Education Interpreter & Site Attendant, Tommy Thompson Park

Position Details:

Current Rate of Pay: Min = $23.91, Max = $25.92
Employment type: Temporary Part-Time Contract
Duration: 4 months (Start date flexible late August/early September to December 18, 2022 *with possibility of extension*)

Hours of work: 7.5-18 hours/week

Work location: Tommy Thompson Park

Division: Restoration & Infrastructure

Business unit: Ecosystem Management

Travel: Yes, within job site

Remote Work: No

 

About TRCA:

With more than 60 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario, created to safeguard and enhance the health and well-being of watershed communities through the protection and restoration of the natural environment and the ecological services the environment provides.

TRCA works to protect the integrity and health of the rivers and creeks in the jurisdiction, develop a system of green and natural spaces that sustains local ecosystems, and advance sustainable practices that improve people’s lives within our growing region.
How you will contribute as part of the TRCA team:

The Education Interpreter and Site Attendant is someone who has a passion for nature and wildlife, loves interacting and sharing information with others, and who is confident and has a dynamic personality.  Situated at the most unique park in Toronto, the Education Interpreter and Site Attendant at Tommy Thompson Park engages with park visitors to provide enhanced customer service. Interactions range from interpreting park history, wildlife, habitats and restoration projects, to assisting with emergencies and ensuring visitors are well-informed about how to use the park responsibly. The Education Interpreter and Site Attendant is comfortable working in a small team, under minimal supervision, and has a reliable car that can be used during working hours for site inspections.  Education Interpreter and Site Attendants typically work in teams of two on weekends (Saturday and Sunday and holidays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m./4:30 p.m. (Summer/Winter) every other weekend, however, the schedule is flexible and based on staff availability.  This is an occasional contract position in the environmental field.

Major Responsibilities:

 

Perform the following tasks under general supervision:

Greet and engage with visitors in a pleasant and helpful manner to provide exceptional visitor experiences.
Provide communication to visitors about permitted activities and trail etiquette.
Assist with inquiries and/or concerns in a tactful and professional manner and use interactions as an educational opportunity.
Guide and lead visitors and visitor groups to Tommy Thompson Park on nature and environmental programs specific to the habitats, flora and fauna of the park.
Learn program content to be able to effectively deliver interactive programs to various audiences of varying ages.
Assist with creation of interpretive displays and activities.
Conduct site inspections to identify any major hazards, incidents and issues.
Provide first aid when required. Complete injury and incident reports. Facilitate EMS access to the park.
Maintain Nature Centre in neat and tidy condition.
What will you need to succeed:

Actively pursuing or possess a post-secondary degree/diploma in the field of biology, environmental studies or related discipline, or equivalent knowledge.
Valid Ontario Class G driver’s license in good standing.
Active and current First Aid and CPR certificate.
Experience working with large groups in delivering programs and activities is considered an asset.
Previous experience delivering environmental, or nature programs is considered an asset.
Familiarity with Tommy Thompson Park programs and projects.
Knowledge of the ecology and flora/fauna of the Greater Toronto Area and Southern Ontario.
Strong public speaking and communication skills.
Excellent organization and time management skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with colleagues.
Ability to deliver programs to audiences of various ages, adapting style to ensure audience appropriateness.
Ability to work independently and take initiative within a set of guidelines and procedures, and to take direction and notes when given.
What TRCA has to offer you:

As part of a progressive team you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact to preserving and protecting nature, while maintaining a balance between the natural environment and built environment. Working with experts within our field, you will join a team of colleagues that are committed to TRCA’s core values of integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect, and excellence (icare).

You will be part of a diverse and inclusive organization that:

Makes a positive difference in the communities we serve.
Fosters high performance and collaborative teams.
Provides continuous learning and development opportunities.
Offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits program (including Defined Benefit Pension Plan – OMERS/OTPP).
Provides unique TRCA Perks.
Provides flexible work arrangements.
Offers potential for career growth and advancement.
To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter (Applicants without a cover letter will not be considered) quoting the Job ID prior to midnight on August 5, 2022.

Education Manager

ROLE DESCRIPTION – EDUCATION MANAGER

Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES) promotes awareness of and respect for the natural world through collaborative leadership in environmental education, research, and conservation in Stanley Park. We celebrate diversity and are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace that reflects and expands the community that we serve.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Education Manager is responsible for the on-going development, coordination and evaluation of a variety of programs and projects targeting diverse segments of the general public and particular audiences that have been identified in the SPES Strategic
Plan. Key environmental education programs developed and delivered within the Education department are: public programs and events, private programs, school programs, teacher workshops and camps and clubs. This role supervises education departmental staff which includes: Public Environmental Education
Coordinator, School Programs Coordinator, Camps & Clubs Coordinator, Outreach Coordinator as well as a number of interns and seasonal staff.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

Plan and develop new programs that promote environmental awareness and stewardship and align with SPES’ Strategic Plan;
Stay current with changes to curricula, topics, and advances in environmental science in order to review, evaluate, and support the updating of existing program content, delivery media, and materials;
Ensure that all programs and activities operate safely with program specific safety plans;
Deliver programs occasionally to take part in content delivery and to cover staff absences;
Hire and effectively manage permanent and temporary staff;
Oversee the management of the passive interpretation in Stanley Park, such as the Nature House or it’s mobile replacement: the building/truck, hours of operation, exhibits, displays, staffing and volunteers;
Oversee the coordination of and attendance at special activities and community events, ie. Earth
Day, Vancouver Bird Celebration, BC Rivers Day, Arbor Day, etc.;

Work with Executive Director to establish an annual budget for Education, monitor spending, track program metrics, submit quarterly reports, monitor spending and make adjustments to meet the targets of the annual operating budget;
Work with Fundraising, Development and Communications Specialist to acquire sponsorships, partnerships, develop grant content and budgets, and secure donations; assist with proposals and reports to funders;
Oversee administration of the education programs’ seasonal schedules, registration, pricing, promotion, and metrics;
Create and maintain strategic community partnerships and relationships ie: Vancouver Park Board,
Vancouver School Board, granters, etc.;

Oversee the development of content for articles, newsletters, pamphlets and other environmental education related items;
Attend board, manager, and staff meetings and participate in board/staff planning sessions as required;
Keep staff and volunteers informed about programs and new developments;
Create annual work plan and evaluate seasonally with Executive Director;
Foster volunteers, and mentor student term project(s); coordinate with Volunteer Coordinator on volunteer recruitment, management and recognition;
Maintain up-to-date manuals and information for all programs and positions;
Prepare clear communications for a spectrum of documents, including but not limited to grant proposals, technical reports, external publications, and electronic communication.
QUALIFICATIONS

Education, Training and Experience

Minimum two years management experience, preferably in a non-profit setting;
Minimum two years teaching, training, or interpretation experience;
Degree in a related field (education, conservation biology, ecology, environmental education) or related equivalent work experience;
BC teacher certification, elementary level an asset;
Proficient with Microsoft Proficiency in MS suite including Excel, Access database system, Canva,
Mailchimp WordPress, and registration systems (Personify, Zeffy) an asset;

Experience working with diverse groups including First Nations, planners, environmental organizations, government agencies and others an asset;
Strong knowledge of ecological conservation and species at risk an asset
Skills and Abilities

Ability to plan and organize relevant and meaningful programs related to nature, BC ecosystems, and environmental awareness and stewardship using an experiential model;
Ability to manage time: organize and manage multiple priorities; meet deadlines; creatively solve problems;
Ability to hire, train, coach, manage and evaluate staff and engage volunteers;
Excellent research, writing and communication skills;
Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills with a collaborative work style;
Ability to work successfully with diverse community partners;
Ability to search out and attract new program participants and groups of diverse backgrounds and ages;
Ability to deliver programs that capture the attention and imagination of an audience;
Ability to speak in public, engaging with clarity and direction;
Knowledge of current and evolving Ministry of Education curricula;
Demonstrated ability to develop a diversity of relationships to serve various program and fund- raising outcomes;
Self-directed, self-motivated, organized, adaptable and a team player;
Willingness to work outdoors (rain or shine)
Licenses, Certifications and Registrations

Minimum Standard First Aid including CPR
Class 5 BC Driver’s License
A clean Driver’s Abstract
Criminal Record check including vulnerable sector search
Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $53,000.00-$57,000.00 per year

Benefits:

Casual dress
Dental care
Extended health care
Paid time off
Vision care
Schedule:

Monday to Friday
Application deadline: 2022-07-10
Expected start date: 2022-08-01

Education Coordinator

Full Job Description
The Saskatchewan Environmental Society (SES) is a non-profit, registered charity that has been active in Saskatchewan since 1970. SES’s current action areas include sustainable energy and climate solutions, water protection, resource conservation, biodiversity preservation, and reduction of toxic substances. SES is seeking a full-time staff person to work on our Grades K-12 environmental educational programming.

The Environmental Educator will:

Coordinate, support, and deliver SES’s established education programs in schools: environmentalsociety.ca/programs/k-12-school-programs
Coordinate and deliver SES environmental education workshops with schools
Support teachers (e.g. check-in regularly; answer questions; provide educational guidance; assist with audits; help them access resources, people, and project partners)
Create new, and review, update, or supplement existing lesson plans, audits, and campaigns
Keep SES curriculum links up to date
Lead, facilitate, plan, and present at professional development workshops
Develop an annual summary of results of the programs (e.g. teacher and student surveys; program & projects overviews; recommendations for next year).
Organize and facilitate meetings
Plan, in collaboration with supervisor, the budgets for SES energy conservation education programs and monitor expenses to ensure that they fit within the budget
Maintain the relationship with sponsors of these programs to facilitate on-going funding of SES K-12 energy conservation programs
Manage school/education inquiries and materials that come to SES
Develop and conduct new education programs in consultation with your supervisor
Seek new funding opportunities for education programming through proposal and grant writing
The ideal candidate will:

Have a post-secondary degree in Education, and/or environmental science
Possess strong math skills and an education background teaching science
Have a strong understanding of environmental issues and vocabulary
Have extensive experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Possess an understanding of the Saskatchewan Curriculum
Be able to work in the SES office in Saskatoon
French language skills are an asset
An understanding and respect for Indigenous peoples’ unique histories, cultures, values, and protocols
Candidates with experience working with the unique challenges and benefits of charitable organizations is an advantage.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $23.00-$26.00 per hour

Schedule:

Day shift
Ability to commute/relocate:

Saskatoon, SK: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)
Application deadline: 2022-07-15
Expected start date: 2022-08-22

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR

The Biosphere Institute of the Bow Valley seeks to employ an Environmental Educator to help us deliver on the work described below.  This will be a full-time salaried position with benefits. We are an incorporated Alberta society with federal charitable status, with the mission of empowering community leadership to address environmental challenges.  Our team of five works out of our office in Canmore, Alberta.

The Environmental Educator will deliver on our Future Leaders program, a critically important dimension of our work which seeks to increase the environmental literacy of K-12 students living in or visiting the Bow Valley. The educator will work with the Biosphere team and local teachers to co-create, design and deliver classroom programs and teacher professional development workshops, convene and engage high school students leaders, and connect community educators to classrooms. Interested candidates can learn more about us and our education program in our strategic plan.

 

See full job description here.

Education Officer – Intergenerational Gardening

Education Officer – Intergenerational Gardening

(Canada Summer Jobs, 8 week term)

 

Location: Working from home in Halifax, NS.

 

We are looking to employ an intern who has a passion for mentorship and gardening for the role of an Education Officer – Intergenerational Gardening. The candidate will support CWF’s WILD Generations Gardening Club program and coordinate outreach initiatives promoting gardening for wildlife mentorship opportunities with organizations working with seniors and youth. The intern will create workshop materials for program delivery and resources for community gardening. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a pilot program that promotes volunteerism, social inclusion and gardening among seniors and youth. The intern will acquire knowledge on how to garden in a wildlife friendly way and develop skills in project development and implementation.

 

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Research and write content for CWF’s intergenerational gardening program (blogs, educational activities, info graphics, toolkit)
Assist with the design and execution of a national outreach plan to raise awareness about CWF’s intergenerational gardening program
Distribute CWF’s outreach and education materials to organizations working with seniors and youth
Assist in developing monitoring and evaluation toolkit
Respond to inquiries where necessary
Support program delivery and administration
Represent CWF at suitable events
Other tasks as needed
ELIGIBILITY:

This position is funded by Canada Summer Jobs, a youth employment program of the Government of Canada. All candidates must meet the following eligibility requirements. Candidates who do not meet all requirements will not be considered:

Must be between 15 and 30 years of age at the beginning of the employment period.
Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of employment; and;
Must have a valid Social Insurance Number (SIN) at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial and territorial legislation and regulations.
Qualifications

Secondary or post-secondary education
Field of studies: creative arts, adult education, natural sciences, marketing, environmental sciences or related
Ability to multitask
Strong research and writing skills
Experience in adult education
Work Conditions:

Fixed-term for 8 weeks
Full-time at 35 hours per week
Wage: $13.35 per hour
Location: This role will be working from home, based in Halifax, NS.
Anticipated start date: May 9 or May 14, 2022
HOW TO APPLY: Interested and qualified applicants are encouraged to submit their resume online. Only the candidates who meet the qualifications and experience for the position will be contacted for an interview. We thank you for your interest in the Canadian Wildlife Federation.

Education Officer – WILD Spaces

Education Officer – WILD Spaces (Canada Summer Jobs, 8 week term)

 

Location: Working from home in Ottawa, ON.

We are seeking an enthusiastic summer intern for the role of an Education Officer – WILD Spaces. The intern will support our WILD Spaces school garden program to promote pollinator conservation initiatives in elementary schools across Canada. The candidate will have some experience in program delivery, content development for school-age children and ability to facilitate interaction in an online classroom. The intern will play a crucial role in coordinating gardening for wildlife initiatives that would help raise the next generation of conservationist. While working at CWF, the candidate will have the opportunity to develop leadership skills and increase their knowledge on wildlife gardening.

 

Tasks and Responsibilities

Research and write educational activities on pollinators and gardening for CWF’s elementary school garden program – WILD Spaces
Manage the WILD Spaces on-line classroom, upload educational resources, and encourage interaction
Co-coordinate the delivery of plants to schools while supporting other program initiatives.
Assist in developing and administering monitoring and evaluation toolkits
Write newsletters and blogs on school garden projects
Assist with outreach and communications to organizations and groups that may have an interest in our gardening program
Attend gardening initiatives when required
Other tasks as needed
Post-secondary education:

Field of studies preferred:  education, natural sciences, environmental sciences or related
Other skills:

Ability to develop educational activities for young audiences
Program delivery skills
Knowledge of school curriculum or willingness to research
Attention to detail
Excellent communication skills in English. A second language is an asset
ELIGIBILITY:

This position is funded by Canada Summer Jobs, a youth employment program of the Government of Canada. All candidates must meet the following eligibility requirements. Candidates who do not meet all requirements will not be considered:

Must be between 15 and 30 years of age at the beginning of the employment period.
Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of employment; and;
Must have a valid Social Insurance Number (SIN) at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial and territorial legislation and regulations.
Work Conditions:

Fixed-term for 8 weeks
Full-time at 35 hours per week
Wage: $15 per hour
Location: This role will be working from home, based in Ottawa, ON.
Anticipated start date: May 9 or May 14, 2022
HOW TO APPLY: Interested and qualified applicants are encouraged to submit their resume online. Only the candidates who meet the qualifications and experience for the position will be contacted for an interview. We thank you for your interest in the Canadian Wildlife Federation.

TRAINING ACADEMY INSTRUCTOR TRAINER

THE ROLE
The Instructor Trainers are highly skilled outdoor education instructors who use their extensive field and facilitation skills to prepare Academy students for work in the outdoor sector. Working in pairs, Instructor Trainers in each region will put the Training Academy vision into action, carrying out the field portion of the Academy curriculum. Instructor Trainers guide students through challenging terrain, facilitate group processes, provide coaching based on individual needs, and teach formal lessons based on Outward Bound Canada and Training Academy curriculum. What makes these leaders so exceptional is their ability to not only excel in the role of instructor, but prepare students to completely take on the instructor role themselves, or further refine their practice as a seasoned instructor. Following the program, Instructor Trainers will be a point of contact for Academy alumni, utilizing monthly check-ins to support graduates in their career development. Instructor Trainers work closely with the Curriculum Manager to prepare, deliver and evaluate each program.

Additionally, Instructor Trainers will support the successful operations of regional OBC programs by leading additional courses for OBC or working as a Course Director during peak operating season, as needed and based on interest. Learn more about this role and the Training Academy.

WHAT WE OFFER
Location: Currently hiring for two positions each in: Atlantic Canada, Minden (Ontario), Canmore (Alberta), and Courtenay (British Columbia)
Salary: $50 000 to $55 000
Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package and Employee Assistance Plan, accommodations provided while working at the regional base
Term: Full Time Salaried Contract, 1 to 3-year contract term (negotiable) with possibility for extension
Supervisor: Regional Manager
Application Deadline: April 30, 2022
Anticipated Start Date: May 2022
Requirements: Fully vaccinated against Covid-19, Clear Vulnerable Sector check

OPPORTUNITY FOR IMPACT
Co-create elements of field curriculum with Curriculum Manager
Role model excellence for aspiring and current field instructors, demonstrating the highest standards of risk management, group facilitation, technical skills, teaching formal lessons, 1-on-1 coaching and mentorship, thoughtful decision making, and self-care
Diligently follow OBC policies, procedures, and industry-accepted practices and ensure students understand why such protocols exist from a risk management perspective
Create a positive learning environment, adapting to the unique needs of each student group
Support core OBC programs as field instructor or Course Director, as needed
Help Academy graduates put their training into action by providing mentorship as they transition from the training program to entering the workforce
Coach students in goal-setting and provide ongoing feedback to support their growth and success, create leadership opportunities and appropriate challenges based on individual needs
Connect students with further training, work opportunities or other resources to provide a trajectory towards sustainable employment
When working on OBC programs, mentor new instructors as a continuation of learning following graduation from the Academy
Interview prospective students as part of the application process to assess for suitability in the program
Collaborate with fellow Instructor Trainers and the Academy’s Curriculum Manager to evaluate and improve the field portion of the Academy curriculum on an ongoing basis
Provide region-specific insights to contribute to program development
Integrate feedback from students with regards to structural support that would remove barriers for themselves and others from their communities
Support Academy leadership team in building capacity to increase reach and impact
Support Recruitment and Partnership Manager in reaching potential students by collaborating on the creation and implementation of outreach initiatives
WHAT YOU BRING
OBC recognizes relevant skills and knowledge can be gained through volunteer and life experiences as well as professional and educational backgrounds. Please outline in a brief cover letter how you have gained the following experiences, and how you would apply them to this role:

REQUIREMENTS
Experience training field instructors
Extensive experience working with youth, guiding backcountry trips, facilitating group processes and experiential education
Understands the challenges faced by individuals who don’t see themselves represented in the outdoor industry leadership (including at OBC), and creates a positive, inclusive learning environment
Exceptional ability to build rapport with students from diverse backgrounds
Adept at navigating conflict personally as well as in a group, uses conflict as an opportunity to deepen relationships
Recognizes the way pervasive dynamics around power and privilege in society replicate themselves in group settings, adept at challenging and disrupting dominant narratives to create equitable opportunities for all students
Highly competent with OBC and Training Academy curricula:Technical Expertise: Wilderness navigation; Weather forecast interpretation; Wilderness risk management; rescue skills; managing and empowering beginners in technical terrain; outdoor adventure for differently-abled people.
Environmental Leadership: “Leave No Trace”; Indigenous land perspectives; managing Canada’s land and waters for future generations.
Resilience: Fostering and Increasing personal resilience through expeditions;
Social and Emotional Intelligence: Mental health First Aid; Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion training; cross-cultural competence.
ASSETS
Experience with curriculum development
Management of teams
Grant writing experience
French language proficiency
Experience leading backcountry expeditions
Lived experience as a minority in outdoor or traditional education settings
Regional-specific certification (or willingness to obtain), or equivalent experience:Ontario: Bronze Cross or higher, SRT,  Paddle Canada Intermediate Tandem Moving Water Skills
BC: SKGABC Level 2 or higher, Paddle Canada Coastal Canoe Instructor
Rockies: ACMG AHG or higher
A key goal of the Training Academy is to diversify the skilled workers in the outdoor industry. We believe that communities that have been historically underrepresented must be centred in the work we do. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from people who will increase representation, and invite applicants to outline their unique perspectives in their application.

COORDINATOR, CONSERVATION EDUCATION EXPERIENCES (LIMITED TERM)

DESCRIPTION
Grow your career at one of the most unique sites in Calgary!  The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo’s Conservation Education department is looking for a full time, limited term Coordinator, Conservation Education Experiences to support our education program offerings.  The successful candidate will develop and deliver a range of nature-based programs to corporate, adult, family, and student audiences.  The focus of this role will change depending on the season and will include corporate and family experiences, conservation education programming for students, and supporting the nightly delivery of ZOOLIGHTS.  The ideal candidate is team-oriented and a strong collaborator with both volunteer and staff across the organization.

Our Mission | Take and inspire action to sustain wildlife and wild places

Our Values | Effective collaboration and communication, honesty and integrity, customer focus, safety, and conservation

Contract:

Start Date: May 5, 2022
End Date: May 5, 2023
What you will do:

Corporate and Family Experiences

Design and deliver conservation programs to corporate, adult and family audiences including team builders, speakers bureau presentations
Incorporate conservation education messaging and activities into programming
Assist with hiring seasonal staff (interviewing, on-boarding, creating work plans)
Develop annual corporate program menu, working with event sales to incorporate client feedback, market trends and conservation education strategies
Track all program bookings from event sales department, coordinating event details and attending meetings with other departments
Supervise volunteers for programs, including training and evaluation of program delivery
Manage programming supply budget
Maintain corporate program statistics, tracking and inventory
Conservation Education

Deliver high quality, formal and informal programs at all age levels in an entertaining and engaging manner
Excellent, positive classroom management and group engagement for a variety of client types
Research and write programs and activities as assigned
Evaluate peers and programs and provide constructive feedback
Maintain and upgrade resource materials
Work with multiple program coordinators on a range of program types
ZOOLIGHTS:

Serve as the event lead 3 to 4 nights per week for the full duration of ZOOLIGHTS
Liaise with volunteer lead and support event staff and volunteers
Troubleshoot and adjust programming components as needed
What you will bring:

Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Environmental Studies, or Training/Development is required
2 to 4 years’ experience in a related educational role
Proven experience coordinating, developing and delivering programs to both public and corporate audiences
Proven experience designing and executing team-building programs
Demonstrated excellence in terms of attention to detail, organizational skills, customer service, public-speaking and presentation skills
Demonstrated knowledge of environmental issues and conservation practices
Experience supervising, training, and evaluating volunteers and staff
Additional Requirements:

The successful candidate must provide a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector search prior to their start date
The successful candidate must have a valid First Aid Certificate
Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada
Working Conditions:

Ability to work weekends, evenings, and irregular shifts
Long periods of time on feet
Good on-site mobility
Ability to life 30 lbs and pull a wagon of resources around zoo grounds
The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo is an outdoor facility and all staff must be comfortable working in a large variety of outdoor conditions. The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo follows the advice of Environment Canada when responding to temperature and air quality issues.

What We Offer:

Discounts on food, beverage, and merchandise
Participation in the Staff Pass Benefit Program
A fun, rewarding work environment and the opportunity to work in a park full of wild animals
Are you ready to join one of Canada’s leaders in wildlife conservation?

If this position suits your skills, experience and personal attributes, we want to talk to you!

Apply by doing the following;

Watch this video about the conservation work being done at the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8J1VH1MBXm0&t=1s)
Submit your resume with a cover letter via our online application system.
Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

If this position is a fit for you, we encourage you to apply with a resume and cover letter no later than Monday, April 11th @ 4:00pm MST.

All candidates are thanked for their applications and advised that only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Education Interpreter & Site Representative, Peel

Education Interpreter & Site Representative, Peel
Head Office, 101 Exchange Avenue, Concord, Ontario, Canada Req #211
Thursday, February 24, 2022

About TRCA:

With more than 60 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario, created to safeguard and enhance the health and well-being of watershed communities through the protection and restoration of the natural environment and the ecological services the environment provides.

TRCA works to protect the integrity and health of the rivers and creeks in the jurisdiction, develop a system of green and natural spaces that sustains local ecosystems, and advance sustainable practices that improve people’s lives within our growing region.

How you will contribute as part of the TRCA team:

The Education Interpreter and Site Attendant works independently at TRCA Conservation Areas and Greenspaces to provide enhanced customer service to visitors so that visitors are well-informed about how to use the space responsibly. The Education Interpreter and Site Attendant is responsible for providing visitors with information about park rules, policies and regulations, providing nature educational interpretation, and maintaining public safety. The Education Interpreter and Site Attendant plays an active role in customer experience ensuring all visitors have a positive experience.

Major Responsibilities:

Perform the following tasks under general supervision:

  • Greet and engage with visitors in a pleasant and helpful manner to provide exceptional visitor experiences.
  • Provide communication to visitors about permitted activities and trail etiquette.
    Assist with inquiries and/or concerns in a tactful and professional manner and use interactions as an educational opportunity.
  • Guide and lead visitors and visitor groups to TRCA Conservation Areas and greenspaces on nature and environmental programs specific to the habitats, flora and fauna of the area.
  • Learn program content to be able to effectively deliver interactive programs to various audiences of varying ages.
  • Assist with creation of interpretive displays and activities.
  • Conduct site inspections to identify any major hazards, incidents and issues.
    Provide first aid when required. Complete injury and incident reports. Facilitate EMS access to the park.
  • Maintain educational spaces in neat and tidy condition.

What will you need to succeed:

  • Actively pursuing or possess a post-secondary degree/diploma in the field of biology, environmental studies or related discipline, or equivalent knowledge.
  • Valid Ontario Class G driver’s licence in good standing.
  • Active and current First Aid and CPR certificate.
  • Experience working with large groups in delivering programs and activities is considered an asset.
  • Previous experience delivering environmental, or nature programs is considered an asset.
  • Familiarity with TRCA programs and projects.
  • Knowledge of the ecology and flora/fauna of the Greater Toronto Area and Southern Ontario.
  • Strong public speaking and communication skills.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with colleagues.
  • Ability to deliver programs to audiences of various ages, adapting style to ensure audience appropriateness.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative within a set of guidelines and procedures, and to take direction and notes when given.

What TRCA has to offer you:

As part of a progressive team you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact to preserving and protecting nature, while maintaining a balance between the natural environment and built environment. Working with experts within our field, you will join a team of colleagues that are committed to TRCA’s core values of integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect, and excellence (icare).

You will be part of a diverse and inclusive organization that:

  • Makes a positive difference in the communities we serve.
  • Fosters high performance and collaborative teams.
  • Provides continuous learning and development opportunities.
  • Offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits program (including Defined Benefit Pension Plan – OMERS/OTPP).
  • Provides unique TRCA Perks.
  • Provides flexible work arrangements.
  • Offers potential for career growth and advancement.

Position Details:

Vacancies: 2

Employment Type: Seasonal

Duration of employment: 4 Months

Hours of work: Variable Hours

Work Location: Head Office

Division: Education and Training

Business unit: Education and Training

 

To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter quoting job posting TRCA-122-22 prior to midnight on March 10, 2022.

All new hires are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as a precondition to being hired by TRCA.  TRCA will comply with its obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code and any other applicable legislation.

While the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised that successful incumbent(s) may be required to undergo a vulnerable sector screening and/or driver’s abstract check as a part of the final step in the hiring process.

TRCA is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and TRCA Policies, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to the TRCA. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.

Personal information you provide through the TRCA recruitment, selection and onboarding process is collected under the authority of the Conservation Authorities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27. Collection of this personal information is necessary for the proper administration of this recruitment process for employment and volunteer positions with TRCA. Personal information is protected from disclosure pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  Any questions regarding this collection activity should be directed to the Supervisor of Records, 101 Exchange Avenue, Vaughan, Ontario, L4K 5R6, (416) 661-6600 extension 5216.