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?
Are you interested in pursuing a career in the outdoors that provides you with a wide range of experiences and skills? Do you enjoy working as part of a team who share like-minded goals? Would you like to help our visitors and want to see them enjoy the same hiking trails, lakes, rivers and forests that you enjoy? Are you curious to learn how parks are managed and operated? We’ll teach you everything you need to know! If this position sounds like a great opportunity for you, we want to hear from you!
Why work for us?
Perks of the Job
- We offer better than minimum wage for all entry-level positions within Conservation Parks
- We offer occasional, part-time, and full-time (35 hours/week) hours
- We are a part of OMERS, one of the best pension plans in Ontario
- Free access to most conservation areas in Ontario!
- Free weekday equipment rentals! Want to try skiing at Terra Cotta? How about boating at Island Lake? Some fishing at Ken Whillans? Ever tried fat tire biking?
- We provide a company branded uniform and applicable Personal Protective Equipment
- Paid training and continuous learning opportunities
- Schedules are published seasonally to help you plan your time throughout the year
- Opportunities for employment beyond the contract
Summary of Functions
Reporting to the Superintendent, this position operates out of one of CVC’s Conservation Parks – Terra Cotta Conservation Area. This position works as part of a team to provide an excellent visitor experience while participating in the execution and delivery of Conservation Area special events, programming and daily operations. This position assists in the delivery of programming for the Maple Syrup in the Park and summer/fall recreation programs.
- Ability to easily engage with the public.
- Ability to work in all weather conditions.
- Ability to work during non-daylight hours.
- Available to work most weekends and holidays.
- Strong communication skills.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Willingness to learn new skills.
Summary of Major Tasks
- Participate in the delivery and implementation of Special Event programming such as maple taffy preparation and assisting with maple sap collection.
- Safe operation and daily inspection of Terra Cotta CA equipment.
- Handle cash and various forms of payment, operate a point-of-sale system. Be responsible for accurate end of day reports and settlement.
- Assist with the set-up of picnics, events and weddings.
- Carry out park maintenance including, but not limited to, heavy lifting, carpentry, plumbing and grounds and facilities maintenance.
- Carry out daily routine tasks as well as other assigned duties.
- Be knowledgeable about all CVC Conservation Areas and events and activities in order to inform visitors.
- Maintain a good working relationship with staff, Conservation Area members and visitors, community groups and on-site operators.
- Maple Syrup in the Park Event: Mar 14-17 and 23-24