Field Operations Assistant

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Gloucester Blackburn Hamlet Pine View, ONTARIO
Job Type: FullTime

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The Arboretum is looking to hire motivated and passionate individuals who enjoy the outdoors for our Field Maintenance technician position. The Arboretum also offers weekly educational nature tours to local camps and schools during the summer months, which maintenance workers often lead and take part in.

Maintenance Tasks:

  • Maintaining, building and repairing walking trails and building facilities
  • Branch and tree cutting
  • Landscaping and regular garden maintenance
  • Refilling and cleaning bird feeders, benches and tables
  • Utilizing heavy equipment (ie. Lawn tractors, chainsaws, weed eaters) *Training will be provided for all tools and machinery*

Tour tasks:

  • Organize and lead nature based activities for kids ages 6-11
  • Teach kids about our native fauna and flora
  • Provide a hands on learning experience while maintaining a safe learning environment
  • Comfortably handle and catch small snakes, insects and amphibians for educational purposes *proper training and instructions will be provided*

Skills and requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license is considered an asset
  • Must be over 18 years of age
  • Must be capable of communicating in both French and English.
  • First aid training or equivalent certifications are considered but not required
  • Be comfortable working in a small team and problem solving with likeminded individuals.
  • Enjoy working outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • A passion for nature and the outdoors

Minimum Education and Experience:

High School Diploma

Hourly Salary:

(AMUSE A) $15.75

Estimated Number of Work Hours per Week:

35 (Full time)

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