The blog has been a bit quiet for the last while. We've all been back home at our respective summer jobs or working on our final paper. I swear I'll post more when I get this paper done. I owe everyone a few posts for sure. Just a quick note about some opportunities I've come across now that I'm in the middle of a job search. With a field like science communications... well, we don't really fit in any particular box. We've got a mixed bag of great tools for working in any situation, but it doesn't make searching for postings very easy.
Program Leader (Part-Time) - Telus World of Science
TELUS World of Science – Calgary is seeking an energetic, outgoing individual to be responsible for preparing and delivering engaging and safe science activities to children in grades one through six as part of an off-site afterschool science club in various Calgary schools.
Communications Director - Humane Society International
HSI Canada works to protect all animals through education, investigation, litigation, legislation, advocacy, and field work. The organization is currently seeking a fulltime communications director to develop and implement our national media relations program.
Fundraising and Outreach Officer - Environmental Defense Council
Are you an outgoing individual, passionate about the environment, well spoken and self-motivated? Here is an excellent opportunity to support and work for a not-for-profit organization; one that you can believe in. Start Today!
Web Communications Advisor - Agriculture and Agrifood Canada
Provides advice and consultation services to Branch Web Content Coordinators or content creators regarding:
-current practices and potential uses of AAFC Internet/intranet sites and opportunities to disseminate AAFC related information to stakeholders, the public and staff;
-planning of Web content, including content organization, accessibility and navigability.
In other news, the Canadian Association of Science Centres has recently launched the Science Internship Outreach Project where they provide funding to organizations to support a science and/or technology intern at any organization. The funding deadline is soon, but there is another round in September. So... if you want to get experience at an organization and they don't have much funding, you could always bring this to the table.
ECO Canada has a similar internship funding program more related to environmental science and requires you to not be in school and be "under-employed".
Happy Job hunting.