Bilingual Programming Assistant

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail dans les deux langues officielles
  • Titre de l'emploi : Bilingual Programming Assistant
  • Nom de l’organisme : Churchill Northern Studies Centre
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Churchill, Manitoba
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-09-07 à 2017-11-23 (11 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 13,87 $

Bilingual Program Assistant – Young Canada Works

Churchill Northern Studies Centre

Churchill, Manitoba

Up to 11 weeks: Starting early Sept. through to late November, 2017

$15.22/hr [Base rate: 13.87/ hour + $1.35/ hour wage increase for those living more than 125km away] plus 4% vacation pay, travel subsidy and subsidized accommodations.

This position is being offered in connection with funding through Young Canada Works (YCW); please visit their website to ensure eligibility for their program and create a profile, This posting is subject to YCW funding, once registered on their site please indicate your interest in the position through their website and also send a resume and cover letter to:

Job Description:

Churchill Northern Studies Centre is seeking one Bilingual Program Assistant to deliver educational activities & science communication in both official languages for the 2017 fall season. Educational activities delivered on a regular basis include indoor building tours of our LEED certified facility and outdoor walks such as around the National Historic Site- Churchill Research Rocket Range by our building. The Bilingual Program Assistant will also work closely with the year-round Program Coordinator and expert-instructors that come up to teach our week-long Learning Vacations. These educational programs reach audiences from youth to seniors and at this time of year will focus on the annual migration of polar bears through the Churchill area. In addition to the primary job responsibility of supporting program delivery and group management, she/he will also provide support of translating English into French. The incumbent will develop new online content in both official languages to share on social media and help us better serve French-language audiences. The position is also an integral part of the team supporting general business administration and guest services- from taking sales inquiries & processing registrations, working in the gift shop and supporting marketing efforts through social media and other means, the role supports diverse hands-on skill-building.

This is an opportunity to gain invaluable experience in educational activities for youth and general public, build skills in tourism and business administration, contribute to ongoing interpretation goals and science communication, work with a diverse and dynamic team of professionals and liaise with a wide public, all while living in pristine wilderness surroundings. Accommodations are available for those living outside the Churchill region at subsidized rates.


The Fall 2017 candidate will be a student enrolled in the past semester in a post-secondary program in Education, Tourism, Outdoor Recreation, Business, Communication, Sciences or relevant field, with a keen interest in and/or knowledge of place-based learning. He/she must have an excellent command of both French & English, with the ability to read, write, speak and translate texts in both official languages. Experience working in an educational setting, particularly with program delivery, preferred. The Bilingual Program Assistant should be comfortable with public speaking, commanding a large audience, and delivering dynamic programs in both official languages. The ideal candidate will be interested in science education, have a Driver’s License, and willing to obtain Basic First Aid certification prior to arrival in Churchill.

This position is in association with funding through the Young Canada Works- Both Official Languages (YCW-BOL) program. Applicants must be eligible under the YCW-BOL program in order to be considered for the position: legally allowed to work in Canada, between the ages of 16 – 30, currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution and returning to school in the following semester.

Application Details:

Eligible applicants must register online with Young Canada Works, and submit a cover letter & resume to Stephanie Puleo: –include the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Orientation and Training:

The position will start with onsite training about our safety operations, and an introduction of what is expected to develop and deliver interpretive programming. Orientation in Churchill will include an extensive tour of the facility and grounds, where the incumbent will be briefed on CNSC’s history, interpretive plan, current programming materials and HR-related policies and procedures. During this orientation, the candidate will be introduced to all staff and management, and then walked through service standards for program delivery. Training will include procedures for booking educational programming, daily scheduling of educational activities, and basic first aid protocol, followed by shadowing as the incumbent rehearses and learns guided interpretive tours of our facility and grounds. She/he will be tested on their command of the background knowledge required for giving tours and provided with guidance and feedback as needed. The incumbent will be expected to attend the daily team meetings for each of their onsite workdays.

Planned field trips will occur to encompass goals of professional development, outreach, and orientation to the region.


Supervision will be provided for orientation, hands-on training, and then job shadowing to ensure the Bilingual Program Assistant can confidently and successfully deliver interpretive programs in both official languages. The incumbent’s immediate supervisor is the Program Coordinator, who will provide training, daily schedules and guidance throughout the contract. She will also support supervision of translation and any other education-related projects.

Characteristics of the City and region:

Churchill Northern Studies Centre is located in pristine wilderness surroundings 23km from the town of Churchill. Famous for the seasonal migration of polar bears and beluga whales, Churchill is also a favourite destination for those interested in northern lights, wildflowers, and watching birds. Rich in aboriginal culture, the region and its people played a strategic role in Canada’s history. Visit the Travel Manitoba website: to learn more about the area!

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