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Forest School Assistant

Website Parry Sound Forest School Inc.

Forest School After School Assistant

Parry Sound Forest School


Parry Sound Forest School is a new and thriving business in the heart of Parry Sound, ON. We offer a  variety of year-round programming options for many age groups and support children in becoming  confident and capable with a sound sense of their abilities and interests. There is rising  concern that children today spend less time playing and learning outdoors. For this reason,  unstructured outdoor play, learning, and connecting them to nature are central to our work. We also see ourselves as working towards the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and strive to hold space for Indigenous perspectives and relationships with the land.

The Parry Sound Forest School After School Assistant will have the opportunity to work  alongside an early childhood educators and a teachers in supporting children as they play and learn in the forest adjacent to Canadore College after school from 3:15-6:00, Monday to Friday.  This position is well suited to a high school student or other individual who is interested in traditional and land-based knowledge and would like to gain experience in Early Childhood Development or Teaching.


Assist our educators with the delivery of forest school sessions to children ages 4-12 including:

bushcraft (tool use, knots and ropes, fire making);
story telling;
maintenance of our cabin and equipment;
other duties as requested by the director.


The ideal candidate must love spending time with children and must be energetic, flexible, and eager to assist with the overall success of Parry Sound Forest School and must:

-Hold or be able to obtain a Police Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screen;


HOURS: This is a part-time position with up to 15 hours per week.

WAGES: $16.00-$18.00 dollars per hour

DURATION: 12 months beginning November 1, 2021, pending funding.  A later start date is possible upon request.  Opportunities for a longer contract to be discussed.

LOCATION: Forest School takes place primarily at Canadore College Campus in Parry Sound, ON.



TO APPLY: Email the following documents as one PDF document to Diana Clements at

(1) Updated cover letter detailing your fit for the position and interest in joining the Parry Sound  Forest School team.

(2) Current resume including work experience, skills, education, and other points relevant to this job description.

Only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.

To apply for this job email your details to

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