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Conservation, Sustainable Development, Capacity Building

Employment opportunity

 

Job Offering: Phragmites Identification and Control Technician  

Start Date: Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021

Duration: 4-6 weeks

Hourly Rate: $16.00

Minimum 35 hours per week

Requirement: Applicant must be between the age of 18 and 30. Preference will be given to collage /university students.

 

PURPOSE AND GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Phragmites Technician will support a landscape-scale invasive species control program in the Peninsula, particularly in the Stokes Bay/Greenough Harbour areas. The project will be focused on identifying and controlling populations of Phragmites across private and public land in partnership with local communities and partners. The Phragmites Technician will assist with on-the-ground conservation management.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist with manual and mechanical removal of phragmites.
  • Assist with field surveys, data collection, data entry, analysis, and reporting to inform the phragmites management plan.
  • Assist with landowner engagement and working with partner organizations.
  • Assist with organizing and implementing one volunteer program event associated with phragmites control and good shoreline management.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

This posting is targeted to individuals possessing the following skills:

  • Ability to work outdoors for extended periods in various weather conditions (e.g., high summer temperatures and humidity, heavy rain) and on various terrain.
  • Comfort working in wilderness settings and knowledge of field safety practices.
  • Physical work will be required (e.g., carrying heavy equipment off-trail in remote areas).
  • Valid class G driver’s license and comfort driving on highways and rough roads.

The following additional skills and abilities would be assets in these positions:

  • Experience using power tools and other mechanized stewardship equipment.
  • Navigational skills including understanding of GPS devices or applications, compass, and air photo interpretation.
  • Experience engaging with members of the public or volunteers.
  • Standard First Aid- Level C CPR certification.  

Preference will be given to early applications as there is only one position available!

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Deadline to Apply:  July 26th 

 

 

 

Job Offering: EcoAdventures Guide 

Job Duration: 7 weeks @ 37.5 hrs/week

Hourly Rate: $15.00 

Requirement: Applicant must be between the age of 18 and 30. Preference will be given to collage /university students.

 

Tasks and Responsibilities:

 

This position will involve the student performing three roles.

 

The first role will involve the student taking a lead position as operator and facilitator for our outdoor Forest Escape adventure (An outdoor escape room). This will involve setting up the props and puzzles in the “room” which is at the old amphitheatre location in Cyprus Lake Campground. After an initial setup, the student will greet and welcome participants then give them the backstory for their adventure. Once the participants begin solving the escape the student will step back, observe and offer hints if any are requested. They will make sure the group stays within the defined location, take pictures and video, time the group and ensure the safety of the people and the integrity of the props before helping reveal the outcome after the puzzle is solved. The escape is designed to last between 60-90 minutes. Afterwards the student will reset the scenario (30 minutes) and prepare for the next group should one be scheduled. Each group will be between 3-8 people (usually 4-6) and there will be a maximum of 3 groups per day

 

The second role will be acting as an EcoAdventures assistant guide. Each of our adventures involve taking groups of up to 12 clients on 2-4 hour outdoor learning based adventures. For each adventure we require 2 guides to lead the group, ensure safety and deliver content in diverse fields such as botany, geology, wildlife, natural ecological systems and more. The student will act as second guide, also known as a sweep. The sweep will ensure the group is safely able to navigate obstacles, stay together and stay safe. Gradually, once program content and competencies are established, the student will help deliver content to the clients.


We are looking for someone who is engaging, confident, responsible, and has good general knowledge of the Bruce Peninsula but most importantly, the ability to connect with people and assist in telling stories about this magical place! Our adventures take place at various locations throughout the Bruce Peninsula and primarily involve hiking on track ways, established trails and shoreline environments. Some examples of our guided experience locations include an International Birding Migration Monitoring Station, Various Provincial Nature Reserves, Bruce Peninsula National Park, the famous Greig’s Caves, locations along the Bruce Trail (Canada’s oldest and longest footpath) among others.

 

The third role for the student will involve marketing, outreach and social media. The student will be involved in making Facebook and Instagram posts, as well as YouTube channel content, building promotional content and being part of a marketing delivery team.

  • Work on a video and image library
  • Build up a library of scheduled social media posts/pictures/videos
  • Help in designing ads and written content for adventures and promotional materials
  • Act as an ambassador to promote our products  

Field of Studies:

The student’s fields of academic studies should ideally include either a science-based program of one of but not limited to the following fields: ecology, biology, geology, environmental studies; or adventure Interpretive leadership or tourism studies. Interests or minors in areas such as marketing, theatre, technology or communications will enhance the core abilities and requirements of the program and will assist in developing content and communicating information on the various programs offered by EcoAdventures.

 

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