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Position: Wildwood Ecoforest Assistant Naturalist
Type: summer job / age 30 & under
Organization: Ecoforestry Institute Society
Location: Ladysmith, BC (near Duncan, Nanaimo)

We are seeking a part-time naturalist to assist in leading place-based school programs, workshops and public programs at Wildwood Ecoforest. The successful candidate will work closely with the Education Coordinator and Lead Naturalist as well as the EIS Education Committee, to connect people with nature and run interpretive ecoforestry and ecology based programs.

Position will run from May 10, 2021-August 29, 2021 (16 weeks) 20 hours a week. Wage: $18/hr *Please note this position is funding dependent*

Applicants must meet Canada Summer Jobs Criteria and be between the age of 15-30 years old.

To Apply:

Applications should be addressed to Reed Osler, EIS Education Coordinator and be submitted to: by noon on Friday February 26th.

Please submit your resume and cover letter with your name as the document title.

Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.

Duties include:

  • Working as part of a team to assist in delivery of school programs and public programs both online and in person
  • Program prep/clean up and maintenance of program supplies
  • Communicate regularly with EIS Education Coordinator, Lead Naturalist and Education Committee
  • Represent EIS at outreach events while communicating effectively and professionally
  • Assist in program development, program evaluation and development of program materials
  • Assist in creating online educational and promotional materials including social media engagement
  • Track/record program stats
  • Engage in a professional manner with volunteer nature guides, community organizations, members of the public and other stakeholders
  • Assist with EIS events and workshops
  • Other duties as needed

Experience and Qualifications:

  • 2 years post secondary or a combination of education and experience
  • A minimum of 6 months experience working/volunteering as an interpreter/park naturalist or similar position
  • Passion for nature and connecting people with the natural world
  • Good working knowledge of botany and wildlife native to Vancouver Island
  • Able to work from a home office when not delivering programs
  • Fluent in MS Office suite
  • Highly organized, creative, self-starter with strong attention to detail who can work well independently and in a team environment
  • Able to take initiative and problem solve effectively
  • Experience delivering engaging, informative, inspiring information to public and school audiences using interpretive techniques
  • Experience communicating with the public in a professional manner
  • Willing and able to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions and terrains
  • Willing and able to work shift work with a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends
  • Physically fit and able to stand and walk for long periods of time
  • Willing and able to work in an isolated location
  • Must have own transportation to and from work
  • Must submit a valid criminal record check as a condition of employment
  • Knowledge of ecoforestry or forestry practices will be considered an asset
  • Experience working or volunteering in a non-profit setting will be considered an asset


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Feb 17 2021    ID: 58718