Education Program Assistant

(Museums of Burlington, Ireland House Museum)

Position ID: V-HVC0006 Last Full Update: 28 Feb 2019
Opportunity Details
CommentsEducation Program Assistant; Heritage Badge Program Assistant and Camp & Club Program Assistants 
These volunteer positions are available to adults and students. Education Programs are offered to school groups visiting the museum between September and June. Heritage Badge Programs are available October to May and are primarily in the evening. Camp & Club Program Assistants are needed for PA Day Camps, March Break Camps, Summer Camps and Seasonal Celebration Camps and Lego and History Explorer Clubs offered on Sundays.
ContactRobin Hill, Volunteer Program Administrator, Ireland House Museum / Museums of Burlington; Phone: 905-332-9888; Email:
DutiesEducation Program Assistant - Volunteering with the interpretive department is great for anyone who loves teaching and working with people. Duties may include assisting with the craft or tour segment or another program component, to helping with program set-up and clean-up. Availability – September to June.  
Heritage Badge Program Assistant – Museum badge programs are designed specifically for Sparks, Brownies, Girl Guides, Cubs and Scouts. Volunteer duties may include assisting with the craft and/or tour segment or another program component, to helping with program set-up and clean-up.  
Availability – October to May (primarily early evenings, occasional weekend day) 
Camp & Club Program Assistant – This position is perfect for the creative-minded who enjoys working with children. Duties may include assisting with the delivery of camp programs, the craft and/or tour segment or another program component, to helping with program set-up and clean-up. Camps are operated during P.A. Days, March Break, Summer and seasonal celebration camps.  
Availability – year round
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BenefitsTraining and work experience.
ClientsSchool aged children.
Ages15 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDYes
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students
Areas of InterestArts & Crafts ; Culture & Heritage ; Education Support (Elementary / Secondary) ; Education Support (Tutoring / Instruction) ; Event Coordination & Support ; Guide / Greeter ; Program Coordination / Support ; Youth Services
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Creativity ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Team Work ; Working with Children ; Interest in working with children.
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Availability – September to June.
Interaction LevelSolitary ; Small Group ; Large Group
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon 
Sunday: Afternoon
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityPartially Accessible ; Designated parking at entrance ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance - At the Interpretive Centre main entrance. ; Wheelchair accessible washroom, assistance needed with door ; Access is limited to some areas of the first floor of the historic house.  
The first floor of the Interpretive Centre is accessible.
LocationIreland House Museum
Number of PositionsBurlington: 1 individual(s) 
1 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingTraining is provided ; Scheduled training ; Training on the job ; Training on-going ; On-going support from staff and knowledgeable volunteers.
TransportationNear public transit
Police CheckRequired
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Organization NameMuseums of Burlington, Ireland House Museum
Office Phone905-332-9888
Toll Free Phone1-800-374-2099
Address & Map
2168 Guelph Line
Burlington, ON L7P 5A8
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