Opportunities with the NS3!

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

Term Outreach Educator

During the spring and summer, NS3 offers a variety of science programming within the Nanaimo/Ladysmith community. Outreach activities include outdoor programs with elementary school students, week-long science camps, nature explorations at local parks with activities for the whole family and science based activities at local community events. NS3’s Outreach Educator will deliver activities in conjunction with each of these programs.

30-35hrs/wk, $14/hr; 16 weeks from May 1 – Aug 25, 2017

 

Specific duties include:

  • Leading students through outdoor educational activities including use of standard ecological sampling techniques and species identification
  • Developing inquiry based activities for summer camps and nature explorations
  • Leading nature walks and imparting relevant scientific information about specific areas/habitats to participants
  • Training/mentoring youth (LIT) volunteers
  • Assisting other NS3 staff to prepare materials
  • Leading kids through activities during camps
  • Taking responsibility for the welfare and learning of students, including apply appropriate behaviour management techniques as necessary

Qualifications:

  • Have a passion for outreach and teaching science;
  • Have a strong background in Science (Biology, Chemistry, Math, RMOT, Physics, etc.) or Education – must have successfully completed some university-level science courses;
  • Be a self-motivated and conscientious person who can work independently and in teams;
  • Have experience working with kids in a camp or educational setting;
  • Be willing and able to work outside with groups of kids in all types of weather;
  • Be able to lift up to 35 lbs; and
  • Be willing to have a criminal background check.

 

Summer Outreach Educator

During the summer, NS3 offers full-day week-long science camps, a nature exploration program that includes hands-on activities to connect people to the local environment, and activities at local community events. NS3’s Summer Outreach Staff will deliver activities in conjunction with each of these programs.

30-35 hrs/wk, $14/hr; 10 weeks from June 19 – Aug 25, 2017

 

Specific duties include:

  • Developing inquiry based activities for summer camps and nature exploration
  • Leading nature walks and imparting relevant scientific information about specific areas/habitats to participants
  • Training/mentoring youth (LIT) volunteers
  • Assisting other NS3 staff to prepare materials
  • Leading kids through activities during camps
  • Taking responsibility for the welfare and learning of students, including apply appropriate behaviour management techniques as necessary

Qualifications:

  • Have a passion for outreach and teaching science;
  • Have a strong background in Science (Biology, Chemistry, Math, RMOT, Physics, etc.) or Education – must have successfully completed some university-level science courses;
  • Be a self-motivated and conscientious person who can work independently and in teams;
  • Have experience working with kids in a camp or educational setting;
  • Be willing and able to work outside with groups of kids in all types of weather;
  • Be able to lift up to 35 lbs; and
  • Be willing to have a criminal background check.

To Apply:

we are no longer accepting applications – thank you for your interest!

Position Status: Reviewing applications.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

NS3 volunteers work with students in our science studio, assist with science Saturday workshops, and help with a variety of outdoor events!

We are currently looking for volunteers to help out with our citizen science research project in spring 2016.  To find out more about this and other volunteer opportunities please fill out our volunteer application or contact us directly.

 

 

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