Join the Team at Scout Island Nature Centre

Position available: Education Coordinator

Applications due by March 29, 2021

Position Overview

We are looking for someone with a passion for nature and passionate about sharing nature with others.  You will need 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 nature education programs through out the year as well as sharing supervision of the summer staff and high school volunteers. 

About Scout Island Nature Centre

The Nature Centre is a sanctuary for wild life and people seeking a connection with nature in the town of Williams Lake.  

  • We offer nature education and interpretation to all ages
  • We conserve the Nature Centre’s wildlife habitat, vegetation and other natural values
  • We provide a natural place for viewing wildlife and plants, facilitated by a system of walking trails

Go to scoutisland.ca for more detailed information

Duties and Responsibilities of the Education Coordinator

  1. Manage, coordinate and deliver our nature education programs including:
  • Stream To Sea Program (supported by Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Family programs and Nature Kids club activities and fieldtrips
  • Elementary programs – in class or field trips
  • Summer programs – Nature Fun
  • Grade 7 Earth Challenge
  • Community programs and public events
  • High school programs – Grade 11-12 Independent Studies course
  1. Research and develop nature education and resource materials
  2. Assist in mentoring summer staff (university students)
  3. Carry out administrative and coordination of program-related tasks as required.
  4. Continually seek opportunities to develop, improve and grow our programs.

This position works in conjunction with the Executive Director of Scout Island under the direction of the Williams Lake Field Naturalists (WLFN), the non profit organization that manages the Nature Centre for the City of Williams Lake. 

Experience and Knowledge

  1. Experience with education program development and delivery ages 4-adult, large and small groups)
  2. Knowledge of and passion for natural history
  3. Experience working independently and collaboratively as part of a team including other staff, volunteers, and directors of WL Field Naturalists
  4. Proficient with social media and word processing
  5. Ability and motivation to research topics you aren’t familiar with
  6. Strong ecology ethic
  7. Salmon natural history knowledge would be a benefit
  8. University degree in the Natural Sciences or equivalent experience
  9. Experience supervising a staff of 1-4 – ability to give clear directions, provide constructive criticism and feedback when necessary

Skills and Abilities:

  1. Comfortable working, teaching and leading groups outdoors in a variety of settings
  2. Recognize and respect for cultural diversity and knowledge of local First Nations and interest in learning more
  3. Strong verbal and written communication skills
  4. Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle
  5. Comfortable handling and caring for live specimens
  1. Organized and resourceful with a demonstrated ability to appropriately prioritize projects.
  2. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills working with people of diverse backgrounds and all ages (both verbal and written).

Salary and Details

Part time permanent Position

Anticipated hours:  100-120/month  The schedule is developed in conjunction with the Executive Director and provides for a flexible monthly schedule dependent on the seasonal demand for nature programs. 

Salary range: $25-30 per hour dependent on experience

Starting Date: Any time Between May 1 and August 1 2021

How to Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter to the Executive Director, Sue Hemphill, at shemphill at xplornet.com.  If you have any question, email or call Sue at 250-398-8532

Applications Due by March 29 2021

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