About CVC

Instructor, Education – Island Lake Maple Syrup Festival (2 Casual Positions)


At this time, we are seeking to fill the position of:Instructor, Education – Island Lake Maple Syrup Festival (2 Casual Positions)

Who are we?

Credit Valley Conservation is one of Ontario’s 36 conservation authorities dedicated to protecting, restoring and enhancing our local natural environment. We care for the Credit River, its streams and tributaries from the headwaters in Orangeville to the shores of Lake Ontario in Mississauga. We are scientists, engineers, researchers, educators, environmentalists, stewards, planners, foresters, recreation experts and much more. We create connections between people and nature, knowledge and action. We inspire appreciation for the role of nature in keeping people connected, healthy and happy. We’re leaders and explorers. We are professional and we’re inspired. We know our stuff, and we work every day to make a difference.

Who are you?

You want to be part of an organization with an environmental goal. You get up every day and go to work with purpose. You accept that you may not change the world, but you’ll try to make an impact in your corner. You like to partner with skilled people across many professions. It’s as natural for you to think about the outdoors as it is to think out of the box. You’re passionate, responsible and approachable. You do what’s right, not just what’s easy. You care, and it shows.

Why work for us?

We offer competitive public sector pay. We’re members of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) pension fund. We find time to have fun and celebrate successes. You’ll know your co-workers by name and will make fast friends. You’ll like being at work.


CVC has a strong history of providing educational programming in our Conservation Areas and educating the public about conservation, issues such as climate change, and the natural heritage of the Credit River watershed.

Reporting to the Coordinator, Education, these positions support CVC’s commitment to providing quality education to enhance ecological literacy throughout our watershed. Assisting with program implementation, Instructors lead educational initiatives focused on priority CVC issues targeting diverse audiences such as elementary students, adults, multicultural groups, and families. During March to April, Instructors deliver the Maple Syrup festival program at Island Lake Conservation Area.

Candidates should have strong leadership experience and be able to motivate and inspire audiences to learn about the natural world with positive enthusiasm in the performance of their duties. Instructors are expected to partake in all activities, which may include physical activities in the outdoors and traversing uneven terrain in potentially varying weather conditions. This role often requires candidates to work on a close-knit team and independently. As a CVC representative, candidates should have strong organizational and problem-solving skills and experience in the environmental field. CVC is committed to the health and safety of all its employees, program partners, and participants. At all times, Instructors will be expected to assume responsibility for the safety of program participants, their co-workers, and themselves.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Post-Secondary degree related to environmental science, education, or a related discipline;
  • Minimum 1-year experience in outdoor, experiential, and/or environmental education;
  • Ability to identify common flora and fauna and interpret nature;
  • Knowledge of ecology, conservation, and local environmental issues;
  • Advanced customer service and communication skills;
  • Ability to work multiple weekends;
  • Ability and willingness to work outdoors in a variety of settings, conditions, and environments;
  • Ability to lift approximately 30lbs of equipment/materials;
  • Valid Class ‘G’ Ontario driver’s license required and access to vehicle (condition of employment);
  • Standard First Aid required (condition of employment);
  • Police reference check with vulnerable sector screening required (condition of employment).

Summary of Major Tasks

Perform the following tasks under limited direction:
  1. Implement, present and deliver the Maple Syrup program to different audiences (i.e. the public (e.g. families and adults);
  2. Actively promote and market CVC’s wide range of programs and other initiatives;
  3. Assist with the preparation and maintenance of program supplies and materials;
  4. Follow daily schedules and maintain program administration;
  5. Other duties as assigned.

Additional Information

  • Anticipated Start and End Dates: March 8th to April 4th, 2021 (This position will work three 6-hour training days and three 8-hour festival days in total)
  • Work Location: Island Lake Conservation Area: 673067 Hurontario St, Orangeville, ON L9W 2Y9
  • Note: This position’s hours are contingent on the availability of work and may range between 6-8 hours per workday, including weekends and holidays.

Salary starting at: $19.75 per hour

Forward resume by January 15, 2021 to:

Credit Valley Conservation
Email: hr@cvc.ca

Please quote "Instructor, Education – Island Lake Maple Syrup Festival (2 Casual Positions)" in the subject line of your application email, as well as in the resume/letter.

Resumes/letters submitted electronically must be submitted in Word or PDF format as one document.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

CVC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005), CVC will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If you require disability – related accommodations, please inform the Human Resources (HR) staff. All personal information is collected under the authority of the municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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Availability of this data and information does not constitute scientific publication. Data and/or information may contain errors or be incomplete. CVC and its employees make no representation or warranty, express or implied, including without limitation any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or warranties as to the identity or ownership of data or information, the quality, accuracy or completeness of data or information, or that the use of such data or information will not infringe any patent, intellectual property or proprietary rights of any party. CVC shall not be liable for any claim for any loss, harm, illness or other damage or injury arising from access to or use of data or information, including without limitation any direct, indirect, incidental, exemplary, special or consequential damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

In accordance with scientific standards, appropriate acknowledgment of CVC should be made in any publications or other disclosures concerning data or information made available by CVC.