Contract Position: Ocean\Energy Gallery Facilitator
Department: Science Education
Supervisor: Manager of Science Education
Start Date: January 6th, 2020
Working Hours: 35 hours per week
Rate: $15.00 per hour
The main objective of the position is to create exciting, stimulating, hands-on/minds-on science education experiences for visitors in the energy and ocean galleries. The Facilitator will help with the maintenance of the life support systems of aquaria including its flora and fauna which require to be fed and receive everything they need to live and thrive in their environment. They maintain the tanks and their systems and perform routine cleanings of all components and living beings. The position includes facilitating how energy sources are being developed from ocean, land and technology within the province of Nova Scotia.
The facilitator works under the direction of the Coordinator, Ocean Gallery and Volunteers. They will engage the public in everything they are doing, explaining how conditions affect plant or animal life, draw connections between energy and the ocean, and encourage members of the public to take an active role in protecting habitats and our resources. The facilitator provides an enthusiastic welcome to visitors to the Galleries, and helps visitors engage with the exhibits and programs.
Duties and Responsibilities
Contribute to the successful operation of Discovery Centre
Working within a team environment, the facilitator provides the Discovery Centre’s visitors with exciting, hands-on interpretation of the galleries, may work with the exhibit department to maintain the equipment.
The facilitator reports to the Coordinator, Ocean Gallery and Volunteers.
The aquarium at times may have volunteers as part of the team. The facilitator is responsible for providing direction to these volunteers.
This working environment is quite unique in that facilitator spends much of their time working in an actual aquarium environment.
Please email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants must meet the requirements for the Nova Scotia Co-Op Program. All applicants are thanked for their interest, however only those candidates selected 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.