Canada Summer Jobs Position at Living Oceans Society
Reports to: Clear the Coast Project Manager
Position Based in: Vancouver and Northern Vancouver Island
Term: Temporary full-time (up to 16 weeks, 40 hours/week)
Starting Date: May, 2018
Application Deadline: March 30th, 2018
Living Oceans Society, through the Canada Summer Jobs Program, is seeking an individual who is passionate about the ocean and interested in marine conservation to work with our Vancouver and Sointula offices, as well as in Northern Vancouver Island, this summer. Preference will be given to students in post-secondary education, pursuing a course of study relevant to Living Oceans’ work.
The position reports to the Clear the Coast Project Manager. Clear the Coast is Living Oceans’ campaign aimed at raising awareness of the threat to the marine environment from marine debris, communicating solutions, and coordinating volunteers for beach clean-ups on Northern Vancouver Island.
The successful applicant will assist with our Clear the Coast program, including organizing and participating in marine debris removal operations; conducting public outreach work, and participating fully in the summer activities of Living Oceans.
About Living Oceans Society
Living Oceans Society is a non-profit research and public education organization, committed to conserving marine biological diversity to ensure a healthy ocean and healthy coastal communities. To learn more about Living Oceans Society visit us at www.livingoceans.org
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- Field work (includes deploying and monitoring debris collection bags at alternating sites)
- Coordinating beach clean-up events, including youth events
- Sorting debris by plastic types, recording debris data
- Uploading new Clear The Coast reports to online map
- Social Media and other CTC outreach
- Assisting with tabling at local events
The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:
Meets the qualifications for the Cananda Summer Jobs programme:
1. is between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
2. was registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year;
3. intends to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year;
4. is a student in a secondary, post secondary, CEGEP (Quebec only), vocational or technical program;
5. is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act* and;
6. is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations
*Foreign students are not eligible.
- Ability to work well individually and as a team member
- Good communication and organizational skills
- Experience with logistics for outdoor habitat conservation work
- Ability to work outdoors, hiking over uneven terrain, working in and from boats
- Creativity and writing skills
- Photography and web skills will also be considered assets