Summer Student (Natural Resource Education & Outreach)
Province of Nova Scotia
Middle Musquodoboit, NS
Apply By: 3/27/2019

Lands and Forestry

Summer Student (Natural Resource Education & Outreach), Student, MIDDLE MUSQUODOBOIT

Competition # 18298

About Us

Nova Scotia is rich in natural resources – including biodiversity, forests, provincial parks and the land we manage. The Department of Lands and Forestry is responsible for the development, management, conservation and protection of forest, parks and wildlife resources and the administration of the province's Crown land. Together we are working with Nova Scotians to build a better future through sustainable natural resource management as we all benefit from the natural health and wealth of the province.

We’re recruiting for summer students to help our province achieve big things!

If you are just as enthusiastic about education, outreach and natural resources as we are, this job is for you!

About Our Opportunity

We are looking for a post-secondary student to assist with projects related to natural resource education, program development, delivery and evaluation.

As the natural resource education and outreach student, you will be involved in the delivery of education programs at the Natural Resource Education Centre (NREC) in Middle Musquodobit, in our provincial parks throughout the province and also at exhibitions, conferences and events that engage with a wide variety of audiences (youth, interest groups, organizations and the general public).

You will work with our Outreach team to help organize, deliver and promote a wide variety of programs such as Back to Nature Camp (Hunting, Fishing and Outdoor skills camp for Youth), Learn to Camp, Sustainable Forestry, Wetland Wonders, Wilderness Survival and Wildlife.

Additionally, the NREC facility has a 120-acre managed woodlot and 3km of hiking trails where you will assist with maintenance and upkeep (including mowing, whipper snipping, trail maintenance).

This is an opportunity for you to participate in and collaborate with a passionate team of professional and technical staff on special projects or assignments; helping you further enhance and develop your skills.

About You

You must be a full-time university or college student in the field of education, natural resource management, outdoor recreation, or other related discipline and returning to school in the fall of 2019.

You have strong organizational, communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills. You are capable of working both independently and as well as part of a team. You are familiar with computers including standard office software such as word processing, spreadsheet email, and social media platforms.

The following are considered assets:
knowledge or experience with education and outreach program planning and delivery
experience with delivering public presentations and working with youth
First aid certification.

We will assess the above qualifications using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.

Other Considerations

The earliest start date will be April 30, with an anticipated end date of August 31, 2019.

This position will work in a variety of environments including office, outdoors (in varying weather conditions), public spaces and events. Must have the ability to lift and handle equipment of varying weight. Occasional overnight stays away from the home office as well as work on weekends and evenings may be required. A valid driver’s license is also required. Candidates selected for interviews may be required to submit a Driver’s Abstract, Criminal Records and Child Abuse Registry check.

Employees are expected to provide their own safety boots.

Each student’s rate of pay is established on initial appointment based on the student's current academic level.

Pay Grade: HOURLY

Salary Range: $15.86 - $25.85 Hourly