Geneskool Summer Program Assistant

Genome BC is hiring for their summer program, Geneskool!

Description of role:

The Genome BC Geneskool Summer Science Program for Teens runs 20-24 Aug, 2018 at Capilano University in North Vancouver. Throughout the week, participants aged 14-18 utilize real-world scientific techniques to solve a crime. Reporting to the Summer Program Director, the successful candidate will be a lead facilitator of workshops during camp and support the Summer Program Director in other duties (more details below). This position is best suited to someone with a strong background in genetics and a demonstrated passion for youth education. Previous experience with the Genome BC Geneskool program is preferred.

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to Evelyn Sun at

Duties and responsibilities as Summer Program Assistant:

● Lead facilitation of Genome BC Geneskool Summer Program workshops on: DNA

structure & function, pedigrees, blood spatter analysis, fingerprinting, karyotyping,

genetic testing, karyotyping and bioethics.

● Assist the Summer Program Director with training and supervision of volunteers.

● Delegate facilitation responsibilities and other tasks to volunteers, as appropriate.

● Assist the Summer Program Director with development and delivery of camp

activities, ensuring that there is a compelling narrative for participants. Strike a

balance between rich learning outcomes and entertainment value.

● Assist in preparing materials and supplies needed for the program.

● Assist the Summer Program Director in recruitment, training and supervision of

volunteer instructors.

● Work with the Summer Program Director to create a written report evaluating the

summer program from all perspectives (organizer, volunteers, students, parents).


$15/hour for a maximum of 80 hours. Positions potentially starts in July. Position is part-time except full-time during Aug 20-24.  

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