What can I expect to do in this role?The Ontario Science Centre Summer Day Camp is an incredible place for children to exercise their minds. Campers can experience a science and technology adventure full of exciting exploration and discovery, in a fun, hands-on setting. We require enthusiastic Senior Science Counsellors to implement a variety of science-based programs and to take on a leadership role in the supervision of day camp activities, as well as mentoring Junior Counsellors and Camp Volunteers. Senior Science Counsellors will work as a team to deliver science-related demonstrations and activities in a safe, organized, and engaging manner to the 270 children (ages 5 to 12) attending camp each week. Statutory holiday work, and extended hours on a rotational basis, will be required. Other tasks may be required as assigned by SupervisorsHow do I qualify?Mandatory-Current Standard First Aid & CPR Level C (must be obtained prior to first day of Camp, July 2nd, 2013)Knowledge and Skills-Exceptional leadership skills-Previous camp counsellor experience and related recreational experiences such as coaching, dramatic arts.-Excellent communication and visitor care/customer service skills and experience-Experience presenting dynamic interactive educational demonstrations and/or workshops-Demonstration of:• strong interest in science and technology• the ability to work independently and in group settings• experience leading and supervising diverse groups of children including different age groups, learning abilities/styles, and/or special needs• ability to work in a setting requiring multi-tasking and flexibilityNote: The minimum salary rates identified in this posting are subject to revision as a result of the recently agreed to OPSEU collective agreement covering the period of January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2014
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