Science Camp Leader

Department:  Discovery Centre Science Education
Supervisor:  Manager, Science Education
Position Category:  Full Time (Summer)
Starting Salary:  $14.00/Hour, 14 weeks, May 29 to Sept 1, 2017
Working Hours:  40 hours per week
Application deadline: May 11, 2017


Position Summary:

The main objective of the job is the development and delivery of STEAM activities for campers ages 6-12. The position will give the student experience through working in a team setting, training staff, managing a budget, coordinating and delivering educational and recreational programs, building relationships with local community organizations, developing leadership skills and supervising youth.

Students will benefit from the opportunity of working in a challenging and dynamic science-themed day camp setting, providing significant opportunity to improve upon their communication skills, organizational skills, budgeting skills, knowledge of science, knowledge of educational practices, and ability to work with children.



Background in science and/or education at the university level. A minimum of two years of experience working within an educational or recreational setting, museum or camp. Experience in development and delivery of programming, staff supervision and cash management. Experience in child supervision, preferably in an educational, recreational, museum or camp setting. Fluency in English is essential. Discovery Centre is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply:

All candidates must qualify for the Nova Scotia Summer Student Skills Development program:

  • Registered at a post-secondary institution and returning to the same institution for the Fall of the current year.
  • Registered at a post-secondary institution and transferring to another in the Fall of the current year.
  • A graduating grade 12 student who is enrolled full-time in a university or college program in the coming fall term.

Resumes are to be emailed to or fax (902)492-3170. All electronic documents are to include the candidates’ name (eg. jane_doe_resume.doc) and indicate the position being applied for.

All applicants are thanked in advance for their interest. Only applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted. A full commitment to the employment dates is required. Other than regular weekends additional time off during the summer will not be granted.


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