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JOB POST #3871-2023

Education Coordinator

Date Posted: February 1st, 2023 Date Closing: July 4th, 2023

Location: Based near Orillia- accommodations available

Duration: 4-12 month internship, extension possible

Salary: $18/hour (as per funding)

Duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Deliver on-site, outreach and virtual programs as scheduled. Learn the subject material related to the educational programs regarding reptiles, amphibians, and nature in general
  • Present to a wide variety of group sizes and variable levels of understanding
  • Set up educational displays at suitable venues and participate in delivering these events, preparing and cleaning materials
  • Communicate with clients and venues regarding programming options, costs, and requirements
  • Schedule events and record relevant details
  • Allocate staff and resources as best fits the event schedule, taking into account other organizational needs
  • Assist with training and supervision of education and day camp staff
  • Assist with the development of day camp programming and practices
  • Create interpretive signage, promotional posters, and similar products
  • Create social media posts and interact with followers
  • Create new nature-based programming
  • Assist with the care and feeding of a large live collection of reptiles and amphibians (approximately 450 individuals of 70+ species)
  • Assist with other operational and maintenance tasks as required


  • Strong oral communication and writing skills 
  • Comfortable and charismatic, on stage and on camera
  • Passion for working with children and nature
  • Positive attitude and willingness to help people get over their fears are essential 
  • Superb organizational skills, experience with spreadsheets and calendars in Windows and Android
  • Flexible scheduling as client and animal needs affect plans, weekends and evenings required
  • Experience presenting to audiences of 50-100 people an asset
  • Working knowledge of the French language an asset
  • Experience with digital photography, videography, editing, social media platforms, etc. an asset
  • Experience scheduling, training, and  managing staff or volunteers is an asset

Accommodations (shared) may be available on-site (quad or double bunk room). Candidates should enjoy working both indoors and outdoors, in a variety of settings. The ability to thrive as part of a close-knit team in challenging situations and a live/work environment is important.


How to Apply:

Please complete the Google Form found here: At the conclusion of the questionnaire, you will be prompted to upload a resume, cover letter and references as a single PRF file, 4 pages or less. Resumes will be accepted until a qualified candidate is selected.  

Please reference this job posting in your email: JOB POSTING #3871-2023