Opportunity: Youth Science Ambassador with Ocean Networks Canada


The Youth Science Ambassador Program connects youth with their local ocean environment, ocean data, and place-based Indigenous knowledge. Training provided.


  • Present in classroom to students about ocean literacy and the work that Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) does
  • Explore the connection between ocean science and Indigenous knowledge
  • Connect students and educators with ONC’s observatories and data
  • Assist with ocean data collection and local science projects
  • Act as a local contact for students and community members interested in the ocean and Ocean Networks Canada

Desired Skills and Qualities

  • Passionate about Indigenous knowledge and its connection to science
  • Experience working with youth and/or children
  • Ability to work independently
  • Experience working with Indigenous communities
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Willing and able to travel
  • ​Combinations of education and experience will be considered ​



ONC hires Youth Science Ambassador positions in the following communities:

  • Iqaluit, Nunavut
  • Nunatsiavut, Nunavut
  • Kugluktuk, Nunavut
  • ​Cambridge Bay, Nunavut

The Youth Science Ambassadors will collaborate with each other across regions. Contact us for current openings. The position will require a paid training and orientation period in Victoria, BC. Some travel will be required. Travel expenses will be provided. Applicants must be 18-30 years old.

To apply

​To apply submit a short cover letter and resumé to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please clearly identify the community of which you have knowledge.

For more information and how to apply, click here.

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