Education Program Assistant

(Grey Roots Museum & Archives)

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Position ID: V-GRE0009 Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 Last Full Update: 14 Oct 2016
Opportunity Details
ContactStephanie McMullen, Volunteer & Membership Coordinator, Grey Roots Museum & Archives; Phone: 519-376-3690; Fax: 519-376-4654; Email:
Duties•Set up and clean up materials in the multipurpose room for each program 
•Find and prepare materials for the programs in advance of the event  
•Introduce children to the hands-on portion of the program, including a brief overview of how it relates to the program’s general purpose and learning expectations  
•Lead the group through the exercise, with patient and detailed instructions and demonstrations, assisting the children as required 
•Answer questions from the students and teacher 
•Ensure group has finished activity and cleaned up before they move on to the next part of the program
More Info
BenefitsEducation Program Assistants have the opportunity to teach school children about the past and awaken their curiosity as to how other people lived in other times. They will have the chance to learn new things themselves and make new friends. Upon completion of 20 hours of service annually, they and a guest may visit Grey Roots free of charge. They will receive a quarterly volunteer newsletter, discounts in the gift shop, insurance coverage while on duty and an annual recognition event. Training and orientation is provided.
ClientsThis position will interact with schoolchildren, mostly at the elementary school level.
Ages14 year(s) - 100 year(s)
Suitable for OSSDYes
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students
Areas of InterestCommunity Outreach ; Education Support (Tutoring / Instruction) ; Guide / Greeter ; Mentorship / Leadership
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Public Speaking ; Working with Children ; •Interest in working with children and delivering education programs to them 
•Enjoy working with children 
•General knowledge of Canadian and local history an asset 
•Bilingualism is an asset 
•Interest and experience in crafts is also asset 
•Knowledge of heritage skills and crafts are an advantage 
•A police check will be required upon conditional acceptance into the program
Commitment LengthShort Term (3 months or less) ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term (More than 1 year) ; Various Commitment lengths
Interaction LevelSmall Group ; Large Group
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon
SeasonsSpring ; Fall ; Winter
AccessibilityFully Accessible
LocationGrey Roots Museum & Archives
Number of PositionsGrey County: 1 individual(s) 
1 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Scheduled training
TransportationCar required ; Volunteers are responsible for own transportation
Police CheckRequired
Liability InsuranceAvailable
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Organization NameGrey Roots Museum & Archives
Office Phone519-376-3690
Toll Free Phone1-877-473-9766
Address & Map
102599 Grey Rd 18, RR 4
Owen Sound, ON N4K 5N6
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