French Language Science Interpreter

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail dans les deux langues officielles
  • Titre de l'emploi : French Language Science Interpreter
  • Nom de l’organisme : Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove, Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2018-05-14 à 2018-09-02 (12 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 13,75 $

Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium

French Language Science Interpreter (2 positions)

Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium

35 A Southside Road, Petty Harbour NL, A0A 3H0

35 hours/week

Number of weeks based on approval of YCW application

Summary of Position

Enjoy talking to people? Love the oceans? Are you always asking questions? We are looking for curious, enthusiastic, outgoing individuals who can engage and educate Mini Aquarium visitors about local marine life and our oceans. As a member of our team, you will learn the skills to become an effective Science Interpreter and an Aquarist. Interpretation is the art of translating science into regular, everyday language so that visitors can understand why sea cucumbers are so cool! Aquarist duties involve taking care of the animals - feeding, cleaning exhibits and water quality monitoring. You will be responsible for upholding our high level of interpretive programming and one-on-one guest interactions (from exhibit tours & touch tank programs to puppet shows & story time), maintaining the appearance and cleanliness of our exhibits and assisting with animal care. These positions will report directly to the Mini Aquarium Curator.

Job Duties

• Deliver one-on-one interpretive education programs and maintain a high level of guest satisfaction through interactive and enthusiastic programming

• Assist in maintaining exhibits with live specimens and providing high quality animal care

• Deliver interpretive programs for school groups and daily public events

• Assist in the supervision of volunteers, provide a rewarding and learning experience for them

• Inspire guests to conserve our marine ecosystems through education and sustainable action

• Communicate animal handling protocols to volunteers and guests

• Represent the Aquarium in the community at special events

• Maintain appearance of building, interpretive panels, props and materials

• Assist in animal collections


• Education in biological science, marine biology, zoology, animal behavior, education, or similar preferred.

• At least one season of interpretation experience or related experience

• Knowledge of local intertidal and subtidal marine life

• Experience supervising volunteers or projects

• Must have excellent interpersonal communication skills

• Must be creative, assertive, flexible and proactive in problem solving

• Must have excellent time management skills

• Available to work weekends and some evenings

• First Aid certification an asset

• Animal handling experience an asset

• Scientific Diver certification an asset

Please submit your resume via email to:

Human Resources

Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium

Please indicate that you are applying under the Young Canada Works Program.

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