SUMMER 2024 CO-OP: Wildlife Conservation Program Assistant

  • Deadline: March 15, 2024 at 11:59 pm

Dates: June 3rd – August 31st (13 weeks)Hours: ~420Pay: $19/hourStudent Major Preference: Science, Environmental & Sustainability Studies, Community DevelopmentRole Description:The Wildlife Conservation Program Assistant will support Terranaut Club’s summer STEM exploration and environmental education programs for girls+ (girls and under-represented genders) ages 9-18 in Nova Scotia. The candidate will primarily work alongside the Wildlife Conservation Program Lead to develop, lead, and support hands-on STEM and environmental education activities for 6 overnight wildlife conservation summer programs. The candidate will also be expected to support 3 overnight marine biology summer programs. Candidates will assist in the delivery of 9 total summer programs, which includes leading and supporting activities, supervising participants, mentoring participants about what it’s like to study STEM subjects at the post-secondary level, preparing materials and gear for programs, creating social media content and organizing program media, and generally ensuring the successful delivery of programs.The Program Assistant will be responsible for:

  • Developing, leading, and supporting hands-on STEM and environmental education activities for existing wildlife conservation programs at 3 age ranges (9-12, 12-15, 15-18)
  • Assisting in the delivery of summer programs
  • Managing gear and ensuring equipment and technology are in working order
  • Mentoring participants about what it’s like to study STEM and environmental subjects at the post-secondary level and pursue careers in STEM and the environment
  • Assisting with developing social media content and organizing program media
  • Assisting with compiling “follow-up packs” that are sent to participants following the programs
  • The Program Assistant will be required to complete trainings paid for by Terranaut Club, including a Wildlife First Aid course, Food Handlers and Safety Certificate, and other organizational trainings

 Anticipated Learning Outcomes:

  • How to develop adaptable hands-on STEM and environmental education activities, broadly focused on wildlife conservation in Nova Scotia
  • How to lead educational activities for youth of varying ages, backgrounds, interests, and learning styles, including classroom management techniques
  • How to create a supportive learning environment for children and youth and manage conflicts
  • How to plan and run summer programs/events for children and youth, including developing organizational and problem-solving skills
  • How to produce visually appealing, educational, and concise social media content


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