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Science Sizzle STEM Club Instructor - Part Time

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Position Information

Job Title Science Sizzle STEM Club Instructor - Part Time
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Position Details
Destination Exploration (DE) is seeking a part-time Science Sizzle Instructor ($17.00/hour, 8-10 hours/week) for its in-school Science Sizzle Club to begin September 18th, 2023.

DE is the University of Lethbridge’s Youth STEM organization located in the Science Commons on campus with a mission to bring science and technology to life in a fun and educational manner. We are seeking a creative and motivated person to develop and run our Science Sizzle Club for students grades 4-6, which runs two evenings a week at local elementary schools from October 4 to November 27 (potential to extend until March 25, 2024). This will include developing creative and hands-on STEM lessons and implementing these with club participants, evaluation, and general administration work. As this club will run off-campus, the instructors must possess a valid driver’s license and vehicle.

An individual in this position will gain experience in public speaking, classroom management, educational lesson planning, administration skills and valuable communication soft skills. DE programs work with a variety of technology used in K-12 education that you will be taught how to use effectively such as Spheros, Ozobots, Makey Makey, Micro:bit, TinkerCAD and 3D printing.

Main Duties:
  • Prepare activities and programs for a 4-week, 90-minute club session and deliver them weekly at schools.
  • Maintain club space and program materials.
  • Assist students with activities as needed and encourage a safe, team atmosphere.
  • Conduct program evaluation.
  • Ensure that all participants conduct themselves safely within a safe environment.

This position reports to the Program Coordinator and will be required to work 5-8 hours per week at $17.00/hr. Hours allocated to program planning are flexible but must be available two of (Tues, Wed, Thurs) afternoons from 3:00pm – 5:30pm.

Start date is week of September 19th, 2023. For more information on our programming, please visit our website
Position Qualifications
  • Current Standard First Aid (or proof of completion by October 4th, 2023).
  • Satisfactory current criminal record check (including vulnerable sector).
  • Must hold a Full Licence & access to a vehicle. A valid unrestricted Class 5 Driver’s License with no more than 6 demerits and submission of a motor vehicle record (driver abstract) dated within 3 months of the posting close is required.
  • Experience working with school-aged children.
  • A strong background or knowledge in a scientific or technology field.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting.
  • A high aptitude for technology would be an asset.
Starting Salary Range (at 1.0 FTE) Hiring Range indicated in Position Details
Full Salary Range (at 1.0 FTE)
Campus Lethbridge
Employment Group Student
Position Category Other
Posting Detail Information

Open Date 09/05/2023
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Desired Start Date 09/18/2023
Position End Date (if temporary) 03/22/2024
Special Instructions to Applicants
Apply through Destination Exploration’s page at for a streamlined application.
Employment Equity
The University of Lethbridge invites applications from all qualified candidates; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference.

The University of Lethbridge is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, including through all aspects of the hiring process. If you require support during the hiring process, please contact Human Resources at so that accommodations can be put in place to support you. All private information received in relation to your request for support will be kept confidential, only information required to facilitate the accommodation will be shared with the selection committee.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Do you have a valid First Aid and CPR Certification?
    • yes
    • no
  2. Do you hold a full license and have access to a reliable vehicle?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Are you a current Ulethbridge student?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. What existing experience do you have working with younger children specifically?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. References
  3. Additional Documents