Canada's Sports Hall of Fame is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to conferring Canada's highest sporting honour on athletes and organizers that make us proud to be Canadian. Canada's Sports Hall of Fame Museum at WinSport's Canada Olympic Park is the home to Canada's Highest Sporting Honour, celebrating a community of Hall of Famers, 665 to date, that inspire Canadians in sport and life. New Hall of Famers are inducted annually and their stories are shared through curated exhibits, immersive experiences and digital storytelling.
The Manager of Education and Programming seeks to hire an Education Outreach Ambassador intern to assist with education outreach initiatives from July – end of November.
The intern will be assigned two major projects: (1) assist with the planning, coordination, scheduling, managing and possible delivery of an exciting new education outreach initiative called Beyond the Win: Hall of Famers on Tour; and, (2) help expand the Virtual Visits outreach initiative by researching and writing content for the “Sports and the Canadian Champions” program, which focuses on Canada’s top Olympic and Paralympic athletes and builders, as well as assist in the development of a new virtual program focused on our Indigenous Hall of Famers. They may also assist with learning, delivering and booking Virtual Visits, as needed.
The intern may assist in the delivery of outreach programs, both virtually and in-school, throughout the duration of their contract once they have a good understanding of the programs and based on programs booked. The intern will also handle original artefacts as part of program delivery and in accordance with approved museum standards. Training and shadowing opportunities will be provided.
The intern will complete the following projects and tasks:
Beyond the Win: Hall of Famers on Tour
• Assist with planning, coordinating, scheduling and managing in-school outreach programs that will be delivered to full school assemblies;
• Liaising with education stakeholders and Hall of Famers, as required; and,
• Potentially assisting with the delivery of these in-school presentations, as needed.
• Expand the Virtual Visits outreach initiative by researching and writing content for the “Sports and the Canadian Champions” program;
• Assist in the development of a new virtual program focused on our Indigenous Hall of Famers;
• Producing engaging and interactive education outreach materials based on intern research and the Alberta curriculum; and,
• Learn, deliver and book Virtual Visits, as needed.
• Learn current interpretive and museum teaching techniques;
• Handle original artefacts in accordance with approved museum standards;
• Access the collections database and research centre to utilize in-house research materials to use in program research and development; and,
• Assist with any education-related task, as needed, including education materials and projects related to CSHoF special events;
• Build professional network through liaising with museum education stakeholders;
• Attend regular meetings with the education team to ensure that the content being researched and developed meets the guidelines for content development;
• Assist Visitor Services, such as covering lunches, as required; and,
• Other duties, as assigned.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a BA, preferably a masters, with experience in:
History or Museum Studies – As a recognized heritage facility, we provide direct experience in the field of history and museum education as we focus on sharing stories and artefacts from the past. Our education department nurtures an informal learning environment that caters to the diverse learning styles of visitors using a participatory, multisensory approach. As such, an intern with a museum studies background or teaching experience in a museum environment would be a definite asset. The intern will also have the opportunity to learn about collections and archives best practices, specifically handling artefacts.
Teaching/Education – This job provides interns with hands-on experience working with children. It also provides exposure to curriculum-based programming, relevant school boards, and processes relevant to all education programming. The candidate, however, should be familiar with, or open to, teaching in an informal learning environment as the approach differs from a formal classroom.
The intern must possess intermediate to advanced computer competencies with Microsoft Office, especially Excel, Word and Publisher.
Other Skills Required:
• Excellent administrative skills, including photocopying, high level of detail, and data entry with a high level of accuracy
• Ability to follow up on tasks, as necessary
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
• Excellent communication abilities, specifically phone and e-mail tact, politeness and professionalism
• Consistent proficiency with ability to prioritize tasks, or shift prioritizes / multitask
• Excellent grammar, spelling and creative writing skills with the ability to tailor education materials to the needs and learning outcomes of specific age groups
• Comfort with public speaking and ability to present programs in an engaging manner
• Positive demeanor and outlook
• Willingness and drive to get any job or task done
• Responsible, accountable, adaptable
• Excellent problem solving skills
• The intern will be required to provide or obtain a valid vulnerable sector police check.
Interviews will be conducted by the Manager of Education and Programming between June 16 –30, 2019.
A maximum of 5 candidates will be interviewed. Anticipated start date is July 8, 2019 and end date is November 29, 2019. Position and dates are subject to funding.
Eligibility: Students must be registered with Young Canada Works (YCW) prior to being interviewed and all candidates selected must be approved by YCW to confirm their eligibility in advance of them being offered a position.
As per the YCW eligibility requirements, you must be:
• a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada;
Note: Non-Canadian students or graduates holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible.
• legally entitled to work in Canada;
• between 15* and 30 years of age at the start of employment (*where permissible under provincial/territorial labour laws);
• have completed the school year at the start of employment;
• meet the specific eligibility criteria of the program to which you apply;
• registered in the YCW online candidate inventory;
• be willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment (minimum 30 hours a week); and,
• not have another full-time job while employed in a YCW job.
How to Apply:
Please submit your cover letter and resume (max. 3 pages) in one pdf document, as well as a creative writing sample (no more than 1 page) of your choice by June 16, 2019, to:
Manager, Education and Programming
Job Equity: Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame is committed to the principle of equal opportunity. As an employer Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified candidates within the scope of each job opening. Applications are welcomed from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and Aboriginal people.
Characteristics of City/Region:
Calgary is one of the fastest growing energetic cities in the world. In the past 20 years, Calgary has hosted more international sport competitions than the combined total of the three largest cities in Canada. The Calgary/Bow corridor area has been the primary training and preparation site for many of Canada’s top athletes in winter and summer sports, both at the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Calgary is the only city in Canada where over 50% of citizens regularly visit museums and attend performing arts events. Calgary was designated a Cultural Capital of Canada for 2012. Metropolitan Calgary population 1.4 M.
Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame officially opened in Calgary at Canada Olympic Park on July 1, 2011.
City of Calgary website: calgary.ca
Tourism Calgary website: visitcalgary.com
Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame website: sportshall.ca