Overview

Department:  Discovery Centre Science Education
Supervisor:  Manager, Science Education
Working Hours: 35 hours per week, 14 weeks
Rate: $13.65 per hour
Application deadline: April 26th, 2021
Start Date: May 24, 2021

Job Summary

Looking for an opportunity to work with the public in a dynamic setting? Join the team at Nova Scotia’s premier hands-on science centre and be part of the fun in bringing informal science experiences to visitors of all ages. As a Bilingual STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Math) Facilitator you will be a member of the visitor experience team working in the fun and challenging setting of a hands-on science centre. The Facilitator will use both official languages to orient and assist visitors, interpret exhibits, and deliver exciting science demonstrations in the featured gallery of the centre. The featured gallery exhibition, Amazing Butterflies, engages visitors in the discovery of the mysterious lifecycle from caterpillar to butterfly. The facilitator will work as a member of the science experience team to provide the bilingual presence in this key area, review materials related to the exhibition, and develop/present program scripts in French and promote the use of French within the area. The facilitator will build on the gallery’s core themes with visitors to promote problem-solving and creative thinking.

About Discovery Centre:

For well over 30 years, the Discovery Centre has developed a reputation for being Nova Scotia’s leader in the delivery of exciting hands-on, minds-on science programming for young people. The Discovery Centre mission is to bring STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math) to life through, fun interactive learning experiences.

Qualifications

One or a combination of education, science, museum studies or a related field at a post-secondary level. Experience in a museum, science centre or recreational setting an asset. Experience in a front-line setting dealing with the public required. Bilingualism in French (spoken) and English is required. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements for the Young Canada Works in Both Official Languages summer employment program.

Description of Tasks

The STEM Facilitator works in the Science Education/Experience department under the supervision of the Manager of Science Education. The primary tasks are:

  • to facilitate the visitor’s experience within the centre with a focus on the featured gallery – Amazing Butterflies exhibition gallery
  • to present live science shows and demonstrations
  • to create an atmosphere of fun and enjoyment around the topic of science (STEM)
  • to maintain a safe and clean environment for visitors
  • to work within a team-oriented environment, collaborating on new initiatives, developing scheduling plans, engaging visitors in the science centre experience

Application

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.