Do you like hiking, walking, and being outdoors in the natural environment? Are you passionate about protecting the environment and the biodiversity in the areas and natural landscapes? If you are, you will love this job!
VISITOR INFORMATION COLLECTOR
Halifax/Bedford, NS, Canada
Summer Student Employment (2 positions, 9 weeks each)
Hourly Rate: $15.00
Work will include:
● attend at various access places and entry points (some are not serviced by public transport) to the BMBCL WA to collect information and statistics from visitors and trail users;
● interact with visitors and users of the BMBCL WA and complete information surveys;
● monitor specific trails in the BMBCL WA and record observations and conditions;
● in conjunction with others and volunteers, pick up garbage on trails and at the entry access locations;
● provide weekly reports and enter information and statistics in a computer database in the manner specified by the BMBCL supervisor; and
● be ready to interact and liaise with volunteers and other nature organizations where useful.
Working Hours and Compensation
● This is a term position supported and funded by the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program.
● Term: 9 weeks from June to August
● Hours: 30 Hours per week–flex time but must include evenings and weekends
● Hourly rate: $15.00 per hour
● Be a High School graduate, University or College student or graduate;
● be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
● be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and
● have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.
● Physically fit, able to stand for long periods of time, and hike in rough terrain for 1- 2 hours.
● Available and willing to work evenings, weekends and holidays
● Familiarity with excel spreadsheets and statistics gathering and processing.
● Ability to work independently and in isolated areas.
Useful qualities and skills
● Outgoing, personable and friendly. Ability to engage with the public in a welcoming, uninhibited way. Empathetic and accepting of other people’s frailties and bad habits without condoning them.
● An interest in flora and fauna and the biology and biodiversity of the BMBCL wilderness area.
● Familiarity with Leave no Trace (LNT) principles – or willingness to become acquainted with them
● Interest in natural sciences and the biodiversity of living creatures. Involved in walking, hiking and outdoor activities. Passionate about healthy living, the natural environment and climate change. Interest in camping, hiking, outdoor recreational sports, hobbies and pastimes
● Send a resume, cover letter, and references combined into one PDF document
● Include your name in the file name, i.e. johnorjanesmith.pdf and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
All applications will be acknowledged.