Are you interested in meaningful work outdoors with kids in a picturesque setting? Gain valuable work experience with an innovative nature education organization. This is a new and exciting role within our organization.
Overview: The Cycle Guide will drive and operate a children’s pedal bus on a multi-use trail along the South Saskatchewan River and act as an interpreter to groups of tourists. This position utilizes communication and leadership skills daily. This role involves being physically active outdoors in a range of weather conditions, attending to guest comfort and safety, completing bike maintenance, using a digital platform, and working independently.
This is a Canada Summer Jobs funded position open to applicants age 30 and younger. This position is ideally suited to individuals pursuing education, early childcare, kinesiology, tourism or recreation related fields. LGBTQ2, Indigenous, and racialized youth are encouraged to apply.
Required: Criminal record and vulnerable sector check, valid driver’s license, current first aid and CPR (or willingness to participate in first aid training), availability to work several weekday afternoons, ability to travel to downtown location, access to personal cell phone. To be eligible for this 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.
Skills and Experience:
Experience in Education, Childcare, other (e.g. working in a day camp setting) welcome.
Prior experience teaching and leading groups of children would be an asset.
Prepared and enthusiastic to be outdoors for extended periods of time in a variety of weather conditions.
Must be able to cycle and be physically active for several hours at a time.
Comfort and confidence with addressing members in a leadership role
Basic bike mechanic training
Computer savvy – ability to navigate online booking software
Punctual and organized with strong communication skills.
Standard First Aid and CPR-C
A clean Criminal Record check with Vulnerable Sector Report
Valid driver’s license
Post secondary training in a related field (e.g. Education, Kinesiology, Sustainability, Recreation) is considered an asset, but not required.
Must be available to work weekdays, weekends, and evenings.
Approximately 35 hours per week over July and August, with opportunity for extension. Note: training day(s) will take place at the end of June.