[sust-mar] Enviro Educator & Interpreter, summer job, Wolfville, Nova Scotia

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Nova Scotia Youth Conservation Corps - Summer Student Intern at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens

Position: Environmental Educator & Interpreter
Type: summer job / summer student position
Organization: Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens
Location: Wolfville, Nova Scotia

Position Status: Temporary, 9 weeks [June 27 – August 26, 2016]
Hours: Full-time [35 hours per week]
Wage: $11.50/hour

We are currently seeking hardworking, dynamic and motivated individuals to add to our Nova Scotia Youth Conservation Corps (NSYCC) team for summer 2016, must have a strong passion for people and the environment. Our approach is always collaborative and team oriented.

Program Overview:

The NSYCC program was established in 1989 to provide Nova Scotian youth with training and employment opportunities in the environmental field. This program engages community partners across the province to hire students to carry out work that enhances the local environment through the summer months. The NSYCC provides Nova Scotian youth with environmental work experience, an enhanced appreciation of the environment and their community, and develops skills for life-long learning including, team-building and leadership skills, public speaking and community outreach, increased knowledge for future employment and/or education ventures, program evaluation techniques, the ability to give back to their community and their environment, and workplace safety training, including first aid, WHMIS, and Occupational Health & Safety.

Position Overview:

The community partner for this summer intern position through the Nova Scotia Youth Conservation Corps (NSYCC) will be the KC Irving Environmental Science Centre and Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens (The KC Irving) reporting to the Conservation Horticulturist. In this position, Environmental Educator & Interpreter will be responsible for development and implementation of environmental education materials and programs at The KC Irving. The successful candidate needs to have strong communication skills and a creative mind. The development of materials and programs will involve creative writing, brainstorming new ideas, needs analysis, marketing and working within a budget. The delivery of tours and programs will require the candidate to be outgoing and personable.

The Environmental Educator & Interpreter will be required to work outdoors in garden and woodland settings as well as in the greenhouse. In this position the successful candidate will be exposed to environmental allergens, all weather conditions and will be required to walk on uneven surfaces outdoors often.

About the Community Partner:

The KC Irving includes a unique educational centre where nature, research and technology come together to promote and practice conservation and sustainability of the Acadian Forest Region as well as a six-acre native plant botanical garden on the campus of Acadia University, Wolfville Nova Scotia.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

The environmental educators will be responsible for developing and delivering creative environmental education programming in the botanical gardens. Programs will range from public workshops to children’s camps. Programs must be developed to be engaging, educational and safe for participants. Light gardening tasks will be required for some programs, such as the children’s garden club. Candidates must not be afraid of getting their hands dirty! Administrative and coordinating tasks for all programs will include program development, marketing, administration of health and safety forms and information packages.

The educators will guide visitors through The KC Irving and educate the public on Acadian Forest Region conservation. In doing so, the students will develop public speaking and interaction skills.

The educators will work with the Conservation Horticulturist to create new accession tag and interpretative signs using our in-house laser engraver and Trimble GIS system. Basic desktop publishing, layout and Geographic Information System skills will be developed by assisting with these duties.

• Must be a Canadian citizen or entitled to work in Canada;
• Must be between the ages of 15 and 30;
• Must be a full-time student and intending to return to school in fall 2016;
• Is not a member of immediate family of community partner;
• Have an aptitude for safe work practices and the ability to multi-task in a busy work environment;
• Be able to work productively as part of a team while responding to feedback;
• Demonstrates interest in future employment in the environmental or ‘green’ sector is considered an asset.

If you are interested in this position please submit your cover letter and resume, merged into one document, via email to Morgan Book:
mbook at clean.ns.ca 
by May 30, 2016. When applying for this NSYCC Summer Student Intern position please identify the position title and community partner listed above in either your cover letter or resume.

We appreciate all interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Clean is committed to Employment Equity and our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative at all job levels. We welcome applicants from Aboriginal People, Visible Minority Groups, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations of positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on either your cover letter or resume.


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