Jobs at SPES

Environmental Educator – School Programs

Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES) promotes awareness of and respect for the natural world and plays a leadership role in the stewardship of Stanley Park through collaborative initiatives in education, research and conservation.  We are seeking a creative, innovative, and passionate educator to deliver outdoor nature education programs for school groups and children.

SPES educational programs cover forest, wetland and intertidal ecosystems and are offered to schools between September and June and to day camp children during summer and spring break.  Working as a team, SPES’ school programs reach over 6000 students a year through outdoor, experiential programs. This is a rewarding opportunity to connect young people with nature.

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Office Coordinator / Bookkeeper

Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES) is a community-based not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote awareness of and respect for the natural world, playing a leadership role in the stewardship of Stanley Park through education, research and conservation.   SPES is seeking a highly motivated, highly organized individual to manage the office systems, reception, bookkeeping, and to support program staff with a diversity of tasks. Reporting to the Executive Director and working from the second floor of the historic Stanley Park Dining Pavilion, this is a core, fulltime position of the society.  

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Outreach Coordinator

Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES) promotes awareness of and respect for the natural world and plays a leadership role in the stewardship of Stanley Park through collaborative initiatives in education, research and conservation.  We are seeking an energetic, creative and passionate individual to recruit, train and supervise a team of up to 40 volunteers for two consecutive programs and to coordinate a large-scaled BioBlitz event:

EcoRangers: (April – August) Roving volunteer eco-ambassadors interact with the public to interpret Stanley Park’s wildlife and habitats. They also promote upcoming events and activities run by SPES, and they provide directions and information throughout the park.  They will also be front-line at the summer event, a park-wide BioBlitz.

Creatures of the Night: (September – October)  Overlapping the Stanley Park Ghost Train festivities is a SPES-designed wildlife program that encourages families and the general public to connect with nature through an interactive display and/or activities.  Volunteers play key roles in delivery of this program as animal actors and interpreters.

BioBlitz: (August) A 24-hour festival of environmental data gathering and education involves citizen scientists as well as field experts. The Outreach Coordinator will ensure the smooth implementation of the event, including collaborating with scientists and community stakeholders to develop and deliver on event plans.  Preparation and delivery on many overlapping details includes: promotions, roles of participating volunteers and groups, site communications, scheduling various facets of the event.  

Reporting to the Public Education and Outreach Manager, you will be working out of the historic Dining Pavilion as well as the Stanley Park Nature House on Lost Lagoon. This is a single position supported by the Volunteer Coordinator.  This is a fantastic opportunity to share your ecological experience and people skills with dedicated volunteers to connect people with nature.

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Environmental Educator – Nature Ninjas Urban Camping

Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES) promotes awareness of and respect for the natural world and plays a leadership role in the stewardship of Stanley Park through collaborative initiatives in education, research and conservation.

Nature Ninjas Urban Camping is a two-day overnight, outdoor educational camping program for students in grades 4 to 7.  We are seeking a creative and passionate educator to join our team.   As the Environmental Educator for the day portions of Nature Ninjas, you will guide the students on educational and fun journeys through Stanley Park’s ecosystems. Under your supervision and leadership, students will connect deeply with the natural world through investigations, songs, stories and games. You can read more about the program here:

http://stanleyparkecology.ca/education/school-programs/nature-ninjas/

The work hours for this position are approximately 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday and the position does not include camping overnight in the Park.

After the Nature Ninjas season (April through June), there may be an opportunity to join the School Programs team delivering educational programs for day camps and for school classes.

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Night Educator for Nature Ninjas Overnight Camps

Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES) promotes awareness of and respect for the natural world and plays a leadership role in the stewardship of Stanley Park through collaborative initiatives in education, research and conservation.

Nature Ninjas Urban Camping is a two-day overnight, outdoor educational camping program for students in grades 4 to 7.  We are seeking a creative and passionate educator to join our team.   As the Nature Ninjas Night Educator, you will guide students in the setting up of their tents, coordinate their involvement in preparing dinner and breakfast and lead an educational night hike. Under your supervision and strong leadership, students will connect deeply with the natural world through explorations, stories and games. This position includes camping overnight in Stanley Park with students and teachers.  A tent, mat and sleeping bag can be provided.  In addition to the role of Nature Ninjas Night Educator, you may occasionally be asked to lead daytime programming with our school programs department. 

Read more about the program here:

http://stanleyparkecology.ca/education/school-programs/nature-ninjas/

This contract requires someone who is available Tuesday to Friday and some Mondays for the duration, to flexibly work the overnight camp leader shift and the occasional daytime shift. Typical shifts run from 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, and from 2:30 p.m. on Thursday to 10:30 a.m. on Friday.

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