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Employment Opportunity

Lead Interpretive Guide

Milner Gardens and Woodland
Competition Number: 13-3036
Appointment Type: Temporary Part-time
Subject to funding
Start/End: As soon as possible up to June 30, 2014 -
May end early or be extended
Workload: 21 hours per week
Additional hours, if required, to be submitted on timesheets
Employment Group: Cupe 5
Position: 00730
Location: Milner Gardens & Woodland - Qualicum
Duties: Reporting to the Manager of Milner Gardens, develop, coordinate and lead Shoots with Roots (children's outdoor education program). Develop, implement and lead public interpretive programs. Assist other Milner Garden staff with public openings. Work with volunteers in all aspects of the position.
Required Qualifications: Two-year diploma in natural sciences, horticulture, RMOT, education, biology or related fields. Three to five years' experience with interpretive programming, nature guiding, teaching or field work. Experience working with children. A current criminal record check will be required.

Strong interpersonal, communication (written and oral), organizational and planning skills. Ability to take both initiative and direction. Capability of managing time effectively and handling multiple projects simultaneously.

Physical ability to do the preparation and outdoor delivery of program.
Valid OFA Level 1 Certificate required (or obtain as per CUPE Letter of Agreement #3).

Preferred Qualifications: A valid Class 4 BC Driver's Licence and have a confirmed satisfactory driving record (as specified in Vancouver Island University policy and procedures). Experience leading children's programming. Experience working with volunteers. Experience with program development. Positive, people-oriented attitude and desire to work closely and maintain rapport with staff, volunteers, visitors and children.
Please Submit: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Copy of transcripts or credentials showing qualifications
Name and contact information for 3 people willing to provide a reference

Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
Posting Period: April 12, 2013 - April 24, 2013
Note: Vancouver Island University regrets that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Vancouver Island University embraces the principle of employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and people of Aboriginal descent.