Outdoor Education Assistant Position


Applications are now being accepted for the following positions:

Outdoor Education Assistant – Killdevil Camp and Conference Center in Gros Morne
(Term: May 8 – June 18, 2012)

Duties: 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 activities.

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.

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


The Western School District thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Successful candidate(s) will be required to provide a recent Certificate of Conduct with a vulnerable sector query, as well as a copy of their First Aid certification designation, prior to employment confirmation.

Salary: Non-Union ($15.00 per hour)
Competition No: WSD OEA 2012-066
Hours: As Required

If you have any questions about this position, please contact Ms. Margaret McKeon at margaret.mckeon@wnlsd.ca. Please do not send applications to this email.
Applicants should make application in writing, quoting Competition #, and provide a detailed resume, including the names of three (3) professional references, on or before Tuesday, April 17, 2012 to:

Human Resources Division
Western School District
P.O. Box 368
Corner Brook, NL
A2H 6G9
Fax: 709-637-6674