Posted September 15, 2020:
JOB OPENING! Nature Interpreter Education Assistant
Our nature interpreter education assistant will facilitate environmental and outdoor education programs with all ages of participants. You will enthusiastically connect learners with nature through outdoor games, activities and forest walks in our parks or on school and community grounds, using curriculum connected environmental, outdoor education program materials developed by the Parks Council. On occasion, you may be required to create new programs or modify existing programs to suit client requirements. Most learning experiences will occur outdoors in all kinds of weather!
The ideal candidate will be:
- an experienced teacher or educator with nature interpreter experience
- enthusiastic about the natural world
- skilled at sharing that excitement with young learners
- experienced and competent in working safely with young people in a field setting
- knowledgeable about native plants and animals
- knowledgeable about outdoor activities (fire lighting, camp skills, navigation, etc.)
- able to adapt activities to be relevant to Alberta’s curriculum
- a good verbal and written communicator
- creative and able to seize the moment
- computer competent
- physically fit (lifting and carrying gear, hiking, snowshoeing often make up part of your daily tasks)
- certified in basic First Aid
- valid Alberta Driver’s License
- able to obtain a current police information check including vulnerable sector search (Intervention Record Check must be current within six (6) months).
Terms of Employment
This is a part time, contract position (based on an average commitment of 10-12 hours per week) in Drayton Valley, Alberta. Compensation offered is competitive with established non-profit organizations and will be commensurate with skills, experience and qualifications of the successful candidate. Work flexibility will be critical in order to accommodate program delivery. Potential for increasing hours exists over the coming months.
Interested in Applying?
Please supply a resume and a letter that explains why you are a strong candidate for this position.
E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please submit your resume by Wednesday, September 30, 2020 to email@example.com
We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Eagle Point-Blue Rapids Parks Council (Parks Council) is a non-profit, community-based multi-stakeholder organization committed to managing and operating Eagle Point Provincial Park and Blue Rapids Provincial Recreation Area in partnership with Alberta Environment and Parks – Parks Division. Incorporated in April 2008, under the Alberta Societies Act, the Parks Council currently has a volunteer board consisting of fifteen directors, representing a variety of stakeholders including Alberta Parks, local municipalities, outdoor recreation organizations and industry representatives. For additional information on the mandate, goals and services of the Parks Council please visit: www.epbrparkscouncil.org