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Public Environmental Educator (Full Time)

Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES) promotes awareness of and respect for the natural world through collaborative leadership in environmental education, research, and conservation in Stanley Park.

We believe that employees from diverse experiences and identities strengthen our team. We celebrate diversity and are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace that reflects and expands the community that we serve.

We are seeking an energetic, organized and creative educator to help connect park users to the ecology of Stanley Park. Reporting to the Education Manager, the SPES Public Environmental Educator coordinates environmental education programming covering a diverse range of local ecosystems (forest, wetland and intertidal ecosystems) to individuals and groups throughout the year. You will be creating and promoting novel programming, as well as reaching out to local ecology educators and experts to lead programs related to the ecology of Stanley Park. This is a great opportunity to creatively share your ecological knowledge and passion with people of diverse ages and backgrounds, and to grow in various areas of program planning and communications.

Is this job for you? It is if…

  • You are interested in a mix of working outdoors in beautiful diverse Stanley Park, sharing your love of creatures and nature with the public combined with time setting up programs, taking bookings, and program development
  • You want to help foster environmentally literate community members through fun, educational, inclusive and impactful programs
  • You want to be part of a team that values creativity, diversity and equity, decolonization, kindness, growth mindset, personal and collective accountability, and mutual respect
  • You geek out on impactful approaches to education and/or ecology and want to be part of a community dedicated to supporting your own and others growth, professionally and personally.
  • You understand that building respectful considerate relationships is part of sustaining strong environmental, community-oriented programs
  • You think connecting people to urban ecology, in a way that builds relationship, understanding, and respect is what is needed to be good local and global community members.

This is a rewarding opportunity to meaningfully connect people with nature in diverse ways and be part of a supportive and dedicated team.

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Children and Youth Education Coordinator (Full-Time)

Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES) promotes awareness of and respect for the natural world through collaborative leadership in environmental education, research, and conservation in Stanley Park.

We believe that employees from diverse experiences and identities strengthen our team. We celebrate diversity and are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace that reflects and expands the community that we serve.

We are seeking a creative, organized, and passionate educator to book, promote, and deliver outdoor nature education programs for school and community groups children. Reporting to the Education Manager and working closely with education staff, the Children and Youth Education Coordinators deliver educational programming covering a diverse range of local ecosystems (forest, wetland and intertidal ecosystems which are offered to schools between September and June and to day camp children during summer and spring break.  SPES’ school programs reach over 5,000 students a year through outdoor, experiential programs, that foster environmental literacy and a love and curiosity for the natural world.

The Children and Youth Education Coordinator will fulfill one of the following two roles:

Fieldtrip Coordinator role - Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., with some flexibility and occasional weekend or evening work may be required.

Camps and Clubs Coordinator role - Monday-Friday or Tuesday- Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5p.m. depending on what programs we want to run and Nature House shifts, with some flexibility and more frequent weekend or evening work may be required.

Is this job for you? It is if…

  • You are interested in a mix of working outdoors in beautiful diverse Stanley Park, sharing your love of creatures and nature with children combined with time setting up programs, taking bookings, and program development
  • You want to foster the next generation of environmentally literate community members through fun, educational, and impactful programs
  • You want to be part of a team that values creativity, diversity and equity, decolonization, kindness, growth mindset, personal and collective accountability, and mutual respect
  • You geek out on impactful approaches to education and/or ecology and want to be part of a community dedicated to supporting your own and others growth, professionally and personally.
  • You think connecting youth and children to urban ecology, in a way that builds relationship, understanding, and respect is part what is needed to be good local and global community members.

This is a rewarding opportunity to meaningfully connect young people with nature in diverse ways and be part of a supportive and dedicated team.

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