Job Opportunity: Wild Child Educator, Sierra Club Prairie Chapter

Wild Child Educator
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Sierra Club Prairie Chapter is searching for a nature-loving individual to assist with the delivery and evaluation of our Wild Child Programs in Sherwood Park and Edmonton. Our ideal candidate would love being outside in all weathers and enjoys playing with kids, with an eye for safety and risk management.

About Sierra Club Canada Foundation

Sierra Club Canada Foundation empowers people to protect, restore and enjoy a healthy and safe planet. SCCF’s objective is to protect and restore the health of the natural environment, including communities, by empowering Sierra Club members and its citizens through education and action.

Wild Child is a project of Sierra Club Canada Foundation that provides child led, play-based learning through repeated exposure to nature. At our programs we empower children to take the lead on their learning in a natural setting over time, which may mean getting wet, dirty, making stuff with tools, and learn to extend their limits in a thoughtful and intentional way.

Tasks and Responsibilities

The Wild Child Educator will be responsible for helping our Wild Child Coordinator deliver and administer Sierra Club's Edmonton Wild Child programs and events.

Tasks will include:

  • Assist in delivering Wild Child Forest School in Sherwood Park and Edmonton,
  • Assist in setting up Forest School sites,
  • Assess and manage risks to ensure the safety of children,
  • Foster curiosity and excitement about nature,
  • Maintain session notes and contribute to social media platforms,
  • Guiding children, caregivers and adults on nature excursions,
  • Develop activities that educate the participants on all aspects of their local environments including conservation & ecology
  • Engagement via social and traditional media,
  • Developing relationships with community partners,
  • Helping to increase the reach of the program through promotion and networking,
  • Ability to carry heavy gear and equipment, when required,
  • Ability to get to and from the different work sites, and valid drivers license required,
  • Applicants must have current First Aid Training and provide a police background check for interacting with vulnerable populations,
  • Love of nature a must!

Dates and Times of Work:

It will be a 6-week position, from April 20 to May 30, Fridays and Saturdays from 8:00am to 1:00pm. 10-15 hours per week for six weeks, with possibility of extension for our summer programs (Canada Summer Job position).

Pay rate is $15 / hour

Due Date: April 1, or until position is filled.

Sierra Club Canada Foundation provides equal employment opportunities. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Paulina Retamales [email protected], or 780-405-1146

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter outlining your education, experience and interest to [email protected]