French Coordinator, Curriculum Programs (Part-Time)

February 1 2019
Industries Arts, Entertaiment, Culture and Leisure
Categories HR, Training, Compensation -Benefits, Health - Security - Disability, HR, Training
Vancouver, BC


The French Coordinator, Curriculum Programs coordinates and oversees the operation of education programs, supervises and trains a team of volunteer educators, and oversees French school programs. In addition, this position works with the curriculum programs team in the development and implementation of new and innovative education programs. The successful candidate must be comfortable working with students in person and in virtual/online classroom settings.


Oversees education programs at the Ocean Wise by:

  • Working with the curriculum programs team in the development and implementation of new programs and activities;
  • Assisting with promotion and marketing of curriculum programs and other education initiatives
  • Continually evaluating programs to ensure that we are delivering a professional and valuable program to our clients; instituting changes to programs in collaboration with the education team;
  • Maintaining positive continuing working relationships with clients (teachers and schools) attending programs to ensure future booking;
  • Helping to connect with local French school boards and other French educational agencies;
  • Communicating effectively with Manager and other departments in a timely fashion to ensure adequate supplies are available for programs;
  • Maintains a good working knowledge of marine animals, ecosystems, and issues.
  • Helping to maintain the live animal collection with basic animal husbandry tasks.

Coordinates and oversees special education programs at Ocean Wise by:

  • Delivering professional development workshops for teachers;
  • Designing customized programs for a variety of groups including home schools;
  • Prepares materials for advertising and scheduling programs.

Manages volunteers by:

  • Recruiting, training, motivating, supervising, and evaluating a team of volunteers who facilitate programs;
  • Designing and implementing specific volunteer training and continuing education for school program volunteers and work experience students;
  • Assisting with the design and implementation of general volunteer training program for all Aquarium volunteers.

Provides assistance to the curriculum programs team by:

  • Maintaining positive relationship with other departments.

Consciously desires to improve Ocean Wise and its processes by:

  • Promptly aiding in Emergency protocol;
  • Maintaining organizational safety standards;
  • Continually improving our impact on the environment and greening of operations;
  • Performs additional duties as required.


Education and Experience
  • Bachelors’ Degree in Science, Education, Conservation, or related field;
  • Knowledge of marine biology, issues and research;
  • A minimum of 2 years teaching/interpretation experience and experience with school age children/youth;
  • Experience delivering education programs in French;
  • Experience delivering innovative educational programs for school age students;
  • Supervisory experience an asset; experience working closely with volunteers;
  • BC Teaching Certificate preferred.

  • Candidates must demonstrate fluency in French. Strong verbal and written French communication is required;
  • Strong commitment to the environment and education;
  • Animal husbandry experience an asset;
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills;
  • Experience working in a non-profit organization an asset;
  • Strong communication and public speaking skills;
  • Able to communicate effectively with audiences of all ages and learning abilities;
  • Ability and maturity to deal with a wide variety of ages and personalities;
  • Active demonstration of the Vancouver Aquarium’s values and mission;
  • Strong customer service skills.

Work Conditions

  • General office environment;
  • The position is primarily non-physical;
  • Available to work Monday through Friday. Flexibility and availability required for up to 18.75 hours/ week.

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