Stanley Park Events Programmer (Jun 22 – Aug 31)


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 event programmer to connect people of all ages with nature.


  • Assist in the development, promotion and delivery of programming for the International Ornithological Congress (IOC), the world’s most prestigious of meetings for bird scientists
  •  Support recruitment, training and coordination of volunteers
  • Assist in the development of educational displays
  •  Develop and maintain activities for adults and children
  • Interact professionally and warmly with the public
  • Assist co-workers and ornithological experts with program delivery
  • Communicate effectively with the Public Education and Outreach Manager, co-workers and volunteers
  • Oversee day-to-day operations of the Nature House


  • Enjoy working with people; friendly, energetic and creative
  • Strong knowledge of BC ecology
  • Excellent leadership, organization, teamwork and communication skill
  • Willingness to work indoors and outdoors, rain or shine, as well as weekends 
  • Willingness to secure First aid certification and criminal record check 

This position is subject to a wage subsidy.  Please indicate if you meet any of the following requirements

  • Between the ages of 15 – 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

Pay: $13.45 per hour, plus 4% in lieu of benefits

Start date: June 22, 2018

End date: August 31, 2018

Application closing date: April 29, 2018

Application Procedure

Complete this form ( also email your application (no phone calls please) to:

Celina Starnes, Public Education and Outreach Manager

Email applications with "Events Programmer" in the subject line. Attach a single PDF file for your cover letter and resume - name it your first and last name (e.g. Mark Smith.doc)

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