Content Developer Assistant

Department: Exhibits & Facilities
Supervisor: Director of Exhibits & Facilities
Position Category: Full time co-op
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week; 16 weeks
Start Date: September 11, 2023
Application Deadline: August 31, 2023


Position Summary:

For over 35 years, the Discovery Centre has developed a reputation for being Nova Scotia’s leader in the delivery of exciting hands-on, minds-on science programming for youth.

The Content Developer Assistant is a motivated, innovative, articulate, and highly organized writer who assists in a variety of exhibit development functions. They have an insatiable curiosity about the world, a natural talent for telling a story, a post-secondary education, excellent verbal and writing skills, and the ability to think conceptually.

Description of Tasks:

The Content Developer Assistant works in the Exhibits & Facilities department and reports to the Director of Exhibits & Facilities. The primary tasks of the position are:

  • Determining the scope, content, and focus of interpretive and educational exhibit messages in coordination with the Director of Exhibits & Facilities
  • Coordinating the development of project components in conjunction with the design team
  • Executing research and field work
  • Writing concise science content at a variety of reading levels
  • Developing relationships with experts to vet content


Education: Post-secondary studies, preferably in a STEM field

Experience: 2-3 years writing experience; experience with design, museum, or exhibit environments would be an asset

Language Requirements: Fluency in English is required; additional languages (especially French) considered an asset


  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Innovative and creative
  • Able to take initiative
  • Highly organized
  • Strong writing skills
  • Works well as part of a team

Working Conditions: This position requires field research in a variety of locations.

Eligibility: Applicants must be current students returning to post-secondary studies in Winter 2024 and must qualify for the Student Work Placement Program in order to be considered.

Measurable Outcomes:

The Content Developer Assistant will:

  • Conduct background research and synthesize the key messaging for use in content creation
  • Write interpretive and instructional text for interactive exhibits
  • Review and respond to feedback from the exhibits staff team and content experts as required
  • Complete an end-of-term report on the project and make recommendations for future of content development for exhibits

This position is an excellent opportunity for any student that is continuing in science, or who is interested in a career in a museum/exhibit environment or any career where writing is required.


Applications are to be emailed to .  Applicants are to submit their resume, cover letter, and references. Please note the position that you are applying for in the subject line of your email application. All applications will be reviewed but only those chosen for an interview will be contacted. All applicants are thanked in advance for their interest. Please note: this position is dependent upon receipt of funding.

Discovery Centre is committed to leveraging our facility, people, and programming to create inclusive spaces that ignite a passion for science and discovery. We are also committed to advancing diversity, inclusion, equity, and accessibility practices within our workplace, public engagement spaces, and programming. Our Centre’s Board of Directors, management, and staff believe diverse participation and representation are essential and that our networks thrive when we create an inclusive and equitable culture where all people can see themselves reflected, feel respected, and have their contributions valued.

Discovery Centre promotes equal employment opportunities for all job applicants, and we encourage applications from candidates who self-identify as a member of an underrepresented group, including Indigenous people (especially Mi’kmaq), people of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), members of other racialized groups, women, people with disabilities, and members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community.

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please contact to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

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