Job Posting: Administrative Clerk

Job Posting: Science Alliance Instructor (seasonal)

Anticipated start date: May 13, 2024
Terms of employment: Full-time, contract (8-16 weeks, funding dependant)
Hourly Wage: $17.65/hour
Application deadline: Open until filled
Number of positions: 1 – 4

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking creative, enthusiastic, outgoing, and motivated people to ensure the daily operations of the Science Alliance Summer Day Camp program run effectively and efficiently. This includes the development and delivery of quality child-centred programming enriched in science, engineering, technology, and heritage. You will be joining a team of enthusiastic and passionate individuals whose goal is to work together for the success of all departments and have fun doing it! This position is ideal for a detail-oriented, energetic, creative person who loves to work with children and has a passion for supporting the meaningful programs and services we offer to make a positive impact in our community. Everyone plays a role in The Exploration Place’s daily operations. We are seeking someone comfortable working with colleagues in different departments to help meet our shared goals and the goals of Science Alliance Day Camps.

What are the hours and benefits?

This is a full-time (40 hours/week) seasonal position, Monday to Friday. A regular workday is 8 hours, with a 30-minute unpaid lunch break. Regular shift is 8:45am to 5:15pm or 8:00am to 4:30pm. Statutory holidays and occasional extended hours may also be required with notice.

Job Summary:

The Science Alliance Instructors work as a team to ensure the daily operations of the Science Alliance Summer Day Camp program run effectively and efficiently. This includes the development and delivery of fun, quality child-centred programming enriched in science, engineering, technology, and heritage, supervision of school-aged children, timely and accurate completion of administrative tasks, and respectful communication and coordination with participants, parents, and team members. This position reports directly to the Manager – Programming in collaboration with the Senior Leadership team. 

The successful applicant will be responsible for the following:

  • Daily operations of the Science Alliance Day Camp
  • Greeting participants and their families, making them feel welcome
  • Development and delivery of fun, innovative, high-quality programming for school-aged camps and special events in the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM)
  • Providing excellent quality of care for school-aged children from 5-12 years old, ensuring the safety and stewardship of children in programs and the immediate physical environment
  • Communicating with families in a respectful, timely, and effective fashion regarding the program and their child and relaying any pertinent information
  • Recording all activities, illnesses reported, number of children present, and general observations about the day
  • Ensuring all assigned museum spaces are kept clean and organized; for example, all toys and surfaces are cleaned and sanitized; all materials and supplies stored appropriately
  • Ensuring the safety and security of confidential client information at all times
  • Ensuring that all applicable policies, procedures, and regulations are followed
  • Maintaining equipment and supply inventory for summer programs
  • Representing the Museum with the utmost integrity, exemplifying the values and mission of our organization
  • Aiding with various special events as necessary
  • Other duties as assigned 

Knowledge, skills, and abilities we are looking for:

  • Possess strong oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated aptitude for working with school-aged children in a non-traditional teaching and learning environment
  • Solid understanding of culture and heritage as related to science, technology, and innovation
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to speak and present content to audiences of varying sizes and composition
  • Experience working with the public
  • Ability to work closely and communicate respectfully with The Exploration Place team at large
  • Be a self-motivated team player
  • Must be able to work within a team environment, often with minimal supervision
  • Have, or be willing to obtain, a valid first aid and/or CPR certificate
  • Possess excellent time management and multi-tasking skills
  • Be familiar and comfortable with software, including but not limited to Microsoft 365
  • Must show flexibility when asked to perform other tasks as needed
  • Be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds on select occasions and stand for long periods
  • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and willing to abide by all COVID-19 regulations
  • To comply with funding guidelines, candidates are required to be Canadian citizens or permanent residents, or have refugee status in Canada, be between the ages of 15 and 30, be enrolled in full-time secondary or post-secondary education in the previous school year, and to intend to return to full-time studies in the fall. Please indicate the name of your post-secondary institution and field of study on your resume 

The following will be considered an asset for this position:

  • Training/education in science and/or history
  • Previous work experience with children in a day camp atmosphere
  • Experience delivering educational programs

The Exploration Place is an equal opportunity employer.

We do not discriminate against ability, ethnicity, gender identity, socioeconomic background, or sexual orientation. We strongly encourage applications from individuals from under-represented communities and diverse backgrounds, identities, and experiences. We’re looking for motivated, compassionate people who can execute from the ground up. The Exploration Place is committed to providing our team members with safe, quality work experience, employability skills, and access to career development through professional development opportunities and mentoring. We use an in-depth, hands-on training program that allows our new employees to learn by doing, working closely with all departments and with our leadership team.

All offers are subject to satisfactory completion of reference, criminal record checks, and proof of vaccination.

Only successful applicants will be contacted. Please email your application with the subject heading “Science Alliance Instructor Application” as a PDF (lastname_firstname_documentname.pdf)  with your resume, cover letter, and three professional references to Shailina Sarrazin, Manager – Programming.

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