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Indigenous Programs Coordinator & Naturalist Teacher

Job Posting: Indigenous Programs Coordinator & Naturalist Teacher

The High Park Nature Centre is a charitable organization that was established in 1999. Our mission is to promote awareness and respect for nature through year-round, hands-on outdoor nature education and park stewardship activities. Nature Centre programs inspire a sense of wonder, knowledge and respect for High Park’s natural systems; restore human connections to local plants and animals; and engage visitors in ecological restoration activities to ensure a sustainable future for High Park for generations to come.

The High Park Nature Centre serves a diverse audience of over 14,000 people annually from across the Greater Toronto Area. Through the Nature Centre’s programs, over 80,000 participants of all ages have been able to “give back” to High Park through park stewardship activities like planting native grasses, wildflowers and sedges or removing invasive plant species.

Position: Indigenous Programs Coordinator & Naturalist Teacher

***This position is for people who identify as Indigenous. All candidates must be registered with Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training and working with an Employment Counsellor. ***

Job Type: Full time (35 hours / week) contract ending March 31, 2022

Job Summary:

As Indigenous Programs Coordinator & Naturalist Teacher, the successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the coordination of some of the High Park Nature Centre’s programs. This position will also actively teach a wide diversity of environmental, outdoor education programs at the Nature Centre, including guides and scouts visits, birthday parties, school programs, family nature walks, nature summer camps and clubs. Programs may be in-person or virtual. Coordination tasks may include coordinating Indigenous Nature Gatherings in partnership with Indigenous community groups, assisting in developing new events that highlight Indigenous connections to the land; overseeing OURSpace plantings of native plant species; co-leading a youth stewardship program and if candidate has the knowledge and desire, working with coordinators to revise existing program outlines to ensure Indigenous knowledge is presented accurately and respectfully.

For full job details please review the attached job description.

Qualifications:

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter as one PDF file to Jon Hayes, Programs Director at jhayes@highparknaturecentre.com by Feb. 26, 2021.

***This position is only open to people who identify as Indigenous. All candidates must be registered with Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training***

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Miziwe Biik

Aboriginal Employment and Training

Indigenous Programs Coordinator & Naturalist Teacher Job Description

Program Delivery (50%)

Program Coordination, Planning and Administration (40%)

Human Resources (5%)

On-Going (5%)

Hours of Work This is a full-time position for 35 hours per week.

Regular weekend and evening work is required.

Work will be a mix of in-person and virtual (from home).

Rate of Pay: $18 / hour

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