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Eureka Interpreter

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Position description: 

Science World British Columbia is a charitable organization that engages British Columbians in science and inspires future science and technology leadership throughout our province.

Position: Eureka Interpreter
Reports to: Eureka Gallery Curator and Science Facilitators

What is Eureka?
Eureka is the "“what would happen if"” gallery. Each exhibit provokes visitors to ask questions, and provides them with opportunities to answer them. The exhibits are creative and open-ended, focusing on physical science (fluids, motion, light, sound and machines). They'’re designed to appeal to 8 –- 13 year olds (grades 3 -– 8) and their families.

What will you do?
Your role in the gallery is to ensure that visitors have a positive experience and to help them direct their explorations. Eureka Interpreters may also be called on to assist with drop-in programming in the Innovation Lab (particularly on weekends). This may include games, activities and Make & Takes. More specifically, you will:
• Interpret exhibits by asking questions, helping with exhibit operation, and performing small demonstrations
• Work closely with staff, other volunteers and visitors in the context of hands-on activities
• Greet visitors to Eureka and answer their questions
• Represent Science World with enthusiasm
• Assist the staff with general maintenance of the exhibits

Deliverables/Duties: 

Can you commit to…
• a 2 to 4 hour volunteer shift on a weekday
• weekday shifts only for a period of at least 6 months
• attending our mandatory orientation session: Sunday, February 26th (8:30am to 2:00pm)
• gallery specific training

Availability Requirement:
Monday to Fridays 10:00am - 2:00pm (one day per week)

Qualifications: 

Who will qualify for this role?
• You will have a strong background in science and an enthusiasm for physics in particular
• You are self-motivated, outgoing and approachable
• You have experience working with children and their families
• You are able to work in a team environment
• You can easily adapt to changing roles and responsibilities

Role is suitable for: 
Adult
Senior
Addtional Information: 

Science World volunteers receive a wide array of benefits, including challenging and rewarding job responsibilities, education programs, training, lounge privileges, inclusion in staff events, restaurant and store discounts and a comprehensive recognition program. Criminal record check will be required for all selected volunteers

How to apply: 
Applications are accepted ONLY online until - Sunday, January 29th (http://www.scienceworld.ca/volunteer)
Contact person: 
http://www.scienceworld.ca/volunteer
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Position start/end date:
11 Mar 2017
Time Committment:
2 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Weekdays
Work location:
Science World
1455 Quebec Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z7