Apply By: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 11:59 pm EST
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Ontario Science Centre
Recreational and Family Learning Experiences
Job Term:
1 Temporary (4 months May 21-September 6)
Job Code:
02926 - Museum Assistant 3
$1,032.11 - $1,229.43 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Open Targeted
Job ID:
The Opportunity:

The Ontario Science Centre Recreational Programs Department offers science-based programs for youth 4-14 years and at times, their accompanying adult chaperones. On an annual basis the Ontario Science Centre Recreation Program department operates weekend birthday parties, sleepovers, day camps, week-long camps, and also provides program and customer service support for internal departments.

What can I expect to do in this role?

The Recreational and Family Program Leader (Camp Supervisor) will support the operations of the Ontario Science Centre's Summer Camps programs.

This position is responsible for:
•Providing logistical planning support and front-line coordination of the Summer Recreational programs offerings
•Developing and delivering staff and volunteer training programs and ensuring staff and/or volunteers follow the Ontario Science Centre Recreational Programs policies, principles and procedures at all times
•Providing ongoing direction and feedback (verbal and written) to camp staff and/or volunteers and conducting daily camp meetings
•Interacting with program participants and their guardians and resolving incidents, emergencies or parent/caregiver concerns
•Completing administrative tasks to support the program such as incident reporting and policy reviews
•Overseeing facility pre-camp set-up and post-camp clean-up/take-down
•Ensuring program supplies and equipment are ordered and maintained in a safe working condition
•Travelling within the GTA region to purchase and pick-up program supplies as needed , including boxes, supplies and other large items (up to 20 lbs) related to recreational programs
•Participate in camp and other recreational program activities that include extended periods of sitting, walking, kneeling, crouching, squatting, reaching and/or standing.

How do I qualify?


•All candidates must be certified in Standard First Aid and CPR Level C prior to the start of employment and maintain certification throughout employment.
•Top candidates will be required to obtain a Vulnerable Sector Check for this position.
•Candidates must be available for the full duration of the camp program including training (mid-late June to August 30, 2019)

Technical Skills and Knowledge

•Ability to assist with the planning, training and operations of a large scale summer camp or recreational program
•Ability to learn, understand, follow and enforce procedures, daily operations and program practices.
•Knowledge of camp or other recreational program specific adaptive and integration strategies.
•Supply management skills to identify suppliers and specifications, collect quotes, etc. to maintain accurate stock inventory of program supplies and equipment.

Leadership and Organizational Skills

•Excellent coordination and attention to detail skills to provide logistical support to complex program schedules.
•Ability to assist with training and orientation of staff and volunteers under the guidance of the Manager
•Demonstrated ability to work in, and lead others in a way that fosters a team atmosphere.
•Ability to provide ongoing direction and feedback to staff and/or volunteers in order to support organizational expectations and assist with skills and professional development.
•Demonstrates initiative problem solving and critical thinking skills and ability to react quickly and appropriately to camp activities related issues.

Communication Skills

•Knowledge of and experience in teaching recreational or scientific programs, other curriculum content presentation principles and/or other educational or recreational program demonstrations techniques and activities.
•Ability to adapt engagement or activity language level, style, pace and/or illustrative examples to cater to a wide range of learning abilities and styles.

Customer & Front-line Service Skills

•Demonstrated customer service skills to engage effectively with campers, parents, staff, volunteers and external/internal stakeholders.
•Ability to interact with caregivers and visitors in a professional, responsible and respectful manner as a representative of the Ontario Science Centre.
•Ability to assess situations, make sound decisions and exercise diplomatic customer service tactics in a busy environment.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 4 months, 770 Don Mills Rd, Toronto, Toronto Region, Vulnerable Sector Check
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Customer and Client Services
Posted on:
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    You will be responsible for obtaining the criminal record check at your own expense and provide it, along with your written consent, to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you. (Note: If a Vulnerable Sector Screening Check is required, it must also be obtained in person at your local police service).

    A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
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 Tuesday, February 12, 2019 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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