Program Assistant

Okanagan Science Centre - Vernon, BC (30+ days ago)

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35 hours/week

Program Assistants will be responsible for an array of duties, such as:

  • Working in summer camps
  • Delivering outreach activities
  • Delivering public programs (family activities, birthday parties, special group programs, etc)
  • Administrative duties (reception, till operations, filing, etc.)
  • Gallery attendant duties
  • Working on exhibits if necessary
  • Cleaning as is necessary

Preferred candidates for all assistant positions will be education or science students, and will:

  • Be reliable and well prepared
  • Have experience working with youth
  • Be able to communicate ideas and scientific concepts to a wide range of levels and audiences
  • Be meticulous and seek excellence in all tasks
  • Be outgoing and creative
  • Be able to motivate and excite audiences
  • Be able to represent the OSC with a high degree of professionalism and enthusiasm
  • Have first aid certification – either licensed or a plan to become licensed before camps start
  • Provide a successful Criminal Record Check

Evaluation of applications for Program Assistant positions will start on May 28, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled. Anticipated start date is June 17, 2019. (A later start day may be arranged for a successful candidate who is in high school.)

End date for the Assistant Positions will be on or about August 31, 2019.

How to Apply

Qualified applicants should include a cover letter communicating a personal opinion of the biggest, most meaningful scientific discovery of all-time. Submit cover letter and resume by email.

All positions are funded by the federal government’s Canada Summer Jobs program. As such, applicants must comply with the following eligibility requirements:

  • is between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) as of the start of employment;
  • is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Protection Act; and
  • is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.

Successful candidates must successfully complete a Vulnerable Sectors Criminal Record Check performed by the RCMP. Job offers are contingent on the successful completion of the Criminal Records Check.

Please specify the position that you are applying for (or state that you are applying for any available position) so that your application/resume will be appropriately considered. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls or walk-ins please.

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary

Salary: $13.85 /hour