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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY / OFFRE D'EMPLOI

Position: Nature Interpreter (Part-time contract)
Organization: High Park Nature Centre
Location: High Park, Toronto, Ontario

Founded in 1999, the High Park Nature Centre is a not-for-profit organization that instills awareness, understanding and respect for the natural world. We engage children, youth and families in the stewardship of High Park's significant natural areas through hands-on outdoor environmental education. Our year-round programs inspire park visitors to develop closer connections with nature in their city and ensure a sustainable future for High Park for generations to come.

We are seeking a creative, innovative, and passionate educator to deliver outdoor nature education programs for children and families in High Park.

Responsibilities:

  • Deliver high quality nature education programs to children and families; focussing on fun & educational birthday party programs as well as occasional guided hikes, weekly nature clubs, and school programs
  • Collaborate with other Nature Interpreters to create and amend programming;
  • Engage volunteers in programming;
  • Communicate with parents and the public;
  • Maintain and clean the Nature Centre and care for Nature Centre pets; and
  • Other duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate or current student of a university or college program in environmental/natural science, outdoor recreation, or education;
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working with children in educational/recreational programs, preferably outdoors;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Toronto’s ecology and natural history;
  • Strong ability to work with children, and able to provide a positive learning experience for participants of all ages;
  • Experience with behavioural management and conflict resolution;
  • Demonstrated ability for effective teamwork as well as independent work;
  • Creative and enthusiastic with excellent problem solving skills;
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written);
  • Able and willing to work outdoors in all conditions;
  • Able to work evening and weekend shifts, as required;
  • Current CPR and First Aid certificates or willingness to acquire;
  • Current Vulnerable Sector Check or willingness to acquire; and
  • Fluency in French is an asset.

Position Details:

Winter – Spring Contract (ending June 30): One part-time contract position available (up to 20 hours per week). Shifts will be primarily Saturdays, Sundays and weekday evenings. Possibility of extension.

Wage: $14 / hour

Application Deadline:

Please send your resume and cover letter by Friday, February 16 at 5:00 pm.

To Apply:

Send a resume and cover letter as one PDF file to Jon Hayes ( jon@highpark.org ) and Mallory Parks ( mallory@highpark.org ) with “Nature Interpreter” as the subject of your email.

In your cover letter, please answer the following questions:

  • What do you do personally to connect with nature?
  • Describe your experience working with children. What age groups have you worked with, and what was your role?

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Numéro : 44049       Date publiée sur GoodWork.ca: Feb 7 2018