First Nations Conservation Technician Trainee

DURATION: April 05, 2021 – April 4, 2022
LOCATION: Toronto Zoo, Scarborough, Ontario

The Toronto Zoo is seeking a candidate to fill two 12-month positions for a First Nations
Conservation Technician. The successful candidate will assist with the implementation
of the Toronto Zoo’s Turtle Island Conservation programme and with Adopt-a-Pond’s
Blanding’s Turtle Headstarting and Reintroduction project. The First Nations
Conservation Technician will be responsible for assisting with the release of Blanding’s
Turtles into the Rouge Urban National Park and for developing programming and
resources that can be used for education and outreach at the Toronto Zoo.
**Subject to Government Funding**


  • Utilize opportunities to develop skills in the area of wetland conservation and programming Assist in daily care,

radio-tracking and monitoring of Species at Risk turtles

  • Assist with data entry and communications for the Toronto Zoo’s Ontario Turtle TallyFrogWatch Ontario and
Wetland Guardians citizen science monitoring programmes

  • Assist with development and delivery of programming/resources for Toronto Zoo’s Turtle Island Conservation


  • Assist with outreach education and distribution of educational materials to schools and communities; assist with

organization and delivery of events at the Toronto Zoo and Rouge Urban National Park

Must register with and be eligible for Targeted Wage Subsidy program with Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment
and Training. Experience related to First Nations studies and/or biology, environmental science and education is strongly
encouraged. Full G license is an asset. Knowledge of First Nations Traditional Knowledge and languages an asset.
Please provide a resume outlining relevant experience.

Mission: Toronto Zoo conservation programmes provide educational and stewardship resources to assist in the recovery
of threatened species and their habitats. Toronto Zoo’s Turtle Island Conservation partners with First Nations communities
to preserve significant cultural and natural landscapes. Our vision is the preservation of First Nations ways of knowing to
guide communities for generations to come. The successful candidate will work as part of a team in developing and
implementing these programmes.

Please email cover letter and résumé outlining your relevant skills and experience no later than 2021-03-08 to: with “First Nations Conservation Technician  Miziwe Biik” in the subject line.

While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted

The Toronto Zoo is an equal opportunity employer and encourages participation from the Government of Canada’s job
equity groups. Accommodation is provided for any employee with disabilities, as defined under the Ontario Human Rights
Code. If contacted for an interview, and you require specific accommodation for the interview process because of a
disability or a medical need, then please advise the person contacting you of your requirements, so that arrangements
can be made for the appropriate accommodations to be in place before you begin the interview process

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