Overview

What is TCSE?

The ConocoPhillips Science Experience (TCSE) is a three-day science program aimed for high-school students in Year 8-11 to foster their understanding, knowledge and interest in STEM. This three-day program will involve the students attending lectures, labs and participating fun & interactive activities. YSA needs some amazing staffies to take care of the future generation of scientists (and possibly future YSA members)!

Staffie responsibilities include:

  • Encouraging students’ sense of curiosity
  • Assisting the running of YSA activities: Science Show, Relay Quiz, Mystery Activity
  • Guiding student groups to activities
  • Engaging students with ice-breakers and games
  • Attending two days of training beforehand

There are three types of staffies: group, senior and winged monkey.

Role-specific descriptions are included below.

Staffing Application deadline: Midnight Friday 3rd January 2020

Experience required: None. Anyone can apply!

Dates:

  • Training: Mon – Tues, 13-14 January
  • TCSE: Wed – Fri, 15-17 January

Roles

As a Group Staffie you will be responsible for:
- Leading and mentoring a group of students
- Ensuring the group remains punctual
- Ensuring the safety of all members of your team
- Following directions of Coordinators and Senior Staffies
- Escalating incidents where necessary

You will ideally have the following attributes:
- A passion for science
- A responsible and organised manner
- The ability to work as part of a team
- A friendly demeanor

As a Group Staffie you will gain:
- Experience working in a diverse group
- Leadership skills
- Comprehensive staffie training
- Mentorship from your fellow staffies
- Opportunities to socialise with fellow staffies during the end of day socials
In addition to the responsibilities of a Group Staffie, you will be responsible for:
- Mentoring and assisting your Group Staffies
- Liaising with the staffies of other groups when required to coordinate group movements and activities
- Assisting with training if required

Ideal attributes in addition to that of Group Staffies:
- Must be aged 18+
- Some previous Science School (TCSE, GnT) experience
- Strong leadership skills

In addition to the benefits of Group Staffie, you will gain:
- Insights into the running of a Science School (good for future coordinator applications)
As a Winged Monkey, you will be responsible for:
- Complete ad hoc tasks under the direction of the Coordinator or 2IC
- Provide relief for staffies when required

You will ideally have the following attributes:
- Willing to learn
- Able to take instructions
- Self-motivated

As a Winged-Monkey you will gain:
- An insider view into what it takes to run a GnT
- Experience working in a diverse group dynamic
- Event management
- Material and equipment organisation
- Comprehensive staffie training
- Opportunities to socialize with fellow staffies during the end of day socials
As a Rotational Staffie, you will be responsible for:
- Completing ad hoc tasks under the direction of the Coordinator or 2IC
- Providing relief for staffies when required

You will ideally have the following attributes:
- Willing to learn
- Able to take instructions
- Self-motivated

As a Rotational Staffie you will gain:
- Experience working in a diverse group dynamic
- Event management
- Comprehensive staffie training
- Opportunities to socialize with fellow staffies during the end of day socials

Staffing Application

Hi there! Thank you for your interest, but unfortunately, all staffie positions have been exhausted. You can keep up to date with future YSA volunteering events here, and we hope to see you at one soon!