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Education Assistant, seasonal, rare Charitable Research Reserve, Cambridge, ON (23/05/21)

  • 29 Apr 2021 8:12 AM
    Message # 10402607
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Responsible for ensuring the successful preservation and restoration of 1,000+ acres, rare is located in one of the fastest-growing areas of the country. Its lands provide a natural laboratory for scientific study and research, and for rare’s related research-based educational programs. For information, visit us online at http://www.raresites.org

    Supervised by and reporting to the Educators, while working in a team environment with all program advisors, staff and volunteers, the Education Assistant is responsible for assisting in the delivery of our Summer ECO Camp program, and other related duties as required.


    This is a paid position, under the Government of Canada - Canada Summer Jobs Program. Requirements of funding state that the participant must:

    • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment*;
    • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and,
    • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

    *The participant must be 15 years of age at the beginning of the employment period. The participant may be more than 30 years of age at the end of the employment period as long as the participant was 30 at the beginning of the employment period.


    • Delivering hands-on land-based nature activities to children aged 5 - 12
    • Preparation and clean-up of daily activities and equipment maintenance
    • Participation in documentation and administration duties
    • Guiding interpretive hikes
    • Assisting with rare events as required
    • Attending regular team meetings to report on progress.


    • Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a program in biology, ecology, environmental sciences, outdoor and recreational studies, a related discipline OR enrolled in secondary school with relevant experience
    • Experience in developing and delivering environmental programs to children
    • A current police check, including a Vulnerable Sector Screening*
    • Able to participate in all-weather hikes over rough terrain
    • Reliable transportation to/from work
    • Fluency in other languages is considered to be a strong asset.

    * Costs associated with the VSS Police Check will be covered by rare for the successful candidate.

    SALARY: $16.35/hr, 35 hours a week for 8 weeks
    TENTATIVE START DATE: June 28, 2021


    DEADLINE: Sunday May 23rd, 2021

    Applicants should send their resume, cover letter, and the names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers for two professional references as an attachment to the following email address: jobs@raresites.org . If possible, please compile your documents into one pdf file. Any application materials provided within the body (text) of your email will not be considered. Cover letters for this position may be addressed to Istafa Sufi. Please include the name of the position for which you are applying in the email subject line.

    No phone calls please. Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. References will not be contacted until you have been short-listed and informed.

    As part of our commitment to racial justice, reconciliation and equity building, we welcome individuals from marginalized communities including Black people, Indigenous people, people of colour, LGBTQI2S+ and self-identifying women candidates to apply for this position. We encourage people with disabilities to apply. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

    We are dedicated to removing bias from our hiring process. For this reason, we have implemented an anonymous review component in our recruitment process. What does this mean? We will be removing your name, address and e-mail address from your application/resume prior to it being reviewed by the hiring manager, during the first stage of the recruitment process. If you are selected for an interview, this information will become available to the hiring manager only at that time.

Interpretation Canada c/o Kerry Wood Nature Centre 6300 45th Ave Red Deer, AB, Canada  T4N 3M4

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