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Science Communicator (Planetarium/Science Gallery Animator) - bilingual

The Manitoba Museum

The Manitoba Museum, a not-for-profit institution, is Manitoba’s largest heritage centre and number one paid
tourist attraction with over 300,000 on-site visitors annually, including 95,000 students. We uniquely combine
human and natural history themes, multidimensional interpretation, science, and astronomy education with
quality school and community programs, special events and exhibits.

Reporting to the Planetarium/Science Gallery Programs Supervisor, the Animator delivers interpretive programs
on themes related to the Science Gallery and Planetarium and assists in other public program events for the
general public and organized groups. The incumbent must exercise initiative and independent judgment in
working with the museum's various audiences while maintaining an energetic and lively approach. He/she must
be able to work with minimal supervision and be available for weekend and evening work.

JOB DESCRIPTION 

Reporting to the Planetarium/Science Gallery Programs Supervisor, the Animator delivers interpretive programs on themes
related to the Science Gallery and Planetarium and assists in other public program events for the general public and
organized groups. The successful candidate will have demonstrated knowledge of Physical and/or Astronomy Science, and skills in public speaking and program delivery. Fluency in both official languages (French & English) is a requirement of this position.

The incumbent must exercise initiative and independent judgment in working with the Museum's various audiences while maintaining an energetic and lively approach. He/she must be able to work with minimal supervision and be available for weekend and evening work. Fluency in both official languages (French & English) is a requirement of this position.

Typical Duties

  • Deliver interpretive programs for the institution's school and general public audience
  • Learn pertinent information on departmental programs, permanent galleries and temporary exhibits as required
  • Perform Planetarium shows in the theatre including setting up technical equipment and all controls during
  • performance of programs
  • Assist in training and support of part-time staff and volunteers
  • Perform all ongoing functions related to program operation including: setting up furniture, equipment, specimens, artifacts and other materials; operating A/V equipment; storing program materials
  • Handle program materials according to institution safety procedures
  • Other duties as reasonably assigned

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge

  • Demonstrated skills in public speaking and program delivery
  • Fluency in both official languages (French & English) is a requirement of this position
  • Ability to communicate effectively including the talent to present programs and demonstrations efficiently and enthusiastically to a wide range of age and interest groups
  • Capability to sense the dramatic nature of a presentation and respond to it appropriately during a performance
  • Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to interact effectively with staff, volunteers and the general public
  • Knowledge of Physical and/or Astronomy Science
  • Ability to perform basic research
  • Ability to work in an organized manner, both independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines

Education, Training, and Experience

  • Grade XII education
  • At least one year experience working with and presenting to the public, or
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience

This is a part-time term position from May 1, 2017 to September 5, 2017 with a strong possibility of becoming permanent part time.
The incumbent will report to the Planetarium/Sc. Gallery Programs Supervisor. Pay range is $16.59 - 20.99 per hour. Availability for weekday, weekend and occasional evening shifts is essential.

Please submit your resume including cover letter to:

Manager of Volunteer & Employee Relations
The Manitoba Museum
190 Rupert Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0N2
email: hr@manitobamuseum.ca

We are not able to acknowledge receipt of applications submitted via Fax or mail. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those being considered for interviews will be contacted.

The Manitoba Museum is committed to employment equity and welcomes diversity in the workplace. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those being considered for interviews will be contacted.

Application deadline: 11 / 04 / 2017

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