Outdoor Education Interpreter – Virtual Learning

The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority is the lead inter-municipal agency working to address river-related environmental issues and concerns within the Rideau Valley watershed. It’s our job to make sure that the water is looked after by everyone in today ’s society so that tomorrow’s generations inherit a clean, healthy, functioning watershed. We also provide residents with close-to-home natural area and programs that are accessible and affordable. We currently own and maintain a network of nine Conservation Areas and an additional 4,500 acres of environmental land.

You would be working at the Baxter Conservation Area located just south of Kars, ON.
There is no public transportation to the worksite. Candidates should ensure they have reliable transportation prior to applying.

Schedule is 3 days per week, Monday through Friday for a total of 21 hours per week.
Additional shifts may be available on other weekdays and occasional evenings and weekends.

You will assist with the planning, delivery and evaluation of virtual outdoor and environmental education programs for children and adults of all ages from preschool to post-secondary studies at Baxter Conservation Area. Virtual program participants include school groups, community groups and day camps. Our Virtual Interpreter will be working both inside and outside facilitating virtual programs in all kinds of weather conditions. In the virtual interpreter position, you will primarily provide virtual learning experiences to school groups. You may also act as a resource person in the Interpretive Centre and you may assist in delivering services to visitors such as answering questions about the park and programs, selling park passes and monitoring for valid park passes. You will also help maintain the cleanliness and safety features of our park facilities. Additional shifts may include working as a substitute educator with our Forest School Program. Work with Forest School is on an on-call basis.

As the ideal candidate, you have:

  • A post-secondary diploma or degree in education, early childhood education, environmental studies, natural science, outdoor recreation or a related program. A Teacher’s certificate and strong knowledge of the naturalworld are considered strong assets.
  • Previous experience planning, delivering, and evaluating virtual education programs.
  • Previous experience planning and delivering programming for children in an educational or recreational setting in
  • English and/or French.
  • Experience with the Forest School model as well as play-based learning, risky play, loose parts, inquiry-based
  • learning, and a child centered learning environment is an asset.
  • The successful candidate will be required to provide an affirmative “Vulnerable Sector Check”.
  • Standard First Aid & CPR certification is an asset.
  • Strong knowledge of the natural world is an asset.
  • Bilingualism is considered a strong asset.

If you enjoy working in the great outdoors, have an enthusiastic attitude towards working with children and have a strong commitment to the environment and the protection of land and water resources, please send us your resume and cover letter no later than 4:00pm December 31, 2021 via email to: .

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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

  • Type: 6-month Contract (January to June 2022) Part-Time (21 hours/week)
  • Salary Range: $18 - $20/hour
  • Location:

    3889 Rideau Valley Drive, Manotick, ON

  • Closing Date: December 31, 2021
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  • By Mail:

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

  • By Fax: (613) 692-0831
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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.

Member of: conservation ontario