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Organization:    Ontario Science Centre
Division:    Science Education Branch
City:    Toronto
Job Term:    1 Temporary up to 12 weeks, fixed-term contract
Job Code:    2920 - Museum Assistant (Trainee)
Salary:    $674.79 - $785.17 Per Week*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    52110

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 Supervisors

How do I qualify?

-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 flexibility

Note: 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

Additional information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 weeks, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   3-A
Category:   Administrative and Support Services
Posted on:   Thursday, February 21, 2013
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Thursday, March 7, 2013 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
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