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Spring Outdoor Education Instructor

  • 03 Apr 2019 12:00 PM
    Message # 7259033

    Spring Outdoor Education Instructor

    Sasamat Outdoor Centre is currently looking for instructors for our Spring Outdoor Education season!! Instructors are responsible for facilitating experiential and outdoor related programs for school groups that visit the site. Outdoor education is a great opportunity for participants to learn and grow as a team, challenging themselves to be creative and problem solve in unique natural environments. We train all of our staff on how to be effective outdoor educators as well as how to facilitate and run programs such as High Ropes, canoeing, kayaking, climbing wall, low ropes, orienteering, team games, and much more. If you enjoy working outside, at summer camps, and with youth; this may be a fantastic spring job for you!!

    Sasamat is a summer camp and outdoor education centre in Belcarra BC, just outside of Port Moody. Sasamat prides itself on its engaging and supportive community where children are made to feel included in the camp culture and nature. As an Outdoor Education Centre, Sasamat offers school groups fun, safe and experiential outdoor programs that challenge participants to work together, think creatively, and learn more about themselves and those around them.

    Contract Information

    • Contract Dates: May 1st – June 20th, 2019 (with early work dates April 10 – 12 & April 29th – May 1st)
    • Full time hours 40 hours per week with occasional evening program commitments.
    • Reports directly to the Summer Camp and Outdoor Education Centre Director
    • Spring Training April 28 and May 5, 2019

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • To participate in 100% of pre-season staff training
    • To read, know and practice the information covered in the "Policies & Procedures" section of manual.  (Failure to comply with this information could result in discipline including dismissal.)
    • To submit a criminal record check and necessary certifications along with employee agreement to the Outdoor Education Director before first scheduled workday.

    Group Leadership

    • To be responsible for the safety and well-being of the children, assigned to you by the Outdoor Education Director. This includes administering First Aid and completing incident reports & near miss forms.
    • To learn, bring, or create fun “back-pocket” style programs and games for participants before, during, and after, programed activities, using the resources of the camp and natural world.
    • To encourage positive growth of each participant in your group and to help create an environment for teamwork and group social development.
    • To introduce and explore your group's awareness of the outdoors and to encourage sound environmental practices in the use of outdoor facilities.
    • To help further develop participants skills in in scheduled activities or areas the instructor (you) are highly proficient in.  
    • To keep the Outdoor Education Centre Director informed as to the location and nature of your daily program should it differ from the schedule.
    • To be punctual and enthusiastic in carrying out the camp activities/routines. To give sufficient notice when sick or unable to come to work, and to find a replacement for your shift (via another member of the Spring staff team).
    • To keep an active and accurate attendance record of all your participants throughout the day.
    • To participate in final clean up tasks and debrief meeting after participants have gone home and/or facilitation work concludes.

    Other Duties

    • Outdoor Education Instructor may be asked to assist in duties not listed above. Sasamat Outdoor Centre expects the support of all staff members to fulfill objectives that may not be specific to this position.

    Working Conditions

    • Requires working in an outdoor environment in all weather conditions
    • May require working with difficult clients
    • May require some weekend and evening work

    Qualifications, Skill, and Experience

    Specialized Knowledge, Experience, and Certifications:

    • Current Standard First Aid and CPR-C
    • Clear Criminal reference check and Vulnerable Persons Screening
    • Experience working with youth

    Skill and Qualifications considered an asset:

    • Bronze Cross Certification
    • National Life Guard (NLS: Pool, waterpark, waterfront)
    • Wilderness First Aid
    • High Five: Principles of Healthy Child Development
    • Food Safe
    • Background in Outdoor Education
    • Participation in applicable leadership programs or related experiences


    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Ability to work independently and exercise initiative
    • Ability to work with a wide variety of ages and demographic groups
    • Ability to take charge and motivate others
    • Ability to observe and assess participant behaviour, enforce safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behaviour-management techniques (in accordance with Outdoor Centre standards)

    For complete details on positions offered please visit our website: at

    To apply, please submit an application online on our website:


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