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Job Number:  43230
Summer Day Camp Leader
Job Posted: Tuesday, 3 April 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 27 April 2018
(87 days ago)
Fraser River Discovery Centre
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Contract - Part time
Location: New Westminster Salary: $13.50/ hr plus 4% in lieu of vacation


Summer Day Camp Leaders (2) - Fraser River Discovery Centre

(Positions Dependent on Canada Student Job Funding)


The Fraser River Discovery Centre (FRDC), in New Westminster BC, is an interpretive centre and not-for-profit organization that presents stories of the living, working Fraser River and their contributions to the life, history, and future of British Columbia through exhibits, education programs, and special events. The FRDC is currently seeking two (2) Summer Day Camp Leaders to join our small, dynamic team of staff, contractors, and volunteers this summer.



Reporting to the Education Coordinator, the Summer Day Camp Leaders will help develop and then lead the implementation of the FRDC’s new summer day camps for students. FRDC is planning to offer four (4) different Fraser River-themed day camps for students in Grades K – 6.  Potential activities for the Summer Day Camp Leaders to supervise and participate in with the students include crafts, games, puppet shows and story time – within the FRDC – as well as short walking excursions outside the FRDC. The Summer Day Camp Leader will also work with the FRDC volunteer team to ensure the best possible experience for the students who attend the camps. Finally, the Summer Day Camp Leader will also assist with daily opening and closing procedures and exhibit maintenance; essential front desk and gift shop coverage; and maintaining the safety and security of the FRDC facility.



  • Work with the Education Coordinator to develop and finalize the new Summer Day Camps, which could include such things as crafts, games, puppet shows and stories
  • Under the guidance of the FRDC’s Education Coordinator, lead the implementation of the Summer Day Camps with support from the FRDC’s volunteer team
  • Maintain the FRDC’s high standard of professional educational programming and customer service at all times.
  • Provide essential front desk coverage to the Operations Manager, including answering visitor inquiries, managing phone lines, supervising the gift shop, and processing cash register sales.
  • Maintain the safety and security of the FRDC exhibits and facility for all visitors, staff, and volunteers. Report all maintenance issues to the Operations Manager.
  • Other duties as required.



  • Applicant must have been a full-time student during the last academic year and be returning to full time study in the fall 2017
  • Completion of high school diploma, some post-secondary education in a related subject preferred (e.g. museum studies, history, education, Canadian/BC studies, tourism, environmental science, biology)
  • Proven experience developing and/or working with students in a camp environment
  • Proven skills in customer service and interacting with a diverse range of audiences (schoolchildren, families, seniors, etc.)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent presentation and public speaking skills
  • Competency in essential computer skills such as Microsoft Office Suite and social media platforms
  • Excellent time management, memorization, organization, and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to work effectively independently and in a team
  • Experience in, or willingness to learn, new educational techniques such as inquiry-based teaching
  • Experience working in a heritage, cultural, educational, or non-profit setting is desirable
  • Experience working with volunteers is desirable


HOURS: Part-time, 30 hours per week, usually 9:45 – 4:15 (must be available for stat holidays and weekends)

RATE:     $13.50/ hr plus 4% in lieu of vacation

DURATION: May 14 to September 1 (dependent of CSJ funding)

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  April 27, 2017   





We thank all applicants for their interest.

However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Send resume and cover letter in PDF format only via email.
Contact Details:
Stephen Bruyneel, Executive Director
Fraser River Discovery Centre
788 Quayside Drive
New Westminster, BC, V3M 6Z6

Tel: 604-521-8401
www:   fraserriverdiscovery.org/EmploymentOpportunities

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