Job Posting 99857

Youth Programs Assistant
Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum
Ottawa area
3929 Carp Road, Ottawa, ON
closed 12 days ago (Mon, 8 Apr)
canada summer jobs / summer students  •  $18/hour

Title: Youth Programs Assistant

Number of Positions: 1

Reports to: Operations Manager

Compensation: $18.00/hour

Location: Ottawa, ON (Carp)

Employment Type: Summer student; hourly full-time with up to 37.5 hours/week, Monday to Friday.

Application Deadline: Monday, April 8, 2024, 4:00 p.m. ET

The Diefenbunker is Canada’s most significant surviving Cold War artifact — it is an impressive four-storey underground facility that operated as the country’s central communications headquarters during the Cold War, ready at any moment in case of a nuclear attack. Today, it is a one-of-a-kind museum and national historic site, telling stories of national and international importance and welcoming visitors from around the world.


The Youth Programs Assistant provides high-quality planning and delivery for summer youth programming. They contribute to the mandate of the museum by expanding the site’s interpretation through the development of educational and engaging activities for our youth camp, including 30-minute lessons, themed crafts and games, and tours of the site tailored to a younger audience.  



  • Develop and deliver summer day camp youth programming;
  • Perform research and develop new history-based or espionage-themed lesson plans;
  • Create weekly schedules for programming to be facilitated by front-line staff;
  • Prepare all materials for activities;
  • Track all expenses for supplies against a provided budget;
  • Ongoing communication with youth camp leads to ensure programming runs efficiently;
  • Provide support with special events, rentals, outreach programs, and promotional events, on and off site;
  • Assist in ensuring the museum is presentable through cleaning and other light maintenance;
  • Foster a collaborative work environment in which employees feel supported, trusted, and respected while ensuring to communicate and demonstrate the museum’s messages, policies, and values in a professional and respectful manner.


  • Meets the requirements for Young Canada Works;
  • Ability to provide Vulnerable Sector Police Check;
  • First Aid/CPR C Certificate;
  • Strong communication skills and excellent presentation skills;
  • Adaptability, innovation, as well as proven ability to work in a team environment;
  • Experience working with children and youth;
  • Creativity and ability to engage and work with children;
  • Familiarity with computers and Microsoft programs such as Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.


  • Current student in a related field (museology, history, communications, education, or comparable studies);
  • Experience in delivery or design of educational materials;
  • Interest in history.

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