Summer employment-2021

Friends of Petrie Island has four summer jobs open in 2021 for university-level students or graduates 15 to 30 years of age. They are Park Monitors to work primarily outdoors, in an unique environmental area on the Ottawa River, in east Ottawa.
Employment will be approximately 10-11 weeks between May and August, with salary of $14.25/ hour. Weekends are included on a scheduled basis.


Environmental stewardship activities including: collecting environmental data on plants and wildlife, performing research, monitoring environmental conditions and plant/animal life, remediation of environmental damage, incl invasive species; interacting with public to inform about good environmental practices for the nature preserve.

Developing and delivering environmental education programs for adults and children. Participating in program design, preparing displays, leading nature tours. Giving nature tours; organizing activities for children; responding to queries from the public

Supporting the volunteer organization with activities such as communications and social media, administrative duties, issuing picnic and barbecue permits and memberships,

Working in a small team of summer staff, 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.

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

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