Materials Packer

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Reports to:
Regional Manager/Director of Programs

Location:
Pickering Office, 975 Dillingham Road

Compensation:
$15/hour, not including one unpaid 30 min. break

Hours:
At least one day per week, Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., 5.5 to 6.5 hours per shift

Deadline:
Open till position is filled.

To Apply:
Please send a resume and cover letter (as one document) including your availability to eco@scientistsinschool.ca

Position Summary

Scientists in School, a STEM education charity, is seeking reliable, detail-oriented people to help pack mini science bags that are shipped to schools and community organizations to be used in our virtual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) workshops. Last year, the team packed more than 150,000 bags that were used in over 8,000 hands-on workshops across Canada.

This role is an important one as we continue to engage Kindergarten to Grade 8 scientists across Canada in our investigative, virtual STEM workshops, led in real-time by our ‘visiting’ scientists. The individually-packaged mini science bags sent ahead to the school or organization for each child are what make our workshops different and innovative; it is crucial that they are packed properly with all required materials.

Job Responsibilities and Qualifications Needed

  • Assemble topic-specific mini science bags using a wide variety of pre-determined materials
  • Ensure accuracy in both packing and labelling within necessary timelines
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Able to lift and carry 22kg
  • Good communication skills

COVID-19 Protocols

The health and safety of our employees is our top priority. Proof of vaccination is required, along with masking.   

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:

Send a cover letter (with availability included) and resume as one document to eco@scientistsinschool.ca. Include the job title in the subject line of your email.

We thank all candidates for their interest, but with the limitations of time, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Scientists in School supports diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians Act (AODA), accommodation will be provided throughout the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Individuals with a disability requiring accommodation during the application and/or the interview process should advise us so arrangements can be made.