Student Employment Opportunity - Ecology Day Camp for Kids

Students in Education (with biology major), Biology, Geography, Geology, or Veterinary Medicine students are invited to apply for one of two Instructor positions with Ecology Camp for Kids.

Students in Education (with biology major), Biology, Geography, Geology, or Veterinary Medicine students are invited to apply for one of two Instructor positions with Ecology Camp for Kids. Part time employment required for Feb 21st-24th, April 18th-21st, full-time employment starts May 4th and will run to Sept 1st or Oct 30th, 2017, with statutory holidays.

In February we run Snow Ecology camp and in April an Easter break Endangered Species camp out of the Williams Building. We will accommodate your exam schedule. In May and June, staff work on curriculum development, program promotion, fundraising, and delivering environmental education workshops and field trips to elementary school classes at local wetland and grassland areas around Saskatoon.

The Summer Camp is delivered over 9 weeks in July and August, from 8 to 4 or 9 to 5 PM weekly. Children's ages range from 8 to 11 years. Volunteer Junior Leaders are 12-17, one per camp. Camp is based out of a Biology Lab where children have their own microscopes. Campers have daily field trips to local natural areas and university museums and research labs. Activities and games are used to reinforce ecological concepts. This is a waste-free program – we refuse, reduce, reuse and recycle.

Only applicants with the minimum requirements will be considered:

  • Must be a U of S student enrolled in Education, Biology, Geography, LU&ES, or Veterinary Medicine
  • 2 references
  • Must enjoy and have experience working with children especially in a camp setting

Preference will be given to students who:

  • Are of Aboriginal Ancestry
  • Have experience teaching and/or as a camp leader
  • Have a valid Saskatchewan driver’s license, especially class 4 - we transport kids in 15 passenger vans
  • Competent on Mac computers
  • Current First Aid certification
  • Are familiar with local natural areas and their ecology

 Wages will start $12.78 to $13.96 per hour for 3rd or 4th year students, $18.51 for Graduate students as per University guidelines.

The University of Saskatchewan is committed to the principles of Employment Equity and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, including aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and women. Applicants are invited to self identify if they belong to one or more of the above target groups.

Applications and references must be received by Feb 14th, and may be sent or dropped off to/at Melanie Elliott, Rm. 485, Williams BLG, 221 Cumberland Ave N, CCDE, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, S7N 1M3. No email applications please.

We thank you for taking the time to apply, but we will only contact those we wish to interview. Hiring will occur in late February or March.

Since this job is for an Ecology Camp Instructor, please save trees by printing on both sides of the page, NOT more than 2 double sided pages, include ONLY relevant experience.

Mother Nature and Melanie Elliott thank you.

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