Job Opportunity: Day Camp Environmental Educator

Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES) promotes awareness of and respect for the natural world and plays a collaborative leadership role in the stewardship of Stanley Park through education, research and conservation.  We are seeking a creative, innovative, and passionate educator to deliver completely outdoor nature-based day camps for children ages 7-11.

SPES offers fun and educational summer day camps that cover the forest, wetland and intertidal ecosystems.  You can read more about SPES’ day camps here: https://stanleyparkecology.ca/ecocamps/ . This is a rewarding opportunity to connect young people with nature.

This role is funded by Canada Summer Jobs, which requires all hires to be: in between 15-30 years of age, legally allowed to work in BC, and have a Canadian Citizenship, Permanent Residency, or Refugee status.

Duties

  • Implement and deliver the day camp curriculum in a fun and safe manner
  • Supervise day camp participants (7 – 11 year olds), and lead in the delivery of activities
  • Assist in the supervision of program volunteers
  • Communicate effectively with managers and co-workers
  • Communicate effectively with parents and children at camp
  • Maintain and prepare camp materials and resources
  • Assist in the evaluation of the program

Qualifications

  • Experience coordinating and supervising summer day camps or outdoor education.
  • BC driver’s license and standard first aid certification are required
  • Ability to pass a criminal record check with vulnerable sector search
  • An education degree and/or teacher certification is a strong asset
  • Strong knowledge of BC ecology; a degree or diploma in biology/environmental studies is an asset
  • Excellent leadership, organization, teamwork, and communication skills
  • Willingness and ability to frequently perform active work on and off trail outdoors, rain or shine
  • Proficiency with word-processing, database entry, and email is an asset

Apply By:                    May 15th, 2022
Contract:                    8 weeks between July 4th, 2022 – Sept 2nd, 2022

Pay:                             $19.31 hourly, plus 4% in lieu of benefits

Hours:                         37.5 hours per week

How to apply:

Complete this form AND email applications (no phone calls please) to:

Erin Leckie, Education Manager

education@stanleyparkecology.ca

Email applications with “2022 Day Camp Environmental Educator” in the subject line and attach a single PDF file for your cover letter and resume – name the PDF file your first and last name and then role (e.g. Candace Ng.2022DayCampEnvironmentalEducator.doc)

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

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