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Are you inspired by towering trees, misty morning paddles, discovering networks of underground fungi, and sparking the next generation’s curiousity in the outdoors? Rental Group Hosts & Instructors help all visitors feel at home, teach outdoor skills and Eco Fun courses, lead hikes, orchestrate campfires, and so much more—all in the same day! Love hands-on outdoor experiences? Given that all staff stay onsite at the Evans Lake Forest Education Centre while programs are in session, applicants should enjoy working in a dynamic work environment, as the action rarely stops. Very strong organizational and interpersonal skills are a must, as well as a passion for forest education!

General Responsibilities

  • Represent Evans Lake and uphold our mandate and objectives
  • Demonstrate positive leadership for visiting students, teachers, and parents, as well as colleagues
  • Host visitors of all ages (with a focus on visiting school groups), providing excellent customer service and ensuringtheir safety and well-being
  • Facilitate a wide variety of experiential, environmental, and educational programs and activities, includingintegrating forest themes into all camp programming
  • Maintain work areas and repair program equipment in coordination with other staff
  • Accept the responsibilities associated with being an Evans Lake first aid attendant and/or lifeguard
  • Other duties as assigned (e.g. driving campers, staff, and/or supplies; cleaning; project work)Term

    • Rental Groups (e.g. visiting school groups) instructor: April, May & June; September & October
    • Preference may be given to candidates who can begin in late March/early April and extend through late October


  • Comply with Evans Lake’s policies and procedures and be accountable for the safety of clients and colleagues
  • Champion health and safety procedures, including daily health checks for visitors and staff, physical distancing, andcleaning (appropriate training and personal protective equipment will be provided)

    Reporting & Evaluation

    • Rental Group Hosts/Instructors report to the Program Manager
    • A goal-setting & evaluation process will be initiated by the Program Manager or a Senior Instructor • Continuous feedback and communication amongst staff members is encouraged

    Required Certifications & Experience

  • Previous experience working with school-aged children in an outdoor setting (preferably outdoors!)
  • First Aid Certificate (at minimum an 8-hour basic certificate that includes CPR)
  • Preference may be given to candidates who have at least a Class 5 driver’s license
  • Additional certifications and licenses are assets (e.g. a Class 4 driver’s license; certifications in advanced first aid,paddling, rock-climbing, low ropes, first aid, lifeguarding, archery, risk management, or environmental education)

    Additional Information:

  • Compensation ranges from $121.60-134/day, depending on experience and certs with an increase of up to $6/day, according to experience and certifications. Free room and board is also provided when programs are in session.
  • 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*If follow-up with your application is required, for privacy & confidentiality reasons, we can only discuss an application with the applicant (i.e. no agents, representatives or family members).


Outdoor Centre

March 1, 2022

Evans Lake Forest Education Center

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