Applied Study: Galt Museum Family Program Assistant
Applied Study: Galt Museum Family Program Assistant

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Lynette Harty
Co-op/Appl Std - A&S
April 4, 2012

Placement: Galt Museum and Archives
Location: Lethbridge, AB
Position: Museum Family Program Assistant
Semester: Summer 2012
Duration: 4 months

Description: Research, develop, and implement programming for Saturday at 1 family programs. The programs interpret historical and cultural themes from the exhibits in hands-on activities. These one hour programs are designed for the children to work with their parents, and must accommodate children of all ages since families visit together. Some previous activities included: corn husk dolls, making soup from scratch, and exhibit detective games.

Over the past year, attendance at the Galt Museum & Archives weekly family program has nearly doubled and we are recruiting new volunteers interested in helping children and parents experience history through hands on activities. The program explores topics from exhibits through crafts, activities, cooking and more. The program is designed for children aged 2 to 12 who attend with their parents.

We are looking to create a group of core volunteers for the program who will each commit to minimum of 1 shift per month. We will organize the two groups into teams consisting of program leaders and program assistants. You can sign up for one or both positions depending on your interest. Programs leaders will be asked to lead a program from start to finish - explaining the activities, demonstrating the activities, and answering questions from parents, with Leslie’s guidance. Program assistants will help the parents and children at the program as well as help the leader to set up/clean up for the program. Your shifts will be from 12:30 to 3:30 on Saturdays. Some weeks you'll be able to leave earlier - 2:30 or 3:00 p.m. depending on how long the program takes. We will provide training each week at the beginning of your shift on the topic of the program. Program leaders can get additional training prior to each shift if they would like before leading the programs. Please visit the link to see the various weeks programs!

In addition to this new team of program leaders and program assistants, we will also ask for additional volunteers from time to time for programs where we expect higher than usual attendance. If you are interested in volunteering occasionally please send us your name so that we can email you about the programs where we need additional assistance.

Skill Requirements:
•independent research ability (primary and secondary sources)
•organizational skills
•ability to coordinate and lead volunteers during programs
•experience, or training, with writing lesson plans or program plans would be an asset (but is not necessary, training can be provided)
•studying Canadian history, museum studies, or education at undergraduate or graduate level

Salary: Volunteer

How to Apply: submit letter of interest & resume to volunteer coordinator at Galt Museum & Archives (Chris Roedler) via email at
Deadline to Apply: April 30, 2012

Participants must also be prepared to register this for course credit through the Applied Studies program. Applied Studies applicants must work a minimum of 10 hrs/week (130 hours) for 13 weeks and have a minimum GPA of 2.00.

Applied Studies placements can be paid or volunteer work, depending on the employer. This is a volunteer opportunity.

For further information on the Applied Studies program, please contact 403-329-2000 or

Deadline for Applied Studies registration for the Summer semester: May 11, 2012

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