Employment Details

Animal Programs Instructor II - Mountsberg Conservation Area

Posting: 20210401
Date Posted: April 1, 2021
Closing Date: April 14, 2021

Animal Programs Instructor II - Mountsberg Conservation Area
Part-time seasonal contract

Conservation Halton was created to protect, restore and manage the natural resources in our watershed but we have grown to become so much more. Today, we protect our communities and conserve our natural environment through planning, education and recreation and to support our partners in the creation of sustainable communities within our watershed.

We believe that diverse backgrounds and unique perspectives make us stronger. Conservation Halton is committed to be an equal opportunity employer, creating an inclusive work environment and encouraging employees to be their most authentic self, no matter their ethnic background, religious beliefs, age demographic, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical ability, mental health or general appearance.

Four years ago, Conservation Halton started a process of transformation through our strategic plan, Metamorphosis. That strategic plan was an important first step for us to better understand the needs of our community and lay the groundwork for what needed to be done. Metamorphosis has now reached its end but it is more important than ever for us to plan for the future. Our new strategic plan, Momentum, positions us to use the improvements and achievements we have made to carry us into the future for a more green, resilient, connected tomorrow. We are looking to build our team with the kind of inspired, ambitious and strategic people that are not satisfied with the status quo, are excited by the opportunity in every challenge and are driven by meaningful, measurable results. If you are looking to join an environmentally-focused and socially-conscious community organization, then we are looking for you!

Your Opportunity

Conservation Halton’s Animal Program Instructors possess a keen interest and experience in animal care, animal training, and environmental education. They report to the Animal Programs Lead and are responsible for the day-to-day care of the birds, farm animals, and snakes that reside at Mountsberg Conservation Area, and for the delivery of conservation-based educational programs.

  • Care for, feed, handle, train, and maintain various birds of prey, farm animals, and snakes, their enclosures, and related equipment
  • Deliver informative and entertaining educational programs for organized groups and the public
  • Assist with the day-to-day operations of various customer services including providing general information, and promotion of park initiatives
  • Other duties as required to contribute to the team effort and to achieve the objectives of the department

Your Qualifications

  • Previous experience in the care and handling of birds of prey and/or farm animals is preferred
  • Proven commitment to providing superior customer service
  • Experience in nature interpretation, teaching, or outdoor education
  • Knowledge and application of operant conditioning training techniques
  • Knowledge of natural history and wildlife
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Able to adapt to the daily challenges associated with a busy outdoor education centre
  • Able to travel to a site not serviced by public transportation
  • Able to offer flexible availability, including weekends, holidays and evenings
  • Completion of a Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Screen is required

Your Reward

  • Starting at $14.75 per hour
  • You will work in an inspiring setting with views of the Niagara Escarpment with no traffic lights for several miles
  • You will work with a creative, talented and solutions-focused team
  • You will work for an organization that provides flexible work arrangements and places tremendous value on the professional development and wellbeing of its employees
  • Free access to Conservation Ontario parks
  • Season passes and lift tickets for the Glen Eden ski and snowboard area, discounts on Conservation Halton services, food, and merchandise

Our Core Values

Be Respectful: Respect one another, celebrate diversity, and embrace new ideas.
Be Adaptable: Change is constant. Channel your passion, be innovative, and focus on results.
Be Collaborative: Share your knowledge, listen to understand, and always communicate clearly.
Be Sustainable: In everything you do, think conservation.
Be Accountable: Uphold your integrity, demonstrate measurable progress, and strive for excellence.

To Apply

Please email your application to careers@hrca.on.ca by Wednesday, April 14, 2021.

Your application should include:

  • Your cover letter, and your resume in one pdf document
  • Reference your name and the position title in the subject line
  • In the body of your email, please indicate where you heard about this opportunity
  • We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

    In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Conservation Halton will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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