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Positions: Environmental Educator
Type: age 30 & under / summer
Organization: Bow Habitat Station
Location: Calgary, Alberta

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Pursue a rewarding career at a leading interpretive centre focused on Alberta's environment!

Located along the Bow River in the heart of Inglewood, Bow Habitat Station offers positive, team-oriented and development-driven career opportunities. You'll be inspired by scenic views, aquatic ecosystems and people who share a passion for environmental education.

At Bow Habitat Station, our staff are at the core of our unique programs and experiences for visitors of all ages and abilities.

What we offer

  • Supportive and welcoming team environment
  • Work-life balance
  • Career development and training opportunities
  • Competitive compensation

About this position

Working directly with the public, you will lead the delivery of indoor and outdoor environmental education programs to visitors of all ages and abilities. Working within a larger front-line services team, you’ll follow established education plans, policies and procedures to ensure quality and consistency in the delivery of hands-on and engaging programs.

Knowledge of Alberta's environment and experience in the delivery of environmental education programs and activities to a variety of ages will ensure your success in supporting Bow Habitat Station in building environmentally conscious communities engaged in conservation and stewardship action.

What you'll do

  • Deliver engaging indoor and outdoor environmental education programs and activities to schools, public and groups of all ages and abilities
  • Share approved messaging that helps to build understanding and appreciation of Alberta’s fish and their aquatic environments
  • Support the development of online educational content (example: social media, newsletters)
  • Maintain and support the development of program resources
  • Analyze and troubleshoot program-related issues as they arise
  • Support with the ongoing improvement in the delivery of programs and activities
  • Support the delivery of front-line visitor services
    • Monitor and support with troubleshooting of displays, exhibits and public resources
  • Work collaboratively with the team to address operational issues as they arise
  • Provide support with the management of café and gift shop products
  • Support volunteers in their roles and responsibilities (sharing knowledge, assisting in training sessions)
  • Support in achieving mandates, goals, vision and mission

What you'll need

A high school diploma and a minimum of one year of related experience in the delivery of environmental education programs to clients of various ages and abilities is required (examples: interpretation, teaching, guiding).

Prior to hire, applicants must obtain:

  • Standard First Aid Level C CPR with AED
  • A Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Ability to work a shifted schedule including weekends and the occasional evening shift

Costs of First Aid training and Criminal Record Check will be the responsibility of the final candidates.

What you have

  • Knowledge of education and program delivery strategies for all ages and abilities
  • Knowledge of general science such as wildlife biology, entomology and/or botany
  • Knowledge of natural resource stewardship practices, particularly with respect to Alberta's management of air, land, water and biodiversity
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office: Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Exceptional, friendly, and professional program delivery skills
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, visitor-focused environment
  • The ability to adapt program delivery styles to meet the needs of audiences
  • The ability to identify and effectively communicate and address front-line issues
  • Strong interpersonal skills with experience working effectively and collaboratively within a team
  • Strong customer services skills, exhibiting tact and diplomacy at all times
  • Strong attention to detail
  • A continued desire to learn

Terms of employment

  • Temporary seasonal contract for April through September 2024
  • Part-time or full-time opportunities (21-35 hours weekly)
  • Shifts primarily Tuesdays through Saturdays
  • Hourly wages start at $21.99, plus 11% vacation pay and shift premium of $3.25/hour for weekend shifts


We are currently seeking qualified individuals for the 2024 Summer Season. Apply by December 4, 2023.

Send a resume and a short cover letter to Please indicate ‘Environmental Educator’ in the subject line of the email. Include preference for full-time or part-time hours.

In the cover letter, include why you are interested in working at Bow Habitat Station and how your previous experiences will ensure success in this position. Applicants without a cover letter will not be considered.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Nov 17 2023    ID: 69484