Science Gallery Assistant
The Manitoba Museum - Winnipeg, MB

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General

Reporting to the Planetarium & Science Gallery Programs Supervisor, the Science Gallery Assistant interprets exhibits in the Science Gallery for the general public and organized groups, as well as assists other staff with the daily activities in the Science Gallery. The incumbent must exercise initiative and independent judgment in working with the Museum's various audiences while maintaining an energetic and lively approach. He/she must be able to work with minimal supervision and be available for weekend and evening work.

Typical Duties
a. Maintain a staff presence in the Science Gallery, provide crowd direction, and interpret and assist with Science Gallery exhibits for the institution’s school and general public audience.
b. Provide exhibit upkeep (i.e. daily cleaning and maintenance checks), report malfunctioning equipment and perform minor maintenance of interactive components in the Science Gallery.
c. Learn pertinent information on departmental programs, permanent galleries and temporary exhibits as required.
d. Answer inquiries from and provide information to the general public on all Museum programs and activities.
e. Act as a liaison with rental facility clients and ensure that all physical requirements are provided in the Science Gallery (in cooperation with AV Technician or Rental Attendant where applicable).
f. Assist with the ongoing assessment of Science Gallery exhibits as required.
g. Support PL/SG Animators and other staff with Science Gallery volunteers.
h. Other duties as reasonably assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Skills, Abilities and Knowledge
a. Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to interact effectively with staff, volunteers and the general public.
b. Knowledge and/or interest in the physical sciences (physics, chemistry, biology) and knowledge of basic scientific principles and concepts.
c. Ability to work in an organized manner, both independently and in a team environment.
d. Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines.
e. Knowledge and understanding of the requirements of proper business demeanor, including conscientiousness, reliability and punctual attendance.

2. Education, Training and Experience
a. Grade XII education, and
b. minimum of one year experience working with the public and/or children, including experience in crowd direction and supervision, or
c. an equivalent combination of education and experience.

This is a part-time temporary position from February 11 to April 6,, 2014 and reports to the Planetarium/Sc. Gallery Programs Supervisor. Hourly rate for this assignment is $10.97 plus 6% vacation pay. Please apply by February 7, 2014 to:

Human Resources Officer
The Manitoba Museum
190 Rupert Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0N2


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