To combine play with education, bridging the gap between school and home and attracting locals and tourists through hands-on exhibits, programs, and outreach that celebrate art, science, technology, and the cultural fabric of Saskatchewan.
Reporting to the Programming and Outreach Coordinator, the Program Facilitator is a key member of the Programming team. The Program Facilitator’s role is to plan, deliver, and evaluate the programs offered at Nutrien Wonderhub. Programs include guided activities, crafts, storytelling, and exploration of space, exhibits and materials that stimulate curiosity through hands on, child guided learning. Program Facilitators will provide programming during Discovery Visits, birthday parties, while animating spaces in the museum, and during other events held in the museum. Along with programming that is offered at the museum, the Program Facilitators will offer programming through outreach events. The Program Facilitator will ensure all programming reflects Nutrien Wonderub’s goals of excellent customer service, unique hands-on learning opportunities and being a welcoming destination for everyone.
Duties and responsibilities
- Program Planning
- Ensure Nutrien Wonderhub’s vision and mission are reflected in the programs (hands- on, inclusive, creative, stimulating, age-appropriate)
- Stay current on relevant research and initiatives related to educational principles, child development and the role of play in children’s learning
- Read program briefs and help to design materials for program delivery
- Make recommendations on updates to program elements, with input from the Programming and Outreach Coordinator
- Review provincial curriculum annually and align with programs that offered to school groups
- Provide input to the Programming and Outreach Coordinator on creating the budget for
supplies and other program expenses
- Maintain program supplies inventory; source needed supplies and discuss with Programming and Outreach Coordinator for approval and purchasing
- Using supplies and materials to design and create items for program delivery
- Provide input into the preparation of program-related funding applications when requested by the Program and Outreach Coordinator and the Nutrien Wonderhub Marketing and Communications Coordinator
- Attend regular team meetings.
- Program Delivery
- Ensure event space is set up and supplies are ready for the program being offered
- Greet teachers, adult chaperones, and children and welcome them to Nutrien Wonderhub for Discovery Visits and birthday parties
- Outline the Nutrien Wonderhub rules for Discovery Visits and birthday parties and provide an overview of the program being provided
- Use program briefs to lead guests through program while also maintaining an engaging, positive, relaxed and controlled environment at all times
- Handle special programming requests from teachers in an effective and timely manner, with a focus on good customer service
- Provide assistance to presenters who are offering programming at the museum
- Animate spaces in the museum by engaging with guests and connecting them with their environment through play and exploration
- Help other Nutrien Wonderhub staff to understand the value of the activities, what the guests are intended to learn and how, and how they should be specifically guiding the children
- For outreach events, transport materials to event location and create a discovery space that allows children to experience program and return materials back to Nutrien Wonderhub’s main location when program is complete
- Clean and organize programming supplies and space after each program
- Program Evaluation
- Establish and monitor indicators of program quality and incorporate into program planning, in collaboration with the Programming and Outreach Coordinator
- Solicit and record feedback from program attendees
- Debrief with Programming and Outreach Coordinator after programs and make improvements as needed
- Assist in the ongoing collection of quotes, stories, data, and photos from attendees who participated in programs for funder reporting and impact measurement/evaluation purposes
- Community Relations
- Seek out opportunities to network professionally and facilitate possible collaborations; discuss opportunities with Programming and Outreach Coordinator
- Cultivate relationships with educators across levels and in various roles
- Assist Programming and Outreach Coordinator with preparing classes for Discovery Visits through correspondence with educators
- Other duties as required
The individual will have knowledge of the development, delivery and evaluation of programs for children in non-traditional, informal learning settings which will have been developed through a post-secondary degree in a relevant field and relevant work experience. We value a diverse array in education and skillsets for our team and welcome specialties from a wide range of sectors.
The individual should possess the ability to work in a team environment with staff, volunteers and the general public. Ability to work in a diverse and inclusive environment; a commitment to the positive growth and development of children; the ability to think strategically and problem solve; sensitivity to accessibility and inclusion barriers for marginalized children and families; and highly developed interpersonal skills.
This posting is for full-time, part-time and casual positions.
This position works: weekdays, weekends, and occasional evenings
This position will be located at the Nutrien Wonderhub site in Saskatoon.
Wage is hourly – $16
Position is subject to a three month probationary period
Start Date: May 15, 2019
This position requires working with the following equipment: vehicle (Class 5 driver’s license), computers and exhibits
Some travel within Saskatoon is required for community events, and learning opportunities.
Staff may be required to work extra hours to meet the needs of the organization. While staff need to be flexible in their work schedules, Nutrien Wonderhub is committed to providing appropriate time-in-lieu and/or compensation.
We work with children to promote a sense of discovery, creativity and exploration both indoors and outside. This sometimes involves facilitating fun in hot, cold, light, dark, quiet and loud environments. This position also typically involves walking, lifting, bending, kneeling and carrying items over distance. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform their duties.
If you feel that this position may be right for you, please submit a resume, cover letter and three professional references (including phone and email) to:
email@example.com by 11:59pm April 14, 2019.
April 14, 2019
Type: Full-Time, Part-Time, Casual