Learning and Recognition Assistant

  • Program stream: Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage
  • Job title: Learning and Recognition Assistant
  • Organization name: Ontario Museum Association
  • Job location: Toronto, Ontario
  • Length of assignment: 2021-09-13 to 2022-03-25 (26 weeks)
  • Hourly wage: $17.00

The Ontario Museum Association (OMA) is a not-for-profit member organization with a mission to strengthen capacity among institutions and individuals active in Ontario’s museum sector, facilitate excellence and best practices, and improve the communication and collaboration of its membership. The association advocates for the important role of Ontario’s museums to society, working with all stakeholders, related sectors and industries, and other professional organizations. The OMA is based in Toronto, but has a mandate to serve museums and museum workers in all parts of Ontario.

The OMA is seeking a Learning and Recognition Assistant to support the OMA’s professional development program. This position provides an opportunity for the successful candidate to participate in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of the OMA Awards of Excellence presentations, Certificate in Museum Studies courses, other learning events, and gain exposure to all aspects of the OMA’s daily operations. The Learning and Recognition Assistant will have the opportunity to meet and network with professionals in the heritage sector province- and nation-wide through interaction with members, partner organizations, OMA staff, and other stakeholders.


• Support the delivery and evaluation of successful OMA professional development activities

• Support the virtual presentation of the OMA Awards of Excellence.

• Identify opportunities to highlight the work of Awards of Excellence recipients through communications and learning activities.

• Support delivery of online Certificate in Museum Studies courses by making updates to the learning management system and responding to course participant inquiries.

• Support planning for the upcoming year’s Certificate in Museum Studies courses by researching and confirming dates and locations for courses with Course Directors and host museums.

• Support planning and delivery of other learning events as needed.

• Assist with general tasks, such as responding to member inquiries by email and phone,

• Participate in weekly staff meetings with updates on project status.


• Graduate of a museum studies or related program, with some knowledge and experience working with cultural organizations

• A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

• Strong research and analytical skills

• Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills and attention to detail

• Ability to work and perform effectively in a multi-tasking, fast-paced team environment

• Ability to work independently if necessary

• Strong oral and written communication skills

• Experience with event planning and evaluation would be an asset

• French language comprehension would be an asset

Application Procedure

Please send a personalized cover letter and resume by September 5, 2021, to the PD Program Manager at pd@museumsontario.ca.

Applicants must meet the YCW Building Careers in Heritage eligibility criteria.

You are eligible if you:

• 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) while employed with the program;

• are an unemployed or underemployed college or university graduate, that is, not employed full-time;

• are a graduate of a post-secondary programme

• will not be receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits while employed with the program; and

The OMA is committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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