BSc/BASE STUDENTS CO-OP/ALL CBU STUDENTS – Shorebird Interpreter, Nature Conservancy of Canada – New Brunswick


The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is the nation’s leading not for profit, private land conservation
organization, working to protect our most important natural areas and the species they sustain. Since 1962 NCC
and its supporters have protected more than 2. million acres (1.1 million hectares) of ecologically significant
land across Canada. NCC takes a collaborative, science based approach to achieve conservation success for the
sake of nature and Canadians. With a national office in Toronto and seven regional offices across the country,
NCC delivers results you can walk on.


The interpreter will work at NCC’s Johnson’s Mills Shorebird Interpretive Centre acting as an interpretation guide to
the people who visit every summer to watch the vast flocks of shorebirds, mostly Semipalmated Sandpipers, that stop
to feed on the extensive mudflats found here

Skills and Abilities
This posting is targeted to persons possessing the following skills:

  • University or College student entering final years of study, or recent graduate in biology or related field;
  • Experience in interpretation an asset (park or tourist attraction);
  • Punctual, responsible, dependable, and organized;
  • Able to work with little supervision;
  • Bilingual (French and English) preferred;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral;
  • Standard First Aid Level C CPR first aid certification;
  • Valid driver’s licence;
  • Comfortable speaking in front of the general public and in a high profile setting with regular media exposure

Terms of Employment

  • This is a full time 12 16 week (May September) position and will include weekend and evening shifts
  • Salary will be between $14 17/hour
  • Position will be based at Johnson’s Mills, approximately 30 km from Sackville/50 km from Moncton, NB, and
    the intern must be able to commute.


Specific Responsibilities

  • Educate the public on the ecology of the mudflats and the biology of the shorebirds, stressing the importance
    of not disturbing the birds as they roost on the beaches at high tide, and assisting with the use of spotting
    scopes and binoculars to identify shorebird species;
  • Conduct daily counts of shorebirds and identify species present;
  • Monitor and record the presence and species of raptors in the area and the number of shorebirds preyed on;
  • Perform day to day maintenance tasks at the centre and surrounding land.

Application Details

If you are interested in making this job opportunity into a Co-op please contact Student Placement Officer, Carly Turnbull:

Interested applicants should forward their cover letter and resume as one .pdf document to:

Denise Roy,
NB Conservation Representative
Reference position title: “ATL – Shorebird”Atlantic Region
Closing date: March 7th, 2018
The Nature Conservancy of Canada Email:

We thank everyone who applies for their interest in the Nature Conservancy of Canada; however only candidates selected for an
interview will be contacted.