Coordinator, Science Experience

Closes June 22nd, 2017

Coordinator, Science Experience (grade level 5) 

Reports to 

Director of Leaning and Exhibit Development 

Apply by 

June 22 2017 

Rate of pay 

$19.16 (In-Scope Position UFCW) 

General Description 

The Science Experience Coordinator, follows the Saskatchewan Science Centre mandate to ignite scientific curiosity and innovation through interactive, dynamic and engaging opportunities. The Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day visitor experience, including all exhibit floor programs, stage shows, interpretation and demonstrations. The Coordinator trains, schedules and supervises Science Explorer staff. This is a highly creative, interactive, energetic and fulfilling position. 

Duties and responsibilities 

This includes, but is not limited to 

 Coordinating all public programs and activities, including: 

     o stage shows and demonstrations 

     o public engagement with exhibits 

     o weekend activities 

     o special events 

     o birthday parties 

 Acts as a leader by supervising staff on the exhibit floor to ensure program quality and that staff interact professionally with visitors through science interpretation and quality customer service. 

 Training and evaluating staff in the presentation of exhibit floor programs and activities, and ensures that staff is trained in all work-related safety procedures. 

 Preparing staff schedules and verifying timesheets for payroll. 

 Interpretation of exhibits and provides training for new staff on all new and traveling exhibits Regularly monitor exhibit quality and makes a needs assessment for required maintenance and cleaning. . 

 Purchasing of supplies for exhibit floor programs and activities. 

 Researching, writing/developing and evaluating new programs, stage shows and activities. Building partnership relationships with organizations.

 Other tasks that may be assigned related to the operations of the Science Centre. 

Qualifications 

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications: 

 Completed post secondary education, with a background in science, social science, education, interpretation or relatable field. 

 At least 3 years’ experience in a supervisory role with a strong history in leadership. Able to surprise 10 to 20 people. 

 Experience teaching or instructing a variety of age levels and providing training opportunities. 

 Curiosity and interest in science and science literacy. 

 Excellent organizational skills. 

 A positive attitude with a high level of customer relations skills. 

 Effective communication and presentation skills. 

 Ability to develop scripts for demonstrations and learning opportunities. 

 Ability to work with a variety of computer software programs (i.e. Word and Excel) 

 A valid driver’s license. 

 Energetic and dynamitic with the ability to think creatively and take initiative. 

Working conditions 

This is a full-time position and falls under the salary grid level 5. The work week consists of thirty-seven and a half (37.5) hours, five (5) days per week Tuesday to Saturday. The position may require some evening and weekend work. Hours will be spent both at a desk and standing for periods of time. 

Details regarding vacations, person paid days and sick time policy can be found in the most recent UFCW Collective Bargaining agreement or within the Saskatchewan Science Centre policies. 

Apply by: June 22, 2017 

For more information about the position and to apply send cover letter and resume to: 

Julie Fisowich 

Director to Learning and Exhibit Development 

Saskatchewan Science Centre 

jfisowich@sasksciencecentre.com 

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