Work with us in Golden! Invasive Plant Program Coordinator

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Do you love physical outdoor work, have a passion for the environment and have good communication skills? Wildsight Golden is seeking one qualified person to coordinate Golden’s Community Invasive Plant Program and to develop and deliver public interpretive programs on invasive plants. This program is jointly supported by Wildsight Golden and the Town of Golden.

JOB TITLE: Invasive Plant Program Coordinator

JOB DESCRIPTION: The majority of time (65%) will be spent hand pulling invasive plants that have been identified at pre-determined sites throughout the Town of Golden.

Work will also include:
-attending the Golden Farmers’ Market every third week throughout the summer to host Wildsight Golden’s educational table, to answer questions and provide advice and information regarding invasive plants in the Golden area.
-developing a short, entertaining interpretive program/presentation to deliver at 3-5 public venues and events throughout the summer
-organizing and hosting two Community Weed Pull events in Golden
-completing site visits with property owners who would like to have invasive plants identified on their private property
-assisting community members with the identification of invasive plants and making suggestions for non-toxic management activities to remove invasive plants
-assisting with bioagent releases and installing restoration and biocontrol signs at active locations
-biocontrol monitoring
-ongoing coordination with Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society (CSISS)
-data entry using online IAPP database (training will be provided)
-creating a Final Report on the 2016 program

There will be additional opportunities to become involved with other Wildsight Golden programs, if interested.

QUALIFICATIONS: Hard-working, reliable, outgoing, creative, self-motivated, good communication skills, and physically fit as removal of invasive plant is physically demanding.

ASSETS: Degree, diploma, or enrolment in environmental studies or biology program. Experience in public presentations, plant identification, environmental education and data entry. Training and guidance will be provided, but experience with invasive plants and/or public education, as well as knowledge of local ecosystems is highly desired.

FURTHER DETAILS: The job position is located in beautiful Golden, BC and runs from May 23th until August 8th, 2016. The position is 30 hrs/week at $20/hr. For questions or to apply, please email: Application deadline is April 10th, midnight.

Photo by Pat Morrow.