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16 Feb 2021

Temporary Education Assistant (Summer Camp)

torontohistorymuseums – Posted by torontohistorymuseums Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

Education Assistant (Summer Camp)

City of Toronto Museums and Heritage Services


Job Type: Temporary, Part Time

Season: Summer

Shift Information: Monday to Friday, 35 to 40 hours per week Start and end times vary to meet camp requirements

Salary Rate: $18.95

Number of Positions Open: 16

Posting Date:  February 11, 2021

Posting Expiry Date: March 7, 2021


Applications must be made online at:


Colborne Lodge Museum, 11 Colborne Lodge Drive, Toronto (3 vacancies)

Fort York National Historic Site, 250 Fort York Blvd. (2 vacancies)

Gibson House Museum, 5172 Yonge Street, North York (2 vacancies)

Montgomery’s Inn, 4709 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (2 vacancies)

Scarborough Museum, 1007 Brimley Road, Scarborough (2 vacancies)

Spadina Museum, 285 Spadina Road, Toronto (3 vacancies)

Todmorden Mills Museum, 67 Pottery Road, Toronto (2 vacancies)

Job Summary:  To plan and co-ordinate seasonal and specialty children and/or youth programs.


  • Plans and coordinates inclusive seasonal programs that introduce children and/or youth to Toronto’s diverse history, local neighbourhoods and natural environments.
  • Delivers program activity instructions to camp participants who are at various levels of skills and ages.
  • Conducts hands-on activities appropriate to the program themes.
  • Develops a program and resource information reference document.
  • Organizes leads and participates in planned activities.
  • Interacts with participants’ parents and caregivers to provide program information.
  • Adheres to all policies, safety and security guidelines as outlined in Divisional Policy and Procedure manuals.
  • Monitors camp supplies effectively with respect to availability and budget.
  • Assembles the supplies needed for activities, crafts and snacks.
  • Ensures equipment and supplies are available and meet Health and Safety Standards.
  • Assists in the promotion of programs to the local community.
  • Evaluates the program and provide written post-program feedback.
  • Assists in general camp duties.
  • Attends and participates in all orientation/training sessions, staff meetings and close out activities.


  • In post-secondary program in related field or approved equivalent.
  • Experience in children’s and /or youth environments.
  • Knowledge and experience related to camp programming such as: theatre, history, environmental studies, arts programming, community engagement, education, film, photography, design.
  • Knowledge related to camp programming such as: theatre, history, environmental studies, art programming, community engagement, education.
  • Experience in teaching or leading groups.
  • Ability to foster cooperative working relationships and show judgment and sensitivity in dealing with the public.
  • Strong interpersonal, conflict resolution and problem solving skills.
  • Organizational and program planning skills.
  • Good communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Ability to support the Toronto Public Service values to ensure a culture that champions equity, diversity and respectful workplaces and reflects these values in the programming that we share with the public.
  • Standard First Aid/CPR Certification required.
  • A Police Reference Check will be required as a condition of employment for this position.
  • Must possess certification in Parks and Recreation Ontario’s Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD).  Applicants who meet all other qualifications and obtain a conditional job offer can view the City of Toronto’s Leadership Guide to find and register for a PHCD course.
  • Must attend and successfully complete related mandatory and in-service training sessions.
  • Must be 16 to 30 years of age, currently enrolled in school full time and returning to college or university in September.
  • This summer job may be contingent on Government of Canada funding through the Young Canada Works program.  Applicants must be entered on the Young Canada Works candidate inventory to be considered.  To enroll, visit


Contacts for additional information:

Colborne Lodge, contact Lauren McCallum at 416-392-1457 or

Fort York, contact Kaitlin Wainwright at 416-392-7870 or

Gibson House, contact Elizabeth Nelson-Raffaele at 416-395-6890 or

Montgomery’s Inn, contact Lauren McCallum at 416-394-8112 or

Scarborough Museum, contact Elaine Kemp at 416-397-7632 or

Spadina Museum, contact Alexandra Kim at 416-338-3054 or

Todmorden Mills, contact Philip Cheong at 416-396-3315 or


Accommodation:  If you are an individual who requires accommodation, due to disability under the Ontario Human Rights Code, to apply for this position, please email us at, quoting the Requisition ID and the job title.  The City is committed to providing Code-protected accommodation throughout its hiring process. Please visit Hiring Policies and Statements for further details.


Vulnerable Sector Check:  One of the requirements for working with children and vulnerable adults is applicants providing the results of a Vulnerable Sector Check. For Recreation Worker positions, we are only able to consider candidates who obtain a Vulnerable Sector Check. Once an applicant is given a conditional offer of employment, we will obtain a Vulnerable Sector Check for applicants who reside within the City of Toronto. Applicants who reside outside of the City of Toronto will need to obtain a Vulnerable Sector Check from their local Police Service.  For further information on the vulnerable sector screening, please contact your local Police Service.


How to Apply

Applications must be made online at:

Job Types: Temporary.

Job expires in 41 days.

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