The Erland Lee (Museum) Home is Hiring

May 15, 2017

Museum Assistant Summer Student Position
2 positions available

Job Title: Museum Assistant
Salary: $11.40 per hour for 30 hrs/weekly for 7 weeks

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Museum Curator, the successful applicant will provide excellent visitor experiences by conducting informative, friendly, and enthusiastic tours to the visiting public. The successful applicant will also assist in the planning and execution of all Summer events at the Museum, including a kids Summer Camp. Other duties include cataloguing, displaying, and storage of artifacts, reviewing digitized material for privacy concerns, and basic maintenance of the Museum and grounds (i.e. dusting, vacuuming, watering flower beds). This is a summer student position, funded by Canada Summer Jobs program and eligible candidates must comply with the requirements of this program.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Meet and greet the visiting public, including groups, in a friendly and professional manner
  • Conduct tours of the Museum for visitors
  • Perform transactions in the Gift Shop using both cash register and credit card reader
  • Perform environmental checks of the Museum twice daily and maintain data loggers
  • Assist Curator with planning and execution of Summer events
  • Assist Curator and volunteers with preparation and execution of Kids Summer Camp
  • Assist Curator with collections management, including artifact cataloguing, storage, and display
  • Perform basic maintenance of Museum and grounds (i.e. dusting, vacuuming, watering flowerbeds)
  • Any other tasks as requested by the Curator


  • Must currently be a student and returning to school in the fall
  • Able to multi-task
  • Superior interpersonal skills and customer service skills
  • Enrollment in a related field is an asset: e.g. History, Anthropology, Early Childhood Education, Library and Information Sciences,
  • Experience working with children is an asset

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must have a keen interest in history
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and public speaking skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Must be able to work independently and collaboratively within a team
  • Adaptable and flexible, and able to reprioritize on short notice to meet the needs of the Museum
  • Able to work flexible hours on occasion depending on the needs of special events
  • Must have excellent time management skills

Additional Info:

The Federated Women’s Institutes of Ontario is committed to Employment Equity and Diversity and invites applications from Aboriginal People, Persons with Disabilities, and Visible Minorities. Interested candidates should send their resume accompanied by a cover letter and references. The application must be sent to no later than 4:00pm on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. We thank all the applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.