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Guide, Canada Science and Technology Museum
Canada Science and Technology Museum
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Ottawa, Ottawa Region / Outaouais, Ontario
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$20.55 - $25.00
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Do you like interacting with people and sharing in new and exciting experiences? Do you enjoy inspiring scientific and technological curiosity in others? Yes?
We are seeking candidates just like you to join our dynamic and inclusive team. Apply to be a Guide and be a part of the excitement as the Canada Science and
Technology Museum reopens its doors to the public this fall!

Reference Number: 2017/2018-CSTMC-060; 2017/2018-CSTMC-061

Salary Range: $20.55 - $25.00 Level: 2

Employment Status: Full-time indeterminate / Part-time indeterminate / Casual

Language Requirements: Bilingual (BBC/BBC)

Security Requirement: Enhanced reliability

Branch: Canada Science and Technology Museum

Summary of duties

You are the welcoming face of the Canada Science and Technology Museum. Reporting to the Supervisors, you will work closely with other members of the Visitor Experience team to deliver high-quality programming. In both official languages, you will interpret and present the scientific and technological innovations displayed in the newly renovated Museum. Through on-stage science demonstrations, facilitating activities in Exploratek (Maker Studio), and leading exciting programs, you will create positive experiences for the Museum’s diverse clientele. You will help maintain a clean and safe working environment for the staff and visitors, and assist in daily operations.

Education and Experience

As an ideal candidate, you have completed a minimum of one (1) year of University or College education in the fields of Science, Engineering, History, Museum Studies, Technological Studies, Education, or related disciplines. You have experience working in a museum or cultural setting, providing excellent customer service, and/or have worked with adults, children, and families. Special consideration will be given to candidates with public speaking or theatrical experience.

Rated Requirements

You are a life-long learner who is always keen to discover new things. You have a passionate interest in the STEAM fields (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, together with the arts). You are a confident communicator who is able to initiate, stimulate and maintain visitor interaction, and you are sensitive to visitors’ needs. You are comfortable performing demonstrations in front of an audience and answering questions related to the themes presented. You are a creative problem-solver who works well under pressure, and you are able to enforce security measures to maintain visitors’ safety. You are an effective team player, who is equally independent, and can work without continuous supervision. You are highly adaptable, you take initiative, and you have excellent judgement. You are familiar with the Museum’s mandate and are able to act as an ambassador of the Corporation in local, national and international scenes.

The CSTMC is committed to the principles of employment equity.

Applications MUST be submitted through the online form. Online applications received for this position will not be accepted after the indicated closing time (midnight) and date.

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 that may serve to staff similar positions.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please fill out the CSTM Guide Application Form no later than the closing date. Group interviews for selected candidates will be held at the end of September.


Posting Date: September 6, 2017 Closing Date: September 20, 2017

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