Apply By: Tuesday, July 26, 2022 11:59 pm EDT
Competition Status: Application Screening

Approximately 114 individuals applied for this opportunity.

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Exhibit Cleaner

Ontario Science Centre
Design and Interpretation / Exhibit Support
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
2 Temporary
Job Code:
50616 - Cleaner 2
$23.16 - $25.02 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Be a part of an innovative team at the Ontario Science Centre where our vision is to inspire a lifelong journey of curiosity, discovery, and action to create a better future for our planet. The Electrical and Electronic Support unit at the Ontario Science Centre is looking for highly motivated persons to clean, dust, wash and perform ongoing maintenance of exhibits, specialty items, prototypes, and structures for large shows and projects.

Guided by our mission to inspire passion for the human adventure of discovery, the Science Centre:
• Engages visitors in lifelong learning
• Is a vital link in the education and innovation ecosystems
• Is a convener of public dialogue about science, technology and society
The Science Centre welcomes 900,000 visitors each year, and offers interactive experiences and insights into science and technology that help visitors of all ages understand and contribute to the world around us.

Please note: Two of these three positions are irregularly scheduled for 0-40 hours per week with no guaranteed minimum. Hours are scheduled on an as-needed basis. Work on weekends, holidays and evenings is also required, in accordance with Ontario Science Centre's operating hours and special events/after-hours schedule.

What can I expect to do in this role?

• Ensure that all exhibits at the Ontario Science Centre are kept clean and presentable by cleaning, dusting, washing, and vacuuming exhibits.
• Perform high-level cleaning with the use of ladders, scaffolding or scissor lifts
• Report exhibit malfunctions and defective equipment.
• Follow health and safety procedures when disposing of chemicals, and when using cleaning equipment.
• Assist skilled trades team members by performing tasks such as moving exhibits, stage set up and removal, organizing storage areas, and operating basic hand and power tools

How do I qualify?

Technical Skills

• Proven ability in cleaning and maintaining exhibits, trade shows or related environments
• Basic mechanical aptitude and computer skills
• Knowledge of operating a wide range of hand tools
• Knowledge of Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations as it pertains to the work
• Knowledge and ability to operate aerial lifting devices including scaffolds and ladders
• Physical ability to move and lift heavy objects and dexterity to operate powered cleaning equipment and hand/power tools

Communication Skills

• Connect and communicate information to peers, staff from other departments and visitors
• Excellent interpersonal, collaboration, and oral and written communication skills.

Self-Management Skills

• Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision
• Ability to follow verbal and written instructions

OPS Commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti- racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

Additional Information:

  • 2 English Temporary - Irregular On-Call, duration up to 12 months, 770 Don Mills Rd, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Maintenance and Trades
Posted on:
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
  • T-SC-184704/22(4)
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, July 26, 2022 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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

All Ontario Public Service external job advertisements are posted in English and French. To confirm the language requirements of a job, check the "language of position" information at the top of each job ad. For all positions, candidates will be assessed in English, the business language of the Ontario Public Service. For English/French designated bilingual positions, candidates will also be assessed through French-language proficiency testing.

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