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Job Posting: Assistant Outdoor Educator (P/T position)

Position Title: Assistant Outdoor Educator

Reports to: Program Coordinator

Location: Dallington Park (Don Mills & Sheppard - with an option for remote work days)

Employment Type: Part-time, hourly

Hours: 20 hours per week, June-September (with a possibility of extension until December)

Work Days: Monday-Thursday

Salary: $18-22 per hour

Position Summary:

We are seeking an enthusiastic Assistant Outdoor Educator to support our outdoor educational programs for children at the Dallington Pollinators Community Garden. In this role, you will play a crucial part in ensuring a successful and professional experience for all participants. The majority of your work will take place outdoors during the summer months, involving the design and facilitation of engaging outdoor education sessions. The age range of children will be:

  1. 6-12 years for the summer program

  2. Kindergarten to grades 7/8 for the after school program

Hour Requirements:

This part-time position requires a commitment of up to 20 hours per week, Monday through Thursday, with the following schedule*:

  • School Days (June & September): 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

  • Summer Holidays (July & August): 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

*Note that the hours are somewhat flexible.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Program Coordinator to design and create a weekly program schedule and engaging lessons for children in both in-school and after-school programs.

  • Successfully manage and supervise large groups of children, implementing effective discipline and reward systems.

  • Familiarize yourself with the pilot project and diligently follow the Program Coordinator's guidelines.

  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of food security, urban agriculture, and environmental stewardship, incorporating these concepts into the educational sessions.

  • Contribute to garden upkeep and maintenance.

  • Lead and assist in summer day camps, providing a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants.

  • Assist with the intake and registration of summer program participants, including completion of all necessary paperwork and risk waivers.

  • Prioritize the safety and well-being of the children by maintaining a secure working environment.

  • Practice and promote low-impact and Leave No Trace environmental practices in all instances.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Previous experience in leading and managing groups of young children in outdoor activities.

  • Demonstrated ability to assist in office administration tasks such as filing and reporting.

  • Willingness to be flexible and work effectively with young children, fostering a positive and inclusive learning environment.

  • Comfortable with public speaking and effectively communicating in front of a group.

  • Ability to maintain a professional and courteous demeanor at all times.

Additional Requirements:

  • Be able to participate in nature walks and physical activities.

  • Availability to attend a weekly meeting, either virtually or in-person.

  • Must undergo a police clearance and vulnerability clearance check.

  • Must attend a one-day training session before commencing work.

How to Apply:

To apply for the position of Assistant Outdoor Educator, please send your resume and a detailed cover letter to Mahnaz via email to

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and the posting will remain open till a candidate is hired. Interviews will take place on an ongoing basis. We are looking to fill this role as soon as possible.

We are committed to being an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

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