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Position: Reptile Educator/ Keeper
Type: summer job / age 30 & under
Organization: Scales Nature Park
Location: Based near Orillia, positions may involve travel throughout Ontario (unlikely during Covid).

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

  • perform online/outreach educational programs about reptiles and amphibians, to a variety of audiences
  • assist with the maintenance of a large captive collection of reptiles, amphibians and fish
  • assist with the maintenance, operations and development of a nature centre and related programs including educational resources, new programs, nature trails, filtration systems, etc.

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 animal handling. Positive attitude and willingness to help people get over their fears are essential. Animal care tasks will be routine. Valid G or G2 driver’s license and good driving record required. Flexibility regarding scheduling is important. Shared accommodation (quad or double bunk room) is 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.

Note about COVID-19: Due to our Covid-19 restrictions, for now we will only consider applicants who will live on site at our facility under our quarantine restrictions, which are stricter than government minimums. Outside visitors and/or trips outside our facilities are very limited. We’re a fun bunch to be quarantined with, though! Please do not apply if you would not be able to work within such restrictions.

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 a resume to both locations. Cover letters should be addressed to Jeff Hathaway. Resumes will be reviewed and applications will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 19 2021    ID: 58338