Summer Employment – Seasonal Positions at ACAP – Sydney, NS

  • Location: Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Deadline: March 31, 2023

Seasonal Positions at ACAP

We are hiring a number of seasonal positions with start dates in May 2023. All positions are full time (35 hours/week) and start at $17/hour with higher pay for supervisory positions.

All summer positions close March 31st, except for those supported by the Clean Foundation Summer Leadership Program which closes March 15th.

For Clean Leadership Internships, please follow the above link to apply. For all other positions outlined below, please submit your resume and cover letter to *Please include your name in the name of your file, e.g. “Kieran Smith Resume.”

There are three streams of summer jobs at ACAP Cape Breton: Habitat Restoration & Ecological Monitoring, Environmental Education, and Trashformers. Scroll down for more information about each type. You can choose to apply for only one internship type or all three.

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Restoration & Ecological Monitoring Interns

If you love working outdoors, the habitat restoration & ecological monitoring team may be a good fit for you. We’re looking for collaborative, safety-oriented team members with a background/interest in environmental sciences. Must be able to work outdoors up to 7 hours a day. In 2023, we will be hiring both stream and forest restoration & monitoring crews.

Key skills: Ability to work outdoors; time management; solid judgment; commitment to ecological learning; willingness to take direction and learn from feedback; some knowledge of ecological principles or other environmental and outdoor skills

Environmental Education Interns

Do you enjoy science communication, environmental and outdoor education, and working with kids? Join our environmental education team! Volunteer or work experience with children/youth is essential, as is the ability to work as a team member.

​​Key skills: Time management; solid judgment; commitment to ecological learning; willingness to take direction and learn from feedback; experience in social media content creation and graphic design is an asset.

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Trashformers Lead & Crew

The Trashformers are a community clean-up and anti-littering education crew. This year, we are looking for:

  1. One team lead who supervises the crew and operates the Trashformers pick-up truck. This team member must be 21 years or older and be highly safety conscious.

  2. One social media lead who documents the Trashformers’ work and shares it with the community.

  3. One environmental lead who supports the team in collecting water quality data and oversees all data sheets and monitoring equipment.

  4. One additional crew member who supports the team and contributes to all program goals.

All Trashformers crew must be prepared to work outdoors for up to 6 hours/day. Team work, reliability, creativity, and safety-orientation are critical skills for Trashformers.