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Outdoor & Environmental Learning

Positions: Program Leaders, part-time & full-time positions available
Organization: Cheakamus Outdoor Learning Centre

Location: near Brackendale & Squamish BC
Housing: Optional Room & Partial Board (rent at $250.00/month)
Spring 2024 Season: Apr 8 - Jun 26, or May 16 - June 26 (see below)


Program Leaders are responsible for facilitating a range of outdoor and environmental learning experiences for elementary and secondary school students. This includes the facilitation of teambuilding activities, outdoor skill development and environmental education programs. These experiences take place on extensive teaching trails, in forest shelters and alongside spawning channels and ponds. Additionally, we have a teaching salmon hatchery, working farm, challenge course, archery range and several special teaching classrooms and amphitheaters.

This is a dynamic role that involves facilitating hands-on and highly interactive activities, with the goal of creating meaningful and enjoyable learning experiences for all. There will also be the opportunities to supports Indigenous-led cultural programs in the Cheakamus Centre teaching Longhouse.


  • Facilitation of outdoor and environmental learning activities
  • Contribute to creating a safe and inclusive learning environment for all
  • Prepare for activities and maintain program supplies and equipment
  • Maintain safety and well-being of visitors as part of the program staff team
  • Work in a supporting role for Indigenous Cultural Education programs as needed
  • Support meal service and assist with group management as needed
  • Assist in updating program materials and maintenance of program resources
  • Other duties as assigned


  • First Aid OFA Level 1 required – OFA Level 2/Wilderness First Aid preferred (or equivalent)
  • Willing to submit a current Criminal Record Check, with Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Experience working with children and youth in an outdoor education setting
  • Strong interest in developing leadership skills
  • Knowledge of Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Coast Salish cultural practices and local history, or willingness to learn
  • Work effectively independently and in a collaborative team environment
  • Work in a fast-paced environment, while striving to offer high quality programs
  • Friendly, positive and enthusiastic demeanor
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • An understanding of Cheakamus Centre, and its mission, vision, values and goals (


  • 1 Position: April 8th - June 26th, 2024, full-time.
  • Multiple Positions: May 16th – June 26th, 2024. Part-time and full-time positions available.

Day and evening shifts available. Extended shifts up to 12 hours may be required. Shifts are between Monday-Friday.


Cheakamus Centre, Brackendale, BC (near Squamish)


  • Pay range of $19-21/hr. (Hours dependent on availability and programming)
  • Optional Room & Partial Board (rent at $250.00/month)
  • Staff discount at Listel Hotels and Listel owned restaurants


Located on 420 acres of ecological reserve lands in the Cheakamus River Valley near Squamish, BC, Cheakamus Centre is a world-class outdoor learning centre that brings together the values of environmental stewardship and sustainability through place-based learning. We would like to thank the Skwxwú7mesh Nation, upon whose unceded traditional territory Cheakamus Centre resides. We value the opportunity to welcome others to learn, gather and share in nature on this traditional territory. The land Cheakamus Centre is situated on has always been a place of learning for the Chʼiyáḵmesh people, who for millennia have passed on their culture, history, and traditions from one generation to the next on this site.

Cheakamus Centre is committed to supporting and building a diverse and inclusive workplace community. We welcome and respect the diverse backgrounds, experiences and talents of our staff and believe this contributes to programs that are welcoming, relevant and accessible for learners of all ages.

For more information on Cheakamus Centre, visit our website at .


Open until filled.
Hiring for multiple positions


Email a cover letter stating why you are the best person for this opportunity, along with your résumé to:

Please include ‘Program Leader’ in the subject line of your email. If you are interested in multiple positions, please provide all the positions you are interested and rank them in order of preference.

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We thank you for your interest in employment with Cheakamus Centre. Please note that due to the volume of applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: May 1 2024    ID: 71093