Science Area

Vancouver Aquarium is  looking for students to assist within our Education departments in a variety of roles. All of these work experience opportunities provide students the opportunity to educate & inspire our visitors in a unique setting, work on their communication and leadership skills, develop a sense of teamwork and explore future career options.

Please note that all of the advertised positions require students to be able to volunteer during the weekday (which means they would need to be absent from school one set day each week, in order to complete the placement).

2 of the placements require students to be fluent in both French and English.

Please feel free to direct your students to our website where these opportunities are highlighted in further detail and where students are able to complete their online application.

We would ask that all interested student submit applications by noon on Sunday March 12th 2017.   Please find the specific program details for the roles attached, as well as a ‘How to Guide’ on the registration process.

Click on the PDFs for detailed job descriptions: HOW TO Register2017French Marine Educator K to Gr 3 Aventures Aquatiques Grenouilles2017French Marine Educator K to Gr 3 Les Mammifères Marins2017Marine Educator Ecology Field School Work Experience Placement2017Marine Educator K to Gr 3 Aquatic Adventures Frogs2017Marine Educator K to Gr 3 Sea Sensations Work Experience Placement2017Marine Educator Wet Lab Work Experience Placement2017

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Vancouver Aquarium is  looking for students to assist our Education, Interpretive Delivery and Visitor Experience departments in either our AquaCamps, Interpretive Delivery or Gallery Assistant Work Experience placements. All three opportunities provide students the opportunity to educate & inspire our visitors in a unique setting, work on their communication and leadership skills, develop a sense of teamwork and explore future career options.

Please feel free to direct your students to our website where these opportunities are highlighted in further detail and where students are able to complete their online application.

We would ask that all interested student submit applications by noon on Monday February 20th 2017.   Please find the specific program details for the roles attached, as well as a ‘How to Guide’ on the registration process : VANAQHOW TO Register , Gallery Assistant Work Experience Placement Spring Break 2017,

Marine Educator AquaCamps Work Experience Placement Spring Break 2017,

Intepretive Delivery Work Experience Placement Spring 2017

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Minerals Ed. volunteer work experience opportunity:

Please review job descriptions for each posting:

MineralsEd Work Experience Posting March 13-17 2017

JOB – EXPLORATION – TECK Posting – Exploration HSE Student – 2017

JOB – Purchasing – TECK Posting – Payables Clerk Student – 2017-01-24

Cox Station Quarry – Quality Control Assistant (2017)

JOB – SiteSupportStudent – TECK Posting -2016-01-30_Final

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Vancouver Aquarium Spring 2017:

We are also recruiting for three co-op placements for our Education department. Students would be running school programming and volunteering in the Wet Lab. The application process for this program is slightly different, as we want students to be vetted by teachers prior to applying. If you are interested in learning more, or have some students in mind, please email workexperience@vanaqua.org with the subject “Coop Placement from your school” and we will provide you with more information.

The dates we are looking for are in Spring 2017:

  • April 10th to 28th (six students max)
  • May 8th to 26th (six students max)
  • May 22nd to June 9th (six students max)