Conservation Education Liaison
Job Title: Conservation Education Liaison
Application Deadline: December 2, 2022 at 5:00 pm
Potential Start Date: January 3, 2023
Contract End Date: December 22, 2023 (with possible extension)
Hours: 35 hours per week
Location: Peterborough, ON
Rate of Pay: To be determined
Number of Positions: 1
The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) is currently searching for a hard-working, motivated individual to fill the position of Conservation Education Liaison. The OFAH/Mario Cortellucci Hunting and Fishing Heritage Centre is a state-of-the-art education centre where the conservation success stories of anglers and hunters are proudly told.
- Develop, promote, and deliver original, creative, and hands-on curriculum linked to educational programs for all grades. The curriculum will focus on fish and wildlife conservation and the role of anglers and hunters in conservation in the past, present, and future.
- Working with the Coordinator, convert and create curriculum materials for virtual learning and teaching (e.g. Ontario Envirothon, Specialist High Skills Major).
- Review existing fishing and hunting curriculum kits and lesson plans and identify opportunities for updating these resources (e.g. Conservation Crates, field trips).
- Coordinate mailings to disseminate program information and materials on fishing and hunting to school boards and educational institutions.
- Connect with school boards and similar agencies to engage teacher, informal educators, administrators, and school board officials in the Heritage Centre and increase presence of fishing and hunting programming in their classrooms/schools.
- Responsible for Heritage Centre social media channels including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
- Provide personalized tours and interpretive presentations for in-person and virtual attendees during weekday, evening, and weekend Heritage Centre operating hours.
- Assist with the development, delivery and promotion of regular programs associated with the Heritage Centre including Day Camps, PA Day programs, TackleShare Program, etc.
- Responsible for the development, delivery, and promotion of special events held at the Heritage Centre including National Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping Heritage Day and other special events and workshops/webinars.
- Assist with the program delivery, and equipment maintenance pertaining to the Shimano Fish Pond, Excalibur Archery Range and Stoeger Air Gun Range.
- Responsible for feeding the fish daily, and the snakes bi-weekly during Heritage Centre operating hours.
Education and Qualifications:
- Bachelor of Education is required;
- College or university education in the environmental field (conservation education, fish, wildlife, geography), or equivalent work-related experience in the relevant fields; and
- Experience with education and curriculum development and delivery.
Required Skills and Experience:
- Essential computer skills (MS Office);
- Written and oral communication skills;
- Public relations, public speaking, and interpersonal skills;
- Project and time management;
- Organizational and multi-tasking skills;
- Problem solving; and
- Valid driver’s licence (class G);
- Valid fishing licence;
- Valid outdoors card with accredited hunter;
- Valid firearms licence;
- Valid pleasure craft operators card;
- Valid standard first aid with level C CPR certification (as a minimum);
- Valid criminal record check; and
- Valid OFAH membership.
Please submit a letter of interest and a résumé, which must include your education and work experience history, and two references to:
Attention: Meribeth Burley, Conservation Education Coordinator
Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters
P.O. Box 2800
Peterborough, ON K9J 8L5
Fax: (705) 748-9577
NO TELEPHONE CALLS OR EMAIL INQUIRIES PLEASE
The deadline for applications is December 2, 2022 at 5:00 pm
Interviews will be held remotely by video conferencing or in-person in Peterborough, Ontario
Only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.
The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) stays informed in regards to the current public and workplace health and safety measures surrounding infectious diseases from federal, provincial and municipal levels of government, and provides regular updates to our staff. We have a workplace safety plan and training in place for our staff and update our plan and training when workplace health and safety measures are implemented or revised by government and public health officials.
The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters is an equal opportunity and accessible employer.
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