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Summer Student Employment Opportunities!

Dumoine River Art Camp Coordinator

This position involves supporting staff in the organization and execution of our first annual artists camp along the Dumoine River in western Quebec. In particular, the student would be responsible for coordinating site logistics, organizing a prior event for artists to meet, reaching out to local groups and the media as well as assisting with the day to day operations of the week-long camp, including cooking, camp management and supporting artists. The ideal candidate would have experience organizing events, excellent project management skills and an affinity for art and nature conservation. Bilingualism and First Aid and CPR training as well as experience camping would be assets.

Summer Outreach Assistant

The position involves conducting summer outreach in the local community, staffing information booths and educating the general public about nature conservation issues. The position also involves supporting our social media team and conducting a survey of our membership in order for us to learn more about our supporters. The ideal candidate would be someone who is very knowledgeable about and makes regular use of social media, is creative and has experience working with the public. Bilingualism is a requirement for this position.

Conservation Assistant

If you like being outside and getting your hands dirty, this position is for you! This position is partly based at our Gatineau office, but also involves working approximately 15 hours per week at the Mont O’Brien Biodiverstiy Reserve in Danford Lake, Quebec where the position involves creating educational material and leading hikes for the general public on week-ends. At the Gatineau office, the position involves supporting our conservation staff, in particular assisting with road ecology surveys and other conservation projects. The ideal candidate would have prior experience leading nature walks or at least a sound knowledge of local flora and fauna, reliable transportation and the ability to work with little supervision. Bilingualism is a requirement for the position.

Compensation and hours:

These positions are funded by the Government of Canada’s Canada Summer Jobs program and the hourly rate offered is of $12.00 per hour for a 30 hour work week. Each internship is for at least seven weeks, with possibility of extension should funds allow.

To apply:
To apply, send a cover letter highlighting the reasons why you consider yourself a good fit for the position for which you are applying and a CV to the undersigned by June 1, 2017.

Jesse Lever,
Conservation Outreach Coordinator