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Science Communication Student - Student Employment Opportunity

Competition: CMN-2090-22-OC-020
Term: September to December 2022
Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week
Work location: In person (at the Museum) and remotely
Number of position: 1 position
Closing date: May 24, 2022

The Canadian Museum of Nature (CMN) Research & Collections division conducts active research on a variety of natural sciences topics. Our experts publish results of their work in a variety of peer reviewed publications.

We require a student who is interested in science communications and outreach, to assist in increasing the knowledge of the Museum’s research output with key stakeholders across government. The student will be asked to read and create plain-language, engaging synopses of papers published by experts in Research & Collections and create and execute a strategic communications plan to share these with stakeholders. The student will work closely with both members of Research & Collections division and with the Marketing and Public affairs unit to achieve these goals.

The main tasks for this job include:
  1. Read and create plain language synopses of peer-reviewed scientific papers publishedby CMN research staff.
  2. Create a strategic communications and distribution plan on how to share these resultswith key stakeholders
  3. Assist in research and maintenance of key stakeholder list.


Candidates must meet the following basic requirements:

  • Enrolled in a university undergraduate in biology, communications, Museum Studies or a related field. A minor in the sciences, a first degree in the sciences or a higher-level degree would be an asset.Candidates must be registered to return to their studies in Winter 2023
  • Ability to speak and write in English is essential. Bilingualism will be considered an asset.
  • Experience in science communication to the public
  • Computer fluency and experience with organizing data in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word
  • Ability to exercise focused attention to detail in order to maintain necessary high standards for accuracy and organization in all tasks
  • Ability to listen effectively, respect established procedures and standards, and faithfully follow instructions
  • Ability to communicate effectively in order to ask and answer questions regarding the methods and progress of assigned tasks
  • Ability to maintain self-motivation in a variety of team and independent task scenarios


Rates of pay are determined at the initial appointment or reappointment stage and are based on the incumbent’s current academic level as per the museum’s terms and conditions of employment for students. The official working period is from Monday to Friday between 9:00 and 17:00.


Canadian citizenship is not required, however individuals must be legally entitled to work in Canada. The Canadian Museum of Nature is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, please advise the Human Resources Advisor in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

The Museum supports employment equity.

The Marketing and Public Relations section fully supports the equity, diversity and inclusion.

For more information regarding the position, please contact: Kasia Majewski (

INTERESTED CANDIDATES must send a copy of their resume, transcript and a cover letter describing how his-her qualifications meet the requirements of this position by e-mail to by May 24, 2022.