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Environmental Education Assistant

Kaitlin Vitt

Are you passionate about conservation and connecting people to nature? Do you want to help protect our land, water and wildlife?

We are seeking an energetic and inspiring Environmental Education Assistant to support our Outdoor Learning Program this summer.

This is a full-time summer position with potential of being extended into the fall as a part-time job.

The position would be ideal for university or college students studying education or early childhood education.

This is a full-time position with compensation of $13 per hour for 8 weeks.


This is a flexible position that will be adapted to public health regulations.

When outdoor gatherings are highly restricted you will:

  • Assist in the development of lesson plans and outdoor learning programming with a focus on environment, conservation, getting kids connected to nature
    • e.g. seed planting, nature walks/scavenger hunts, other interpretive programming
  • Perform desk-based research
  • Perform simple website updates (training provided)

When daycares or day camps are able to welcome presenters you will:

  • Deliver outdoor programming

When outdoor gatherings are permitted you will:

  • Assist in the delivery of educational workshops (e.g. nature photography, identifying native plants)
  • Assist in the delivery of of outdoor excursions (e.g. guided hikes, birding for beginners, litter cleanups)
  • Assist in the staffing of outreach tables at farmers markets, beaches etc.


  • This position is funded by a grant from Employment and Social Development Canada that requires applicants to be no older than 30 years of age at the start of employment.
  • At least one/two year of university or college; preference for students with a background in education or environmental science.
  • Experience working with children is required.
  • Experience working volunteers and the general public is an asset.
  • Experience program planning and delivery is an asset.
  • Meeting planning and logistical experience is an asset.
  • Strong written and verbal English communications skills are required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build strong, collaborative relationships is required.
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision, organize work independently, fulfill assigned tasks and meet crucial deadlines is required.
  • Ability to work remotely during COVID-19 public health restrictions is required.
  • A valid driver’s license is required; access to a vehicle is an asset.
  • Must be able to work some evenings and weekends.

Successful candidates will be required to submit a criminal record and vulnerable sector check prior to employment.

CPAWS is committed to Employment Equity and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates including Indigenous and Métis persons, women, members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code.

To apply:

Please email a cover letter and resume with references in a single document to: [email protected] (subject line: Environmental Education Assistant) or fill in our online application form.

Applications are due by the end of day on June 6, 2021.

We appreciate all applications but only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

CPAWS Manitoba has helped establish 22 new parks and protected areas: at 26,000 square kilometres, that’s an area larger than Lake Winnipeg.

With your help, we hope to protect half of Manitoba’s wild spaces.

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