GUIDE - Canada Agriculture and Food
Salary range: $23.23/hourly rate (level 3)
Employment Status: Casual
Language requirements: Bilingual (--C/--C)
Security Requirement: Enhanced reliability
Position Number: 9702(Casual)
SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
The CAFM Guide prepares for, sets-up and delivers interpretation and education programming to the public and school groups that showcases past, present and future agricultural and food related facts, processes, and technologies to allow our audience to better understand how their food, fibres, agriculture by-products and renewable sources of energy are produced, thereby directly supporting Ingenium’s mandate, contributing to its Membership Program base, and to its revenue generation targets. Additionally, the CAFM Guide is primarily responsible for providing the ongoing care for and maintenance of the museum’s small livestock (rabbits and poultry). The CAFM Guide also assists the Herdsperson in the care of the Museum’s other large livestock (dairy and beef cattle, horses, donkeys, sheep, goats, pigs.) The Guide also assists with beehive maintenance.
- Requires at least one year of university or college in the field of Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Sciences, Education, Communications, History, Museum Studies, Leisure Studies;
- Or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience.
Necessitates previous interpretation, education or theatrical experience in museums, parks, tourism, schools and/ or related fields, and experience working with children.
- Knowledge of concepts of science and technology relating to such topics as the needs and characteristics of living things, soil composition, biodiversity, sustainable agriculture, genetics and heredity, biotechnology, animal husbandry and crop cultivation, nutrition, food production, the history of Canada and its First Nations as well as the need to adapt, synthesize, and summarize this complex information to the general public
- Knowledge of different learning styles and interpretive techniques to deliver programming to diverse audiences of varying sizes
- Knowledge of new technologies and platforms used in the delivery of remote/virtual programs ex. Zoom, Google Classroom, etc. Also understanding of presentation skills in a virtual setting.
- Effective communication skills in both official languages to deliver dynamic interpretive and educational programming.
- Ability to work in a team setting, as well as work without supervision, which entails having a high degree of flexibility and collaboration, as well as being able to manage time effectively and creatively solve problems.
- Ability to work and interact with various livestock that weigh from up to 2000 and which may have unpredictable behaviour that carry inherent risk. Ability to maintain composure and work during stressful situations pertaining to animals (animal that is being treated for an illness or an animal that is in distress).
- Ability to address complex agricultural related issues, as well as diverse visitor employee interactions, with objectivity, composure and empathy.
* Requires a valid G class driver’s license (Ontario) or Class 5 driver’s license (Quebec)
Food handling certification is an asset.
First Aid and CPR is an asset
Must be empathetic to the needs of visitors
Excellent communication skills
A high degree of initiative and judgement
Works well without supervision
Creative problem solver
Works well with both children and adults
Effective team player
* Please note the employment hours will vary according to availability, seniority and time of year. Casual employees are expected to maintain their availability during peak periods including weekends, holiday programming and summer months. During these peak periods there will be a greater number of shifts offered.
Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation is committed to nurturing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted regarding this competition, please advise the Human Resources representative should you require accommodation to attend an interview or participate in the selection process.
Please note that only candidates who are selected for the next stage of this selection process will be contacted.
As a result of this competition, we may establish an eligibility list of potential candidates that may serve to staff similar positions.
All candidates must submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae outlining how their experience and training meet the basic requirements listed above.
Indicate the reference number 2021/2022-INGENIUM-063 in your email's subject line, no later than the closing date to:
Résumés received for this position will not be accepted after the indicated closing time (midnight) and date.
Posting Date: September 16, 2021
Closing Date: October 25, 2021
HR Officer, Staffing and Employee Services
Human Resources Branch
Ingenium - Canada's Museums of Science and
P.O. Box 9724, Station T
Interpretation Canada c/o Kerry Wood Nature Centre 6300 45th Ave Red Deer, AB, Canada T4N 3M4