Summer employment-2019

Friends of Petrie Island has three summer jobs open in 2019 for university-level applicants. They are Park Monitors to work primarily outdoors, in an unique environmental area on the Ottawa River, in east Ottawa.

Employment usually begins in early May, ends mid-August, with salary of $14.00/hour. Weekends are included on a scheduled basis.

Overview – Developing and delivering environmental education programs for adults and children. Preparing displays, performing research, leading nature tours, monitoring environmental conditions and plant/animal life. Giving nature tours; organizing activities for children; collecting environmental data on plants and wildlife, environmental damage, incl invasive species; interacting with public to inform about good environmental practices for the nature preserve; participating in program design, responding to queries from the public; 

Working in a small team of summer students, as well as a group of adult volunteers.

Required to address public, responding to queries and providing information, as well as interacting with supervised summer students. Interaction with children is required. Use of research, editing and other common computer software and Internet. Preparation of digital and printed presentations and displays.

Location: Petrie Island, Orleans, Ontario. Most work performed outdoors, occasional light manual duties. Short trail hikes. Note: spring flooding varies from year to year, and may impact duties and date of employment.

Please contact: A. Tweddle, 613-824-1188 –

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