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Science Educator (Driving Discovery) (Bilingual)

Science Educator (Driving Discovery) (Bilingual)
Reports to: Manager of Science Education and Programming

Job Summary
The Science Educator’s role is to plan, develop, implement and deliver the Driving Discovery program, an inquiry-based programme for grades 7 and 8 classrooms across the province. The Science Educator is responsible for building online educational materials within the NS Department of Education and Early Childhood Development’s Google classroom and providing teacher professional development congruent with the Driving Discovery program.

Working as a member of the Science Education team, the Science Educator (Driving Discovery) will consistently deliver excellent program facilitation in keeping with Discovery Centre standards. The incumbent also assists in program scheduling and educational media initiatives that help to promote the Discovery Centre and increase the Centre’s community awareness.

Duties and Responsibilities
▪ Works as part of the Science Education team to develop engaging inquiry-based workshops that will inspire scientific literacy in young people and encourage creative problem solving
▪ Travels to schools and communities across Nova Scotia, delivering the Driving Discovery program in both French and English, promoting science education, and upholding Discovery Centre’s mission
▪ Schedules Driving Discovery program initiatives in consultation with Science Education team
▪ Liaises with Driving Discovery program partners, including the NS Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, and communicates directly with provincial educators by providing Professional Development
▪ Reports regularly on program initiatives, statistics, and outcomes
▪ Assists Science Education team with educational programs, public programming and registration-based programs (camps, educator showcases, PD sessions)
▪ Ensures the safe and responsible use of chemicals and materials while adhering to departmental safety procedures, cleans, stocks and maintains supplies
▪ Vehicle maintenance, reporting, restocking and refueling
▪ Stocks, cleans, and maintains supplies and materials and ensuring a clean, safe working environment
▪ Produce expense reports and manage Visa reconciliations, keeping of receipts, provide information for invoicing when requested
▪ Contributes to the department by performing other duties from time to time (weekend, evening events and programming as needed)

Relationships & Significant Contacts
Working in a team environment, the Science Educator (Driving Discovery) collaborates to provide exciting inquiry-based educational experiences for students, teachers, visitors and the community.

The Science Educator (Driving Discovery) will be required to communicate with school administrators, teachers and students; visitors and special guests; group leaders and chaperones; and the media. They may also be required to communicate, with members of the scientific community; members of partner organizations and stakeholders.

Supervisory Responsibility
There is a possibility that the educator will be required to supervise staff or volunteers during special events or programs.

Special Circumstances
The Science Educator (Driving Discovery) will be required to work beyond core business hours which may include evenings, weekends and holidays and is required to be flexible in fulfilling required shifts within agreement between the incumbent and Manager of Science and Programming.

Performance Indicators
A formal appraisal will be done twice a year.

Work Skills
▪ Affinity for science with a familiarity of inquiry-based learning
▪ French/ English bilingual
▪ Dynamic teaching and presentation skills
▪ Pleasant disposition
▪ Ability to work under minimal supervision
▪ Effective oral and written communication skills
▪ Willing to work flexible hours
▪ Highly organized
▪ Ability to work effectively in a team environment
▪ Ability to manage a budget
▪ Computer literate, with experience with MS Office and Google Classroom
▪ Standard First Aid Certificate
▪ Clean driving record

Apply
Submit applications to Linda Laurence, Director, Human Resources,

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