Apply By: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 11:59 pm EST
Competition Status: Application Screening

Approximately 412 individuals applied for this opportunity.

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Ontario Science Centre
Visitor Services
Job Term:
1 Temporary (contracts will be aligned with natural school breaks and business requirements)
Job Code:
Student 2 - Student Level 2
$14.85 - $14.85 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Note: The number of positions to be filled has not been identified at this time (approximately up to 25).

Join the Ontario Science Centre as we implement a new strategic plan and celebrate our 50th birthday in 2019 with a busy year of programming. As one of Canada's most visited cultural attractions and a world-renowned hub for learning, the Science Centre welcomes more than 900,000 visitors each year including 170,000 students. We offer hands-on experiences, programs, films and events that engage visitors of all ages in science and exploration.

What can I expect to do in this role?

The Ontario Science Centre is seeking motivated and skilled individuals to provide caring, warm and friendly service to our visitors. The successful candidate will provide excellent visitor care/customer service at ticket entrance, OMNIMAX theatre, and special exhibits, anticipating and seeking to meet or exceed visitor needs.

Please note that these positions are irregularly scheduled from 0 - 36.25 hours per week with no guaranteed minimum, and may include evening, weekend and statutory holiday work. Hours are scheduled on an as-needed basis during natural school breaks (summer/winter holidays, March break), in accordance with the OSC's operating hours.

How do I qualify?


• March Break Availability (March 9 – 17, 2019 inclusive)
• Summer availability - weekends, holidays, and at least two weekdays per week
• You must be 15 years of age or older as of the first day of employment.
• You must be a resident of Ontario.
• You must be legally entitled to work in Canada. Students are also required to have a Social Insurance Number (SIN) upon being hired.
• You must be enrolled in a secondary or post-secondary institution or are within six months of graduation on the first day of employment.

Customer Service Skills

• Demonstrates excellent customer service skills and proven commitment to visitor care
• Ability to demonstrate a caring, warm and friendly approach to customer service and acquire knowledge of customer service principles and best practices
• Provide accessible, engaging and supportive customer interactions, in keeping with the service standards of the Ontario Science Centre.
• Demonstrates ability to work in a high volume, front-line service environment, dealing courteously with large numbers of customers/visitors.
• Demonstrates understanding of tact and diplomacy during interactions with people, or understanding implied from volunteer or employment experience listed.

Communication Skills

• Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills
• Proven ability to perform well independently and as a member of a team
• Demonstrates good use of judgment and problem-solving skills to resolve issues
• Ability to communicate clearly, politely, enthusiastically and persuasively
• Ability to acquire product, program, and pricing knowledge to respond to customer inquiries
• Demonstrates experience giving direction and delivering instructions to large groups of people

Organizational Skills and Attention to Detail

• Multi-tasking skills and the ability to quickly shift focus in a high paced service and sales environment.
• Acute attention to detail in data entry and access control
• Demonstrates experience and ability to stay focused during repetitive tasks

Additional Information:

  • 1 Temporary - Irregular On-Call, duration up to 2 months, 770 Don Mills Rd, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Customer and Client Services
Posted on:
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
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 Wednesday, January 16, 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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