SUMMER EMPLOYMENT: Summer Camp Counsellor-Science Camp

  • Location: Halifax, NS
  • Deadline: April 30, 2021 at 4:00 pm

The Discovery Centre

Mission: Bring STEAM to life through hands-on science learning experiences. Discovery Centre’s mandate is advanced through the presentation of high-quality STEAM educational experiences.
POSITION: Science Camp Counsellor (6 positions)
Employment Dates: June 14 to Aug 27, 2020
Wage – 13.65$/hour, 40 hours per week, 12 weeks
Closing date: April 30, 2021
All applicants are thanked in advance for their interest. Only applicants chosen for interview will be contacted. A full commitment to the employment dates is required. Other than regular weekends additional time off during the summer will not be granted.

Position Summary:
Come join a dynamic staff at Nova Scotia’s premier hands-on science centre. As a Science Camp Counsellor you will be responsible for the delivery of the summer camp programming for children ages 5-12. The STEM based programming will include workshops and field trips that highlight local sustainability, nature, health and wellness and climate change. This position offers you a fun team setting, experience with delivering educational and recreational programs, building relationships with local community organizations, developing your communication skills and supervising youth.
Combination of education, science or other related disciplines at a university level. Experience in child supervision, preferably in an educational, recreational, museum or camp setting. Experience in preparing and presenting workshops an asset. Fluency in English is essential. First Aid and WHIMIS certification is an asset. Background in science, education or related studies at the university level. Fluency in English is essential. Applicants must currently be students and be returning to full-time studies in September 2021. Applicants must qualify for the Young Canada Works summer jobs program.
Description of tasks:
The Science Camp Counsellor works in the Science Education department under the supervision of the Manager of Science Education and the Science Camp Leader. The primary tasks are:
1) cooperatively deliver meaningful science education and STEM experiences appropriate for children ages 5-12
2) supervise campers while taking responsibility for their safety and enjoyment
3) assist in providing guidance to campers and youth volunteers
4) maintain a clean and safe work area
5) assist in camp promotion
6) track camp weeks in daily journal of activities

Applications are to emailed to . Applicants are to submit their resume, cover letter and references. All applications will be reviewed but only those chosen for interview will be contacted. Please note the position that you are applying for in the subject line of your email application.

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.