Jobs at SPES

Youth Environmental Educator

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 6,000 students a year through outdoor, experiential programs. This is a rewarding opportunity to connect young people with nature.

This position may be offered as a 3-month or 12-month contract.

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Youth Environmental Educator & Program 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 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 6,000 students a year through outdoor, experiential programs. This is a rewarding opportunity to connect young people with nature.

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Youth Urban Camping Environmental Educator – Day Leader

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 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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Youth Urban Camping Environmental Educator – Night Leader

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, playful, and passionate educator to deliver outdoor nature education for school groups as part of our 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 Leader, 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 your role as Night Leader, 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.

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Volunteer Coordinator

Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES) is seeking a highly personable and motivated individual to ensure ongoing recruitment, engagement, and recognition of our volunteers. Our volunteers are diverse with more than 30 different volunteer positions and more than 700 individuals gifting about 15,000 hours of service annually.

 

SPES is a community-based charitable nonprofit organization dedicated to collaborative leadership in environmental education, conservation and research in Stanley Park. This role works with all departments and staff, and reports to the Executive Director.

 

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