[sust-mar] Summer job: Field Station Assistant, staff housing, Nova Scotia

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The Harrison Lewis Coastal Discovery Centre (HLC) is Hiring!

Position: Field Station Assistant
Term: 12-Weeks, 37.5 hours/week (some evening and weekend work required)
Organization: Harrison Lewis Coastal Discovery Centre 
Location: Port Joli, South Shore, Nova Scotia (staff housing available)

Wage: $13.50/hour, with subsidized housing included
Eligibility: Due to funding stipulations candidates must be returning to full-time studies in Fall 2019

Application deadline: May 28, 2019
Anticipated start date: June 10, 2019

Apply with cover letter and resume with position title in subject line to: info at harrisonlewiscentre.org

The chosen candidate will have the option to live on-site in Port Joli. Due to this remote location it is recommended that applicant has a valid
driver's licence and/or owns/has access to a vehicle.

About the HLC

The Harrison Lewis Coastal Discovery Centre was founded in 2007 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the appreciation of the natural environment and local history. Located on Nova Scotia's South Shore, the Centre offers outstanding opportunities to explore, research, and experience the living landscape. Facilities include five rustic cabins (accommodating up to two dozen researchers, workshop participants, and/or guests), a communal kitchen, community gathering space, and science lab. Diverse programming is offered throughout the summer and into the fall, including coastal conservation research, rural lifestyle development workshops, and self-care retreats. Visit http://www.harrisonlewiscentre.org/ to learn more.

About the Position

The Field Station Assistant will assist in the maintenance of dining, lecture, and accommodation areas and the implementation of programs and
activities with team members, volunteers, instructors and facilitators. The position will address local priorities through programs for diverse demographics (e.g. seniors, families, etc), including the promotion and enhancement of nature tourism, the arts, culture, fitness, and
heritage-focused workshops. Activities include: 
• Maintaining communal spaces and cabins,
• Occasional group meal planning and preparation during workshops and events,
• Managing accommodation rentals,
• Managing the science lab and equipment,
• Contributing to event and program planning when necessary,
• Contributing to the development of a long-term management plan for the HLC
• Overseeing and participating in tasks relating to guest comfort and experience during nature-based programs and events.

Qualifications & Requirements

• Currently enrolled in a degree or diploma program focusing on tourism (ideally eco-tourism), natural resource management, environmental science, environmental technology or similar field
• Customer service and/or hospitality experience
• Interest in working in a hands-on position with diverse day-to-day activities with a willingness to adapt to changing tasks
• Interest in rural and outdoor living and/or environmental sustainability and education
• Desire to be an essential member of a small team working towards the establishment of a sustainably-minded community

• Experience in handy-work, repairs, or carpentry
• Organized and self-motivated
• Positive and enthusiastic attitude
• Familiarity with Nova Scotia?s South Shore is an asset 

Apply with cover letter and resume with position title in subject line to: info at harrisonlewiscentre.org


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