Senior Environmental Educator - Frontenac Arch Biosphere

Job Details

Senior Environmental Educator

  • City City: Elgin
  • Rate of Pay Rate of Pay: Hourly
  • Rate of Pay Amount / Range Rate of Pay Amount / Range: $20.00
  • Positions Available Positions Available: 1
  • Type Type: Full Time
  • Duration Duration: Seasonal
  • Avg. Hours/Week Avg. Hours/Week: 40-44
  • Schedule Schedule: Days
  • Education Education: College


The Frontenac Arch Biosphere Network is a Not-For-Profit organization, dedicated to sustainable community development, through the celebration of nature, livelihood, wellbeing and culture. Our Nature Camps champion our mission statement “Enough for all, for all time” through programs that are designed to mentor campers, as they rediscover their unique connection to the natural world.

Summary of Position/Job Description

FAB Nature Camp employs staff experienced working with children and passionate about nature and conservation. The Senior Environmental Educator is one of up to five staff onsite at camp and is responsible for working with the Program Manager to create engaging lessons that forge a healthy relationship between children and their natural environment. The successful candidate will provide leadership and mentoring to our campers and volunteers, while maintaining a safe and enjoyable environment. Our Environmental Educators are responsible for upholding the policies and procedures of the FAB Nature Camps and the FAB Mission.

Duties and Responsibilities

1.) Provide engaging and safe outdoor educational and recreational experiences.

2.) Represent the FABN at Sand Lake - a Township of Rideau Lakes property

3.) Instruct camp counsellors on the implementation of program material and campers in activities.

4.) Identify and respond to camper behavioral issues, in a timely and meaningful way.

5.) Communicate with parents about daily activities and program details.

6.) Report concerns, material needs, and progress reports, to the Program Manager.

7.) Maintain a daily activities/events log, detailing program challenges and successes.

8.) Ensure that the facility is clean, organized, and litter free.

9.) Know, enforce, and follow all safety guidelines associated with the camp and all program areas.

Qualifications - Required

1.) National Lifeguard Certification (NLS)

2.) Ontario High School Diploma - must be 18 years or older

3.) Currently enrolled or a recent graduate of a relatable College or University Program.

4.) Experience in a leadership role, working with children

5.) First Aid/CPR/AED certified

6.) Police Record Check with the Vulnerable Sector Check (Valid within the last 6 months)

7.) Willingness to work Monday-Friday, rain or shine, for their FULL contract of 15 weeks

8.) Personal means of transportation to and from camp, with a valid driver’s licence

9.) Able to walk 5 kilometers and lift 50 pounds

Qualifications - Assets

1) Bilingual

2) Member of the Ontario College of Teachers

3) National Lifeguard Certification (NLS)

4) Outdoor enthusiast, naturalist, and survival skills preferred

Contract Start Date: June 1, 2023

Contract End Date: Sept 1, 2023

Wage: $20 per hour

Hours: 8am-5pm daily / Monday to Friday (40-44 hours per week)

Application Deadline: May 1, 2023


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Frontenac Arch Biosphere