Employment

Thank you for your interest in the Harrison Lewis Coastal Discovery Centre. We currently have 3 summer student employment opportunities available. Please see below for position descriptions and application instructions.


Carters Beach Public Outreach Intern

(Clean Leadership 2019 Position)

Term: 15-weeks, 37.5 hours/week (some weekend and evening work required)

Wage: $13.25/hour + mileage coverage (housing can also be provided at a minimal cost)

Eligibility: Due to funding requirements candidates must be returning to full-time studies in Fall 2019

Application deadline: May 7, 2019

Apply using the following link:https://clean-foundation.hivebrite.com/page/be-an-intern-soyez-un-stagiaire

*The successful candidate MUST have access to a vehicle

About the Program

The Clean Leadership program (formerly Nova Scotia Youth Conservation Corps or Youth Corps) was established in 1989 to provide Nova Scotian youth with training and employment opportunities in the environmental field. This program engages community partners across the province to hire students to carry out work in the summer months that fosters environmental stewardship. The Clean Leadership program provides Nova Scotian youth with green sector work experience, an enhanced appreciation of the environment and their community, and develops skills for life-long learning (including team-building and leadership skills, increased knowledge for future employment and/or education ventures, program evaluation techniques, and the ability to give back to their community and their environment.

About the Position

Reporting to the Field Station Manager and the Protected Areas Coordinator, Nova Scotia Dept of Environment. In this position, you will be mainly responsible for education, outreach and community liaison on location at the pending Carters Beach Nature Reserve; educating visitors about the sensitive ecological site and how to enjoy the area without leaving a trace, while also supporting the HLC, as needed. The successful candidate needs to be self-starting, extremely outgoing, energetic, efficient and approachable. Strong interpersonal and communication skills will be essential in the role of interacting with the public. Carters Beach can have high visitation in the summer, which is causing many impacts including dune erosion, a myriad of walking trails, human waste in the back dunes and improper garbage disposal. Priority action items have been identified which would help address some of these management issues and among other things, hiring a summer student in 2019 would be an opportunity to proactively address some of these challenges and build upon success from 2018 as well as community relationships in the area. The Public Outreach Intern will also be responsible for assisting the HLC program development for rural sustainable living, natural history and rural skills workshops; participating in tasks relating to enhancing participant comfort and experience during programs, events, and workshops; and coordinating field trips.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Greeting visitors at the beach and delivering messaging around appropriate use of the pending nature reserve; as well as relaying the importance of respecting this sensitive ecological site;

  • Organising and coordinating occasional meetings of the local Community Liaison Committee;

  • Assisting protected areas staff with any related outreach, which may include a public meeting, developing a newsletter, and coordinating stewardship events

  • Assisting in the evaluation of ecological and social carrying capacities for Carters Beach

  • • Undertaking a beach user survey; • Assisting with monitoring and other associated activities on Spectacle Island

  • Continuing endangered piping plover monitoring, stewardship and protection

  • Working with Nova Scotia Protected Areas, Community Liaison Committee members and other partners to develop partnerships, monitor progress on all fronts and evaluate success

  • Undertaking some research on the cultural and archaeological values of the pending nature reserve;

  • Based at the HLC, you will assist with daily housekeeping duties and planning and facilitation of workshops/events/programs, as needed

    Requirements/Qualifications

  • Must be a Canadian citizen or legally entitled to work in Canada

  • Must be between the ages of 15 and 30;

  • Must be a full-time student and intending to return to school in fall 2019;

  • Is not a member of immediate family of community partner;

  • Have an aptitude for safe work practices and the ability to multi-task in a busy work environment while keeping organized

  • Be able to work well interdependently and productively as part of a team while responding to feedback

  • Self-starting, extremely outgoing, energetic, efficient and approachable

  • Have strong interpersonal and communication skills; comfortable interacting with the public in various settings (English essential, French an asset)

  • Highly adaptable and resourceful

  • Interested in nature, wildlife and protected areas

  • Have an understanding and sensitivity around cultural issues

  • Educational background or knowledge/experience in a relevant field (environmental science; education; marketing & public relations; natural history, protected areas)

  • Administrative capabilities, including computer skills

  • Access to a cell phone and ability to respond to communications in a timely manner

  • Valid driver’s license and access to vehicle or transportation is mandatory

  • Experience working with children and families is an asset

  • Experience or knowledge related to public outreach is an asset


Program Assistant

Term: 14-Weeks, 37.5 hours/week (some evening and weekend work required)

Wage: $13.50/hour, with housing included

Eligibility: Due to funding requirements candidates must be returning to full-time studies in Fall 2019

Application deadline: May 7, 2019

Apply with cover letter and resume with position title in subject line to: info@harrisonlewiscentre.org

*The chosen candidate will have the option to live on-site in Port Joli in staff housing. Due to this remote location it is recommended that applicant owns or has access to a vehicle.

About the Position

The Program Assistant will help to develop, host, and promote programs, events, and activities relating to natural history and rural life skills workshops. The position will address local priorities through programs for diverse demographics (e.g. seniors, families, etc), including the promotion and enhancement of nature tourism, the arts, culture, fitness, and heritage-focused workshops. Activities include:

  • Assisting the Field Station Manager with program development and scheduling,

  • Promoting events and programming (including print and social media),

  • Establishing positive connections and partnerships with local businesses, NGOs, and community members,

  • Overseeing and participating in tasks relating to guest comfort and experience during nature-based programs and events.

Qualifications & Requirements

Essential:

  • Currently enrolled in a degree or diploma program focusing on tourism (ideally eco-tourism), natural resource management, environmental science, environmental technology or similar field

  • Experience with social media management and promotions

  • Experience planning and implementing events and/or programs

  • Interest in working in a position with diverse day-to-day activities with a willingness to adapt to changing tasks

  • Interest in rural and outdoor living and/or environmental sustainability and education

  • Desire to be an essential member of a small team working towards the establishment of a sustainably-minded community

Preferred:

  • Customer service and/or hospitality experience

  • Organized and self-motivated

  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude

  • Familiarity with Nova Scotia’s South Shore is an asset


Field Station Assistant

Term: 14-Weeks, 37.5 hours/week (some evening and weekend work required)

Wage: $13.50/hour, with housing included

Eligibility: Due to funding stipulations candidates must be returning to full-time studies in Fall 2019

Application deadline: May 7, 2019

Apply with cover letter and resume with position title in subject line to: info@harrisonlewiscentre.org

*The chosen candidate will have the option to live on-site in Port Joli in staff housing. Due to this remote location it is recommended that applicant owns or has access to a vehicle.

About the Position

The Field Station Assistant will assist in the maintenance of dining, lecture, and accommodation areas and the implementation of programs and activities with team members, volunteers, instructors and facilitators. The position will address local priorities through programs for diverse demographics (e.g. seniors, families, etc), including the promotion and enhancement of nature tourism, the arts, culture, fitness, and heritage-focused workshops. Activities include:

  • Maintaining communal spaces and cabins,

  • Occasional group meal planning and preparation during workshops and events,

  • Managing accommodation rentals,

  • Contributing to event and program planning,

  • Overseeing and participating in tasks relating to guest comfort and experience during nature-based programs and events.

Qualifications & Requirements

Essential:

  • Currently enrolled in a degree or diploma program focusing on tourism (ideally eco-tourism), natural resource management, environmental science, environmental technology or similar field

  • Customer service and/or hospitality experience

  • Interest in working in a hands-on position with diverse day-to-day activities with a willingness to adapt to changing tasks

  • Interest in rural and outdoor living and/or environmental sustainability and education

  • Desire to be an essential member of a small team working towards the establishment of a sustainably-minded community

Preferred:

  • Experience in handy-work, repairs, or carpentry

  • Organized and self-motivated

  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude

  • Familiarity with Nova Scotia’s South Shore is an asset