The BC Wildlife Federation’s Wetlands Education Program (WEP) needs your help to make a difference in BC communities. A non-profit program established in 1996, WEP is known for successfully delivering quality wetland education across the province. This program builds the capacity of communities to assess their wetland assets and, using this new knowledge, increase community & ecosystem health. WEP’s activities are built upon four core programs: the Wetland Institute workshop, Wetlandkeepers courses, Map our Marshes and Wild Kidz Camps. We are currently hiring a returning student for the Wild Kidz Camp Facilitator Intern position for Summer 2016.
The Wild Kidz Camp Facilitator Intern will work closely with the Wetlands Education Program Manager to plan, budget and deliver the 2016 Wild Kidz Summer day camps. This will include traveling to Barriere and Smithers, BC to participate in the final programming. The Intern will also assist in the researching, planning and creating of wetland displays, educational materials, and outreach activities for children’s events. Responsibilities for this internship include:
- Execute educational youth activities at the Squamish River Estuary Program (May 3-5 and May 10-12)
- Plan and deliver two, week-long summer day camps for children aged 9-12.
- Research activities for children’s outdoor and environmental learning.
- Create educational outreach material/displays/etc.
- Attend the two camps: Barriere from July 10-16 (Camp days are July 11-15) and Smithers from August 6-14 (Camp days are August 8-12).
- Execute educational outreach on World Oceans Day (June 5).
- Assist the Go Wild Youth Program in Barriere (July 18-21) and Mission (Aug 16-21).
- Assist with other WEP activities when necessary.
- This position demands an individual with an outgoing personality, excellent verbal and communication skills, and experience with children.
- Must be willing to have a criminal record check for working with youth.
- The candidate should demonstrate initiative, leadership and the ability to work on tasks with minimal supervision.
- Excellent organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines; ability to work on many projects at one time.
- Ability to work well in a team setting.
- Creativity and a good sense of humor are required.
- Must be able to attend camps in Barrier and Smithers.
- Must be a returning student.
- Valid BC Driver’s License and access to a vehicle.
- Interest in working outdoors.
- Some knowledge or experience in outdoor education, recreation and ecology.
Start date: May 2nd 2016
End date: August 26th 2016
Office location: 101-9706 188th St., Surrey, BC, V4N 3M2
Please note: The position is contingent on the WEP receiving adequate funding.
Deadline for applications: Sunday, April 24th, 2016
Compensation: $15/hour @ 40 hours/week.
To apply, please send a cover letter and your resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, please contact:
Neil W. Fletcher, M.R.M.
Wetlands Education Program Manager, BC Wildlife Federation
101-9706 188th St., Surrey, BC, V4N 3M2
T: 604.882.9988 ext 232 | (Toll Free in BC: 1.888.881.2293 ext 232)
M: 604.970.9707 | F: 604.882.9933
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