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Position: Field Trip Coordinator
Organization: Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association
Location: Vancouver BC

Field Trip Coordinator

Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association (VBGA) is seeking a Field Trip Coordinator to oversee our guided and self-guided field trip programs at VanDusen Botanical Garden and Bloedel Conservatory. The VBGA’s educational field trip programs promote environmental stewardship and a love of the natural world while aligning with the BC education curriculum.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate all aspects of the guided and self-guided field trip programs
  • Lead educational programs for a diverse audience including youth and adults
  • Organize the annual Teachers’ Open House event
  • Manage the Connecting Urban Youth to Nature and Nature Express bursary programs
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate new educational programs and resources
  • Participate in VBGA educational events and other organization events

Qualifications and experience

  • Post-secondary education in ecology, biology, education, or a related field
  • Experience working with volunteers, preferably supervising volunteers
  • Experience working with groups of children, preferably educating children on nature related topics
  • Comfortable with public speaking to diverse audiences
  • Willingness to work outdoors in all weather, leading energetic activities
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and respectfully as part of a team
  • Exemplary customer service skills in person, electronically, and on the phone
  • Dedication to environmental awareness and sustainable living
  • Current certification in standard first aid AND recent Criminal Records Check (or willingness to obtain prior to start date)

Availability

Required full-time, Monday to Friday 35 hours a week. Some evening and weekend shifts are required. Start date by March 1, 2018.

Submit resume and cover letter by Friday, February 3rd, 2018 to:

Chantal Martin, Youth Programs Coordinator
cmartin@vandusen.org

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GoodWork ID: 43616       Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Jan 12 2018