The Elders Council for Parks in BC is an independent non-profit society. Their members are retired parks system employees and conservation advocates who have dedicated a significant portion of their lives to Provincial Parks and Protected Areas in BC. The society provides a way for their members to continue to lead and participate in projects aimed at ensuring the long-term well-being of BC’s world-class park systems.
A $4000 seasonal contract position is available for an Outreach Nature Program Coordinator from June to September based out of their Heritage Centre at 1620 Mt. Seymour Rd. in Mt. Seymour Provincial Park , North Vancouver, BC. Candidate plans programs from home office and attends programs at Heritage Centre.
· The purpose is to promote an appreciation of Provincial Parks and Protected Areas. Programs benefit the community by providing a means for socialization, healthy outdoor activity and nature learning for active seniors 55 plus.
· Planning and implementing 10 different nature themed interpretive nature walks in Provincial Parks.
· Programs focus on cultural and natural history, the ecological and inspirational value of parks and that promote nature literacy.
· Outreach Coordinator can deliver their own interpretive walks and also contact other partner conservation groups or nature interpreters to deliver programs.
· Promoting local conservation group partners by attending their sites for nature walks.
· Designing the poster, publicizing programs through current group list, local community groups and news media.
· Attending all programs and ensuring safety of participants. Supports provided by past outreach coordinator.
· Ensuring all participants sign the RELEASE OF LIABILITY, WAIVER OF CLAIMS, ASSUMPTION OF RISKS & INDEMNITY AGREEMENT
· Ideal for candidate who has a passion for nature, eco-education, conservation and outdoor recreation with program planning and some nature interpretation experience.
· Ideal for candidate looking for additional income – programs can be organized around own schedule.
· Bear Awareness an asset.
· Keeping statistics of program participant numbers and comments, writing report at end of season.
· Participant should have an updated St. John Ambulance First Aid Certificate.
Please send resume to email@example.com by Fri. May 12, 2023
~ We gratefully acknowledge the opportunity to live, work, play and learn on the
unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Peoples
To register for programs and to join our programs contact list, please email: Elise
JOIN US IN NATURE, LEARN, SOCIALIZE AND STAY INSPIRED!
Outreach programs are a fundamental objective of the Elders Council The Elders Council outreach program was created for mature adults in mind, however, anyone is welcome to participate. Most walks and hikes are typically flat to low-incline groomed trails and boardwalks.
Past trips include Heritage walks, interpretive walks, film screenings, environmental discussions, nature journaling, nature photography, and field trips.
For further information, please contact Elise Roberts, Outreach Director.