Rivers to Ridges believes that reconnecting ourselves to nature is crucial for healthy bodies and minds. When we have a strong relationship with the natural world, we have healthy relationships with ourselves and our community. We deliver nature programming for youth and families through naturalist studies, survival skills and scenarios, sensory awareness activities, storytelling, team and individual challenges, forest songs, and land stewardship. Our educational philosophy is built on concept nature mentorship. We encourage learners to develop a deep sense of place through understanding their role in the natural world. Our teaching is guided by the learners' passions, and we work to customize our programming around each unique group of students. We believe strongly in fostering curiousity and we strive to hold space for learners to come to answers at his or her own pace. Our year-round programs are based out of Whitehorse, Yukon, on the traditional territory of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Ta'an Kwach'an Council. Learn more about us on our webpage.
We are looking for an engaging, creative and dynamic individual to fill the role of Nature Educator with Rivers to Ridges. You will be responsible for preparing and implementing a wide range of outdoor modules, activities, lessons and games. You will help with prep work before the start of program, including, but not limited to designing program, gathering and creating materials, visiting the site, etc. During program, you will be present and focused on the participants' safety and experience. After program, you may be engaging with parents/guardians, debriefing with other staff, submitting incident reports, and gathering and maintaining materials, as well as other tasks. The ideal candidate will be passionate about outdoor learning with an ability to reach out to children and create a relationship of mutual trust through a mentoring relationship. The goal is to help foster curiosity in young people and be a dedicated ally in the process of wilderness learning.
Wage: $20-$28 depending on experience. This is a part-time, contract position. Applicants must be available to work for several full-time weeks in Summer 2017, potentially March 2017 as well as some Saturdays. Hours worked will include a wage for preparatory time.
If interested in this position, please submit: a cover letter and resume, as well as your availability for the year of 2017 to:
by February 26, 2017.
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GoodWork ID: 37955 Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Feb 1 2017