Adopt-A-Pond Outreach Technician

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Branch: Species Recovery
Rate of Pay: $18.87 per hour
Duration: Up to 6 months
Hours of Work: 40 hours per week
Number of Positions Open: 1

Looking for a career with a dynamic organization that is committed to protecting wildlife? We are interested in dedicated individuals who are positive, enthusiastic, and passionate about connecting people, animals, and conservation science to fight extinction. Your Toronto Zoo makes animal well-being a priority in all operations and shows respect for all wildlife.

Apply Online by June 9, 2024.

Basic Function:Reporting to the Acting Supervisor of Species Recovery and working closely with the Adopt-A-Pond Program Coordinator, this position assists with various conservation projects, with a principal focus on developing and delivering public outreach to support the Adopt-A-Pond Wetland Conservation Program. This position is grant-funded and term-limited. This position will assist and provide support in implementing the approved Toronto Zoo Strategic Plan.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides assistance with various conservation projects related to wetland conservation, specifically with respect to reptiles and amphibians, as directed by the Supervisor or Coordinator.
  • Provides assistance with the program resources and educational materials related to the conservation projects.
  • Delivers public outreach such as presentations and workshops.
  • Provides assistance with report writing.
  • Other related duties as requested by the Supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • Must have completed at least 1-year of a post-secondary degree/diploma related to the field (e.g. Bachelor of Education and/or Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science) or have the equivalent amount of experience and training.
  • Must possess 6 months’ previous experience related to the position (e.g. outreach and presentations).
  • Must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and be proficient in English.
  • Must be able to create enthusiasm and a positive impression with each audience.
  • Must possess above average organizational skills, along with a proven ability to pay attention to details.
  • Must be capable of working with minimum supervision, and as part of a team.
  • Must be proficient in the use of computers, laptops, projectors, and software such as Word and PowerPoint programs.
  • A valid G Ontario driver’s license in good standing is an asset.
  • May be required to work an occasional weekend.

While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate may be required to provide a police reference check and/or driver’s abstract, at their own expense as a condition of employment. Candidates may be required to take a written and/or practical examination relevant to the position.

The Toronto Zoo values the importance of inclusive recruitment practices and strives to create a workplace that reflects and celebrates the rich diversity of our city. Please let us know if you require specific accommodations to be in place before you begin the interview process.

The Toronto Zoo respects the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion and seeks to model these principles in all that we do. We are committed to fostering an inclusive workforce where all employees feel respected, supported and valued. We strive to create an environment that represents the rich diversity of our guests and our community and encourage applications from all qualified individuals who can contribute to enhancing our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. Applications are especially encouraged from racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and women.

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Job Type: Seasonal
Contract length: 6 months

Work Location: In person

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