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We Are Hiring!

Position: Environmental Educator - Part Time

The North Coast Ecology Centre Society is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Priority

will be given to those candidates who have the necessary qualifications and self-identify as

belonging to underrepresented groups

The North Coast Ecology Centre Society

The North Coast Ecology Centre Society (NCECS) is a non-profit organization working to create a

permanent education centre in Prince Rupert, BC that highlights the region’s ecological richness, both

terrestrial and marine. Our mission is to inspire a sense of awe, respect and stewardship for this area, its

wildlife, people and traditions. The North Coast Ecology Centre Society operates in the traditional territory

of the Coast Ts’msyen and Sm’algyax speaking peoples, with their participation, guidance and approval,

the NCECS’s goal is to incorporate and include local indigenous knowledge, stories, and language. Using

a combination of engaging programs and exhibits, including live displays of fish and marine invertebrates

(collected and released each season), the centre will offer a new tourist destination, activate and

revitalize Prince Rupert’s waterfront, and become a community resource for locals to connect with and

learn about the environment around them.

Position Description

We are specifically seeking a candidate who is available to assist our team working part time on

Sundays and Tuesdays beginning September 3rd until mid October. The Environmental

Educator will undertake and oversee many of the day-to-day operations at the Ecology Centre

in support of the NCECS mission and goals. Duties include: Assisting with opening, running,

and closing of the Ecology Centre with support from the NCECS Coordinator along with other

staff and volunteers. Additional tasks include developing and running educational programming

with schools and youth groups, assisting with communications and social media, assisting with

fundraising; organizing and supporting volunteers, assisting with the planning and end of

season closure for the Centre, and other duties as required.

Position responsibilities will include:

❏ Developing and delivering interpretive programs

❏ Designing displays and mini-exhibits for pop-up centre

❏ Animal collection and exemplary care of marine invertebrates

❏ Providing engaging interpretation to visitors at the pop-up centre

❏ Supporting and managing volunteers

❏ Undertaking community and visitor consultation through surveys and feedback forms

❏ Working with partner organizations and the board to execute the society’s mission

❏ Supporting the North Coast Ecology Centre’s social media platforms

Desired qualifications:

❏ Self-motivated individual with a passion for environmental education

❏ Experience developing and delivering education programs and/or public speaking

❏ Able to work well under minimal supervision and within a small team

❏ Knowledgeable of north coast ecology (particularly marine) and driven to learn more

❏ Excellent written and verbal communication

❏ Experience administering groups and pages on social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram)

❏ Organized with strong attention to detail

❏ Knowledge of Ts’msyen history, culture, and Sm’algya̱x language an asset

❏ Animal care experience an asset

❏ Driver’s license and access to vehicle an asset (mileage compensated)

This position offers $20 per hour. The position will be based out of Prince Rupert, BC. Local candidates

will be prioritized.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to as soon as

possible or by August 25th 2023.

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