Hourly Wage/Annual Salary
$10.30 to 15/hr
Hours per Week
Full-time (35-40 hours)
About this Job
The Yukon Wildlife Preserve is seeking self-motivated, team-players to develop, deliver and evaluate high-quality, outdoor experiential learning experiences on Yukon’s unique Boreal and Arctic wildlife, ecology and cultures!
Education Programmers will deliver curriculum-linked programs to 800-1000 Yukon school children as well as lead a series of themed week-long summer day camps to youth and children. The successful candidates must be independent, enthusiastic and committed to improving their knowledge and delivery of interpretive programs.
This is a full-time summer job (80 hours / 2 weeks) running from May 6th 2013 to August 23rd 2013 (16 weeks). Work location is the Yukon Wildlife Preserve, KM 8, Takhini Hot Springs Road, 30km from Downtown Whitehorse, Yukon. Wage: $15.50/hour.
The Yukon Wildlife Preserve is a zoological institution and a non-profit, charity dedicated to education, conservation and research on Boreal and Arctic Ecology. This position is well suited to candidates studying education, interpretation, community development, social sciences, environmental science, zoology, biology or a related field. The YWP is seeking to build a diverse and energetic staff for achieving our mission!
• Participate in staff training to develop a working knowledge and tool-kit of strategies for communicating boreal and arctic ecology in an engaging manner;
• Learn, personalize and deliver outdoor, curriculum-linked programs for Grade 1, 4 and 6 students, including interfacing with teachers, volunteers and educational assistants to support student learning;
• Develop curriculum and itineraries for week-long day camps;
• Lead and deliver week-long, summer day camps to Yukon children, ensuring safety and well-being of participants;
• Manage and maintain equipment and materials for delivering programs (including vehicles, tents, etc.);
• Participate in regular evaluation exercises of program design and delivery;
• Prepare a final report summarizing and evaluating all aspects of program delivery;
• Maintenance duties including light cleaning and maintaining tour vans;
• Other duties as assigned.
• Ability to deliver engaging, knowledge based interpretive programs to diverse audiences;
• Interest, knowledge or experience in Arctic and Boreal Ecology;
• Ability to deliver excellent customer service;
• Ability to work independently and maintain enthusiasm with minimal supervision;
• Strong leadership and teamwork skills;
• Technical Requirements:
- Standard First Aid Certificate;
- Ability to pass a criminal record check;
- Ability to obtain Class 4 Yukon Driver’s License by commencement of Employment;
- Competent with computer programs like Google Calendar and Spreadsheets;
- Ability to meet Eligibility Criteria outlined below is an asset;
- Ability to speak a second language is an asset;
- Cash handling experience is an asset.
Among equally qualified applicants preference may be given to those who meet the Young Canada Works funding requirements. To assist with hiring, please indicate your eligibility of the following criteria:
• Between 16 and 30 years of age;
• Have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
• Canadian citizens or permanent residents or have official refugee protection status under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
• Legally entitled to work in Canada.
This job was posted on Mar 08, 2013
and will be removed on Mar 21, 2013
All applications must be received before Mar 21, 2013
Yukon Wildlife Preserve
Please Contact: Jake Paleczny
Phone: (867) 456-7400
Address: PO Box 20191
To apply for this Job
Please submit a resume and cover letter speaking to job qualifications by Thursday, March 21st 2013 by 11:59pm to the Yukon Wildlife Preserve to Jake@Yukonwildlife.ca