Assistant Educator—Department of Learning Posting
The Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea is a registered not-for-profit organization, located in Sidney
BC. This aquarium of the Salish Sea features local species of fish and invertebrates and strives to
be a catalyst for building a healthy and sustainable Salish Sea Bioregion, through learning and
The Assistant Educator reports directly to the Director of Learning. The Assistant Educator will
ensure that a high quality of visitor experience is provided. This is a Sunday/Monday position.
The primary role of the Educator is to:
Provide superior customer service to the Centre’s visitors.
Coordinate and present public programming, including but not limited to storytimes,
Creature Features, games, crafts and scavenger hunts.
Supervise and mentor volunteers in their various roles throughout the Centre.
Facilitate and teach programs geared towards preschoolers through highschool, as well
as, lead guided tours through the Centre.
Provide and maintain a safe, positive and clean work environment.
The successful candidate should have the following skills:
Experience in customer service.
An understanding of the biological and/or environmental sciences, either through
practical experience or formal education.
Some knowledge of the flora and fauna of the Salish Sea.
Experience with public programming and interpretation.
Experience or certification in Early Childhood Education.
Supervisory experience would be valuable.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
A passion for the ocean and what we are doing to champion it.
Please apply by email in confidence to Tina Kelly, Director of Learning,
email@example.com. Closing date is December 16 however interviews may be
conducted as applications are received from qualified applicants.
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