Website Yukon Wildlife Preserve

Opportunity Type:
Job

Yukon Wildlife Preserve
Whitehorse, YT Full Time
Compensation: $20.10 Hourly(19.33/hr + 4% vacation pay)

Duration: Contract
Closing Date: 8am on Monday March 7th, 2022
Job Level: Entry level

Intended job posting audience
Anyone who can legally work in Canada can apply for this job. If you are not currently authorized to work in Canada, the employer will not consider your job application.

We are hiring to fill two positions:

Please indicate which of the positions you are interested in applying for:

  • April 4th – August 26th (Swan Haven, Spring School Programs, Nature Camps)
  • May 2nd – August 26th (Spring School Programs, Nature Camps)

or

  • April 4th to 29th (Swan Haven)

Job Description:

Are you interested in working in beautiful outdoor settings, helping youth to connect with Yukon wildlife? The Yukon Wildlife Preserve is seeking reliable, dynamic and engaging team-players to deliver and assist in the development of our environmental education school programs and nature camps.

The Yukon Wildlife Preserve is a zoological institution and a non-profit charity, dedicated to education, conservation and research on Boreal and Arctic Ecology. This position is well suited to candidates studying education, interpretation, community development, social sciences, environmental science, zoology, biology or a related field. The YWP is seeking to build a diverse and energetic staff to achieve our mission!

Our Programs;

Swan Haven School Programs:

Programming at Swan Haven occurs throughout April with a focus on swans and water bird migration. Educators work up to a maximum 40-hour week, typically Monday – Friday (excluding statutory holidays). The Swan Haven Interpretive Centre is located on M’Clintock Bay, Marsh Lake (40 km south of Whitehorse). Transportation costs and travel time to/from Whitehorse is covered and programmers are expected to carpool. During this time, programmers may also spend some time working in Whitehorse and at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve depending on operational needs.

Yukon Wildlife Preserve School Programs:

In May and June, curricular linked programs for schools are delivered at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve, focusing on Yukon’s unique boreal and arctic wildlife, ecology and cultures. Educators work up to a maximum 40-hour week, typically Monday – Friday (excluding statutory holidays). The Preserve is located at KM 8, Takhini Hot Springs Road (30km from downtown Whitehorse). Applicants require their own reliable transportation to the Preserve, as this is the primary work location.

Yukon Wildlife Preserve Nature Camps:

From mid-June to late August, programming is focused on leading week-long day camps for ages 6-8 and 9-12. Our camps offer children the opportunity to discover, explore and connect with nature, build friendships and learn new skills. Educators work up to a maximum 40-hour week, typically Monday – Friday (including statutory holidays).

Responsibilities:

  • Adapt and deliver engaging outdoor, curriculum-linked interpretive programs for students and youth;
  • Coordinate with teachers, volunteers, and educational assistants to support student learning;
  • Lead fun and educational, week-long summer day camps, ensuring the safety and well-being of participants;
  • Participate in staff training to increase knowledge of boreal and arctic ecology and to develop a communication strategy tool-kit to engage students and youth;
  • Participate in evaluation of program design and delivery;
  • Contribute to final reports by summarizing and evaluating all aspects of program delivery;
  • Maintain equipment and materials for program delivery;
  • Undertake other duties as assigned including light cleaning and maintenance as required;

Skills & Experience:

  • Experience in leadership and/or mentoring and/or coaching;
  • Experience working with youth;
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team;
  • Ability to work outdoors, stand, walk and carry packs in varied terrain and weather conditions;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service;
  • Interest, knowledge or experience in Arctic and Boreal Ecology;
  • Competent with Windows based computer systems and programs such as Microsoft Office, Excel and web browsers

Assets:

  • Ability to speak French fluently;
  • Knowledge of Interpretive Theory & techniques;
  • Education in relevant field (biology, education, interpretation, outdoor recreation, natural resources, etc.);
  • Experience in delivering engaging, knowledge based interpretive programs to diverse audiences

Conditions of Employment:
Successful candidates must meet these conditions by the first day of their contract and maintain them throughout the duration of employment.

  • Valid Standard First Aid/CPR-C Certificate;
  • Clean Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening;
  • Class 4 Yukon Driver’s License;
  • Clean Driver’s Abstract;

To Apply: Please provide a cover letter and your resume. Submit applications to Abi Horobin at abi@yukonwildlife.ca by 8am on March 7th, 2022. Interviews are expected to take place over that week.

Additional Application Instructions
Please provide a cover letter and your resume. Submit applications to Abi Horobin at abi@yukonwildlife.ca by 8am on March 7th, 2022. Interviews are expected to take place over that week.

Tagged as: delivering programming, developing programming, environmental education, nature camp, youth