Department: Discovery Centre Science Education
Supervisor: Manager, Science Education
Working Hours: 35 hours per week, 14 weeks
Rate: $15.00 per hour
Start Date: May 24, 2021

Job Summary

The Health Science Facilitator’s role is to plan, develop, implement and deliver engaging hands-on activities and presentations on the science of public health and communicable disease prevention.

The student will benefit from the opportunity of working in a challenging and dynamic science-themed program setting, providing significant opportunity to improve upon their communication skills, organizational skills, budgeting skills, knowledge of science, knowledge of educational practices, and ability to work with the public and children.

Discovery Centre’s mandate is advanced through the presentation of high-quality science-based educational programs. The quality of these programs are directly related to the skills and energy of the summer student.


Current enrollment in a medical science discipline, Biology, Health Promotion, Science Communication, or other relevant field. Fluency in English is essential, bilingual (English/French) preferred. Must be highly organized and ability to work under minimal supervision. Must have valid drivers license (vehicle plus insurance will be provided by Discovery Centre). Applicants must be eligible for the YCW program.

Description of Tasks

The Health Science Facilitator works in the Science Education Department and is directly responsible to the Manager of Science Education. The primary tasks of the position are:

  • plan, develop and deliver hands-on activities and presentations for the public
  • manage a weekly cash allotment of up to $500 for activities
  • coordinate/purchase supplies and materials for programs
  • prepare summary reports on activities and a final report
  • assist, as needed, with promotional activities


Applications are to emailed to recruitment@thediscoverycentre.ca. Applicants are to submit their resume, cover letter and references. All applications will be reviewed but only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Discovery Centre promotes equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and embraces diversity. The Centre is committed to equity in its policies, practices, and programs, supports diversity in its work environment, and ensures that applications for members of underrepresented groups are considered for employment with the Centre.

About The Discovery Centre

Located in downtown Halifax offering three floors of interactive fun and education through permanent and temporary exhibits, HD movies, live science shows and many special events and outreach activities. The Discovery Centre is an invaluable resource for families looking to spend quality time with their children, or for schools and groups looking to provide a quality educational opportunity for their students or members.