Position: Experiential Learning Specialist (Tinkering)
Reports to: Director, STEM Learning
Science World is a BC-based charitable organization that engages the people of British Columbia in STEAM literacy. Our mission is to ignite wonder and empower dreams through science and nature. All Science World employees embody our values: Curious, Playful, Inclusive, Relevant and Collaborative. We also work with our employees to develop our identified core competencies at all levels of the organization.
Reporting to the Director of STEM Learning, the Experiential Learning Specialist acts as curator for WorkSafe BC Tinkering Space and is responsible for public and school programming (online and in-person) related to this gallery. Tinkering Programs are led by Science World employees, volunteers and external organizations. They are directed towards an audience of children, families, or adults. They share the goal of encouraging learners to engage deeply with STEAM content through active, self-directed participation in carefully selected projects.
The Experiential Learning Specialist plays a supporting role in development and delivery of other public and school programs.
The Experiential Learning Specialist works closely with the entire Experience Team, including Experiential Learning, Exhibits, Visitor Experience, Marketing and Brand teams. This role collaborates cross-functionally with other Science World staff to develop, schedule, manage and evaluate the success of Tinkering Programs and exhibits. The Specialist is responsible for ensuring a consistently high standard of program delivery and development. The position requires an organized, creative, and independent yet collaborative person with excellent communication skills and experience in sharing science and technology with the general public. The Specialist must be skilled at liaising with staff across multiple functional areas. This position includes regular facilitation with the public, both online and in person.
Lead research, development, communication and management of online and in-person Tinkering Programs for public and school audiences
Assume curator role for the Tinkering Space, including maintenance and operation of this gallery space
Manage inventory, content and budget for the Tinkering Space
Facilitation within the Tinkering Space providing our visitors with high-quality learning experiences
Lead the scaling of Tinkering programs to provide high-quality online learning experiences throughout British Columbia
Lead training for staff and volunteers related to Tinkering Programs and exhibits
Develop and administer tools to evaluate and catalogue the success of Tinkering programs and exhibits
Stay current and knowledgeable about the Applied Design, Skills and Technologies (ADST) BC curriculum content, classroom applications and trends
Support development and delivery of other public and school programs (online and in-person)
Perform other duties as per business needs
Completion of a university degree preferably in science or arts or equivalent relevant experience
Proven experience working with Science World’s target audience in an informal education environment
Excellent research, communication and facilitation skills
Experience delivering content through online channels
Creative, organized, able to multitask, and to work independently
Experience working with volunteers
Collaborative and able to work well within a team environment
Able to work flexible hours, including weekends, holidays and evenings
Please apply by Monday, June 21, 2021
Please upload a cover letter and a copy of your resume as part of your application
* All offers are subject to satisfactory completion of reference and police criminal record checks.
We would like to thank all candidates. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted *
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