Volunteering

Activity Monitor

Applications are currently being accepted.

The Bata Shoe Museum aims to contribute to the knowledge and understanding of the role of footwear in the social and cultural life of mankind. It achieves this purpose by operating a public institution which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits material evidence related to the history of footwear and shoemaking for the purposes of study, education and enjoyment. Volunteer Activity Monitors help fulfill this mission by monitoring childrenís activities.

Activity Monitors serve visitors to the Bata Shoe Museum by providing instructions for childrenís crafts and activities, keeping the activity area tidy, and assisting visitors with questions.

Skills Required:

  • B)Age 18+
  • Comfortable communicating with the public
  • Reliable and punctual
  • An interest in art, crafts, and working with children
  • Able to be scheduled and receive updates via email only
  • Courtesy, respect, and patience with visitors
  • Energy and enthusiasm!

Training: New volunteers will receive on the job training on the skills and responsibilities of Activity Monitors, including craft/activity instructions and visitor guidelines.

Time Commitment: Volunteers are asked to commit to one shift every other week for a minimum of six months. Shifts are available on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:30pm-4:00pm.

Benefits: Many of the Museumís volunteers benefit personally and professionally by giving back to the community, meeting new people, networking with museum staff and volunteers, and gaining work-related skills.

The Bata Shoe Museum recognizes the significant contribution its volunteers make by holding volunteer appreciation events, nominating volunteers for Ontario Volunteer Service Awards; and by providing discounts in the Museum Shop, complimentary admission to many Toronto museums and attractions, tickets to selected BSM lectures and events, and numerous milestone awards for continuous service.

To apply for this position, email your cover letter and resume to:
Andrea Field, Education Coordinator
andrea@batashoemuseum.ca