Evans Lake Forest Education Society Instructor Full Time in Squamish, BC

Evans Lake Forest Education Society

Branch Squamish BC CA

Squamish, BC

Delivers Forest & Environmental education courses. Whether by teaching our Eco-Fun courses (science-based Forest and Environmental education courses), leading a…

Instructors are instrumental in delivering high quality programming to our campers. Whether by teaching our Eco-Fun courses (science-based Forest and Environmental education courses), leading a hike to a nearby lake, or orchestrating a campfire, an instructor’s responsibilities require enthusiasm and their own unique twist. They will take a leadership role in the general Pre-Camp training sessions and will facilitate training sessions to the rest of our summer staff. Given that all staff and campers stay onsite at the Evans Lake Forest Education Centre while camp is in session, the action never stops and, accordingly, applicants should enjoy working in ever-changing and dynamic work environments. Very strong organizational and interpersonal skills are a must, as well as a yearning for an endless summer! Love theme lunches, high fives, and hands-on & outdoor experiences?

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Coordinates 1 of 5 programming areas (Waterfront, Rock-Climbing & Ropes, First Aid, Eco Fun, Out-Tripping)
  • Delivers Forest & Environmental education courses
  • Leads hikes and out-trips
  • Demonstrate positive and engaging leadership for campers aged 8-16
  • Drives camp vehicles for baggage transport, and camper transportation
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Late April/Early May (mid-June start may be available) through late August, 2017 (date to be confirmed)
  • Preference may be given to candidates who can work through the end of the Autumn season (late October)


  • Compliance with the society’s policies and procedures contained in the Staff, Human Resources (HR), and Emergency Procedures Manuals. Orientation to these procedures will occur during Staff Training
  • Report safety deficiencies and concerns to Facilities Manager, or (if suitable) during daily staff meeting

Reporting and Evaluation

  • Instructors report directly to the Program Manager and receive mentoring & coaching from senior program staff
  • A goal-setting process will be initiated at the beginning of the season by the Program Manager, and to be followed up on with two check-ins throughout the summer
  • A formal end of season evaluation with Senior Program staff will occur
  • Continuous feedback and communication amongst staff members is encouraged

Required Certifications & Experience

  • First Aid Certificate (at minimum 8-hour basic certificate)
  • Applicants must have either a 40-hour advanced First Aid certificate (i.e. Occupational First Aid Level II), or an
  • NLS lifeguarding certificate
  • Additional certifications and licenses are considered to be assets. Examples include: Class 4 & 5 Driver’s
  • License, certifications in paddling, rock-climbing, and outdoor recreation & leadership Educational background with special relevance include: Forestry, Environmental Sciences, Outdoor Recreation, Education

Level of Compensation will be discussed during the interview phase of recruitment

ELFES is an equal opportunity employer

To apply: Fill out our online application form at https://evanslake.com/about/employment/

  • If follow up with your application is required, for confidentiality reasons, we can only discuss an application with the applicant (i.e. no agents, representatives or family members)

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Squamish, BC, CA
Posted on: 2017-01-24
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