Jobs at SPES

Environmental Educator – Outdoor Field Programs for Schools

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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Environmental Educator – Nature Camping with Students

We are seeking a creative, innovative, and passionate educator to deliver outdoor nature education for school groups as part of SPES’ outdoor camping program.

Nature Ninjas Urban Camping is a two-day overnight, outdoor education, curriculum-based camping program for students in grades 4 to 7.  This program is the first experience many students have with camping in a tent, and it fuses curriculum learning with hands-on experiences in a fun and memorable way.  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. 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.

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Night Educator – Nature Camping with Students

We are seeking a creative, playful, and passionate educator to deliver outdoor nature education for school groups as part of SPES’ outdoor camping program.

Nature Ninjas Urban Camping is a two-day overnight, outdoor education, curriculum-based camping program for students in grades 4 to 7.  This program is the first experience many students have with camping in a tent, and it fuses curriculum learning with hands-on experiences in a fun and memorable way.  As the 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 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 night educator shift and the occasional daytime shift. Typical night educator 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. Training (first two weeks), and wrap up week: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

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