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Hiring: Field School Program Leaders
Organization: Cheakamus Centre

Location: near Brackendale & Squamish BC
Accom.: optional room & partial board (see below)
Also hiring: Counsellor Supervisor | Outdoor School Program Leader 


The Program Leader is 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. This is a dynamic role that involves working with students of all ages in a variety of program areas, with the goal of creating meaningful and enjoyable learning experiences for all.

For the Fall 2022 season, a majority of programs will be with grade 8 students and with a focus on community building as students begin secondary school. Programs will include a mix of outdoor and environmental education programs areas as well as indigenous cultural education at the Cheakamus Centre Longhouse.


  • Direct 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
  • Support meal service and assist with group management as needed
  • Assist Program Coordinator in updating program materials and maintaining program supplies
  • Other duties as assigned by the Education Program Coordinator


  • First Aid OFA Level 1 required – OFA Level 2 preferred (or equivalent)
  • Experience working with children and youth in an outdoor education setting
  • Strong interest in developing personal leadership skills
  • 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


  • Experience and/or interest in facilitating outdoor environmental programming and outdoor skill building
  • An understanding of Cheakamus Centre, and its mission, vision, values and goals (


4-5 days per week, September 6, 2022 – October 19, 2022.


Cheakamus Centre, Brackendale, BC (near Squamish)


  • Pay starting at $17.00/hr. (Hours dependent on availability and programming, part-time and full-time positions available)
  • Room & Partial Board (optional) – please note: meals are only provided during programming periods
  • 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 Ch?iyá?mesh 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


July 14, 2022 or 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 'Field School Program Facilitator’ 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.

Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.

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: Jun 29 2022    ID: 64995