• Posted on:
    May 16, 2018
  • Application Deadline:
    May 27, 2018
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    Full Time (Temporary)
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Hands on History Coordinator posted by Town of Ingersoll


Job Description

Joining the team at the Ingersoll Cheese and Agricultural Museum, the Hands-On History Coordinator will be responsible for developing activities and programs for school and special interest groups, the general public and tourists over the course of the summer. The incumbent will also plan and coordinate four weeks of summer day camp and assist the Museum Curator with the planning and running of special events.

Specifically, the Hands-On History Coordinator will:

  • Lead summer camp development, implementation, and coordination activities including planning camp programming, registering campers, sourcing and developing a database of summer student volunteers, purchasing necessary supplies, etc.
  • Plan and actively participate in all special events occurring at the Cheese Museum throughout the summer.
  • Engage with all visitors to the museum through live demonstrations (i.e., cheese making, weaving, butter making, blacksmithing, etc.) and through the planning and implementation of activities for special events and programs.
  • Act as a representative of the museum; knowledgeably and enthusiastically responding to general inquiries and preparing and presenting informational talks concerning the museum to be delivered at various local festivals.

This is a 13 week contract position.

Education RequirementPost Secondary Degree Experience Requirement

Our ideal candidate is passionate about history and sharing that passion with others! If you are highly organized, outgoing and creative and are currently enrolled in post-secondary studies, then this may be your dream summer job!

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, applicants must:

  • Have completed at least one year of relevant post-secondary studies and be registered to return in the fall of 2018;
  • Obtain a clear vulnerable sector screen (upon receipt of an offer of employment);
  • Possess previous experience planning, running and promoting various events and activities;
  • Have a demonstrated passion for history and the ability to share that passion through teaching activities geared towards all age groups; and  
  • Possess or be willing to obtain First-Aid/CPR certification.
Salary Details

$14.00 per hour - 35 hours per week

How to Apply

To explore this exciting opportunity further, qualified candidates are invited to submit their application, in confidence, to the attention of the Curator, by May 27, 2018 at 11:59 pm.


Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum

c/o 130 Oxford Street, 2nd Floor

Ingersoll, Ontario   N5C 2V5


The Town of Ingersoll is an equal opportunity employer and will make accommodations available to applicants with disabilities upon request and throughout the entire recruitment process.

While we appreciate all applications received, only those invited for an interview will be acknowledged.  Personal information submitted is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used to determine suitability to the role advertised.

About Employer

Imagine a wheel of cheese weighing 7300 pounds! The Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum shares this story from 1866 along with other intersting tales about the Town of Ingersoll.

First settled by Thomas Ingersoll, the father of Laura Secord, in 1795, the original village of Oxford-on-the-Thames continued to grow. Over the last 200 years, the Town of Ingersoll has been a destination for runaway slaves on the Underground Railway, and has been home to such notables as world-famous evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson, the world champion husband and wife racing team of Harold and Lorna Wilson, and internationally renowned wood carver Wilson Jonhston.

The museum brings these stories and others to life through engaging displays and demonstrations. Group tours, educational programs, workshops, special events and hands-on activities are offered throughout the year.

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