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Digital Skills Educator

Job Title: Digital Skills Educator
Reports to: Delivery Lead
Location: Ontario – Kawartha Lakes
Hourly Wage: $20.25/hr; benefits offered after 3 months
Full-time:  37.5 hours per week
Term: Six month contract, with possibility for extension.
Closing Date
: October 18th, 2021 5PM EST


Be part of the innovative future of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) learning and digital skills training by joining our team. Working alongside rural, remote, Indigenous and other communities, Pinnguaq supports the development of STEAM skills through innovative technology, art, and play. 


What Does Success at Pinnguaq Look Like

  • Engaging with thousands of young learners and adults across the country through the delivery of community-centred workshops.
  • Designing and deploying interactive experiences, online learning modules, and maker kits to teach STEAM fundamentals to all ages.
  • Publishing the nationally-recognized Root & STEM magazine, create a space to explore diverse voices and stories in STEAM.
  • Operating makerspaces in Nunavut & Ontario providing hands-on access to tools, equipment, and training for inquisitive minds and makers.

As a Digital Skills Educator, you will be responsible for planning and delivering Pinnguaq’s STEAM programs.  As part of the delivery division you will be leading high-quality learning experiences in rural, remote, and Indigenous communities in Ontario. Being part of the delivery team is being the public face of the Pinnguaq Association and an ambassador of the work we do. You will build community and digital skills with the learners, and make long-lasting sustainable relationships. 


Responsibilities

  • Plan and deliver blended (in-person and/or remote) STEAM-based and essential digital literacy skills learning experiences for both school-aged and adult learners. Some travel will be required to various program locations.
  • Balance teaching digital skills while providing authentic and real-life applications.
  • Work collaboratively with the delivery team to develop and experiment with learning resources to ensure the best learning experiences. These will include but aren’t limited to: activity plans, tutorials, podcasts, video tutorials.
  • Engage in co-design with community partners to ensure participant learning needs and goals are met.
  • Foster an environment wherein participants enjoy an exceptional program experience and are challenged in a positive, growth-minded manner. 
  • Curate and maintain professional relationships with community partners and participants.
  • Complete cross-departmental tasks as assigned that may include but are not limited to: online module/course content and curriculum development, asset creation, contribution to the Root & STEM publication, and support with feedback gathering, evaluation and reporting. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Attributes and Qualifications

Equal consideration will be given to non-academic skills and experiences of candidates.

  • Post-secondary degree or non-academic equivalent, preferably in the field of Education and/or Technology.
  • Experience with media and technology, particularly makerspace technology, such as digital art, 3D printing, Arduino, and basic coding concepts.
  • Comfortable learning new technology and digital tools. 
  • Excellent decision making and problem solving skills. 
  • Ability to work independently and remotely.
  • Work as a collaborative and flexible team player, capable of working in a dynamic team environment.
  • A Vulnerable Sector Search (VSS) will be a condition of the employment offer.

Pinnguaq Association is strongly committed to fostering diversity within the communities we serve. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff including, but not limited to, Indigenous people, women, visible minorities, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. 

Pinnguaq Association is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. Please inform us should accommodation be required at any point in the recruitment process. 

Please Note: This is a funded position and the selected candidate must be between the ages of 15-30 (inclusive) at the start of the internship; be legally entitled to work in Canada; and be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or a person who has been granted refugee status in Canada.

Please submit cover letter and resume to: jobs@pinnguaq.com