STEAM Summer Camp Counselor – NU

STEAM Summer Camp Counselor – NU

Job Title: STEAM Summer Camp Counselor
Reports to: Iqaluit Makerspace Lead
Job Type:  Temporary – Full-Time Summer Position, with potential to work part-time after the completion of Summer Camp
Division: Delivery
Wage: $21-$25
Location: Iqaluit, Nunavut
Closing Date: Until position is filled


OPEN TO RESIDENTS OF IQALUIT ONLY

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 look like at Pinnguaq?

  • 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 providing hands-on access to tools, equipment, and training for inquisitive minds and makers

As a member of our delivery team, you’ll engage directly with children and youth learners, helping them understand new concepts, explore possibilities within STEAM, and develop new digital skills.


Responsibilities

  • Support the delivery of day-to-day program content and activities;
  • Be part of the delivery team and contribute positively to the Iqaluit Makerspace
  • Ensure a group of assigned learners is supervised and safe;
  • Ensure that all equipment and supplies are in safe working condition before and after each day of camp;
  • Clean and disinfect facility and equipment per COVID-19 safety measures and guidelines;
  • Utilize appropriate behavior management techniques;
  • Foster an environment wherein participants have the best camp experience and are challenged in a positive, growth-minded manner;
  • Represent the Pinnguaq Association in a respectful and sensitive manner;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Attributes and Qualifications

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

  • Post-secondary degree o
  • Outgoing positive attitude
  • Willing to learn the programs we offer at the Iqaluit Makerspace
  • Experience and willingness to learn to work with media and technology, and basic coding concepts is an asset.
  • Comfortable learning new technology and digital tools.
  • Passion for leading STEAM workshops.
  • 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.

Eligibility

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment*;
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment**; and,
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations

Please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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.

We require all staff at Pinnguaq to be fully vaccinated, including a Booster vaccination, along with providing a recent Vulnerable Sector Screening.

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