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27/05/2015

Leave No Trace Summer Job Posting - LNT Summer Educator, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Leave No Trace Canada is a national non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and inspiring responsible outdoor recreation through education, research and partnerships. It builds awareness, appreciation and respect for our wildlands. There are seven Leave No Trace Principles that encourage low-impact use of our natural environment: 1. Plan Ahead and Prepare, 2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces, 3. Dispose of Waste Properly, 4. Leave What You Find, 5. Minimize Campfire Impacts, 6. Respect Wildlife, 7. Be Considerate of Other Visitors. Hike Nova Scotia is a member of Leave No Trace and has partnered with it to promote the seven principles and host this summer project.

The Leave No Trace Summer Educator will help raise awareness about Leave No Trace principles through delivering workshops in the Halifax area and other parts of Nova Scotia, and setting up displays at relevant events and locations. The work will take place over a six-week period in July and August. The Educator will promote and deliver workshops and displays, create workshop materials and conduct reporting and evaluation. The position also involves creating connections with other organizations and exploring possible partnerships.

REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible, applicants must:

•    be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment; and

•    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.

RESPONSIBILITIES

•    Complete Leave No Trace training and orientation

•    Promote workshops

•    Schedule workshops and displays

•    Create/gather workshop and display materials and props

•    Conduct workshops and set up displays

•    Conduct evaluation and reporting

•    Identify and connect with potential partnering organizations

•    Report to supervisor

•    Participate in and support the overall work of Leave No Trace Canada in partnership with Hike Nova Scotia

•    Other duties as required

QUALIFICATIONS / SKILLS REQUIRED

•    Knowledge of and engagement in outdoor recreation

•    Experience drawn from various outdoor programs or experience as an outdoor guide

•    Certification or training in Leave No Trace preferred (training will be provided if not)

•    Knowledge of and interest in environmental issues and challenges

•    Strong interpersonal communication and public speaking skills

•    Proficient in creating and delivering presentations and workshops

•    Strong time and project management skills

•    Ability to work well independently

•    Experience drafting forms, reports and surveys

•    Computer literacy in Word, Excel, Power Point, desktop publishing, internet and email

•    Available some evenings, weekends and willing to travel within NS (holds a valid driver’s license)

•    Has access to a car for travel

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

Start Date: July 8, 2015

Terms of Employment: 30 hours per week at $13.50 per hour for six weeks

Location: Halifax

TO APPLY

Application: Email a one-page cover letter, two-page resume and two references to info@hikenovascotia.ca. Please submit your application in the form of one PDF document with required elements in the following order: cover letter, resume and references.

Application Deadline: Sunday, June 14 at 11:59 pm

Attention: Hike Nova Scotia

No calls please. We thank all applicants for their time and interest, however only short-listed applicants will be contacted.


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