Summer Community Workshop Presenter

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Reports to:
Team Leader

Location:
On-site and in-person in community settings in the GTA and surrounding On-site in community settings in the GTA, Durham, Peel, Guelph, and Halton, where Scientists in School is operating.  Presenters will travel within an agreed upon geographical area.

Classification:
Independent Contractor

Compensation:
$65.00 per 60-minute workshop.  Mileage and expenses are reimbursed as per current policy. $15.50 per hour for training.

Hours:
The position requires flexible working hours between May 1 and September 1, 2023. Some weekend and evening work may be possible.

Presenters must be available during all weeks of contract period. 

Deadline:
January 27th, 2023

To Apply:
Please submit your resume and cover letter as one document by email to kimberly.hackett@scientistsinschool.ca and quote “Community Workshop Presenter” in the subject line.  Application deadline is January 27th, 2023. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Position Summary

Plans, organizes, and effectively delivers 60-minute workshops of assigned topic(s) as developed by Scientists in School. Depending on the community group, presenters will be working with children between the ages of four and twelve. Community presenters work alone and in collaboration with their team and supervisor. Ensures the quality of workshops delivered and maintains Scientists in School’s high level of customer service.

Responsibilities

  1. Participates in training program and in ongoing development opportunities
  2. Prepares workshop kit and maintains materials in a safe and professional condition
  3. Maintains close communication with the office on workshop status
  4. Submits expense reports to Scientists in School on a biweekly basis
  5. Delivers high quality hands-on interactive workshops in accordance with Scientists in School’s mandate
  6. Continually strives to enhance their presentation skills in cooperation with supervisor and program team
  7. Adheres to safety guidelines as outlined in the Scientists in School Safety Manual
  8. Interacts in a positive and professional manner with customers and children

Requirements

  1. Previous experience working with children and instructing activities, preferably in a camp or community setting
  2. Enrolled or completed post-secondary courses in science
  3. Dynamic presentation style
  4. Valid Ontario Driver’s License and use of personal vehicle
  5. Excellent customer service skills; must be flexible, diplomatic, professional and adaptable
  6. Strong organizational and time management skills
  7. Proven ability to plan activities, work independently and be part of a team
  8. Ability to express ideas clearly to children and adults
  9. Current Police Records Check for the Vulnerable Sector
  10. Use of personal computer and ability to use e-mail and internet applications
  11. Ability to lift and carry 22 kg
  12. Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 required upon offer of employment

About us

Founded in 1989, Scientists in School is a registered charity that recognizes that early, positive exposure to science is critical to instilling a life-long interest in STEM and getting young learners on the path to scientific literacy and a bright future. Our staff and presenters are passionate about getting kids excited about STEM and the environment during their formative elementary school years.

We’re focused on developing the bright minds and innovators needed for Canada to prosper. We do this by providing rich and engaging high-quality classroom and community workshops, led by passionate and skilled STEM role models. In a typical pre-pandemic year, our visiting scientists and STEM experts engaged over 700,000 scientists in school in more than 25,000 experiential workshops across southern Ontario and southern Alberta.

Our virtual workshops, developed in response to COVID-19, have allowed us to scale from an organization serving predominantly southern Ontario and southern Alberta to one supporting children and youth in rural and urban communities from coast to coast. In just 18 months, this program has reached over 12,000 classrooms and community groups across Canada, helping to support children’s education and mental health during these uncertain times with rich, engaging, hands-on learning. Visit our website www.scientistsinschool.ca to learn more about our organization.

To Apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter as one document by email to kimberly.hackett@scientistsinschool.ca and quote “Community Workshop Presenter” in the subject line. Application deadline is January 27th, 2023. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.