Science World - Super Science Club

About the organization

Science World British Columbia is a BC-based charitable organization that engages the people of British Columbia in hand-on, experiential science learning. Well known for fun and flair, Science World makes science learning approachable and captivating through interactive exhibits and hands-on programming. Our mission is to ignite wonder and empower dreams through science and nature. Super Science Club (SSC) is an innovative after-school program that provides science and technology educational activities to students in Grades 1 - 7 attending inner-city schools. Science World's primary goal with this program is to inspire at-risk children to be inquisitive about the world around them, and to develop a long-term interest in science and technology. Read more about Science World - SSC.

What you'll do

Super Science Club Facilitator

  • Assist lead facilitators in delivery of the Super Science Club Program and represent Science World in the community
  • Provide students with a fun, awesome, wow, memorable, “out of home” hands-on science experience
  • Lead science activities for grade 1 – 7 students in schools and community centres
  • Practice general classroom management
  • Prepare and clean up all materials and resources
  • Contribute collaboratively to the constant improvement of the program
  • You’ll start small and work your way up to larger responsibilities. By the second term, you will be prepared to lead sessions yourself!

What you’ll get out of this experience

  • Science Communication: learn how to make science fun and accessible

  • Education Leadership Experience: develop classroom/group management techniques and develop skills to plan engaging and effective group activities

  • Mentorship: Build relationships with at-risk youth and become a role model

Requirements

  • Must get a Criminal Record Check (including working with vulnerable persons sector)

  • Must have some experience working with children

  • Must be able to allocate at least 1 hour per week for preparation

  • Attend a mandatory on-site orientation training session

  • Travel to/from Science World (Fall); Travel to/from East Vancouver community placement (Spring)

Qualifications

  • Must be self-motivated, flexible, enthusiastic, responsible and able to perform before audiences of varying size and composition

  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills are a necessity

  • Must possess a keen interest in science & hands-on education

  • Experience working with children in an after school setting

Scheduling

Term 1

Mondays, 1:30 – 5:30pm (program from 3:15 – 4:30)

Tuesdays, 1:30 - 5:30pm (program from 3:15 - 4:30)

Wednesdays, 1:30 - 5:30pm (program from 3:15 - 4:30)

Thursdays, 1:30 - 5:30pm (program from 3:15 - 4:30)

Term 2

Tuesdays, 1:30 – 5:30 (program from 3:15 – 4:30)

Wednesdays, 1:30 - 5:30 (program from 3:15 - 4:30)

Thursdays, 1:30 - 5:30pm (program from 3:15 - 4:30)

Locations

Grandview Elementary School 
2055 Woodland St. 
Vancouver,  V5N 3N9
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Sir Guy Carleton Elementary School 
3250 Kingsway 
Vancouver,  V5R 5K4
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Florence Nightingale Elementary School 
2740 Guelph St. 
Vancouver,  V5T 3P7
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Hastings Elementary Community School
2625 Franklin St. 
Vancouver,  BC Canada V5K 3W7
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Mount Pleasant Elementary School 
2300 Guelph St. 
Vancouver,  V5T 3P1
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Lord Roberts Elementary School 
1100 Bidwell St. 
Vancouver,  V6G 2K4
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Queen Alexandra Elementary School 
1300 E. Broadway 
Vancouver,  V5N 1V6
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Lord Strathcona Elementary School 
592 E. Pender St. 
Vancouver,  V6A 1V5
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Thunderbird Community Centre 
2311 Cassiar St 
Vancouver,  V5M 3X3
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