Employment Posting:
Programming Assistant - Student - Museum & Cultural Centre - Southampton, ON

Employment Type:
Current Student
Closing Date:

About the County

“Bold and beautiful Bruce County… a healthy, caring community of prosperity and innovation.”

Join our team powered by innovation and shared values where explorers turn obstacles into opportunities and individual challenges into shared solutions. You will discover a lifestyle that provides endless opportunity for exploration at work and after. Your adventure with Bruce County starts here.

About the Job

PLEASE NOTE: This position is dependent on receipt of funding. A decision on funding may not be made until the end of April. If funding is not received, this position will not be filled.

This position runs a total of 9 weeks, beginning at the Museum in Southampton on June 19, 2023 and ending August 18, 2023. The Programming Assistant will assist with implementation of programming including: guest performances, talks, demonstrations, and movies. Duties include liaising with presenters, assisting with technical (A/V) requirements, set-up, and introduction of presenters. The student will interact with the public, guiding hands-on activity areas for children, acting as a tour guide for incoming groups, and interpreting exhibits. The student will monitor and guide planned activities and programs for the exhibits. The student will also be involved in training and monitoring youth and adult volunteers.

Wage: $18.70 per hour


The preferred candidate for the position will be a post-secondary student, ideally from a museum studies, drama, history, recreation, or arts and culture-related field.
The candidate will be enthusiastic and enjoy interacting with people of all ages, especially children, and be willing to dress in costume as part of the job.
The candidate should be proficient in the standard Microsoft Office suite of programs, especially Word and Excel for data content and management.
Time management and resource management are important facets of this job.
Good writing and editing skills along with a professional, yet friendly demeanor are key to success in this position.

Applicants must provide a current, clear Criminal Reference Check (including the vulnerable sector) and be subject to other regulatory record checks for the safety of the minors with whom they will be working.


Personal information contained in applications will be used for recruitment purposes and collected as per the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter M.56

Additional Information

The Corporation of the County of Bruce is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise Human Resources if you require accommodation.

We thank all applicants in advance, but regret that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.