Outdoor Natural History Educator

Description

We are seeking an energetic, organized and creative educator to help connect the public to biodiversity at various BioBlitzes this summer.  Reporting to the Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) BioBlitz Canada 150 Project Manager and Stanley Park Ecology Society’s (SPES) Public Education and Outreach Manager, you will be based in the historic Dining Pavilion in Stanley Park, Vancouver BC. This is a fantastic opportunity to deliver biodiversity awareness and citizen science engagement programming at BioBlitz Canada 150 science inventory and nature festival events across BC and Alberta.

Duties

  • Represent the Canadian Wildlife Federation at various BioBlitzes throughout BC and Alberta
  • Interact with the public, scientists and volunteers in a friendly and professional manner 
  • Help prepare interpretive program materials and displays
  • Assist staff with event logistics and organization before events and on-site
  • Help track activity measurables and help prepare reporting on activity results 
  • Support social media outreach by contributing information, visuals and videos 

Qualifications

  • Fluently bilingual (English and French) 
  • Willing to travel throughout BC and Alberta to support and attend BioBlitzes
  • Experience in outdoor education and/or nature interpretation 
  • Enjoy working with people; friendly, energetic and creative
  • Strong knowledge of western Canada ecology 
  • Excellent leadership, organization, teamwork and communication skills
  • Willingness to work indoors and outdoors, rain or shine, as well as weekends and holidays 
  • Willingness to secure First aid certification and criminal record check 

This position is subject to a wage subsidy with the following stipulations:

  • Between the ages of 21 – 30 years of age 
  • A recent fulltime student returning to fulltime studies in Fall 2017
  • Member of a visible minority or aboriginal heritage may be given priority 
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or under refugee protection

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, with a varying weekly schedule

Pay: $12.76 per hour, plus 4% in lieu of benefits

Start date: May 29, 2017

End date: August 21, 2017

Application closing date: April 30, 2017

Application Procedure

Complete this form (https://goo.gl/forms/DpKwl3FamxpWZY792) AND email your application to:

Celina Starnes, Public Education and Outreach Manager

programs@stanleyparkecology.ca

Email applications with "Outdoor Natural History Educator" in the subject line.
Attach one PDF file for your cover letter and resume - name it your first and last name (e.g. MarkSmith.doc)

We thank all applicants but only those receiving an interview will be contacted.