Job Available at Scout Island

Job:  Education Coordinator

Employer:  Scout Island Nature Centre  Closing Date for Application is August 10


We are looking for someone with a passion for nature, local natural history knowledge, and experience teaching in a variety of indoor and outdoor settings.  The Education Coordinator is responsible for developing, coordinating and delivering Scout Island education programs though out the year as well as sharing supervision of the summer staff and high school volunteers.  Programs include:

    • Stream To Sea Program (supported by Fisheries and Oceans Canada))
    • Nature Kids club activities and fieldtrips
    • Elementary and high school programs – in class or field trips
    • Summer programs – Nature Fun
    • Grade 7 Earth Challenge
    • Community programs and public events
    • High school programs – Grade 12 Independent Studies course

This position works in conjunction with the Executive Director of Scout Island and the School District Outdoor Education Resource Teacher and under the direction of the Williams Lake Field Naturalists (WLFN), the non profit organization that manages the Nature Centre.

Required Skills:

  • Experience with education program development and delivery
  • Strong foundation in local natural history
  • Experience working independently and collaboratively as part of a team including other staff, volunteers, and directors of WLFN
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience teaching all ages in groups of 4-25 individuals
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Comfortable handling insects, invertebrates and other specimens
  • Proficient with social media and word processing
  • Willingness and motivation to research topics you aren’t familiar with
  • Strong ecology ethic


Beneficial Skills:

  • Salmon natural history knowledge
  • University degree in the Natural Sciences or equivalent experience
  • Experience supervising a staff of 1-4 – ability to give clear directions, provide constructive criticism and feedback when necessary
  • Recognizes and respects cultural diversity and has knowledge of local First Nations and interest in learning more

This is a part time position averaging 100 hours a month.  The schedule is developed in conjunction with the Executive Director with a maximum number of hours of 1000 annually.  This allows the EC to take 1-2 months off.  Wages are dependent on experience and education level. Range is $25-30 per hour.

Please email your resume and cover letter to the Executive Director, Sue Hemphill, at shemphill at  If you have any question, email or call Sue at 250-398-8532 Monday-Tuesday or at home 250-620-3498 on other days


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