Summer Student — Day Camp Councellor/Lifeguard

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.

July through August — Work schedule is 35 hours a week, Monday through Friday with occasional overtime. 

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 areas 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 will assist the Baxter Conservation Area Supervisor and Day Camp Coordinator with the planning, delivery and evaluation of day camps for school-age students. You will act as the lifeguard during swimming time at Baxter’s waterfront. You will also act as a resource person in the interpretive centre and you will assist in delivering services to visitors such as 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 who takes initiative with previous experience working with school-aged children. Previous experience designing and delivering programming for school-aged 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 better driver’s license and a clean driving record. The successful candidate will be required to provide an affirmative “Police Records 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 before February 9, 2018.

If submitting your application by e-mail, in the subject line please indicate the program in which you are enrolled, your year of study and the year you will graduate.

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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

    7498 Carter Road (South of Kars)

  • Closing Date: February 9, 2018
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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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Contact Us

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

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


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

Member of: conservation ontario