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Position: Education / Program Developer
Organization: Scales Nature Park
Location: based near Orillia, Ontario, may involve limited travel throughout Ontario

Position duties

The successful candidate can expect to:

  • perform outreach and on-site programs about reptiles and amphibians for live or virtual groups
  • lead the development and post-pandemic re-launch of a nature-focused children’s day camp, home school programs and other on-site public activities
  • lead the initial stages of development of a forest school
  • perform child care tasks, ages 6+, whenever children are on site including extended hours activities
  • develop educational resources for public usage, in print or digital formats
  • assist the Education Coordinator with communications to schedule and coordinate outreach events
  • assist with the maintenance of a large captive collection of reptiles and amphibians for program usage
  • assist with the operations and development of a nature centre and related facilities

Duration: Initial contract 11 months, extension possible
Salary: $560/ week (based on $16/ hour, 35 hours)


  • Strong oral communications skills. experience presenting to audiences of 50-500 people
  • Comfortable and charismatic, on stage and on camera
  • Passion for working with children and nature
  • Positive attitude and willingness to help people get over their fears are essential
  • Superb organizational skills, experience with spreadsheets and calendars in Windows and Android
  • Flexible scheduling as client and animal needs affect plans, weekends and evenings required
  • Live on-site full-time in subsidized, shared accommodation; able to thrive as part of a close-knit team in challenging situations and a busy live/work environment
  • Valid G driver’s license, good driving record, Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Recent graduate of a post-secondary program, and eligible for youth employment strategy funding
  • Experience with digital photography, videography, editing, social media platforms, etc. is an asset
  • Experience scheduling, training, and managing staff or volunteers is an asset

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 this way, you may send it to with “AQ complete, ED” in the subject line. Do not send resume to both locations. Cover letters should be addressed to Jeff Hathaway. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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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.


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Sep 20 2021    ID: 61374