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Volunteer - Wonder Gallery - Early Childhood Playmaster

Science World British Columbia is a charitable organization dedicated to engaging British Columbians in science and inspiring future science and technology leadership throughout our province.

Position:                     Wonder Gallery – Early Childhood Playmaster
Reports to:                 Wonder Gallery Curator and Science Facilitators

What is Wonder?

Wonder is a dedicated, permanent space for children ages 0-5 years and their families. At 3,300 square feet, it includes numerous exhibits, a family washroom and a nursing room. Wonder is focused on providing opportunities for important hands on experiences – inquiry and exploration. It is a gallery allowing children to “learn by playing”.

What will you do?

  • Ensure visitors have a positive, fun experience in Wonder
  • Provide positive feedback to the children in Wonder
  • Supervise “Make and Take” activity tables and provide assistance to the children
  • Assist children and caregivers in the Wonder Gallery when questions arise
  • Assist in maintaining and supervising all areas
  • Assist with activities in the Discovery Lab, as required
  • Assist with story time in the gallery
  • Interact with children at the different areas within the gallery
  • Assist with Wonder boxes

Who will qualify for this role?

  • You have knowledge of child development
  • You have taken one or more ECE course
  • You must have some experience working with and supervising children ages infant to 5 years old, and knowledge of how children explore and learn through play
  • You enjoy working with infants to 5 years old and their caregivers
  • You thrive on learning new things and being challenged with new projects
  • You represent Science World with enthusiasm
  • You are professional, responsible and enjoy interacting with the public

Can you commit to?

  • a 2-4 hour volunteer shift once a week
  • a minimum of 100 hours of volunteer time
  • attending our mandatory orientation session – Saturday, June 24, 2017 (8:30am-2:00pm)
  • gallery specific training

Availability Requirement:

Monday to Friday            10:00am – 5:00pm

Weekends                       10:00am – 6:00pm

How to submit an application?

  • Applications are accepted ONLY online until Tuesday, May 30, 2017
  • Interviews will start early June
  • Criminal record check will be required for all selected volunteers

Last but not the least…

We sincerely thank all applicants for their interest. However, we only interview and select a limited number of volunteers. Please accept our apology for not being able to contact all who have applied. 





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