Environmental Programs Leader

Richmond Nature Park Society - Richmond, BC (30+ days ago)

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Hello there! Not sure what you're dew-ing for the Summer break yet? Got an outdoor bug you can't leaf alone?

If you like hanging out with kids and you've taken a lichen to the birds and the trees, look no further! Let Nature Camps be a tree-mendously memorable experience for both you and your campers!


Now that I have your attention...

Applications are now being taken for the position of Environmental Programs Leader, Summer 2020, at the Richmond Nature Park. Successful candidates will have an interest in the environment, outdoor education, and enjoy working with children.


The Richmond Nature Park offers summer programs and day camps for children with the theme of Nature in Richmond. Programs feature interactive games and activities to explore the Nature Park and investigate the world of wildlife.

The program leaders are responsible for developing and delivering nature programs for children 4-12 years. Duties include:

  • Collaborating with fellow program leaders, the Summer Coordinator and Nature Park staff to develop, prepare and deliver summer programs at the Nature Park;
  • Ensure facilities are clean and that props / other supplies are returned to their proper places at the end of each day;
  • Engaging and building positive relationships with campers (children) and parents;
  • Providing mentorship, training and guidance to Work Experience Students and volunteers;
  • Memorizing all emergency procedures and enforcing program rules and expectations for the safety of all participants;
  • Reporting details of incidents, such as accidents or rule violations, to parents and staff;
  • Managing program feedback and actively conduct assessments and evaluations to continually improve programs;
  • Maintaining a good working knowledge of plants, animals, and environmental issues;
  • Completion of program review and evaluation to report to the Summer Coordinator at the end of the season.


Successful candidates will have…

  • Minimum first year college or university with a background in education, natural sciences, conservation, a related field of studies or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience;
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and presentation skills;
  • Experience and enthusiasm for working with children;
  • Solid communication skills to effectively engage with audiences of all ages, personalities and learning abilities;
  • Flexibility, proactivity and creativity when solving problems;
  • Ability to learn and adapt in a constantly changing environment;
  • Keen awareness of surroundings to ensure safety of all participants;
  • Positive attitude - for turning those smirks into smiles and frowns upside down!
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of programs;
  • Valid First Aid Certification (may receive after employment);
  • Class 5 driver’s license and use of a vehicle is an asset;
  • Class 4 driver's license is an asset;
  • Successful candidates will be required to complete a Criminal Record Check;
  • Preference given to full-time university or college student returning to full-time studies in Fall 2020.

Please submit your resume AND cover letter to the email provided.

Deadline for receiving applications is March 31, 2020 at 11:59PM.


  • On-site parking
  • Casual dress

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary, Contract


  • customer service, childcare or education: 1 year (Preferred)