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Position: Nature Interpreter / Reptile Educator — summer & fall positions
Organization: Scales Nature Park 
Based near Orillia, some positions may involve travel throughout Ontario
Housing: Shared accommodations may be available.

Duties will vary with the nature of each position, but will include:

  • perform outreach and on-site educational programs about reptiles, amphibians, fish, and other topics, to a variety of audiences
  • assist with the maintenance of a large captive collection of reptiles, amphibians and fish, plus nature trail and facilities maintenance
  • assist with the operations and development of a nature centre and related programs including educational resources, nature trails, etc.
  • assist with field research, program evaluations, data analyses, and other technical tasks

Duration: Varies with position, approximately 16 weeks with extension up to one year internship possible

Salary: Varies depending on the position. Shared accommodations may be available.

Strong oral communications skills required. Positions require speaking to the public, answering questions, and supervising the handling of animals. Positive attitude and willingness to help people get over their fears are essential. Some positions require presentations to large crowds. Animal care tasks will be routine. Valid G or G2 driver’s license and good driving record required. Flexibility regarding scheduling is important. Accommodation may be available on-site.

Candidates should enjoy working both indoors and outdoors, in a variety of settings. The ability to thrive as part of a close-knit team in challenging situations and a live/work environment is important, especially for travel positions.

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, REK” in the subject line. Do not send resume to both locations. Cover letters should be addressed to Jeff Hathaway. Resumes will be reviewed beginning March 1, and applications will continue to be accepted after that date.

Resumes will be reviewed beginning March 1, and applications will continue to be accepted after that date.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jul 30 2020    ID: 55698