CO-OP: Learn-to Camp Student


Are you passionate about connecting with nature, culture and people? 

Do you love camping and inspiring others while sharing new skills in creative ways?

Parks Canada is seeking highly motivated team-players with excellent communication skills to help deliver our Learn-to Camp activities in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Successful students will work for approximately 16 to 18 weeks between May and August, 2019.
Positions require students to work variable hours, shift-work, weekends, and holidays, in addition to working in diverse weather conditions.

The work location is Halifax, NS.


  • Applicants must be registered in a recognized university, college or CEGEP education program.
  • Applicants must have completed one year of full-time post-secondary education by May 2019.
  • Applicants must be returning to full-time post-secondary education in September 2019 or January 2020.
  • Degree equivalency
  • Experience interpretation and/or delivering and leading recreational activities/programs/lessons for a variety of audiences including youth and families
  • Experience working or volunteering at special events and engaging with the public
  • Experience adapting to the needs of others, working as a team-player and supporting fellow-team members in order to achieve a common goal.

Additional Qualifications

  • Willingness to work varied hours, weekends, holidays, and overtime
  • Willingness to work outdoors, sometimes in adverse weather conditions
  • Willingness to set-up, take-down and move heavy equipment
  • Willingness to travel to various locations outside of the HRM and participate in overnight or multi-night camping trips / events
  • Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform and occasionally a mascot costume


  • Engage audiences (including young families and newcomer families) through activities, workshops and programs in diverse environments including parks, festivals, museums, libraries and Parks Canada sites
  • Inspire and connect Canadians with an exciting world of outdoor activities while providing opportunities for visitors to learn new skills and build confidence that will help them embark on adventures in Parks Canada places
  • Develop and deliver programs that help families overcome barriers to planning and enjoying outdoor activities, especially in Canada’s special heritage places

Application Details

This is a Co-op position. Please contact Student Placement Officer, Peggy Gordon, for details.