Under the guidance of the Program Manager, the main duties of the Environmental Educator are:
Delivery of summer camp and public outreach events
Educating children aged 6-10 about ocean biology and conservation
Leading children in science-based games and activities
Preparing materials for summer camps and public outreach events
Managing registration information
Communicating with parents
Using inquiry-based teaching techniques to promote wonder and excitement in children
Providing support and leadership to volunteer educators
Assisting with occasional outreach events
Setting up and taking down materials for summer camps each week
Setting up and taking down materials for outreach events
Engaging with people of all ages in public outreach events to promote ocean conservation
Background in science, environmental issues or sustainability
At least two years of experience working with children (ages 5-12), ideally in a group or teaching environment
Experience with science and sustainability curriculum development for youth
Proven leadership skills and exceptional teamwork abilities
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Planning, organizational, multi-tasking and self-directed work skills
Clear criminal record check for the vulnerable sector within the last five years or ability to obtain and pass a clear criminal record check
Minimum emergency first aid and CPR C level certification within the last three years
Marine biology experience is highly desired but not required; if applicable, please highlight your marine biology experience in your cover letter
Having regular access to a reliable vehicle and valid driver’s license is highly desired but not required; if applicable, please highlight your vehicle access in your cover letter
This position is funded through a wage subsidy program and applicants must:
Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
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 the employment; and,
Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.
Term of Appointment
This position is based in Vancouver, with summer camps delivered at Kitsilano Beach. This position is for 8 weeks from June 28 to August 20, 2021. Full-time hours are approximately 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, for 35-40 hours per week.
$15.20 + 4% vacation pay.
Ready to apply for the position?
Email a cover letter and resume to:
Willow Beck: email@example.com