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Position: Nature Interpreter (P/T contract)
Organization: High Park Nature Centre
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Founded in 1999, the High Park Nature Centre is a not-for-profit organization that instills awareness, understanding and respect for the natural world. We engage children, youth and families in the stewardship of High Park's significant natural areas through hands-on outdoor environmental education. Our year-round programs inspire park visitors to develop closer connections with nature in their city and ensure a sustainable future for High Park for generations to come.

We are seeking a creative, innovative, and passionate educator to deliver outdoor nature education programs for children and families in High Park.

Responsibilities:

  • Deliver high quality nature education programs to children and families; focusing on fun & educational birthday party programs, weekly nature clubs, and occasional school field trips or team building programs;
  • Collaborate with other Nature Interpreters to create and amend programming;
  • Engage volunteers in programming;
  • Communicate with parents and the public;
  • Maintain and clean the Nature Centre; and
  • Other duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • Experience working with children in educational/recreational programs, preferably outdoors;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Toronto’s ecology and natural history;
  • Strong ability to work with children, and able to provide a positive learning experience for participants of all ages;
  • Experience with behavioural management and conflict resolution;
  • Demonstrated ability for effective teamwork as well as independent work;
  • Creative and enthusiastic with excellent problem solving skills;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Able and willing to work outdoors in all conditions;
  • Able to work evening and weekend shifts;
  • Current CPR and First Aid certificates or willingness to acquire; and
  • Current Vulnerable Sector Check or willingness to acquire.

The High Park Nature Centre is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from People of Colour, Indigenous People, and other visible minorities.

Benefits:

  • Professional teaching experience
  • Interpretation training for teaching about nature
  • Outdoor working environment
  • An opportunity to study, explore and research the unique ecology of High Park
  • Bonding with other nature lovers!

Position Details:

Fall/Winter/Spring Contract (ending June 30):
Part-time (0 - 15 hours per week). Shifts will be primarily Saturdays, Sundays and weekday evenings. Possibility of extension.

Wage: $15.50 / hour


Closing Date: Wednesday October 20th, 2021 at 11:59pm

To apply: please fill out the application in our employment portal below. Please add your resume and cover letter to your application in the portal.

https://highparknaturecentre.com/employment

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Oct 12 2021    ID: 61574