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Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston

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Industry Sector: Social Services/Education / Services sociaux/ Éducation

Organization Description:

The Marine Museum has a mission to inspire an enduring connection to the maritime history of Kingston and the Great Lakes. Our mandate is to preserve, interpret and educate our collections and make those collections accessible to the public for research. 


Job Listing #606

Programming Manager • Part Time / À Temps Partiel

Date Posted: 10 Feb 2018

Application Deadline: 26 Feb 2018

Location: Kingston and Surrounding Area

Category: Social Services/Education / Services sociaux/ Éducation

Hours Per Week: 12

Pay Rate: Hourly Wage / Rémunération Horaire 20

Language Requirements: English / Anglais

Job Description:

Programming Manager

Position Summary

The Marine Museum of the Great Lakes has temporarily moved to a smaller location at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour and is transitioning to a ‘community outreach’ model of programming to engage the community and fulfill our mandate. We are seeking a committed part-time Programming Manager to develop and deliver education programs to several key groups.

Reporting to the Museum Manager, the Programming Manager is a self-motivated and creative professional responsible for developing and delivering unique programming that is participatory and fun to elementary school students that meets Ontario elementary school curriculum requirements. Programming will be delivered in local school classrooms. In addition, the Programming Manager will develop and deliver programming to children’s summer camps and other youth organizations, adults and seniors.

The Program Manager will become familiar with the museum’s mission and collections and explore ways to convey topics of interest through programming. Programs may focus on local maritime history and culture, shipwrecks and underwater archaeology, Great Lakes weather, environmental ecology and science, navigation techniques, the operation of ship locks, the science of sailing, etc. Finding imaginative ways to connect the local community to their Great Lakes maritime heritage that inspire learning and attachment will be strongly encouraged. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to apply or expand their education work experience in a creative and collaborative environment.

Key Areas of Responsibilities

  • Develop and deliver elementary school (Grades 3 – 8) curriculum-based programs related to Great Lakes topics and maritime history
  • Develop and deliver programs to summer camps, other youth organizations, adults and seniors
  • Initiate contact with schools and seek collaboration and partnership opportunities with other organizations to enhance and expand museum programs
  • Resource materials and equipment as necessary to deliver programming
  • Maintain contact lists and database for all bookings and programs
  • Record performance measures of all programs delivered
  • Promote programs with social media and other available marketing resources
  • Ensure web site is current with all education program information
  • Assist with grant proposals
  • Assist the Museum Manager and collaborate with the Programming Committee as needed

Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in related field or equivalent experience
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to initiate new ideas, work independently and collaborate with a team
  • Knowledge of the Ontario school curriculum requirements and familiarity with school system
  • Teaching experience in formal/non-formal environments working with wide range of age groups
  • Experience developing specialized programs for a variety of age groups and diverse audiences
  • Knowledge of maritime history, social science, and environmental science is helpful
  • French speaking ability is desirable but not mandatory
  • Basic computer skills are necessary and experience with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Experience with social media marketing
  • A vehicle is necessary for transportation

Hours & Salary

This is currently a permanent part-time position, 11 - 12 hours a week, but may increase if more funding becomes available. The wage is $20 per hour, plus transportation expenses for programming.


Please email a cover letter and resume to Doug Cowie at We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Deadline February 26, 2018. Marine Museum of the Great Lakes, 53 Yonge St., Unit 4, Kingston ON K7M 6G4


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