Apply By: Wednesday, August 10, 2022 11:59 pm EDT
Competition Status: Application Screening

Approximately 45 individuals applied for this opportunity.

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Assistant Science Educator

Ontario Science Centre
Learning and Engagement - School Programs and Educator Engagement
Job Term:
4 Temporary up to 9 months (with possible extension)
Job Code:
02924 - Museum Assistant 2
$1,041.85 - $1,213.22 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Open Targeted
Job ID:
Do you like teaching science through innovative and engaging programs and resources for school-aged audiences? Do you have strong presentation skills to deliver programs and workshops and research skills to support Science Educators in developing curriculum linked science and technology program content?

Guided by our mission to inspire passion for the human adventure of discovery, the Ontario Science 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 offers hands-on experiences and insights into science and technology that help visitors of all ages understand and contribute to the world around us.

Join the Ontario Science Centre for this exciting opportunity to apply your presentation, research and development skills and help school-aged audiences explore the world of science and technology.

Note: Please note that these positions are irregularly scheduled for 0-36.25 hours per week with no guaranteed minimum. Candidates must be available for work a minimum of two full weekdays.

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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.

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What can I expect to do in this role?

As a part-time Assistant Science Educator, you will present innovative and engaging curriculum-correlated science and technology programs and workshops to students and teachers from Kindergarten to Grade 12. You will also support Science Educators with research and content development related to updating and/or developing curriculum linked science and technology programs and resources.

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 positive, inclusive, and equitable experiences
• The ability to motivate others and demonstrate active listening skills
• The ability to work well independently and in a team environment

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
• Demonstrated knowledge of anti-racism education and the critical self-reflective practice and ongoing learning required to be an effective anti-racist educator
• Demonstrated knowledge of Indigenous ways of knowing in science education and how to infuse Indigenous knowledge into educational programming in an authentic, respectful, and appropriate manner
• Experience delivering and supporting the development of program content such as workshops, videos, and other resources for in-person and/or virtual delivery
• Experience working with learning simulations and information technology

Organizational Skills

You have:
• Organization, time management, and prioritization skills, and ability to switch quickly between conflicting priorities
• Excellent critical thinking and creative problem solving skills
• Organizational skills to track program development stages and outstanding items and to prepare program documentation

Additional Information:

  • 4 Temporary - Irregular On-Call, duration up to 9 months, 770 Don Mills Rd, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Posted on:
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
  • T-SC-185310/22(3)
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 Wednesday, August 10, 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.

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