Job Position Title: Science Lab Technician
Reports to: Science Department Head
Start Date: March 27, 2023
Status: Full-time 1.0 FTE
Meadowridge is an independent, co-educational, secular day school offering an IB education to over 670 students ages 4 to 17 (JK to 12). The school campus is located on a 27-acre, forested parcel of land on the outskirts of Maple Ridge, BC. Our campus and facilities have been carefully designed to align with our connection and appreciation of the natural world. Our physical spaces reflect the importance of movement, play and interaction with the outdoors. Exterior doors from classrooms provide quick access to natural spaces, including a community garden, green houses, a forest with a trail network, and a newly developed campground area. Our play spaces are vast and take into consideration the developmental needs of children.
Meadowridge is also an accredited, IB continuum world school with a well-established Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Program (MYP), and Diploma Programme (DP). Our teaching faculty are highly trained IB educators, with a growing number of IB Workshop Academy leaders on staff. The IB Learner Profile provides the foundation for character development at our school, while the IB Approaches to Teaching allow for continued pedagogical growth and reflection of our teachers.
In addition to being an IB world school, we are also accredited by the Canadian Accreditation of Independent Schools (CAIS), and the British Columbia Ministry of Education. These organizations compliment the global perspective that is inherent in the IB program, while also helping to ensure we maintain a current and relevant world-class educational experience.
The primary role of the Science Lab Technician is to assist the Science Department with the day-to-day preparation and maintenance of the science labs & equipment.
Science is taught in various laboratories and, in ordinary classrooms. Lesson requirements are often clearly identifiable as Science in Grades K-10 and Biology, Environmental Systems, Physics or Chemistry in Grades 11 & 12. The department is organized to make maximum use of each individual’s specialist knowledge of their subject.
Duties and Responsibilities
Preparing teaching resources and chemicals as requested in advance by teachers
Cleaning and arranging for routine repair or maintenance of equipment
Ensuring all apparatus and chemicals are put away correctly
Maintaining tidy and well-organized laboratories, chemical store, and preparation area
Replenishing stocks of chemical solutions
Arranging for the correct disposal of waste materials
Ensuring correct storage and maintenance of data logging equipment
In-class support of teachers and students during experiments
Liaising with senior students about laboratory needs for independent investigations and extended essays
Liaising with Science Curriculum Coordinators for equipment orders and arranging for the purchase of consumable resources
Maintaining up-to-date records of equipment and materials
Maintaining and monitoring safety procedures
Lead on Safety aspects in the Science Department
Help to manage the Science Department budget
Out-of-class support of students during experiments
Periodically contact PYP teachers to help develop activities for PYP classes
Completion of grade 12
Post-secondary education in Sciences an asset
Effective organization and administrative skills, with attention to detail
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
Good numeracy and literacy
Proficiency in various computer applications (Word, Excel, Google Docs)
The ability to prioritize assignments, meet deadlines and manage the workloads of others
The ability to work both independently and cooperatively as part of a team and communicate effectively with all members of the school community
Empathy with young people and awareness of safeguarding issues
Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience in a science learning environment and with science knowledge in Biology, Physics, or Chemistry
To comply with the criminal record clearance check, in accordance with the Ministry of Education
Endorse the school’s mission and vision statement
Other duties as assigned
We are an exemplary employer providing a fun, engaging, and supportive place to work! Meadowridge School offers a comprehensive total compensation package and the opportunity to work with an exceptional community of professionals. Please visit our website at Meadowridge.bc.ca for more information about our school.
We thank all for applying, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. This position will remain open until filled
To apply for this job please visit meadowridgeschool.bamboohr.com.