Job Opportunity: Outdoor Education Assistant


Applications are now being accepted for the following position:
Outdoor Education Assistant – Killdevil Camp and Conference Centre in Gros Morne

Term: Sept 10 – Oct 11, 2013 (Possibility of recall in Spring 2014)
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. The successful candidate will be required to stay overnight at the 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 (minimum of standard first aid or equivalent)

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

Salary: Non-Union ($15.00 per hour)
Competition #: WSD OEA 2013 – 079
Hours: 21 to 42 hours per week (Depending on Weekly Camp Requirements)

Applicants should apply in writing or fax, quoting Competition #, and provide a detailed resume, including the names of three (3) professional references on or before Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at noon to:
Human Resources Division Western School District P.O. Box 368 Corner Brook, NL A2H 6G9 Fax: (709) 637-6674 Email: