Closing Date: January 18th, 2021
Posted Date: January 5th, 2021


Under the direction of the Director of Education, the Indigenous Education Specialist is part of TELUS World of Science – Edmonton’s Education team, who develops and delivers educational programming to students all over Alberta. This programming takes the form of curriculum-based school programs, camps, clubs and workshops.

The Indigenous Education Specialist will lead the development and delivery of school programs that relate to the K-12 Alberta science curriculum and focus on Indigenous ways of knowing and/or land-based teaching. The incumbent will also evaluate the current inventory of school programs and camps and provide leadership regarding creating more inclusive programming for Indigenous students and participants. School programs shall include virtual and in-person classroom programs, interpretive programs, star theatre presentations, demonstrations and teacher professional development activities, camps/courses and after-school groups. Presentations may occur on-site, at client locations or via technology-based platforms.

The incumbent is responsible to assist in training and supervising all paid and volunteer Education staff to ensure staff are properly trained and available to present/support all school programs. The Indigenous Education Specialist will work as part of the Education team and the broader TWOSE staff team to further relationships with First Nations, Metis and Inuit people’s communities, other agencies working with Indigenous audiences, and help develop partnerships to assist in moving these opportunities forward.

The Indigenous Education Specialist will assist in the administering and monitoring of school programs and ensuring their effective and efficient operation. This position is responsible for a variety of tasks related to assisting in the development, presentation, supply and evaluation of school programs including building strong relationships with our current and future teacher client base.

Duties & Responsibilities

Work to create and execute programming that celebrates and corporates
Indigenous ways of knowing.

  • Lead the development, delivery and growth of on-site and off-site Indigenous programs and learning initiatives that meet the needs of the community and external groups. Contribute to the development of the Traveling Nature Exchange as a virtual and in-person program grounded in nature and land-based teachings
  • Strengthen existing relationships with indigenous communities across Alberta, including schools on reserve.
  • Stay abreast of current developments in Indigenous relations and education and science and technology in terms of new discoveries, presentation techniques, and science curricula. Establish systems to ensure that staff keep abreast of these developments and incorporate them into programming

Execute TWOSE’s Indigenous engagement strategy

  • Work collaboratively with the Education and Government & Community Relations teams to develop professional learning opportunities for staff and students at TELUS World of Science – Edmonton
  • Articulate how TWOSE can support the TRC calls to action and align with the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  • Build relationships with Indigenous communities, particularly in Northern Alberta
  • Create an inventory of past, present, and future initiatives for engaging Northern Alberta’s Indigenous populations
  • Evaluate initiatives for their efficacy and validity

Work with external groups and stakeholders to advance Indigenous interests at TWOSE

  • Engage with Indigenous communities, community and government organizations to develop educational programs targeted to specifically meet the needs of Indigenous peoples.

Work to increase Indigenous representation at TWOSE

  • Guide and provide resources for gallery teams to incorporate Indigenous knowledge and languages.
  • Work with the TWOSE team to create physical spaces that are welcoming and engaging to Indigenous communities, building accessibility.
  • Review Indigenous representation, research and provide recommendations specific to our region and population (ex. Land acknowledgements, recruitment, etc)
  • Support HR efforts to train and offer relevant professional development to TWOSE employees.



  • Ability to provide access to Traditional Knowledge keepers, Indigenous community educators and Elders in both urban and rural areas
  • Lived experience and knowledge base of Indigenous culture, ceremonies and protocols
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication skills (oral and written)
  • The ability to work independently and in a collaborative team environment
  • Exceptional presentation skills
  • Willing and able to travel to communities in Alberta with the Science in Motion team


  • Completion of degree/certificate in Education, Science, Science Communication or similar field is preferred.
  • Experience working with First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples
  • Experience working with children and teens in an educational setting preferred
  • Experience in program development and delivery considered an asset

Applicants of First Nation, Metis or Inuit background will be given priority.
Salary: $54,465.82 annually as per the 2021 Collective Agreement between CSU 52 and The Foundation
Hours of Work: 37.5 hours/per week, Monday thru Friday.
Opening Date: January 4, 2021
Closing Date: January 18, 2021 or until successful candidate selected

Send Resumes To:

TWOSE Human Resources
11211 142 Street NW Edmonton, AB T5M 4A1

**We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted**