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Vegetable Garden and Sustainability Science 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: Vegetable Garden and Sustainability Science Interpreter
Reports to: Ken Spencer Science Park Gallery Curator and Science Facilitators

What is The Science Park?
The Ken Spencer Science Park engages visitors with sustainability issues through large-scale exhibits (themed on Transportation, Energy, Water, Housing, and Waste) as well as hands on outdoor exploration through outdoor lab activities, wetland pond investigations, and a Food area featuring a chicken coop, raised garden beds and compost bins. Science Park interpreter volunteers will be assisting with green programming covering these sustainability themes and areas, with a specific focus on upkeep and care of the vegetable gardens, and sharing their green thumb knowledge with visitors. Your role is to ensure that visitors have a positive experience and learn about sustainability in an interactive way!

What will you do?
• Work closely with staff, other volunteers and visitors on various gardening tasks and other hands-on activities
• Greet visitors in the Science Park 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 2-4 hour volunteer shift once a week
• a minimum of 100 hours of volunteer time
• attending our mandatory orientation session: Sunday, February 26th (8:30am to 2pm)
• gallery specific training

Availability Requirements:
Monday to Friday 10:00am -– 5:00pm
Weekends & Statutory holidays 10:00am – 6:00pm
Thursdays in July & August 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Qualifications: 

Who will qualify for this role?
• You have experience with vegetable gardening, and are happy to get your hands dirty!
You are passionate about sustainability science and would enjoy programming related to the themes and areas mentioned above (e.g. Waste theme - creating up-cycled projects with visitors; Food area -– planting activities)
• You are willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions
• 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
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, Weekend
Work location:
Science World
1455 Quebec Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z7