Outdoor Education Assistant (Western School District)


Western School District is committed to student learning and organizational learning. The school district

invites applications for the following position. Preference will be given to candidates who possess talent

and skills to lead the school community to an enhanced focus on learning.


Term, May 6, 2011 to June 15, 2011

Competition # 2011-014


The Outdoor Education Assistant will assist the District’s Outdoor Education Teacher with the safe and

effective delivery of the District’s Residential Outdoor Education Program. The six week spring program

includes units on weather, teambuilding, archaeology and poetry, as well as hiking and other outdoor


The successful applicant will work closely with the Outdoor Education Teacher, Parks Canada

Interpreters, visiting teachers and parent chaperones. He/she will assist with the delivery of programs,

maintain equipment and enhance program resources. As well the successful candidate will assist with the

onsite orientation of teachers, parents and students.

The position will operate from the Killdevil Camp and Conference Centre located in Gros Morne

National Park. Depending upon weekly camp requirements the successful candidate will be required to

work from 21 to 42 hours per week with a requirement for overnight stays at Killdevil camp. One camp

may take place in Red Bay, Labrador, with travel included to that site.

Preferred Qualifications

-A post secondary degree or diploma in a related field

-Experience in program supervision and proven leadership abilities

-Experience and/or training with teaching children in an outdoor environment

-Some knowledge of natural and cultural history

-A Current First Aid certification

Salary: $15.00 per hour

Term: May 6, 2011- June 15, 2011

Hours of Work: As required per each individual camp during the six week term

Please submit a letter of application by Wednesday March 30, 2011 to:

Human Resources Division

Western School District

P.O. Box 368

Corner Brook, NL A2H 6G9

Attention: Outdoor Education Assistant

The successful candidate will be required to provide a recent Certificate of Conduct that includes a

vulnerable sector check prior to employment confirmation, as well as a copy of their current First Aid

certification designation.

E-mail or fax applications will not be accepted. Only those applicants accepted for interviews will be