Job Posting

Fall Instructor

PO Box 1893 Squamish, BC V8B 0B3
604-294-2267 | |

Evans Lake’s exploration-based forest education & outdoor recreation makes us unique among camps. Are you inspired by towering trees, early-morning paddles, discovering networks of underground fungi, and transformative experiences? Are you ready to inspire the next generation’s curiosity in the outdoors? Instructors lead a mix of forest education (our Eco-Fun courses) and outdoor recreation (canoeing, rock-climbing, hiking, low ropes), lifeguard at the swim dock, orchestrate campfires, and so much more – all in the same day! Given that all staff stay onsite at the Evans Lake Forest Education Centre while camp is in session, the action never stops and applicants should enjoy working in an ever-changing and dynamic work environment. Very strong organizational and interpersonal skills are a must, as well as a yearning for an endless summer! Love theme lunches, high fives, and hands-on outdoor experiences?

• Delivers forest & environmental education courses and integrates themes into camp programming
• Leads hikes and out-trips. Must be able to hike up to 15kms and carry a pack of up to 50lbs
• Teaches outdoor recreation sessions (including archery, canoeing, climbing, low ropes and more)
• Demonstrates positive & engaging leadership for campers aged 8-16, and staff & volunteer team
• Drives camp vehicles for baggage transport
• Other duties as assigned

• Late August/early Sept through late October, 2021

• Complies with Evans Lake’s policies & procedures
• Takes ownership for the safety of campers and fellow staff members

Reporting and Evaluation
• Instructors report to the Program Manager and receive mentoring & coaching from senior staff
• Continuous feedback and communication amongst staff members is encouraged

Eligibility and Required Certifications & Experience
• A National Lifeguard certification (or equivalent)
• First Aid Certificate (at minimum 8-hour basic certificate)
• Additional certifications & licenses are considered to be assets, including: Class 4 & 5 driver’s license, certifications in paddling, rock-climbing, and outdoor recreation & leadership.

Educational background with special relevance include: forestry, outdoor recreation, education
• Some, but not all, of the Instructor roles are made possible through Project Learning Tree’s Green Jobs program. The eligibility requirements for that grant are:
o A Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
o Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial legislation and regulations
o Not in receipt of Employment Insurance benefits (this does not apply if you are participating in the Employment Services component of Skills Link)
o Between the ages of 15-30 at the time of selection for the role.

Additional Information:
• Level of compensation ranges between $121.60/day – $145/day depending on what will be discussed during the interview phase of recruitment
• 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


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August 6, 2021

Evans Lake Forest Education Society

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