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Position: Habitat Stewardship and Maintenance Technician
Type: summer job / age 30 & under
Organization: Scales Nature Park
Location: Based near Orillia, travel to projects in central and southwestern Ontario may be required

Duties will vary with the nature of each position, but will include:

  • participate in habitat restoration and stewardship projects such as invasive species removal, native species plantings, microhabitat creation, wetland creation, road mitigation
  • participate in the maintenance and development of nature trails, demonstration gardens, challenge course elements, interpretive facilities, etc.
  • Supervise volunteers (adult and youth) and other staff working on assorted projects
  • Conduct public engagement and education activities such as guided nature trail walks, etc.
  • Survey for species at risk (i.e. snakes, birds) as appropriate
  • Assist with operations such as animal care, outreach programs, and field research as required

Duration: Varies with position, approximately 16 weeks with extension up to one year internship possible
Salary: Varies depending on position, $490 - $560 / week. Shared accommodations may be available.


  • Able to follow detailed instructions, stay organized, task switch and prioritize conflicting goals
  • Ability to work in a variety of conditions (cold, heat, sun, biting insects, tired volunteers, etc.)
  • Valid class G or G2 driver’s license and good driving record
  • Oral communication and people skills, time management and leadership skills
  • Experience with a variety of tools and equipment, chainsaw certification is an asset
  • Experience with light construction, landscaping, vehicle maintenance, etc. is an asset
  • Flexibility regarding scheduling according to the needs of projects
  • Ability to work and thrive as part of a close-knit team in challenging situations
  • Internal motivation and the ability to work without supervision
  • Positive attitude and passion for the conservation of reptiles and amphibians

Note about COVID-19: Due to our Covid-19 restrictions, for now we will only consider applicants who will live on site at our facility under our quarantine restrictions, which are stricter than government minimums. Outside visitors and/or trips outside our facilities are very limited. We’re a fun bunch to be quarantined with, though! Please do not apply if you would not be able to work within such restrictions.

To apply:

Please complete the Google Form found here: At the conclusion of the questionnaire, you will be prompted to upload a resume, cover letter, and references as a single PDF file, 4 pages or less. If you can’t upload after completing the questionnaire, you may send it to with “AQ completed, HSMT” in the subject line. Cover letters should be addressed to Jeff Hathaway. Resumes will be reviewed beginning March 1, and applications will continue to be accepted after that date.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 19 2021    ID: 58342