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Position: Lead Weekend Nature Club Instructor
School: Toronto Nature School
Location: Toronto ON (Queen E / Beaches)

Number of Positions: 1
Position Type: Contract
Start Date: Saturday, September 14th times 8:30am – 1:00pm
Fall Session: Saturdays, Sept 14th – November 30th
Winter Session: Saturdays, January 18th – March 8th
Spring Session: Saturdays, April 5th – June 21st
Compensation: $23-$26

About Toronto Nature School

Toronto Nature School is dedicated to connecting kids with nature and education. Our mission is for kids to have fun while learning. Check out our website for more information


– Communicate with parents and guardians via email (introduction emails, photos, updates after each class) –
– Email group updates and photos after class
– Email communications will cover both age groups of kids 4-10
– Monitor the email address and respond to emails in an appropriate manner
– Plan carry out meetings with Saturday team members once per term
– Plan weekly nature activities that engage children from ages 4-10
– Help facilitate planning between team members
– Plan activities that relate to the current seasons and to the spaces
– Plan activities that can take place at both the beach and the ravine
– Provide back up plans to move to indoor spaces during inclement weather
– Ensure that participants are having a fun, safe, and engaging high quality learning experience

– Be comfortable around water, beach. Monitor children vigilantly
– Supervise three staff members and provide direction, feedback
– Communicate with parents and guardians via email about program updates, changes, when possible, document learning with photos and occasionally send photos to parents of their child participating
– Supervise and ensure children are being safe and supported at all times during their program
– Provide other staff and volunteers with feedback and instructions
– Ensure that students are on time for pick up at 12:00 pm at Queen st. East location. Or other location if previously arranged
– Follow Health and Safety protocols and procedures guidelines
– Clean up after activities ensuring that the learning and playing areas are clean, organized-and safe to ensure the Health & Safety of all participants.
– Maintain the safety of children, understanding sun/ snow safety.
– Engage in play based and developmentally appropriate programming for all
– Collaborate with other staff to share ideas.
– Assess risks and risk management of sites and children, perform a site check upon arrival
– Ensure first aid kits and contact information are properly handled and stored.
– Encourage community culture
– Familiarize yourself with the school philosophy’s and forms
– Other duties as required


– Teaching Qualifications / Graduate or currently enrolled with an ECE/ Education Program/ Forest School Practitioners course is an asset
– Extensive Experience working with children
– Love for the outdoors
– Current First Aid and CPR with level C ( to be obtained)
– Police Vulnerable Sectors Check ( to be obtained during first 3 months)
– Well-developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication skills with parents/ guardians, campers and staff
– Experience and sensitivity in dealing with members of all cultural and racial backgrounds, including visible and non-visible dimensions of diversity.
– Physically capable of working in all weather conditions, carrying a backpack, carrying learning materials.
– Ability to walk for long periods on uneven terrain
– Understand play-based learning, outdoor learning and principles of risky play.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to and include how you heard about the position.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jul 4 2024    ID: 71511