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Education Programmer/Wildlife Interpreter at Yukon Wildlife Preserve in Yukon Wildlife Preserve - 30km Outside of Whitehorse

Posted on Mar 25, 2014 in Education & Child Care

Hourly Wage/Annual Salary

$15 to 20/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 position will also as needed deliver wildlife interpretive tours and assist in the reception cabin duties.

This is a full-time summer job (80 hours / 2 weeks) running from May 5th 2014 to August 24th 2014 (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;

• Learning, personalizing and delivering engaging, interpretive tours to diverse audiences;

• Providing excellent customer service to visitors at the reception cabin;

• Processing cash transactions, membership applications and tracking visitor statistics;

• 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;

• Assets:

- Ability to speak a second language is an asset;

- Cash handling experience is an asset.

This job was posted on Mar 25, 2014 and will be removed on Apr 08, 2014

All applications must be received before Apr 08, 2014

Yukon Wildlife Preserve

Please Contact: Lindsay Caskenette


Phone: (867) 456-7400


Address: PO Box 20191 Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 7A2

To apply for this Job

Please submit a resume and cover letter speaking to job qualifications by Tuesday, April 8th 2014 by 11:59pm to the Yukon Wildlife Preserve to Please indicate in subject and cover letter position in which application is for.