Casual Education Assistant-- Spring - Fanshawe Pioneer Village, London and Middlesex Heritage Museum

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Position Type

Casual / On Call, Contract - Part Time

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Grade 2 $14.00

Date Posted


Application Deadline: 

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Position Description

The Casual Education Assistant is responsible for the preparation and delivery of history based education programs and guided tours. The Casual Education Assistant is under the general supervision of the Education Coordinator.

Application Deadline: Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

Hours/Days of Work:

  • 8:50 am to 3:20 pm (Daily)
  • From April 16th  to June 29th – up to 30 hours per week, hours of work based on education and group tour bookings

Term: Casual, Seasonal, Weekends and Holiday Mondays may be required

Salary: Grade 2 $14.00

Reporting to: Education Coordinator


Duties and Responsibilities:

1.    Education Responsibilities

  1. Prepare and deliver on site, history based education programs, guided tours, outreach programming, and special education events
  2. Assist with administrative functions of education programming
  3. Demonstrate heritage crafts, trades, foodways and activities to visitors
  4. Perform physical daily program set up and clean up
  5. Ensure the safety of education program participants
  6. Assist with building and site cleaning and program maintenance for program areas
  7. Ability to work in a team environment
  8. Maintain a high level of customer service

2.    Cross Departmental Responsibilities

  1. Interpret to visitors through the implementation of an approved plan of daily demonstrations and activities for public programming (domestic, foodways, agricultural and hands-on)
  2. Interpret to visitors during special events through demonstrations and activities
  3. Assist with public programming and special event set up and clean up

3.    General Responsibilities

  1. Support Fanshawe Pioneer Village customer service initiatives
  2. Ensure the safety of visitors and staff and protect the site's resources
  3. Building cleaning and maintenance
  4. Other duties as assigned


  • Graduate or current student of education, history, child studies, drama/arts, recreation or museum studies program
  • Experience working with children
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent customer service and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Must be able to work in an outdoor environment with various environmental and seasonal conditions
  • Strong organizational abilities
  • Ability to operate with a minimum of direct supervision
  • Good working knowledge of the Ontario curriculum
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to wear historical costumes and adhere to guidelines with respect to
  • jewellery, make-up and other forms of personal adornment required 
  • Experience in the museum sector an asset
  • Fluency in French an asset
  • Valid first aid and CPR certificates an asset
  • Must be able to provide a Vulnerable Sector Police Records Check
  • Must have own transportation (Public transportation to the site is unavailable.)


Employees will observe and comply with the following Code of Conduct:

  • Positive communication:  If there are issues within your program area, it is expected that employees will prepare a range of possible solutions for discussion with immediate supervisor and be prepared to implement the agreed solution.
  • Model Behaviour:  Employees will not engage in negative behaviour, defined as office politics, malicious gossip, blaming, name calling or complaining and will refrain from negative comments about the organization, staff or volunteers who work at the Village.
  • Demonstrated Commitment to the Master Development and Business Plan and the strategic direction of this organization.
  • Cooperation with colleagues in own department, with staff of other departments and with partner organizations.
  • Contributes to a positive team environment within own department and organization as a whole.
  • Health and Safety:  All staff will work in a safe manner in accordance with Ontario Workplace Health and Safety regulations.


  • Public transportation to the site is unavailable. 
  • Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Integrated Accessibility Standards. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. The London & Middlesex Heritage Museum is an equal opportunity employer.


Interested candidates may submit a cover letter and resume by mail or e-mail to the address below by Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.:

Morgan Shropshall                       

Education Coordinator

Fanshawe Pioneer Village

2609 Fanshawe Park Road East

London, Ontario

N5X 4A1



Fanshawe Pioneer Village thanks all those who apply, but only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.


How to Apply

Contact Name: 

Morgan Shropshall



How to Apply: 

  • cover letter
  • resume

Application Deadline: 

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
2609 Fanshawe Park Road
London N5X 4A1

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Contact Name

Morgan Shropshall


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