Assistant Volunteer Supervisor

Program stream:
Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations
Job title:
Assistant Volunteer Supervisor
Organization name:
The Rooms
Job location:
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Length of assignment:
2023-05-24 to 2023-09-12 (15.86 weeks)
Hourly wage:
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 Assistant Volunteer Supervisor will aid in supervision of the The Rooms Volunteers from May 24 to September 12, 2023 (Tuesdays to Saturdays). Duties will include providing communication, oversight and support for the volunteers during their shifts, organizing and overseeing their activity stations, and helping with training, orientation and appreciation events.

The Assistant Volunteer Supervisor will be a part of the Finance Division and work closely with Visitor Services and Education and Public Programmers, and as such will have other duties such as interpretation, program material preparations, event organization, and will be required to run logistics during
special events requiring volunteers. In addition, the successful candidate will also be responsible for the research and development of an extended volunteer program, working closely with staff from the following departments: Archives and Collections, Finance and Art Gallery, Museums and Visitor Experience.

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, art 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 cultures, 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 Saturdays and some 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.

Candidates will need to express interest and upload their resumes to the YCW job portal by April 27, 2023.

Resumes sent via email will not be accepted. For more information, please contact

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