BC Local Government Job Posting Service

City of Surrey
Community Services Assistant 2
Surrey Nature Centre - Senior Program Leader 


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The Surrey Nature Centre (operated by the City of Surrey’s Urban Forestry section) offers nature-based programs and events for schools and the public with the goal of increasing awareness, appreciation and stewardship of Surrey’s urban forest. This auxiliary position will have varying scheduling needs, which may include weekdays/weekends/evening shifts.

Auxiliary – CUPE 402

As a Program Leader at the Surrey Nature Centre you will:
  • Deliver a wide range of environmental education programs for preschools, elementary schools, children, youth and families (including scripted programs, interpretive programs, day camps and events);
  • Act as a facility attendant during facility bookings;
  • Maintain program areas and equipment;
  • Orient visitors to the facility and surrounding park, and;
  • Support various environmental education initiatives.

  • Completed Grade 12, supplemented by one year of related work experience, or an equivalent acceptable combination of training and experience;
  • A creative and enthusiastic approach to their work and enjoy the chance to be a part of a strong team;
  • A positive attitude;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Current Emergency First Aid (or acceptable equivalent);
  • High 5 certification (or willing to obtain);
  • Knowledge of local flora and fauna, and;
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of environmental education and interpretation.

Approximate Recruitment Timeline

Accepting Applications:  November – December 20
Reviewing Applications:  December – January
Interviews:  January – February
References & Police Information Checks:  February
Extending Offers:  February
Training Begins:  March 11

If you are interested in this opportunity please apply at to Job ID 3297. Posting will remain open until December 20, 2019.

Location: Surrey, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Parks & Recreation,Community Services,Program Management/Services
Posted: November 22, 2019, 9:23 am
Expires: December 20, 2019, 4:30 pm