Telus Spark Science Centre
July 9, 2024
August 8, 2024
220 Saint George's Drive, Calgary
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About Spark

TELUS Spark Science Centre (Spark), a registered educational charity, exists to entertain and inspire people of all ages through creative encounters with science, engineering, technology, math and art. Spark exists to lift people up with the power of curiosity through creative encounters with science!

Calgary’s science centre is a pioneer in science entertainment and programming, with roots dating back to 1967. Home to one of Western Canada’s largest dome theatre, the Digital Immersion Gallery, VR experiences, and innovative spaces like Steven’s Lab, where interactive experiments unfold before your eyes. From the robot-dog Flint to Canada’s first robot-coa5ter, R05iE, and a 15-acre park surrounding the science of the developing brain, Spark is a hub for creative encounters.

Position Overview

TELUS Spark is currently recruiting for part-time Custodians. The Custodial team is accountable for ensuring the cleanliness and safety of the building; this includes performing janitorial work in the building, providing customer service, and being a brand ambassador for Spark. The typical schedule for this role is 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

Key Responsibilities

 ·         Collaborate and contribute with the collective effort of proving great customer service and a welcoming atmosphere to our guests.

·         Maintaining building and property in clean and orderly condition.

·         Follow procedures for using equipment within a safe manner.

·         Assist with setup and removal of events when required.

·         Model high performance, flexibility and kindness in a rapidly changing growth environment.

·         Other duties as required and assigned.

·         Mix cleaning solutions and chemicals in preparation for cleaning within WHIMS guidelines.

·         Develop positive working relationships with colleagues and other staff in Spark.

·         Proactively identify needs or issues that are or will impact guests and act accordingly.

·         Protect employees and customers by providing a safe and clean environment.

·         Ensure all elements of the guest journey is held to the highest standard.

·         Ensure personal and team activities are aligned with the business and strategic goals of Spark as a whole.

Qualifications & Knowledge

 ·         1-2 years of related experience in commercial cleaning.

·         Knowledge of standard cleaning methods and procedures.

·         Experienced using floor scrubbers and other cleaning equipment.

·         Good verbal communication skills, able to listen and easily understand guests’ requests.

·         The successful candidate will be required to work evenings and weekends. A typical shift is 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

·         Availability flexibility, occasionally working as late as 12:00 am, within a week's notice.

·         Access to a vehicle is ideal for this position as public transit is limited in the area.

·         Ability to answer and address customer questions and concerns in a manner that benefits both the guest and the organization.

·         Ability to stand, bend, and walk for prolonged periods as well as able to lift and push up to 25kg.

·         Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

·         Ability to work from ladders.

·         A proven track record of adding value to an organization’s culture and initiatives

·         A positive attitude!

·         Desire to work on a high performing team with a continuous upgrading culture to achieve high impact results. Fluidity and a desire to work hard and grow are essential.

·         A high degree of creativity with the ability to leave your ego at the door.

·         Willingness to learn and adapt to change.

Closing Date: Will remain open until all positions are filled.

We thank all applicants for their interest.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women, people of colour, and persons with disabilities are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Spark, we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace so if you are excited about this role please apply! An excitement and passion for science can go a long way here so you may be just the right candidate for this or other roles at Spark.