Exhibits Developer

6766 – Job Poster

Program stream:              Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage

Job title:                               Exhibits Developer

Organization name:        Science East

Job location:                       Fredericton, NB

Length of assignment:   2021-12-02 – 2022-03-31

Hourly wage:                     $18.00

Job Summary

The Exhibit Developer serves as a member of the exhibits team whose main function will be the research, development, and preservation of Science East exhibits and historical artifacts. Under the direction of the exhibits manager, the exhibit developer will help establish learning objectives and experiential goals that supports the content development process. This work requires regular use of specialized knowledge and experience and will rely on the ability to use creative and innovative thinking for problem solving, planning and conceptualizing, decision-making, and follow through with minimal supervision. This role will contribute directly to Science East’s objective of being an experiential learning destination by: researching, conceptualizing, writing and editing of exhibit labels; cataloguing, managing documentation, storing, and preservation of historical artifacts; analyzing research and other information related to the heritage of the York County Jail; contributing to, and developing, inquiry based educational experiences in the exhibit galleries; coordinating with the exhibits manager and other contacts for exhibit and artifact acquisition.

Science East is New Brunswick’s only Science Centre and a member of the Canadian Association of Science Centres | L’association canadienne des centres de sciences and the (US) Association of Science and Technology Centres. Located in Fredericton, New Brunswick it is a major attraction of downtown Fredericton and regional tourism with over 18,000 visitors a year from the Atlantic provinces, the rest of Canada, USA and international. Our mission is to inspire and inform through hands-on science experiences and we use innovative, interactive science exhibits to demonstrate basic science concepts, and foster understanding of science for visitors of all ages. Heritage tours and events are also provided. It was founded in 1994, and since 1999 its Science Centre has been accommodated in the former York County jail which, constructed in 1842, is itself an heritage tourist attraction. Science East is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and is administered by the Chief Executive Officer. All programs and services are available in both official languages.

Though physically located in Fredericton, the science centre conducts extensive outreach throughout New Brunswick. In 2019-2020, Science East provided 18, 000 workshops and served 42 000 people across the province through outreach. The Centre has been designing and delivering hands-on and inquiry-based experiential science education since 1994.

Candidates may apply through the YCW website by November 26,2021.

Required Qualifications

• Bachelors degree in Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or a related field

• Technical skills and experience

o Electronics

o Computer programming

o Hardware and construction

• Ability to lift 100lbs

• Bilingualism considered an asset

This position is funded in part through the Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage program, and all applicants must be registered in the YCW candidate pool and meet the current YCW-BCH eligibility criteria. An individual may be eligible for an internship if they:

•             are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);

•             are legally entitled to work in Canada;

•             are between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;

•             are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;

•             will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with the program;

•             are unemployed or underemployed;

•             are a college or university graduate; and

•             are not receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits while employed with the program.

Note: Priority will be given to graduates that have not previously participated in YCW internship programs.

Details: https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/young-canada-works/students-graduates/careers-heritage-graduates.html

Science East believes in the importance of diversity and equity in the workplace and strives to have a workplace representative of the community we serve. As such, we prioritize applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds, we believe that knowledge comes from life experience as much as academic experience, and we work to remain actively engaged with various groups and organizations that represent all residents of this province so that we can recruit staff who, while not necessarily familiar with our work, will positively impact our organization.