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Position: Seasonal Environmental Education Assistant/Summer Day Camp Counsellor
Type: age 30 & under / summer
 Rouge Valley Foundation
Location: Rouge Valley Conservation Centre (near Toronto Zoo), Toronto, Ontario

Salary Range: $15/hour; must be eligible for Canada Summer Jobs funding
Type: Full time seasonal position (May – August 26, 2022); approx. 40 hours/week

How to Apply: Send resume and cover letter to Serena Lawrie,
Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork

The Rouge Valley Conservation Centre is located in Toronto, Ontario in the Rouge Park, the largest urban park in North America. The Centre focuses on environmental restoration, monitoring and research and offers interpretive walks and educational programs for the general public, school and community groups and it is the home to local non-profit, volunteer group Citizen Scientists.

Summary of Function:

The Environmental Education Assistant will teach and develop curriculum-linked environmental education programs for elementary, high school and college/university students. Assist in the daily operations of the Rouge Valley Conservation Centre. Deliver environmental and nature-themed lesson plans during weekend children’s programs and Summer Day Camp programs including crafts, hikes, active games and outdoor activities. Provide supervision of students, campers, volunteers and other participants. Assist with special events, hikes and other conservation centre operational needs. Ability to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends and holidays as required. Occupational health and safety is a major responsibility of this position.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Knowledge of environmental education, terrestrial and aquatic ecology, ecosystem management, as well as species identification skills
  • Desire to take a creative and innovative approach to communicating environmental science and ecology in educational programming
  • Post-secondary education in Environmental Science, Environmental Studies or Environmental Management, Teaching or ECE an asset.
  • Teaching experience within a school, camp, or outdoor education centre capacity an asset.
  • Experience teaching and/or leading outdoor programming, leading community-based programs and environmental activities an asset
  • Experience working with children with special needs (down syndrome, dyslexia, ADD, autism) is an asset.
  • Excellent organizational skills and task and time management capabilities.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to think both critically and strategically.
  • Ability to work independently and co-operatively as part of a team.
  • Flexibility to work flexible hours, evenings, weekends and holidays as required is mandatory.
  • Must have a current Police Vulnerable Sector check or willing to get one.
  • Must have Standard First Aid and CPR certification or willing to get certified.
  • Must be able to start immediately and be eligible for Canada Summer Jobs funding

Tasks: Examples of Tasks

Perform the following tasks under general supervision:

  1. As part of the teaching team at RVCC, deliver curriculum-linked education programs, weekend children’s programs, and summer day camp programs.
  2. Learn and develop information and prepare resources for programs, activities hikes and events.
  3. Deliver daytime, evening and weekend programs and events for all ages, and assist with other duties including preparation, set up and clean up, creation of materials, crafts, activities, and games.
  4. Provide supervision of children (students/campers), staff and volunteers.
  5. Assist with community events including nature walks, outreach, educational and monitoring events.
  6. General landscaping, grounds keeping, cleaning and house keeping duties at the RVCC.
  7. Clean, inspect, inventory, maintain/repair, transport and properly store all props, equipment, and supplies for programs and events and ensure all materials are available for daily program delivery.
  8. Attend and participate in staff meetings and training sessions.
  9. Other duties as assigned.

Apply: Send resume and cover letter to Serena Lawrie,
Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Apr 30 2022    ID: 64222