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Program Coordinator – Pond-Dipping

This position will coordinate pond-dipping public environmental education programming for students and guests to learn about invertebrates and amphibians in the pond at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo.

This position will be scheduled 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, Wednesday to Sunday, starting June 27 and ending August 26.

About you:

· Education, work, or volunteer experience directly engaging elementary or middle-school children or related to outdoors, animals, water/fishing, and environmental/nature topics

· Have an engaging and friendly personality. Must be an individual that enjoys working with children and families.

· Must be comfortable touching plants, small invertebrates, or amphibians in pond water.

Requirements:

o Provide an acceptable Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sectors Search

o All Saskatoon Zoo Society program coordination requires a degree of physical ability and range of movement. Pond-dipping will, at times, requires coordinator to (a) get down on belly on dock to scoop water, (b) carry equipment down a gravel (sometimes muddy) path, and (c) transport equipment back and forth across the expansive zoo site several times per day.

o This is an outdoor program – must be comfortable working outside. Coordinator will be outdoors most of their day and may work in heat, wind, rainy weather.

o Fluent in English

o First Aid, Open Water Safety, pool safety or lifeguard training is an asset.

What you’ll do:

· Design and create a pond-based public interpretation station with information and activities to facilitate learning related to invertebrates, amphibians, healthy water bodies, and our pond-dipping program outcomes.

· Present engaging education programs ensuring accuracy of information and the maintenance of the conservation message

· Use time management and organization to deliver programming within established timeframes. Be flexible to adjust if necessary (to extend/add to fill time or shorten depending on situation).

· Utilize diverse animals, biofacts, and educational tools to deliver programming that engages multiple learning styles. Leads or instructs with enthusiasm and passion to inspire discovery and learning in others

· Ensure safety around open water.

Please apply with Resume using our online application link: https://airtable.com/shrd0Rj2aZ1PilZ70

If you have questions about this posting, please contact Saskatoon Zoo Society at 306-975-3395.

Salary: $13.00 per hour