Join the Osgoode Township Museum team! 

PROGRAM COORDINATOR 

The Osgoode Township Museum, located in Vernon, Ontario is housed in a mid-century two-room school. Today it shares the story of Ottawa south’s rural and agriculture heritage.

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Job Type:  FTE (32 hours/week)              

Location:  Vernon, ON

Application Deadline:  25 February 2024

Job Start Date:  20 March 2024            

Email:  manager@osgoodemuseum.ca

Salary:  $38,000.00

Job Summary 

Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Program Coordinator is responsible for developing and delivering educational and public programming using object- and inquiry-based learning to explore themes related to the history of the Osgoode Township.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Program Planning

  • Identify target audiences
  • Liaise with school audiences
  • Liaise with other organizations to promote the museum and encourage visitation
  • Identify ways in which museum programs can contribute to the current Ontario Curriculum at the elementary and secondary level
  • Advertise specific programs to be delivered

Program Delivery

  • Create educational and outreach activities
  • Develop, promote and deliver educational resources and programs
  • Assist in designing resources to make the museum more accessible
  • Produce and distribute educational program tools, and curriculum-based resources and programs
  • Deliver programming on and off-site
  • Develop, promote and deliver educational programs to complement temporary and permanent exhibits

Event Development and Delivery

  • Assist with development and delivery of annual mandate-driven event(s)

Budget and Resources

  • Responsible for program budget
  • Control operational costs and maximize resources whilst maintaining standards of products and services
  • Support the commercial activities of the Museum

Administrative Tasks

  • Record visitor and revenue generation statistics from educational programs for reporting purposes
  • Supervise staff and volunteers as required
  • Assist with on-site visitors as required
  • Assist with quarterly membership newsletters as required
  • Update programs and events on website and social media as needed

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

Education:

  • Bachelor of Education, or related degree and equivalent experience

OR

  • Post secondary museum studies program (Diploma, Degree or Graduate Certificate) and equivalent experience

A minimum of 2 years’ experience in:

  • Developing and delivering programs in a museum, gallery or cultural centre
  • Interacting with multi-disciplinary staff and delivering services to internal and external clients
  • Working effectively independently and within a project-oriented team environment
  • Working on several projects simultaneously, assessing and organizing work to meet conflicting priorities

Requirements:

  • An established commitment to quality visitor experiences
  • A demonstrated interest in programming for children, youth, adults, and seniors
  • Teaching skills to plan and deliver activities in an engaging manner
  • A proven ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Excellent research skills related to developing programs
  • Strong interest in and knowledge of historical and cultural artefacts
  • Knowledge and sensitivity to cultural and disability issues

Knowledge of:

  • Ontario curriculum standards
  • Various of ‘office’ and design software/applications including MS Office Suite, Canva, Adobe Suite and Slack
  • Workplace safety rules and regulations
  • OTM mandate, collections, programs and services

Other Conditions:

  • Valid drivers license and access to reliable form of transportation (no public transportation to site)
  • Weekend and evening work required, as well as local travel (reimbursed)
  • May be required to stand for long periods of time at outreach activities
  • Ability to lift up to 16 kg (35 lbs)
  • Bilingualism is an asset

Policies and Procedures:

  • Uphold the Museum’s Code of Ethics
  • Comply with Health and Safety legislation and policies
  • Adhere to organizational policies and procedures to protect people and the Museum’s reputation

Core Competencies:

  • Work as part of a team and support colleagues across the Museum
  • Concern for quality and detail-oriented focus
  • Organizational awareness/Protect the reputation of the Museum

Security Clearance: Vulnerable Sector Check

To Apply:

Qualified applicants should submit a single PDF file containing their CV and a letter of interest to Osgoode Township Museum’s Executive Director, James Jensen, at manager@osgoodemuseum.ca with the subject line “Application: Program Coordinator” by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, 25 February, 2024. The letter of interest should demonstrate an understanding of the position and should speak to relevant qualifications and experiences, and include a brief outline of the applicant’s knowledge of our organization.

Mailed, faxed, and late applications will not be considered. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

General Information:

  • Osgoode Township Museum is an equal opportunity employer
  • All offers of employment for this position will be conditional upon satisfactory reference checks
  • There is no public transportation to the Museum site