Education Assistant, Education Programs - Short-Term Contract Position (Trca-126-20)Education And Training

Conservation Authority Downsview Toronto And Region Conservation Authority


Under the guidance of the Program Manager, Monarch Nation, the Education Assistant will be responsible for the delivery of directed children’s programming either online or in-person throughout July and August 2020. Programming will focus on engaging children in wildlife conservation, specifically around species at risk and monarch butterflies.

This position demands an individual with strong facilitation abilities.  They are expected to provide excellent customer service to community stakeholders.  Expectations outside of program delivery include resource development, equipment management and marketing and event promotion support.

Regular evening and weekend work is a function of the job as required.  Occupational Health and Safety is a major responsibility of this position.

NOTE: Hiring at TRCA is contingent to the clearance of the Vulnerable Sector Screening. Candidates will be asked for a screening only where they have been selected as the leading candidate.


Perform the following tasks under general supervision:

  • Develop and deliver programming to children aged 6-12, online and at camps / other venues where possible.
  • Transport program supplies with TRCA fleet vehicles.
  • Maintain program records and enter data as required.
  • Other duties as required.


  • Post-secondary education in an environmental field, education or equivalent, an asset.
  • First aid certification.
  • Ability to work flexible work hours.
  • Daily access to a vehicle and a valid Ontario drivers’ license required.
  • Comfortable working on rough terrain and off-trail at work sites.


  • Excellent oral communication skills.
  • Experience working in a camp, school or similar setting.
  • Experience developing and leading nature interpretation activities in the outdoors.
  • Experience developing on-line programming and resources for children.
  • Strong organizational skills and time management skills.

To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter quoting job posting #TRCA-126-20 prior to midnight on May 29, 2020.

While TRCA thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised successful incumbent(s) who are not presently permanent TRCA employees may be required to undergo a vulnerable sector and/or drivers abstract check.

TRCA is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and TRCA’s Accommodation Policy, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to the Authority. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.



Education and Training
Salary range: 
$19.28 per hour, 35 hours per week
Head Office - 101 Exchange Avenue. Vaughan, Ontario
Closing date: 
May 29, 2020
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