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Job title: Environmental Education Officer
Contract Term: May 6 - August 26, 2017
Full time 37.5 hours/week
Wage: $12.00/hour, depending on funding
Position availability subject to funding



Job Description:

We are looking for a highly motivated Environmental Education Officer to join our team for the summer! The student will be responsible for carrying out environmental education programs and public outreach that focus on local environmental stewardship, endangered and invasive species, ecosystems, watersheds, restoration activities, and First Nations cultural linkages. The successful candidate will be a team player as well as be able to work independently, maintaining consistent and professional communication with volunteers, community groups, and co-workers. Flexibility in the candidate’s schedule is necessary to reflect the dynamic nature of this position.

Position Summary:

The Education Officer will:

  • Develop and implement environmental and cultural interpretive programs that relate to the local aquatic environment such as the Gorge Watershed and marine environment with emphasis on programming for children and youth;
  • Host youth groups, summer camps, community groups and public visits to the Gorge Waterway Nature House and Esquimalt Gorge Park;
  • Assist in special events organization and implementation, including attending public events with our Mobile Seaquarium and Watershed Model;
  • Assist with the promotion of the nature house and build community support;
  • Assist with planning and hosting World Oceans Day (celebrated on June 4th) at the Nature House;
  • Maintain and update nature house displays, including all aspects of the care of live displays;
  • Recruit, train, and manage volunteers of different ages and backgrounds;
  • Maintain consistent and professional communication with volunteers, commuity groups, co-workers, and associated administration;
  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications Required:

  • Post secondary student;
  • Field of study: biology, geography, or environmental studies. This job will require understanding of marine animal biology and ecological principles;
  • Experience working with young people and groups;
  • Experience organizing volunteers;
  • Experience delivering education programs, an understanding of coastal biodiversity, and practiced leadership skills;
  • Valid driver’s license (use of own car may be required on occasion);
  • First Aid certification, CPR-C, and FOODSAFE (may be provided).
  • Willingness to submit a Criminal Record Check.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Was registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year;
  • Intends to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year;
  • Is a student in a secondary, post-secondary, vocational or technical program;
  • Is between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
  • Is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
  • Is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations

How to Apply:

Applicants should send a resume (with suitable references) and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by March 16th, 2016.

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