Volunteering

Activity Monitor

Applications are currently being accepted.

Activity Monitors serve visitors to the Bata Shoe Museum by providing accurate information of the history of the museum, the collection, and the architecture of the building. They deliver interactive educational programs that provide an enjoyable and meaningful experience for visitors of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of ability. Guided tours are 1-1.5 hours in length.

Skills Required:

  • B)Age 18+
  • Fluency in English
  • Excellent communication skills and comfortable with public speaking
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Ability to learn accurate, detailed information and present it effectively to diverse audiences
  • An interest in history, art, fashion, culture, and/or education
  • Basic computer skills, including the use of email
  • Able to be scheduled and receive updates via email only
  • Experience using tablets/iPads an asset
  • Courtesy, respect, and patience with visitors
  • Experience teaching, previous gallery or museum experience an asset
  • Energy and enthusiasm!

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

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