Summer Environmental Educator

July - August 2019  |  Greater Vancouver, BC, Canada  |  $13.85/h

If you are interested and you meet the selection criteria please respond to info(at)ripplecoast.org with your cover letter and resume/CV prior to midnight, May 31st, 2019.

Position Overview /

We are seeking an energetic, creative and passionate candidate to assist with the development and delivery of our outdoor nature programs including summer community presentations and the delivery of our summer day camps. The position takes place in Greater Vancouver, BC.

Duties and Responsibilities /

  • Research, development and preparation of our outdoor, hands-on environmental education programs including a summer community presentation and our summer day camps.

  • Delivery of our interpretive outdoor nature programs including interpretive nature tours and community presentations to children and adults

  • Delivery of 2 weeks of our summer day camp programs for children (ages 6-9) in July and August

  • Ripple Coast representative at outreach events and activities as opportunities arise

  • Assist with the development of outreach/marketing material and updating website and social media as needed

  • Administrative and other project-related tasks as required

  • Continually assist in seeking opportunities for development and growth

Qualifications, skills and abilities /

  • Excellent communications skills with people of all ages (both verbal and written)

  • A self-starter with the ability to work independently and problem-solve

  • Experience working with children in a teaching setting

  • Organized and resourceful with a demonstrated ability to appropriately prioritize projects

  • Must have access to a vehicle

  • Willingness to secure First Aid certification and criminal record check

  • Enjoy working indoors and outdoors, rain or shine

  • Experience or willingness to work with people from diverse backgrounds

  • Background in BC’s coastal ecosystem and conservation issues an asset

  • Environmental studies or related post-secondary education preferred

If educating, nature and conservation is something that fuels your passion, then this unique opportunity is for you.  It will allow you to be deeply involved from the ground up in all aspects of the growth and development of an exciting new non-profit organization while providing you with a rich background on BC’s important environment and its current threats.

Eligibility /

Funding for this position is provided through the Canada Summer Jobs Program. To be eligible, you must meet the following funding criteria:

  • Be between 15 - 30 years of age at the start of employment

  • A recent full-time student returning to full-time studies in Fall 2019

  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person under refugee protection

  • Legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations

  • Members of a visible minority or aboriginal heritage may be given priority

Salary Details /

Job Type: Temporary

Anticipated hours: 30 hours per week

Total hours: 240 (8 weeks)

Salary: $13.85/ hour

Location: Greater Vancouver, BC (Vancouver and New Westminster area)

Anticipated date range:

July 2, 2019 - August 23, 2019

Application deadline: May 31st, 2019 at 11:59 PM (PST)

How to Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to info(at)ripplecoast.org

Email applications with "Summer Environmental Educator" in the subject line. Attach a single PDF file for your cover letter and resume - name it your first and last name (e.g. Mark Smith.doc)

We thank all applicants but only those receiving an interview will be contacted.


Ripple Coast Society BC is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind

Ripple Coast Society BC is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Ripple Coast will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of the characteristics outlined within The Employment Equity Act.