Conservation Assistants
Assiniboine Park Conservancy
Winnipeg, MB
Career Opportunity
Conservation Assistant

February 12, 2019

Ref: 2019-04-NIE

This opportunity is only open to students who have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year.

About Assiniboine Park Conservancy
Creating the future vision for one of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada’s most prized treasures, Assiniboine Park Conservancy (APC) located at 55 Pavilion Crescent, Winnipeg is the not-for-profit organization that oversees Assiniboine Park’s operations and ensures its ongoing redevelopment and financial viability. Our team is inspired to create and deliver extraordinary experiences for the people who visit and use the Park and Zoo including building friendly, supportive, effective relationships with stakeholders, community and the general public.

$15.00 per hour

16-week term (May-August)

Full-time (37.5 hrs/wk)

The Opportunity

We are seeking up to three (3) Conservation Assistants who will report to the Director, Conservation & Research. The Conservation Assistants will conduct research while working towards conservation goals under the direction of Conservation and Research staff. The Conservation Assistants will work individually and as part of the team to collect data, assist in the implementation of research and conservation projects at Assiniboine Park Zoo, and communicate conservation messages to visitors and guests. Field work may also be required. The Conservation Assistants will maintain high standards of accuracy and detail when collecting data. The Conservation Assistants must follow all health and safety legislations, regulations, and policies, and provide extraordinary experiences to our visitors while completing his or her regular daily activities.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please APPLY at with your resume and cover letter stating the educational institution in which you are currently enrolled by March 1, 2019.
Required Qualifications

The successful candidate must be enrolled full-time in an accredited postsecondary educational institution pursuing a degree in natural or social sciences with the intent of returning to school full-time in September. Previous experience conducting research in a laboratory or field setting; and experience caring for and rearing plants and insects is considered a strong asset.

Candidates must demonstrate a respect for and interest in ecology, conservation, and zoos. Candidates must demonstrate effective communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills for quickly building rapport, maintaining respectful working relationships with fellow employees, and providing extraordinary experiences to our visitors. Candidates must demonstrate skills in managing multiple tasks while attending to details, maintaining focus, and ensuring a safe and professional work environment.

Experience using a variety of computer software including Microsoft Office is required. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to work effectively as part of a team with minimal supervision, and must possess a valid Manitoba Class 5 Driver’s License (or equivalent). The ability to speak French and/or other languages are assets. Candidates must be physically capable of performing the duties of the position (documentation of physical capacity may be required).