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Wonder Gallery - Early Childhood Playmaster

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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: Wonder Gallery – Early Childhood Playmaster
Reports to: Wonder Gallery Curator and Science Facilitators

What is Wonder?
Wonder is a dedicated, permanent space for children ages 0-5 years and their families. At 3,300 square feet, it includes numerous exhibits, a family washroom and a nursing room. Wonder is focused on providing opportunities for important hands on experiences – inquiry and exploration. It is a gallery allowing children to “learn by playing”.

What will you do?
• Ensure visitors have a positive, fun experience in Wonder
• Provide positive feedback to the children in Wonder
• Supervise “Make and Take” activity tables and provide assistance to the children
• Assist children and caregivers in the Wonder Gallery when questions arise
• Assist in maintaining and supervising all areas
• Assist with activities in the Discovery Lab, as required
• Assist with story time in the gallery
• Interact with children at the different areas within the gallery
• Assist with Wonder boxes


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 – Saturday, June 24, 2017 (8:30am-2:00pm)
• gallery specific training

Availability Requirement:
Monday to Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Weekends 10:00am – 6:00pm


Who will qualify for this role?
• You have knowledge of child development
• You have taken one or more ECE course
• You must have some experience working with and supervising children ages infant to 5 years old, and knowledge of how children explore and learn through play
• You enjoy working with infants to 5 years old and their caregivers
• You thrive on learning new things and being challenged with new projects
• You represent Science World with enthusiasm
• You are professional, responsible and enjoy interacting with the public

Role is suitable for: 
Additional 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: 
How to submit an application? • Applications are accepted ONLY online (http://www.scienceworld.ca/volunteer) until – Tuesday, May 30th
Contact person: 
Volunteer Centre: 
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Position start/end date:
25 Jun 2017
Time Committment:
2 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Weekdays, Weekend
Work location:
Science World
1455 Quebec Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z7