Education Generalist (Casual)

March 5 2019
Industries Arts, Entertaiment, Culture and Leisure
Categories HR, Training, Generalist, HR, Training
Vancouver, BC


Reporting to the Manager, AquaVan, the Education Generalist is responsible for program delivery, animal husbandry, or administrative tasks as required. The successful candidate will work with all education departments (including Children and Youth, Curriculum, Mobile, Public and Service Learning programs) to support the delivery of programs and maintenance of the health of our animal collections. This role is bookings dependent.

The Education Generalist will deliver hands-on, interactive aquatic education programs to inspire the stewardship of all aquatic habitats. Education programs supplement the B.C. school curriculum guidelines for K - 12, and support a diverse audience of participants.

Key Accountabilities

Support of Education programs by:

  • Delivering Education programs to large and small groups, including participants onsite, offsite and around the Aquarium facilities in formal or informal settings;
    • Such as Camp educator, Curriculum or Mobile Programs school workshops, Mobile programs community festivals.
  • Maintaining a good working knowledge of marine animals, ecosystems and issues;
  • Maintaining and caring for live animal collections through basic animal husbandry;
  • Providing excellent customer service and support to all Education Program clients (principals, teachers, event organizers, participants);
  • Tracking and maintaining program feedback records, students numbers etc.;
  • Supporting cross-training of Educators and delivery of any Education programs as required.

Consciously desires to improve the organization and its processes by:

  • Leading and aiding in Emergency protocol;
  • Maintaining and improving organizational safety standards;
  • Continually improving our impact on the environment and greening of operations through support of EMS protocols;
  • Actively demonstrating Ocean Wise’s values and expectations for conduct;
  • Performs additional duties of a similar nature or level as required.


Education and Experience
  • Working on or has completed a Bachelor’s degree in Science, Education, Conservation or equivalent experience;
  • Knowledge of marine and aquatic habitats, and conservation issues;
  • Experience working with children in an interpretive setting;
  • Capable and comfortable driving fleet vehicles (minivan, pickup trucks);
  • Valid BC driver’s license in good standing;
  • Experience implementing and evaluating innovative educational programs.


  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork and presentation skills;
  • Ability to work as a cooperative member of a dynamic team, as well as independently;
  • Strong problem solving and organizational skills, must be creative, flexible, and enthusiastic with a positive attitude;
  • Strong customer service skills and able to interact with people of all ages;
  • Actively demonstrates the organization’s goals, values and mission;
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of programs.

Working Conditions:

  • Workdays could involve long hours and early mornings; flexible schedule (including weekends and holidays);
  • Lifting heavy objects on a daily basis – applicants must be able to lift and move 45 lbs to chest level;
  • Handling live marine invertebrates, fish and other program animals, as well as their food; exposure to live or dead animals may result in stings, punctures and cuts;
  • Some travelling may be required; up to two weeks at a time away from home for Mobile Programs;
  • Exposure to seasonal temperature fluctuations in outdoor working areas;
  • Shared work space in a team environment open concept office environment.

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