We are hiring Contract Educators!

We are looking for enthusiastic Contract Educators to join our school program education team!

The Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre is expanding its team of Nature Educators to lead our school programs for grades K-9 in the Cowichan Valley.

This position entails leading 1hr – 1.5hour nature programs for learners predominantly in Grades K-9. Our programs focus on hands-on experiential learning, include time outside in nature and covers topics such as: estuary wildlife, watershed health, climate change, environmental science, nature conservation, biology, etc., and may at times include social studies and history content. At low tide activities may include mud digs and beach sienes in the intertidal zone to explore resident sea life.

The programs are mostly based at the Nature Centre, indoors and outside, and also may include teaching and supporting students grades 5 and up in watershed restoration planting at sites in the Cowichan and Koksilah watershed. There are also opportunities leading programming during Spring Break camps, Summer Programs, and for older high school students and adults, including community workshops.

Hours for this contractor position can vary greatly and will depend on the interest and availability of the contractor. The busy season tends to be Sept-Oct and April-June and we are hoping to expand our programming to some in-school classroom modules we can offer between November and March.

Desirable skills

  • Education or equivalent experience in Environmental Studies/Science, Biology/Marine Biology, Natural Resource Management, Geography, Geology, Chemistry, Sustainability
  • At least 2 years of experience in education or nature interpretation
  • Confidence in leading and managing groups of students from kindergarten to grade 9
  • Comfortable improvising in a nature education role


  • Current Criminal record/Vulnerable sector check
  • Current First Aid
  • Reliable vehicle

For more information, see:


Please send your resume and covering letter to: coordinator@cowichanestuary.ca by March 15th, 2020.

Stay tuned! We will soon be hiring a Summer Camp coordinator and camp leaders for our upcoming summer season 2020

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