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Summer Jr. Intern

Website Parry Sound Forest School Inc.

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 Summer Jr. Intern is an unpaid internship directed toward students who are in grade 8 or older. The Summer Jr. Intern will have the opportunity to support children as they play and learn in one of our three summer camp locations – in the forest adjacent to Canadore College, at the Foley Fairgrounds, or at the Carling Community Center. This position is well suited to an individual who is interested in spending time outdoors with younger children, and exploring a future in Early Childhood Development or Teaching.

RESPONSIBILITIES

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

– Hiking;
– Story telling;
– Bushcraft (tool use, knots and ropes, fire making);
– Maintenance of our cabin and equipment;
– Other duties as requested by the director.

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

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

– Completed grade 8;
– Passionate about spending time outdoors;
– Good communication skills;
– High level of teamwork and cooperation skills;
– Self-directed learning skills;
– Interest in traditional teachings and childcare.

HOURS: This is a full-time summer internship position.

WAGES: Unpaid summer internship, with the possibility of paid employment in the future.

DURATION: Two months, beginning July 4th – September 2nd, with possibility of part-time employment during the year.

LOCATION: Forest School Summer Camps take place at Canadore College Campus in Parry Sound, ON, at the Foley Fairgrounds in Seguin, ON and at the Carling Community Center in Carling, ON.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: on-going.

 

TO APPLY: Email the following documents as one PDF document to Diana Clements at psforestschool@gmail.com:

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

(2) Current resume including outdoor experience, 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 psfsinformation@gmail.com

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