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Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre is a globally recognized leader in connecting people to our natural world. As a not-for-profit organization, our team contributes to meaningful work that matters.
We take pride in the steps we take towards conserving aquatic life every day. Our focus on engaging visitors, connecting students, facilitating direct action and understanding the world around us contributes to protecting our world’s oceans.
Reporting to the Director of Visitor Experience, this role is responsible for leading a creative, engaging, dynamic Interpretive Delivery Team, which educates and inspires our visitors through informative and entertaining interpretive programs, resulting in a desire to conserve aquatic ecosystems through awareness and action.
Please note that preference will be given to candidates with current legal eligibility to work in Canada (Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and open work permit holders). Candidates who are offered employment will be subject to a criminal record check.
This position will remain open until filled.
Ensures the highest quality Interpretive Delivery experience for our visitors by:
Oversees and monitors the Interpretive Department’s operations by:
Plans and develops departmental goals by:
Provides management, coaching and mentoring to Direct Reports and contributes to the Visitor Experience and fosters the development of the team by:
Consciously desires to improve the Vancouver Aquarium and its processes by:
Education and Experience
•Post secondary degree in biological sciences, natural science education or other discipline as appropriate
•Certification or training in interpretation
•Degree in biology, natural sciences, education, environmental education or related field of studies, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience
•Minimum 5 years work experience in interpretation or related field
•Minimum 3 years experience supervising staff in a management position
•Current eligibility to work in Canada preferred.
•Proven ability to develop, deliver and evaluate highly engaging and effective interpretive programs for a variety of audiences
•Excellent interpersonal skills, effective written and verbal communication skills and proven ability to liaise effectively with senior management, peers, subordinates and the public
•Demonstrated ability to prepare and track budgets and business plans
•Demonstrated ability to lead and mentor staff and volunteers
•Strong computer literacy
•Must be creative, assertive, flexible and proactive in problem solving
•Strong background in customer service
•Demonstrated project management and time management skills, with the ability to keep on task with strategic items while managing day-to-day responsibilities
•Working knowledge of marine and conservation issues
•Performance arts experience and a second language considered an asset
•Previous experience interacting with the media on camera considered an asset
•SCUBA certified. Cold water diving experience an asset. Must present diver’s logbook and certification card(s) to show proof of diving experience and be willing to complete a comprehensive diver’s medical evaluation
•Active demonstration of the company’s values and code of conduct
Please submit your application via the following link: tps://rt11.ultipro.ca/VAN5001/jobboard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=779
Vancouver Aquarium845 Avison WayVancouver, BC V6G 3E2Phone: 6046593433
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