some work with one or two volunteers in a much smaller capacity depending on the Covid-19 restrictions in place.


The Rooms is an innovative, culturally relevant institution that represents and showcases Newfoundland and Labrador to itself and to the world, and brings the wider world to its doorstep. It is home to the province’s archives, art gallery, and museum.


The position of Education and Public Programming Assistant will run from June 9th to Aug 29th, 2021 (Wednesdays to Sundays). Duties will include the creation of summer Activity Kits and other visitor led experiences for summer 2021 as well as reviewing our Culture Kiosks.


The Education and Public Programming Assistant will be a part of the Programming and Public Engagement Division, and as such will have other duties such as interpretation, program material preparations, event organization, and will be required to run logistics on different educational programs. In addition, the successful candidate will also be responsible for the inventory of all natural history education objects and their cataloguing in the institution’s collection management system (EMu).


Orientation, training and support will be provided by supervisory staff.


Qualifications: The ideal candidate should be excited by education and learning. They should be at least one year into a degree in one of the following fields of study: education, museum studies, public history, folklore, biology, environmental science, paleontology, or a related field. They should be willing to learn new skills and be enthusiastic about passing this information on to our visitors in an engaging way. Previous experience working or volunteering in a museum or other informal learning environment, as well as basic first aid would be considered an asset. Knowledge of Newfoundland and Labrador culture, history or natural history would be highly valued.


The applicant should possess excellent oral and written communication, organizational, computer and time management skills and be detailed oriented. They should be willing to speak with visitors and be able to direct others, including people older than they are. They should be able to act professionally at all times and have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships while working independently and in a team environment.


The successful candidate will be expected to work flexible hours, including some weekend and evening work. A Certificate of Conduct from a law-enforcement organization (for example, the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary) will also be required.


The candidate must fulfill the requirements of the Young Canada Works program:


- Are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible).


- Are legally entitled to work in Canada.


- Will be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment.


- Are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment.


- Will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) during the Young Canada Works (YCW) work assignment.


- Have been a full-time high school, college, CEGEP or university student (as defined by their educational institution) in the semester preceding the YCW work assignment.


- And intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following the YCW work assignment.


The Rooms is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Please forward resumes to terrabarrett@therooms.ca. For further information, please contact Terra Barrett at 757-8114.


Deadline: May 9th, 2021


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