Position: Nature Educator (2 positions available)
Salary: $17.00 per hour
Dates: May through August 2020 (some flexibility with start date)
Please note this position is contingent upon funding.
Also available are two (2) Summer Nature Educator roles at $15 per hour for July and August. Please indicate in your cover letter if you are also interested in being considered for these roles.
Working with Toronto Botanical Garden education and horticultural teams, the Nature Educators will plan, maintain, and interpret TBG’s Teaching Garden and lead the inclusion of Indigenous and cultural/botanical heritage and/or accessibility focused plants and programs. This garden is tended to by children attending TBG school programs and camps. The harvest is shared between them and a local food bank. Our educational programs, many of which support the Ontario school curriculum, will immerse children in the natural world and draw connections for children between the natural world, art, and culture. Students will participate in hands-on activities including planting and working in the garden, learning about plants, soils, and animals that live in the garden, and creating nature art. More information on TBG school programs and camps can be found at http://torontobotanicalgarden.ca/category/learn/school/ and http://torontobotanicalgarden.ca/category/learn/kids/
Why work with Toronto Botanical Garden?
Indigenous and heritage and/or accessibility focused garden projects (15%)
Other Duties (15%)
The ideal candidate for this position is an enthusiastic educator with a passion for food, plants, and gardens. This person should be motivated and able to work independently as well as in a team.
In addition, the successful candidates must:
A drivers licence and occasional access to a car is an asset.
This is a Canadian Heritage YCW supported position for full-time Students who are intending to return to full-time studies in the next semester.
You are eligible if you:
TBG is committed to environmental sustainability education and action. All TBG employees and volunteers are expected to learn about and contribute to greening initiatives. Information about these initiatives can be found at torontobotanicalgarden.ca/green.
Applications will only be considered if they include the following information in the cover letter:
Committed to employment equity, the Toronto Botanical Garden encourages applications from Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women.
Accessibility-related accommodations during the application process are available upon request.
Please note that only applicants entered on the Young Canada Works Candidates inventory can be considered.
We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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