Wanted Summer Youth Environmental Education Coordinator

Location: Golden, BC

Employment Type: Seasonal

Posted: April 14, 2022

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

Salary: $20.50 per hour

Expiry Date: May 20, 2022

Note: As this job is funded through the Canada Summer Jobs funding, all applicants must meet the criteria of the funding. (be under 30 years of age)

Job Description:

Wildsight Golden is looking for a highly motivated and organized individual to act as the main leader for 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 6-10. 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 35 hours per week starting in June until the end of August based on an hourly rate of $20.50.

Responsibilities:  The Youth Environmental Education Coordinator’s 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 person 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 with the Camp Counsellor 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 employee 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 10 weeks between mid-June and end of August for 10 weeks.

Job Requirements:

As this job is funded through the Canada Summer Jobs funding, all applicants must meet the criteria of the funding and be under 30 years of age.

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 and are over 18 years of age you must submit a Criminal Record Check to Wildsight Golden by June 2022.