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Wildlife Interpreter

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Job Title: Wildlife Interpreter
Application Deadline: March 25, 2018 at 11:59 pm
Potential Start Date: June 11, 2018
Location: Peterborough, ON
Duration: 12 weeks – 35 hours per week
Rate of Pay: $14.00 per hour
Number of Positions: 1

** Please note:  Position is dependent upon external funding, yet to be received by the OFAH **

Applicants must have been full-time post-secondary students in the 2017-18 academic year, under 30 years of age, and be returning to a post-secondary school full-time in September 2018, as per the requirements of the Government of Canada’s Canada Summer Jobs Program.

 

The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) is the oldest and largest non-profit, non-government fish and wildlife conservation organization in Canada.  The OFAH represents more than 100,000 members, subscribers and supporters. The OFAH Get Outdoors program is a national award winning, youth conservation and leadership program which gives today’s youth first hand exposure to our rich outdoor heritage.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development and delivery of engaging conservation-based programming for youth of all ages in a variety of indoor and outdoor settings;
  • Assist in the implementation and execution of on-site projects including a tree and bird species identification system;
  • Assist with the program delivery, equipment maintenance and fish interpretation at the Shimano Fish Pond;
  • Monitor the health of the Shimano Sportfish Aquarium population and Heritage Centre’s garter snakes;
  • Identify onsite ecological points of interest and design interpretive signage for visitors; and
  • Assist in the monitoring and control of onsite habitat and the identification and safe removal of invading species.

Education and Qualifications:

  • Minimum of one year college or university education in ecotourism, ecosystem management, environmental biology, fish and wildlife biology, fisheries, forest systems, natural resources management, outdoor education, wildlife biology, zoology, or equivalent work-related experience in the relevant fields;
  • Minimum of one year of experience in environmental education or program development would be an asset.
  • Registered as a full-time student in post-secondary education for the 2017-2018 academic school year, and enrolment in post-secondary education for the Fall of 2018;
  • Between the ages of 15 and 30 at the beginning of employment;
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Strong customer service, public relations, public speaking skills, and interpersonal skills;
  • Strong ability and willingness to work in a team environment, multi-task and problem solve; and
  • Excellent organizational skills.

Other Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s licence (class G);
  • Valid fishing license;
  • Valid firearms license;
  • Emergency First Aid with Level C CPR certification and AED (as a minimum);
  • Valid police record check; and
  • Valid OFAH membership.

Assets:

  • Valid hunting version of the Outdoors Card; and
  • Valid pleasure craft operator’s card.

Please submit in one document an OFAH Wildlife Interpreter Application Form, cover letter and résumé indicating how your skills and qualifications meet each of the requirements of this position to:

Attention: Conservation Education Coordinator
P.O. Box 2800
Peterborough, ON K9J 8L5
Fax: (705) 748-9577
E-mail: jobs@ofah.org

NO TELEPHONE CALLS OR EMAIL INQUIRIES PLEASE

The deadline for applications is March 25, 2018 at 11:59 pm.

 

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Only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters is an equal opportunity and accessible employer.

The OFAH is committed to providing accessible opportunities for all qualified job applicants. Should you require an accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please contact Julie Young, Human Resources at 705-748-6324 x245 or julie_young@ofah.org.