Apply By: Thursday, December 12, 2019 11:59 pm EST

PRESENTER, SCIENCE EDUCATION

Organization:
Ontario Science Centre
Division:
Science Education, School Programs
City:
Toronto
Job Term:
1 Temporary
Job Code:
02922 - Museum Assistant 1
Salary:
$758.42 - $883.18 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Open Targeted
Job ID:
141947
Join the Ontario Science Centre as we build on the momentum of our 50th birthday celebrations and brand renewal in 2019. Guided by our mission to inspire passion for the human adventure of discovery, the Centre engages visitors in lifelong learning, is a vital link in the education and innovation ecosystems and a convener of public dialogue about science, technology and society. The Centre welcomes 900,000 visitors each year, and offers hands-on experiences and insights into science and technology that help visitors of all ages understand and contribute to the world around us.

Note: The number of positions to be filled has not been identified at this time . Please note that these positions are irregularly scheduled for 0-36.25 hours per week with no guaranteed minimum.

What can I expect to do in this role?

What can I expect from this role?

As a part-time Science Presenter, you will present innovative and engaging curriculum-correlated science and technology programs and workshops to students and teachers from Kindergarten to Grade 12.

Available for work a minimum of two full weekdays.

How do I qualify?

Presentation and Communication Skills

You have:
• Excellent and engaging communication and presentation skills.
• Adaptable and responsive presentation style (able to meet the needs of the individual classes and students).
• The ability to work with students of all ages and abilities.
• Excellent customer service skills and commitment to visitor care.
• The ability to work well independently and in a team environment.
• The ability to motivate others and demonstrates active listening skills.

Technical Skills and Knowledge of Science

You have:
•Demonstrated knowledge of one or more of: biology, biochemistry, physics, space sciences, chemistry, and technology.
•Familiarity with Ontario science and technology curriculum for kindergarten to grade 12; 21st century skills (including critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication); scientific inquiry skills; and STEAM based learning.
•Experience working with learning simulations and information technology.
•Fluency in French language is an asset

Organizational Skills

•Organization, time management, and prioritization skills, and ability to switch quickly between conflicting priorities.
•Excellent critical thinking and creative problem solving skills.

Additional Information:

Address:
  • 1 Temporary - Irregular On-Call, duration up to 24 months, 770 Don Mills Rd, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:
3-A
Category:
Education and Training
Posted on:
Thursday, November 28, 2019

How to apply:

  1. You must apply online by visiting www.ontario.ca/careers. You must enter the job id number in the Job ID search field to locate the job ad.
  2. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
  3. Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
  4. Read the job description to make sure you understand this job.
  5. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
  6. If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Us to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours.

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.
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Thursday, December 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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