Job Posting

Cultural Supervisor

Position Title: Summer Day Camp Cultural Supervisor
Organization: The Pine Project
Location: Toronto, Ontario (ET Seton Park)
Start & End Date: Monday, June 19 – Wednesday, August 30, 2023
Hours: Monday to Friday, 7:30am-4:00pm, additional hours as required

About the Pine Project

The Pine Project is Ontario’s leading nature connection organization! We offer year-round nature connection programs for people of all ages in Toronto and the surrounding area, including Outdoor School, March Break programs, and highly sought-after summer camps. Each year we engage with over 1,500 children, teens, families and adults. Our programs foster confidence, competence, resilience and a deep relationship with nature in a way that is hard to achieve in more conventional learning environments.

By helping children connect to nature and teaching adults to do the same, we inspire children to respect, cherish, and care for the Earth. We are empowering the next generation of environmental stewards, problem solvers and leaders. Check out our website – – for more info. 

Position Summary

The Pine Project is seeking Camp Supervisors for our Urban Summer Day Camps in Toronto.  If you’re passionate about the outdoors and working with children, and you are looking for a fulfilling outdoor job in the urban wilderness of Toronto, this position may be ideal for you! Camp Supervisors are responsible for planning and overseeing nature connection programming for campers aged 4 to 16. In the words of a past staff member: 

“Working at the Pine Project brought about a real turning point in my teaching career, which I will celebrate the rest of my life. Looking to learn how to better help children become resilient, I joined the Pine Project. Working alongside awesome mentors, I developed my own wilderness survival skills – fire making, foraging, cooking, crafts, tracking, shelter making – to name just a few. And my experience learning a new way to teach and mentor has been invaluable.”  – Previous Staff member

Key Position Responsibilities

  • Plan and run staff training with other Camp Supervisors and leadership team
  • Plan and conduct staff meetings with other Camp Supervisor
  • Delegate play director role, play roles, morning station roles and circle facilitation roles
  • Create, edit and present plays, songs, skits, story lines, and camp themes
  • Organize and ensure quality control for circle facilitation
  • Run camp-wide games
  • Staff mentoring, goal tracking and giving direct feedback to staff
  • Making weekly staff teams
  • Organize, run, and facilitate Friday afternoon community day and nature naming ceremony
  • Join groups to observe, support and mentor new staff
  • Be prepared to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Act in the best interest of all campers and staff in attendance
  • Willingness to continuously learn relevant knowledge and skills related to program content and curriculum
  • Familiarize yourself with and abide by all policies and procedures including, but not limited to, the staff handbook and emergency plans
  • Other duties as required


  • Up to date Police Vulnerable Sectors Check or Enhanced Police Information Check (or willingness to obtain prior to employment)
  • Up to date Standard First Aid and CPR-C or higher (or willingness to obtain prior to employment)
  • Valid Class G Driver’s License (preferred)
  • Minimum 3 years experience working with children in a mentorship role
  • Naturalist knowledge of local ecosystems

The Pine Project understands that the cost of certifications can be a barrier to accessing employment in the outdoor industry. If you identify as a member of a disadvantaged or marginalized group, or have faced other systemic barriers to accessing employment, we may be able to subsidize one or all of the required certifications.

About you

  • Enthusiastic, outgoing, and flexible
  • Able and willing to work as part of a team
  • Have good communication, time management, and organizational skills
  • Identify with Pine’s mission statement and core values
  • Have a desire to further own naturalist/wilderness skills, mentoring techniques, and/or nature connection through professional development opportunities 

It’d be great if you have experience in any of the following areas:

  • Outdoor and environmental education
  • Naturalist experience and knowledge
  • Survival skills, wilderness experience
  • Experience with the Pine Project (e.g. volunteering, adult programs)

Application Procedure

There are two options to apply:

  1. Submit a resume and cover letter to Please refer to the “Summer Day Camp Cultural Supervisor” position in the email subject line.

Your cover letter should be about one page in length and include:

  • Where you saw this job posting
  • Why you are interested in the Pine Project and the Cultural Supervisor role
  • A brief description of your relevant skills, experience and aptitudes
    • Applicants who do not meet all of the stated qualifications but have transferable skills, experiences or aptitudes are encouraged to apply and explain their relevance to the role in the cover letter.
  1. Apply through our online portal here: The portal will take you through education and relevant work experience (similar to a resume) and ask the above questions (similar to a cover letter)

Apply by February 10th, 2023 in order to be considered for this position.

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview. No phone calls please. 

The Pine Project is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to promoting equity and diversity within our workplace and greater community. We work proactively to develop a barrier-free selection process and inclusive work environment where team members feel empowered to express authentic ideas and experiences. 

We welcome applications from all qualified applicants with an interest in advancing our mission, vision and values. We especially encourage applications from members of disadvantaged and marginalized groups, including those who identify as Black, Indigenous and People of Colour, persons with disabilities, women and/or LGBTQ2S+. If contacted for a job opportunity, please advise us of any accommodation measures required to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received will be addressed in confidence.




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