Wildsight Golden seeks Two Summer Youth Environmental Education Coordinators

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Location: Golden, BC

Employment Type: Seasonal 

Posted: April 14, 2020

How to Apply: Please email a resume and cover letter to Leslie Adams at Golden@wildsight.ca

Category: Education and Law, Recreation and Sport, Social Community and Government services

Salary: $20.00 per hour

Expiry Date: May 22, 2020

Note: As this job is funded through the Canada Summer Jobs funding, all applicants must meet the CSJ criteria.

Job Description:

Wildsight Golden is looking for  two highly motivated and organized individuals to  coordinate the GET WILD! Summer Camp.

Wildsight Golden is a non-profit environmental organization whose main goal “is to work to maintain biodiversity and healthy human communities in and around our region”. The GET WILD! Summer day camp provides an environment and outdoor education program for children from ages 6-12. The camp prides itself with its experiential education style, local collaborations and projects.

This summer camp is all about spending the whole day outdoors (rain or shine) and leading children through experiential learning day to day. It’s meant to be super fun and inspiring for both staff and campers, a time to connect with the environment and Golden’s community. The camp staff are meant to foster healthy relationships with campers and guide them in playful days spent with friends.

Wildsight Golden will hire the Youth Environmental Education Coordinator for cumulatively 30-35 hours per week, an hourly rate of $20.00,  starting June 15th  and finishing August 21st. 

Responsibilities:  The Youth Environmental Education Coordinators’ work will be to develop and run the GET WILD! Summer Day Camp with assistance, and under the guidance of the Branch Manager and the Wildsight Golden Board of Directors.  The coordinators will develop a program of activities for the camp that are fun, safe and keep the camp mission as a focus. The camp mission is “to inspire youth to connect with our community and nature with fun inclusive outdoor activities.”

They will work together  to plan, coordinate and run the camp, including following the safety plan, volunteer coordination, schedule of activities, weekly out trip, transportation and camp supplies. 

The employees will be expected to maintain records, treat all information and materials in a confidential manner, comply with all applicable laws and communicate with parents, board and other staff effectively.

Camp hours are Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM for eight weeks starting July6th.

Job Requirements:

As this job is funded through the Canada Summer Jobs funding, all applicants must meet the age requirements of that program.

Must have experience working with children, organizing programs, with an interest in environmental education.

Driver’s license, first aid training, outdoor skill certificates and other applicable training is an asset.

Special Conditions: If you are selected for this position,  you must submit a Criminal Record Check to Wildsight Golden by June 2018.