Education Program Intern

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail pour une carrière vouée au patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Education Program Intern
  • Nom de l’organisme : Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Wembley, Alberta
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-12-04 à 2018-03-30 (16 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 18,00 $

Job Description: The Education Program Intern would assist the education team in delivering and developing curriculum-based school programs, and preparing public programming for the summer season. This is the perfect position for a fun, enthusiastic person. The internship will provide the opportunity to learn hands-on how the museum both develops and delivers our school, public and summer programming. The intent of the programming is to deliver information about the local paleontology of the area in a fun and entertaining manner. The Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum is located on Highway 43 in Wembley, Alberta, twenty minutes west of Grande Prairie, Alberta. The museum is an international institution for experiential learning dedicated to Alberta’s palaeontological heritage, through research, collection, preservation, exhibition, public programming, publications, and innovative outreach.


Qualifications: The successful candidate will be a responsible team player who is comfortable working with children, seniors and the general public of all ages. Excellent communication skills and feeling comfortable guiding and speaking in front of large groups are a must.


1. Post-secondary background in education, palaeontology, geology, science, biology, archaeology or equivalent

2. Completed post-secondary education within the past 24 months

3. Experience working with children, youth and the general public

4. Knowledgeable (or interested) in Alberta’s geology, palaeontology, flora and fauna and Aboriginal and natural history

5. Fluent in written and spoken English, second language is an asset

6. Efficient in Microsoft Office

7. A self-starter with the ability to work independently, with a partner and in a small office environment

8. Organized, attention to detail and able to pursue multiple tasks

9. Experienced with developing and delivering school, public programs and tours

10. Valid Standard First Aid Certificate

11. Valid Police Security Check

12. Valid Child Welfare Check



Candidate Eligibility is stipulated by Young Canada Works Grant guidelines.

An individual may be eligible for an internship if they:


1. 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);

2. are legally entitled to work in Canada;

3. will be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;

4. are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;

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

6. are an unemployed or underemployed college or university graduate, that is, not employed full-time;

7. are a recent graduate who has graduated from college or university within the last 24 months at the start of employment;

8. are not receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits while employed with the program; and

9. have not previously participated in or been paid under this or any other Career Focus internship program funded under the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy.

10. Be registered in the YCW on-line candidate inventory. (see “To Apply”)


Any eligible person is welcome to apply for this position. To apply, visit the following website to register in the Young Canada Works on-line candidate inventory, https://young-canada-works.canada.ca. Please email a cover letter and resume to Jewels Goff, Education/Outreach Program Coordinator at jgoff@dinomuseum.ca.


Application deadline is Friday, November 10, 2017. Please note only successful candidates will be contacted and scheduled for an interview. Skype interviews are possible.



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