Position: Seasonal Wetland Naturalist
Type: summer job / summer student position
Organization: Kootenay-Columbia Discovery Centre Society
Location: Creston, Kootenay Region, BC
Are you a post-secondary student with a love of nature and science? Are you passionate about inspiring people with amazing facts about the natural world? As a Wetland Naturalist, you will motivate, inspire, and connect children and adults to the wonderful world of wetlands by providing quality environmental education programs and front country excursions at the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area.
About the Location and Organization
Located south of Kootenay Lake in the Kootenay Rockies Region of southern British Columbia, the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area (CVWMA) is a magnificent 17,000-acre internationally designated Ramsar wetland. The Kootenay Columbia Discovery Centre Society (KCDCS) operates an Interpretation Centre located within the wetland. To support the visitor experience and help create positive long-lasting memories and interest in wetland conservation, the Centre offers educational exhibits, engaging curriculum-based school programs, stewardship programs, canoe and walking tours, nature trail programming, educational displays and a hands-on science lab
Each season we offer post-secondary students the opportunity to train as Naturalists and join us in showcasing this special wetland place. To find out more about the CVWMA visit http://www.crestonwildlife.ca. To find out more about KCDCS, visit http://www.discovery-center.ca.
During the first week of employment, Wetland Naturalists receive mandatory intensive training covering: CVWMA’s history and conservation; wetland biodiversity and bird ecology; marsh management; and interpretive strategies and educational values. Training and learning opportunities continue throughout the season as new programs are added and the wetland landscape and wildlife changes. Job shadowing, team teaching, supported delivery, and observed and evaluated practices are utilized to provide feedback and create a well-rounded experience to the Naturalists.
The Wetland Naturalist position is seasonal from May 1st to September 1st, 2018 (35 hour work week/schedules overlap weekends). Candidate must be available from May 1st through 5th for training.
The wage is $14.00 per hour (temporary, full-time position). This position is pending approval of funding.
Closing date: March 2, 2018
Please apply with cover letter, resume and 2 references specifying how your skills and experience would make you an ideal candidate for a Wetland Naturalist position.
Submit your documents to: Carla Ahern, Education and Communications Coordinator at the CVWMA
Note: Only those applicants chosen for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please.
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GoodWork ID: 44069 Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Feb 12 2018