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Positions: Summer Camp Nature Interpreter
Type: summer student jobs
Organization: High Park Nature Centre
Location: High Park, Toronto, Ontario

The High Park Nature Centre is seeking enthusiastic and energetic nature lovers to teach summer camp programs! Summer Nature Interpreters will work with Nature Centre staff and volunteers to deliver fun and educational nature programs to summer day camp participants age 4-12.

Responsibilities:

  • Teaching outdoor environmental education programs to children age 4-12;
  • Collaborate with other Nature Interpreters to create and amend programming;
  • Mentor and engage volunteers in programming;
  • Communicate with parents and the public;
  • General maintenance and cleaning of the Nature Centre;
  • Animal care for the Centre’s reptiles and amphibians; and
  • Other duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in or a graduate of a university or college program dealing with environmental/natural science, outdoor recreation, or education;
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working with in educational and/or recreational programs, preferably outdoors;
  • Experience with day camp or overnight camp preferred;
  • 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 knowledge of Toronto’s ecology and natural history an asset;
  • 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;
  • Current CPR and First Aid certificates or willingness to acquire; and
  • Current Vulnerable Sector Check or willingness to acquire.

The High Park Nature Centre is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from People of Colour, Indigenous People, and other visible minorities. To increase diversity within our staff, we also encourage those who identify as male to apply!

Benefits:

  • Professional teaching experience
  • Interpretation training for teaching about nature
  • Outdoor working environment
  • An opportunity to study, explore and research the unique ecology of High Park
  • Bonding with other nature lovers!

Terms of Employment:

This is a contract position for 37.5 hours per week for 10 weeks (June 25-August 31).

Rate of Pay: $14/hour

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter as one PDF file to Mallory Parks ( mallory@highpark.org ) and Jon Hayes ( jon@highpark.org ) by Tuesday, May 22 at 5:00 pm. Due to the volume of applications we receive, no follow up phone calls or emails please.

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 : 45694       Date publiée sur GoodWork.ca: May 15 2018