Position: Wild Child NS Programs Coordinator
Organization: Wild Child / Sierra Club Canada
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
We are looking for someone magical with children to help deliver Wild Child Forest School Programming in the Kearney Lake area of Bedford for our 2020 Summer/Fall Season. Our ideal candidate would love being outside in all weathers, enjoy playing & supervising children, with an eye for safety and risk management.
About Sierra Club Canada Foundation
Sierra Club Canada Foundation empowers people to protect, restore and enjoy a healthy and safe planet. SCCF’s objective is to protect and restore the health of the natural environment, including communities, by empowering Sierra Club members and its citizens through education and action.
Sierra Club Canada Foundation is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
Wild Child Forest School is a project of Sierra Club Canada Foundation that provides child-led, play-based learning through repeated exposure to nature. At forest school we empower children to take the lead on their learning in a natural setting over time, which may mean getting wet, dirty, making stuff with tools, and learn to extend their limits in a thoughtful and intentional way. Our program takes place entirely outside, so the ideal candidate would be comfortable in an outdoor setting for 8 hours a day.
To find out more about our programs visit wildchildatlantic.ca
Tasks and Responsibilities:
As the Wild Child Coordinator, you will:
Applicants must also be prepared to provide a clean Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Screen and a clear Child Abuse Registry Search.
Dates and Times of Work:
This position will be 22 weeks in length with potential for part-time/casual work in the Late Fall and Winter. Starts Monday, April 15th to Friday, Sept. 6th.
Hours of work are Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, with 2 holiday Mondays off during the summer.
Remuneration: $18/hr, 40hours/week for 22 weeks
Deadline: Midnight on Wednesday, April 10th, If you think you are the ideal candidate, please apply early.
To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter outlining your education, experience, and interest as a single email attachment to Gretchen Fitzgerald, National Programs Director at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please include “Wild Child NS Coordinator” in the subject line of the email.
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About Forest Schools & Nature Schools
Forest school teacher training
Organizations & Resources
* Take Me Outside http://takemeoutside.ca/
* Child and Nature Alliance http://www.childnature.ca
* Nature Child Reunion http://naturechildreunion.ca
* Nature Deficit Disorder - "a range of current child health issues arising from a lifestyle
that focuses on screen time rather than outdoor exploration"
* Green & Eco-friendly Kid's Books
* Last Child in the Woods
Richard Louv http://richardlouv.com/
* Outdoor & Environmental Education - orgs, schools, links, resources
Outdoor Education: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outdoor_education
Environ Ed.: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_education
Orgs., schools & links: http://www.planetfriendly.net/learn.html#ee
Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario (COEO) http://www.coeo.org/
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jan 25 2020 ID: 55784