Assistant Leader
Wildernook Fresh Air Learning
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Overview: The Assistant Leader will assist with Wildernook’s children’s summer day camps and be under the direction of the Lead Educator. This is a Canada Summer Jobs funded position.  Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada, be 15-30 years of age, and be either a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or have been granted refugee status. This position includes additional mentorship and training opportunities and is ideally suited to individuals pursuing education, early childcare or recreation related fields. LGBTQ2, Indigenous, and racialized youth are encouraged to apply.

Required: Criminal record and vulnerable sector check, current first aid and CPR, availability to work weekdays, ability to travel to outdoor locations throughout the city, and access to a personal cell phone.

Areas of Responsibility and Key Tasks:  

  • Support an engaging, child-centred learning environment.

  • Adapt and respond to the needs of children in an ever changing environment.

  • Planning and preparation of outdoor learning experiences with guidance and instruction from the Lead Educators.

  • Support and mentor children’s play-based learning.

  • Support the basic needs of participants: snack, clothing, bathroom breaks.

  • Participate in planning and debrief meetings

  • Administer basic first aid as needed

  • Comply with all Wildernook Policies and Procedures.

  • Responsive to Covid-19 guidelines.

Skills and Experience we are Seeking

  • Experience in Education, Early Childcare, other (e.g. working in a camp setting).

  • Experience working with children of a range of ages and abilities.

  • An interest in play-based and child-centred learning. Willingness to learn and develop skills in these areas.

  • Prepared and enthusiastic to be outdoors for extended periods of time in a variety of  weather conditions, including winter.

  • Must be physically able to stand, sit and walk on uneven ground for several hours at a time and lift a small child (30-40lbs).

  • Punctual and organized with strong communication skills.

  • Prior experience in facilitating environmental or outdoor education would be an asset.


  • Standard First Aid and CPR-C

  • A clear Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector check

  • Post secondary training in a related field is considered an asset, but not required

Hours and Salary: 

  • $15 per hour

  • Must be available weekdays

  • Approximately 30 hours per week over July and August. Position open until filled, so apply now!

How To Apply
To apply, please email a current resume to [email protected] Selected applicants will be invited for an interview and potential program visit. Thanks for your interest in working with Wildernook!