Sunday, 8 December 2013

New Volunteering Opportunities: Holidays at Canada Science and Technology Museum!

Hi guys, the Science and Tech museum has a ton of awesome activities planned this holiday season and we need a lot of volunteers to help make these activities wonderful. Here is how you can help out:

If you are interested, please follow the application process detailed here:

In English:
Astronomy Workshop
"Solar System Snow Globe". Your creation will have all eight planets of the solar system! (Family activity)
Friday, December 13
Hours: 6:30 pm to 9 pm
2 volunteers needed

Tech the Halls!
Help us make the museum Holiday Season party a memorable one! Help with guest registration, crafts and games!
Saturday, December 14
Hours: 3:30 pm to 9:30 pm
4 volunteers needed.

Winter Solstice Craft
Always popular with the children!
Saturday, December 21
Hours: 9:30 to 4:15 pm
3 volunteers needed.

Sci-Art Workshop
Have fun performing art using science! Create a painting with a pendulum or produce a print with an ultraviolet light
December 26 to January 5 inclusively
Hours: 9:30 am to 4:15 pm
1 volunteer per day. (Unilingual volunteers welcome) You will be paired with a museum guide.

Printing Craft
Create your own print of an image inspired by one of the museum's amazing artefacts.
December 26 to January 5 inclusively
9:30 am to 3:30 pm
3 volunteers per day!

Origami Workshop
Join our origami master and learn how to fold paper in impressive shapes.
December 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
9:30 am to 3:15 pm
2 volunteers per day

Chess Board Pieces Craft
Create a model of your favorite chess piece. Bring your imagination to design a work of art!
January 2, 3, 4, 5
9: 30 am to 4:15 pm
2 volunteers per day

3D Puzzle Craft
Try your hand at building a miniature 3D puzzle truck that actually works! The wheels turn, the doors open, etc.
December 28 and 29, January 3 and 4
1 pm to 3:45 pm
1 bilingual volunteer (English / French) per day

En Francais:
Atelier d’astronomie
"Le système solaire en boules de neige". Bricolage où l’on fabrique un système solaire (activité familiale)
Vendredi 13 décembre
Heures: 18h30 à 21h
2 bénévoles

Tech the Halls!
Contribuez au succès du party du temps des fêtes du musée! Animation de bricolages et de jeux.
Samedi, 14 décembre
Heures: 15h30 à 21h30
4 bénévoles

Solstice d’hiver! (Bricolage)
Toujours populaire auprès des enfants
Samedi 21 décembre
Heures: 9h30 à 16h15
3 bénévoles

Atelier Sci-Art
Amusez vous en combinant les arts et la science!
26 décembre au 5 janvier inclusivement
Heures: 9h30 à 16h15
1 bénévole par jour. (bénévole unilingue bienvenue) Tu seras jumelé avec un guide du musée

Bricolage d’impressions
Bricolage d’impressions réalisées à partir d’images iconiques du musée (trains, etc)
26 décembre au 5 janvier inclusivement
Heures: 9h30 à 15h30
3 bénévoles par jour

Aidez notre expert à animer cet atelier avec les visiteurs!
Decembre: 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
Heures: 9h30 à 15h15
2 bénévoles par jour

Pièces d’échec (Bricolage)
Fabrique ta pièce de jeu d’échec préférée. Apporte ton imagination!
Janvier: 2, 3, 4, 5
Heures: 9h30 à 16h15
2 bénévoles par jour

Casse-tête 3D
Viens construire un camion 3D qui fonctionne! Les roues tournes, les portes ouvrent, etc
28 et 29 décembre, 3 et 4 janvier
13h à 15h45
1 bénévole bilingue (français / anglais) par jour.

Monday, 18 November 2013

Volunteers Needed! Volunteer at "Tech the Halls — A Holiday Party for Members"

Volunteer at "Tech the Halls — A Holiday Party for Members"

Date: Saturday, December 14
Start Time: 3:30 p.m.
End Time: 10 p.m.
Location: Canada Science and Technology Museum (map)
More info:

Your role: Make the experience memorable for the guests! (help with set-up,
registration, crafts and games). There will be food and drink provided to

Please contact Cedric at to sign up. (ASAP!)

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Sois bénévole pour "Des Fêtes technos – Party pour les membres"

Date: Samedi le 14 décembre
Début: 15 h 30
Fin: 22 h
Emplacement: Musée des sciences et de la technologie du Canada (carte)
Pour en savoir plus:

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Volunteering Opportunities during the National Science and Technology Week

Canada Science and Technology Museum
Dates: October 19-20-26-27 (weekends)
Hours: 9:45 am to (approx) 4 pm
4 volunteers per day
Your role: Animate activities, crafts, and games.

What is is the National Science and Technology Week?
Celebrate National Science and Technology Week at the Canada Science and Technology Museum. On October 19, 20, 26 and 27, take part in exciting hands-on activities. Try your hand at science experiments, and discover how science and technology touch the lives of all Canadians. National Science and Technology Week is being celebrated in Canada from October 18 to 27, 2013. To learn more about events and activities across Canada, visit

Monday, 23 September 2013

Thanksgiving and Halloween at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

October is just around the corner and the Agriculture and Food Museum is beginning to look fantastic. We have two great events planned for the weekend of Thanksgiving, and the Halloween weekend. You can sign up for individual days or for the entire event. 

Thanksgiving weekend!
October 12, 13, 14.Hours: 8:45 am to (approx 4 pm)

  • Welcome guests, 
  • Crafts, 
  • Games, 
  • Kitchen demonstrations
Looking for 5 volunteers per day.

Barnyard Halloween!
October 26-27
Hours: 8:45 am to (approx 4 pm)

  • Welcome guests, 
  • Crafts, 
  • Make treats, 
  • Help with the famous parade, etc
You can dress-up for the event! (optional) Keep in mind our target audience are young families... no scary costumes or masks :)Looking for 12 volunteers per day.

If you are interested in either of the two opportunities, please submit the volunteer application forms ASAP. You do not have to be bilingual, or in a specific program at uOttawa.

Application forms can be found here.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to send us an email at:

Let's welcome Fall together at the Canada Agriculture and Foods Museums! :)

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

New Opportunity! Mini-Maker Faire Ottawa

The Maker Market brings together families and individuals who celebrate Arts, Crafts, Engineering, Food, Music, Sustainability, and Science and those who embrace the Maker spirit. Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, this is an opportunity to meet a sampling of the local hackers, tinkerers, engineers, crafters and artisans!

For more information on it, visit here.

Friday, 10 May 2013

Canada Science and Technology Museum - Summer Camps!

Canada Science & Technology Museum - Summer Camps!

What is it? 
The opportunity to help staff and campers live the ultimate experience at the museum (games, crafts, science experiments, sports, etc).
A camp runs from Monday to Friday (you must be available for the whole week).
Hours are 8 am to 4 pm OR 9 am to 5 pm (its your decision but you must keep the same schedule for the whole week).
You can sign up for a maximum of 2 weeks over the summer.

You get to pick between the following camp:
  • Gadgets and Gizmos/Gadgets et autres trucs
  • Adventures in Science/Aventures en sciences
  • Junior Astronomer/Jeunes astronomes
  • Ultimate Builders/Genies de la construction
  • Adventure in Robotics/Aventures en robotique
  • Gaming/Jeux (Last week only)

This year, it runs from July 8 - Aug 23.

If you like to be notified of these opportunities as soon as they arise, sign up here.

The applications will be processed in early June as the coordinator is on leave right now. The above opportunity will not likely be open when your application gets processed but you will get similar opportunities sent directly to your email from the coordinator himself.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

STAR WARS™ Identities

STAR WARS™ Identities – a blockbuster exhibition – will be presented at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum from May 10 through September 2, 2013.

Tickets will be on sale beginning Saturday, March 23rd at 9 a.m.

SPECIAL pricing to come for volunteers.

Explore the characters of Star Wars™ in a unique travelling exhibition. Two hundred original costumes, props, models, and pieces of artwork are yours to discover up close at STAR WAR Identities. Breathtaking face-to-face encounters with dozens of character costumes and props, as well as original artwork and models, will take you behind the scenes in the movie-making process. And at the same time, a unique interactive identity quest allows you to design your own Star Wars Hero, putting you in the center of the action, and asking...What forces shape YOU?

For complete schedule and ticket information, visit or call 1-855-897-6919.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Summer Job Available! Apply Today! Deadline March 21, 2013


If you are looking for employment this summer at the Canada Science and Technology Museum, you are in luck!

The Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation (CSTMC) is currently seeking a dynamic individual to fill the position of:


Salary Range: $11.09 - $15.40 Level: Student
Employment Status: Student June 26, 2013 to August 30, 2013
Language Requirements: Bilingual --B/--B
Who can apply? High School, College and University students

Summary of Duties:
The Canada Science and Technology Museum is looking for counselors for its Summer Camp Program which focus on various science and engineering disciplines. These camps, offered at the Museum, are intended for children 6 to 8 years of age and 9 to 12 years of age. Working within a team, the counselor will deliver fun and engaging activities to campers on topics such as chemistry, robotics, astronomy, computer gaming, physics, engineering and math.

A training period is included in order for the successful candidates to be familiar with the content of the camp and the Museum in general. The work week is 7.5 hrs per day, Monday to Friday.

Friday, 8 March 2013

Volunteering is easy!

So I have noticed that a lot of you are misunderstanding how easy the sign up is. :) This volunteering opportunity is not an "one time" volunteering opportunity. By applying to be a volunteer, you are as if "subscribing" to the museum's volunteering newsletters. When opportunities open up, the museums will sent an email to you directly asking if any of the opportunities fancies you. If the positions/opportunities catches your eyes, then sign up for them. That doesn't mean you have to sign up for a position. If you don't have time or don't find any of the positions interesting, you are not obligated to sign up. :) It is not like they will kick you out if you don't sign up (trust me, they are SUPER nice). Of course we would love for you to be actively participating but that does not mean you have to volunteer for every single opportunity that becomes available (you could though).

But keep this in mind when you are signing up for opportunities: the positions are at a first come, first serve basis. That means if you want to volunteer for a specific position, sign up quick! :)

If you like to "subscribe" to the museums' volunteering emails, apply today!

If you have any more question, leave it in the comments below. :) 

Friday, 15 February 2013

March Break Opportunities!

The Museum of Science and Technology wants you!

When: March 2nd to the 17th, 2013

Note: If interested, please return all of the forms by Friday, February 22nd, 2013. 

As mentioned in the General Information page, you can sign up for roles as they become available. You won't be stuck on the same role forever. As for the March Break program, here are some of the activities that will be happening so you can get a feel of what is going on.