Baxter Canoe Camp Counsellor / Lifeguard (4 Week Position)

The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority is the lead intermunicipal agency working to address river-related environmental issues and concerns within the Rideau Valley watershed. Thanks to our many partners, the scope of our environmental protection work includes planning, source water protection, tackling flooding and erosion problems and researching water movement and use in the valley. We help people maintain healthy shorelines, provide advice on development-related issues and report to municipalities, agencies and the public about watershed conditions and trends. We also provide public access to natural waterfront areas, deliver community-based stewardship programs, reduce water pollution and protect fish and wildlife habitat.

You will work at the Baxter Conservation Area located just south of Kars.

There is no public transportation to the worksite; candidates should ensure they have reliable transportation prior to applying.

Schedule during summer months:

  • Training/camp prep: June 29 to July 3, 2020
  • Canoe Camp #1: July 13 to 17, 2020 – Will be required to work Thursday night for the canoe camp overnight
  • Canoe Camp #2: July 27 to 31, 2020 - Will be required to work Thursday night for the canoe camp overnight
  • Canoe Camp #3: August 17 to 21, 2020 - Will be required to work Thursday night for the canoe camp overnight

You will assist the Baxter Conservation Area Supervisor and Canoe Camp Coordinator with the planning, delivery and evaluation of canoe camps for 10 to 14-year-old children. You will act as the lifeguard for canoe camp at Baxter’s waterfront. You will also act as a resource person and you will assist in delivering services to visitors such as asking questions about the park, selling park passes and monitoring for valid park passes. You will also assist with light cleaning and maintenance of our park trails and facilities.

As the ideal candidate, you are a mature secondary or post-secondary school student or recent graduate who takes initiative with previous experience working with school-aged children. Previous experience planning and delivering canoeing programming for children in an educational or recreational setting is an asset. You must have Emergency Level First Aid training (Standard Level is an asset) and life guarding certification (bronze cross minimum requirement). You also must have a valid G2 or higher driver’s license and an acceptable driving record. The successful candidate will be required to provide an affirmative “Vulnerable Sector Check”.

If you enjoy working in the great outdoors and have an enthusiastic attitude towards working with children; if you have a strong commitment to the environment and the protection of land and water resources, please send us your resume by February 28, 2020.

If you are currently a student, please indicate the program in which you are enrolled, your year of study and the year you will graduate in the subject line of your email.

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The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority is an equal opportunity employer. The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome all applications; however, we will contact only those candidates selected for consideration.

We are committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you are selected for an interview and you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

Additional Info

  • Location:

    Baxter Conservation Area

  • Closing Date: Friday, February 28, 2020
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  • By Mail:

    Rideau Valley Conservation Authority P.O. Box 599, 3889 Rideau Valley Drive Manotick, Ontario K4M 1A5

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Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
3889 Rideau Valley Drive
Manotick, Ontario K4M 1A5

613-692-3571, 1-800-267-3504



Regular Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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