Under the guidance of their Supervisor, the Education Interpreter is responsible for the delivery of education and community learning programs throughout the City of Toronto. This position will involve driving a corporate fleet vehicle on a regular basis to deliver environmental programming. The position involves engaging with a variety of audiences including students, teachers, campers and community members. Evening and weekend work are a function of the job as required. Occupational Health and Safety is a major responsibility of this position.
Due to funding requirements, preference may be given to youth candidates.
Perform the following tasks under general supervision:
- Coordinate the implementation of specific education or community learning related projects such as a funded environmental program that has been developed.
- Coordinate logistics associated with the delivery of environmental programs throughout the City of Toronto.
- Develop and deliver interactive outdoor programming to camp and student participants aged 6 – 16 at Tommy Thompson Park.
- Deliver curriculum-linked wetland education programs to students and teachers visiting Tommy Thompson Park.
- Work closely with other team members in the coordination of programming in Toronto and help to organize, clean and repair teaching equipment as required.
- Support education and community learning initiatives by staffing educational booths.
- Take responsibility to ensure that all TRCA policies and procedures are followed with any incidents documented and reported to the Supervisor in a timely manner;
- Represent the TRCA in a professional manner at all times and models appropriate behaviour that fosters sustainable citizenship.
- Attend all staff meetings and training sessions, as required.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Currently a post-secondary school student with a focus in Education, Environmental Studies, Outdoor Recreation, Geography or other related diploma/degree;
- Two to three years of experience working with children within a school, camp, daycare or similar setting;
- Experience coordinating environmental education programs or events is an asset;
- Experience delivering environmental education programs.
- Valid G driver’s license.
- First Aid and CPR certified.
- Bronze Cross and ORCKA certification an asset.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Nature interpretation knowledge and demonstrated skill communicating this knowledge with a variety of audiences.
- Excellent presentation and program delivery skills.
- Knowledge of environmental issues within the Greater Toronto Area.
- Ability to work independently and co-operatively as part of a team.
- Mature professional judgment and strong project management skills.
To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter quoting job posting #TRCA-020-20 prior to midnight on February 9, 2020.
While TRCA thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised successful incumbent(s) who are not presently permanent TRCA employees may be required to undergo a vulnerable sector and/or drivers abstract check.
TRCA is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and TRCA’s Accommodation Policy, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to the Authority. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.