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Positions: Reptile Day Camp Leader
Type: summer job / summer student position
Organization: Georgian Bay Turtle Hospital
Location: near Orillia/Barrie, Oro-Medonte, Ontario
Housing: accommodations may be available on-site

We are looking for some energetic and enthusiastic facilitators to create an adventurous and inquisitive summer for children in our natural setting.

The successful candidate will:

  • plan and lead structured and unstructured program activities, supervise and play with children ages 7-13, build positive group dynamics, promote inclusiveness, foster an appreciation of nature, provide first aid or emotional support as required, follow procedures and complete required documents
  • assist with other operations such as facility development and maintenance, animal care, educational programming, and field research as required

Salary: $490 / week, accommodations may be available on-site


  • passion for play, knowledge of nature and reptiles, contagious enthusiasm, creativity, self-confidence
  • strong oral communications skills, planning and problem solving skills
  • time management skills and the ability to prioritize while multitasking
  • positive attitude and willingness to help others overcome fears and expand their comfort zone
  • self-motivated team player, able to thrive as part of a close-knit team in a live/work environment
  • flexibility regarding scheduling due to morning and evening extended hours
  • post-secondary student or recent graduate in a career-related program
  • first aid, CPR, Bronze Cross or similar qualifications


  • advanced first aid/ lifesaving skills/ certifications, French language skills, F-class driver’s license

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 “Reptile Day Camp Counsellor” in the subject line. 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.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 20 2020    ID: 55697