Employment

The Raincoast Education Society has a long history of hiring student interns to assist with our diverse range of outdoor education and research programs that take place in the Clayoquot and Barkley Sound region. We are proud to see past interns pursue careers and opportunities as varied as the Vancouver Aquarium, David Suzuki Foundation, Masters and PhD programs, founders of outdoor adventure and education businesses, Parks Canada, BC Ministry of Environment and more.


Summer Program Coordinator
With guidance and support from their supervisors, the Summer Program Coordinator will develop & deliver educational and interpretive programs about the natural environment and the cultural history of the region for locals and visitors to the area, and develop & deliver field camps for local youth. In addition, the Summer Program Coordinator will (as necessary) assist with research and monitoring programs, assist with events, and assist with the organization's communications and public relations.

Qualifications:
• Enrollment in a post-secondary program in the natural sciences, education, or a related field
• Experience working with people and in a team environment
• Previous interpretation or education experience is an asset, but is not necessary
• First aid certification is an asset


Field Program Technician
With guidance and support from their supervisors, the Field Program Technician will assist in environmental research and monitoring programs in Clayoquot Sound, data entry, program development, as well as developing & delivering educational and interpretive programs about the natural environment and the cultural history of the region for locals and visitors to the area. In addition, the Field Program Technician will (as necessary) assist with events, assist with delivery of field camps for local youth, and assist with the organization's communications and public relations.

Qualifications:
• Enrollment in a post-secondary program in the natural sciences, education, or a related field
• Experience working with people and in a team environment
• Previous environmental research and monitoring experience is an asset, but is not necessary
• First aid certification is an asset


These positions are full-time (35 hours/wk) through the summer, from mid-May to the end of August. Some evening and weekend work will be required. Due to funding restrictions, applicants must be between 15 and 30 years old and be enrolled full-time in a recognized secondary or post-secondary education program. Applicants must also be registered to return to school in September 2017. Intern wage is $14/hr.

The 2017 deadline for applications is Monday, April 17th, with interviews in Tofino to follow. Please email a resume and cover letter to info@raincoasteducation.org with INTERNSHIPS 2017 in the subject line. A recent criminal record check will be required at time of employment. More information about the internships is available at www.raincoasteducation.org
 

Please note: All internship positions are contingent on Services Canada funding, so we cannot confirm the intern positions until we secure funding through Canada Summer Jobs (funding will be finalized mid-April).

For more information, please contact us at:
info@raincoasteducation.org
250.725.2560