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Environmental Educator Position, Spring 2024 (HIRING IMMEDIATELY)

 

The Environmental Education Centre at Echo Pond is seeking an Environmental Educator for the spring season, May-June, 2024.

About the Centre:

The Centre is located in the beautiful boreal ‘Fog Forest’ of the Avalon Peninsula, off of Salmonier Line. It is about 1 hour 15 minutes from St. John’s.

School groups visit the Centre for 2-day overnight field trips during the fall and spring of each year. During these field trips, students engage in hands-on, experiential learning activities that help them connect with nature and bring their school-learning to life in the real world.

Environmental Educator role:

With support from the Education Director, Environmental Educators work as a team to lead a variety of activities related to climate change, biodiversity, ecosystems, and food sustainability. Some of the activities include: interpretive hikes, orienteering, shelter-building, night hikes, storytelling and campfires.

Qualifications and skills:

  • Has degree or diploma (or working toward degree or diploma) in Environmental Studies, Geography, Natural Sciences, Education, or equivalent experience
  • Has demonstrated ability and likes to work with children
  • Has an interest and knowledge in ecology, sustainability and the environment
  • Has an interest in teaching and leading educational activities and games
  • Enjoys being active and is comfortable in a wilderness setting
  • Works well in a team environment
  • Is adaptable, motivated and caring

Pay is $17/hour with 24 hours in a shift. Shifts run from 9am one day, to 5pm the next (staying overnight is required). An overtime rate of $25.50/hour is paid when working more than 40 hours per week. Meals are provided.

Own transport is preferred, but there may be opportunities for carpooling.

Required documents: 

First Aid Certificate

Criminal Record with Vulnerable Sector Check

 

Please send resumes and a short cover letter to jobs (at) echopond.ca

 

Looking to work seasonally as an Environmental Educator in our School Programs or a Camp Counsellor or Lifeguard in our Summer Camps? Check back in early spring or late summer to see which positions are open.