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Position: Community Services Assistant 5 - 
Organization: Surrey Nature Centre / City of Surrey
Location: Surrey, Greater Vancouver BC
Surrey Job ID: 3304


The Surrey Nature Centre (operated by the City of Surrey’s Urban Forestry section) offers nature-based programs and events for schools and the public with the goal of fostering appreciation and understanding of Surrey’s urban forest.

This auxiliary coverage is based on a predicted 28-hour work week (primarily Monday to Friday); it may include evenings and weekends. Anticipated start date is Tuesday, February 18, 2020.


Auxiliary – CUPE 402


As the Surrey Nature Centre Programmer you will:

  • Be responsible for school programs and school break day camps;
  • Supervise school program and day camp leaders (including hiring, training and coaching);
  • Evaluate, maintain, and update current school and day camp programs;
  • Create new school and day camp programs, as required;
  • Supervise volunteers (including onboarding, interviewing, training and coaching);
  • Maintain, update and deliver teacher workshops;
  • Develop promotional, educational and informational materials; and,
  • Ensure the City’s Policies and Procedures are met during the performance of ongoing duties.


  • Completed Grade 12, supplemented by a degree in education, environmental studies, recreation or a related field plus two years of progressively responsible experience in supervision, or an equivalent acceptable combination of training and experience;
  • A creative and enthusiastic approach to their work;
  • Strong interpersonal and organization skills;
  • Strong conflict resolution skills;
  • Strong leadership ability;
  • Experience working with school-aged children;
  • Knowledge of local flora and fauna;
  • Current Emergency First Aid (or acceptable equivalent);
  • Valid BC Driver’s License with a safe driving history;
  • High Five Certification (or willingness to obtain);
  • Experience with BC’s school curriculum (an asset).


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Nov 25 2019    ID: 55249