Museum Program Instructor (Science and Technology) [Markham]

Museum Program Instructor (Science and Technology)



Job Title:


Museum Program Instructor (Science and Technology)




City of Markham


Job Type:

Temporary Full Time


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Application Deadline:


April 22,2019


Job Start Date:

June 3, 2019


Date Posted:






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14.0700 To 14.9900 (CAD) Hourly


Job Description:


Applications are now being accepted for the above student position in the Culture Services Department - Museum. To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume online by April 22,2019.

Contract: The contract period will be between June 3, 2019- August 30, 2019.

Job Summary:
Markham Museum offers unique family and education experience, on 25 acres of parkland, featuring over 30 historic and modern buildings. Presenting the main themes of settlement as it relates to the environment, and the technologies used to adapt to life. The Museum Science and Technology Program Instructor will work within the Programming Department and will
be responsible for two areas of program development and delivery at the Markham Museum during our peak summer season. The first area this position will be responsible for is the development, implementation and delivery of new curriculum based science and technology programming for our summer camp programs. The second area of focus would be the development of public programming for our newest exhibition “Markham Moves” opening June 2019. This exhibit will celebrate and explore different modes of transportation and the impact they have on our community. It will allow visitors an opportunity to understand basic principles of physics, engineering and motion, through a number of hands-on and interactive displays, modules and play-spaces.

Job Duties:
- Researches, develops and implements/delivers hands-on innovative and curriculum based science and technology programs for the museum’s summer camps incorporating the museum’s collections, three key themes and studio spaces
- Researches, develops and implements public programming to accompany the new “Markham Moves” exhibition.
- Serves as an ambassador for the Corporation of the City of Markham, liaising with other departments/outside groups and resolving any issues with the support of the Museum Program Coordinator.
- Displays a heightened sense of customer service.
- Work with the Museum’s Summer Program Coordinator to train camp staff to be able to deliver general science and technology programming in a safe and fun manor.
- Provides regular updates and feedback to the Museum Program Coordinator.
- Create training documents and lead training session for Program Instructors who will be leading the new public programs.
- Oversee the science and technology supplies and budget for activities, ensuring that all necessary supplies and equipment are ordered and received in accordance with City policies.
- Completes all program related forms as required and reports all incidents promptly to the Program Coordinator.
- Provide direction to staff and volunteers assisting with the program delivery.
- Completes a full report at the end of the summer including feedback and recommendations for future programming to the Museum Program Coordinator.
- Other duties as required.

Job Qualifications:
- Candidates must be eligible for hiring in accordance with the requirements of the federal Youth Employment Strategy and enrolled in the student registry of Young Canada Works. Including being a full-time student in the current school year intending to return to school in the fall.
- Applicants should be a student pursuing a degree or diploma in Education,Engineering, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Life Sciences and/or a related field
- Experience program planning and delivering education programs
- Knowledge of trends in STEAM Education and of specific museum/camp themes
- Strong leadership, instructing, customer service and administrative skills
- Superior communication and organization
- Excellent writing skills
- Have a general interest in Museums, Science Centers and informal education
- Aptitude to deal directly with the public and participants of various ages in a professional manner
- Current Standard First Aid and CPR Level 'C', and High Five PCHD certifications
- Ability to provide an up to date Vulnerable Sector Screening form from their local police department
- G Drivers License is an asset
- Second language is asset
- Service Excellence: Meets or exceeds service standards when interacting with customers in the community and in the organization.
- Change & Innovation: Responds positively and professionally to change and helps others through change.
- Teamwork & Relationship Building: Interacts with others in an inclusive, collaborative and respectful way that creates effective working relationships.
- Communication: Communicates in a clear, professional and respectful way; demonstrates active listening.
- Accountable & Results Oriented: Demonstrates ethical behavior and accountability, aligns with City values, and abides by relevant policies and legislation.
- Management & Leadership: Demonstrates self management, professionalism and engagement; leads by example

The City of Markham is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you have a disability and require accommodation during the recruitment process, we will work with you to meet your needs. We thank all those who apply and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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