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Expert Learner - Tinkering and Building

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Position description: 

Science World British Columbia is a charitable organization dedicated to engaging British Columbians in science and inspiring future science and technology leadership throughout our province.

Position: Expert Learner - Tinkering and Building
Reports to: Made in Canada Curator and Science Facilitators

What is Made In Canada?
Made in Canada - Inspiring Creativity and Innovation is a hands-on exhibition that's all about creating. Cycling through a process of question, imagine, create and test, visitors can build the fastest (or slowest) bobsled, construct an earthquake-resistant building, create a smell that represents Canada and much, much more. They'll also discover famous and not so famous Canadian inventions and discoveries and learn about local groups and people who are creating amazing things right in our own backyard.

Made in Canada opens in full on April 21, 2017. However, we will be opening a small portion of the exhibit (the tinkering studio and five design/build challenges) for spring break : March 11-26, 2017.

What will you do?
Your role in the gallery is to model and encourage curiosity, creativity and resilience alongside and with visitors as they engage in a number of buliding chllenges and tinkering experiences.
• Facilitate hands-on exhibits by asking questions and offering suggestions
• With other staff and volunteers, keep the exhibit area and tinkering studio safe, tidy and well-organized
• Greet visitors to Made in Canad and answer their questions
• Represent Science World with enthusiasm


Can you commit to:
• a 2-4 hour volunteer shift once a week
• a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer time
• attending our mandatory orientation session – Sunday, February 26th (8:30am–2:00pm)
• gallery specific training

Availability Requirements:
April 21 - September 3:
10:00am - 2:00pm
12:00pm – 4:00pm

Extra shifts available during Spring Break: 10:00am - 2:00pm or 12:00pm - 4:00pm any day from March 11th through March 26th


Who will qualify for this role?
• You love to tinker and are keen to share this with others. You're willing to learn by doing (and sometimes getting things wrong), even with an audience
• 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: 
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: 
Volunteer Centre: 
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Position start/end date:
11 Mar 2017
Time Committment:
4 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Weekdays, Weekend
Work location:
Science World
1455 Quebec Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z7