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Fall Instructor

  • 08/21/2023 11:45 AM
    Message # 13243701

    Are you inspired by towering trees, misty morning paddles, discovering networks of underground fungi, and sparking the next generation’s curiousity in the outdoors? Rental Group Hosts & Instructors help all visitors feel at home, teach outdoor skills and Eco Fun courses, lead hikes, orchestrate campfires, and so much more—all in the same day! Love hands-on outdoor experiences? Given that all staff stay onsite at the Evans Lake Forest Education Centre while programs are in session, applicants should enjoy working in a dynamic work environment, as the action rarely stops. Very strong organizational and interpersonal skills are a must, as well as a passion for forest education!

    General Responsibilities

    • Represent Evans Lake and uphold our mandate and objectives   
    • Demonstrate positive leadership for visiting students, teachers, and parents, as well as colleagues
    • Host visitors of all ages (with a focus on visiting school groups), providing excellent customer service and ensuring their safety and well-being
    • Facilitate a wide variety of experiential, environmental, and educational programs and activities, including integrating forest themes into all camp programming
    • Maintain work areas and repair program equipment in coordination with other staff
    • Accept the responsibilities associated with being an Evans Lake first aid attendant and/or lifeguard
    • Other duties as assigned (e.g. driving campers, staff, and/or supplies; cleaning; project work)


    •  September & October


    • Comply with Evans Lake’s policies and procedures and be accountable for the safety of clients and colleagues
    • Champion health and safety procedures, including daily health checks for visitors and staff, physical distancing, and cleaning (appropriate training and personal protective equipment will be provided)

    Reporting & Evaluation

    • Rental Group Hosts/Instructors report to the Program Manager
    • A goal-setting & evaluation process will be initiated by the Program Manager or a Senior Instructor
    • Continuous feedback and communication amongst staff members is encouraged

    Required Certifications & Experience

    • Previous experience working with school-aged children in an outdoor setting (preferably outdoors!)
    • First Aid Certificate (at minimum an 8-hour basic certificate that includes CPR)
    • Preference may be given to candidates who have at least a Class 5 driver’s license
    • Additional certifications and licenses are assets (e.g. a Class 4 driver’s license; certifications in advanced first aid, paddling, rock-climbing, low ropes, first aid, lifeguarding, archery, risk management, or environmental education)

    Additional Information:

    • Compensation ranges from $140/day, with an increase of up to $7/day, according to experience and certifications.  Free room and board is also provided when programs are in session.
    • ELFES is an equal opportunity employer. We are proud to uphold human rights, we value the inclusion of all members of our community, and we strive to create a safe and fun environment for everyone to explore forests

    · We acknowledge that Evans Lake is located near Ch’iyakmesh on the unceded territory of Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation)

    ·To apply: Fill out our online application form at or email

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