Hours: 37.5 hours/week
Work Term: June 22th to end of August 2020 -up to 10 weeks
What We Do: This is our 8th year offering nature based summer day camps at the Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre in Cowichan Bay. The Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre is an educational interpretive centre in the Cowichan Estuary, a 400-hectare estuarine ecosystem. The Nature Centre offers hands-on programming for schools, youth and the general public, plus summer science camps, creatively engaging participants in learning activities related to local watersheds, conservation, climate adaptation, citizen science and ecosystem protection and restoration projects in the Cowichan and Koksilah Watersheds. Visitors and program participants can see and touch marine and intertidal creatures in our aquarium and touch tank; use our microscopes, telescopes and interactive displays, and learn about wildlife along our oceanfront interpretive trail, from our viewing tower and through hands-on science projects. The Nature Centre is kept open to the public by a dedicated team of volunteers and educational programs are led by professional nature interpreters assisted by volunteers.
Job Description: Science & Nature Summer Camp Leader
The role of the Summer Camp Leader is a hands-on, energy intensive position focused on co-leading hands-on science and nature-based camp activities and play. The Summer Camp Leaders will assist the Summer Camp Coordinator in final preparations for the summer science & nature camp programs including program activities, learning outcomes, and schedules. They will be mentored and trained by Nature Centre staff, volunteers and local naturalists in understanding the estuarine environment in which they will be working and in related environmental issues, topics, and concerns to support them in delivering an locally focused summer science and nature camp.
June: The Summer Camp Leader may assist in the delivery of programs to school aged children visiting the Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre. Other duties will include assisting the Coordinator in developing activities and schedules for the summer camps to be delivered in July and August.
July & August: Together, the Summer Camp Leader, along with the Summer Camp Coordinator, will be the team delivering the summer science and nature camps for groups up to 12 children including science, art, and recreation activities. Children attending the camps will range in age from 5-9. The Summer Camp Leader may also assist the Coordinator with public education events for families, seniors, and tourists.
How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume by 11:59pm April 20th via email, mail or in person to:
Amy Clinton-Baker, Coordinator
Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre
Box 5 Cowichan Bay Rd
Cowichan Bay, BC V0R 1N0
Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre thanks all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Positions are subject to Canada Summer Jobs funding.
The Centre’s summer camp programs are planned to go ahead in July and August, and we are continuing to monitor coronavirus health advisories and will make adjustments as necessary, which may affect employment contracts. Job interviews will be conducted online.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Mar 23 2020 ID: 56479