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Current Opportunities:

  • +Summer Camp Leaders

    Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association is seeking three summer camp leaders to plan and deliver day camps for children ages 5-10 at VanDusen Botanical Garden

    VanDusen’s summer camps promote environmental stewardship and a love of the natural world through a fun blend of science, gardening, games, crafts and garden exploration. This year’s camps feature botany and ecology, growing and eating fresh food, birds, and citizen science.

    Responsibilities

    • Plan and deliver all components of the differently themed Summer Camps
    • Provide campers with an educational, fun and meaningful experience
    • Ensure the safety and wellbeing of campers
    • Supervise a team of high school volunteers
    • Communicate effectively with parents

     

    Qualifications and experience

    • Minimum 2 years post-secondary education in education, ecology or biology
    • Experience working with groups of children (5-10 yrs) in a camp situation
    • Willingness to work outdoors in all weather, leading energetic activities and games
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and respectfully as part of a team
    • Dedication to environmental awareness and sustainable living
    • Current certification in standard first aid AND recent Criminal Records Check (or willingness to obtain prior to start date)

    Availability & Eligibility

    Required full-time, Monday to Friday from June 5 – August 29, 2017

    This position is funded in part by the Canada Summer Jobs Program. To be eligible to apply you must be currently registered as a full-time student (under 30yrs of age) and intending to return to full-time school in fall 2017.

    Wage
    $15.00 per hour (40 hrs per week)

    Closing date for applications: Thursday April 27, 2017

    Submit resume and cover letter to:
    Gillian Drake, Education Director
    gdrake@vandusen.org

    Thank you in advance for your interest. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.