Looking for a contract Aquarium Maintenance Tech – Application Deadline Extended – Apply by Aug 21st.

We’re looking for a contract Aquarium Maintenance Technician to do care and maintenance for the Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre’s salt water intertidal observation tank and aquarium, and its intertidal creatures, as well as our seasonal freshwater salmon fry tank (part of the DFO’s Salmonids in the Classroom program), supported by a core team of volunteers.

Previous knowledge of aquariums required, either through work experience (nature interpretive centre, pet store, aquarium store) or schooling, with preference given to those candidates with BOTH freshwater and saltwater aquarium knowledge and equipment know-how.

Compensation will be based on experience: range $20 -$24 per hour. Average hours 18 – 20 hours/month. Timing of work hours is flexible, so this could be a perfect position for a student with appropriate qualifications.

We are also currently looking for contract marine and watershed educators to deliver programs to school groups this coming fall and spring. Aquarium maintenance candidates with additional experience in delivering nature education programming may also be interested in applying to be an educator with us, as part of a more extensive combined contract.

Our intertidal observation tank and aquariums are a big draw for school classes and visitors. We’re also currently looking for contract marine educators to deliver school programming this coming fall and spring. Aquarium maintenance candidates with experience in delivering marine education programming may be interested in also applying to be a contract educator at the Nature Centre, as part of a combined contract.

Located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Quw’utsun’ People, the Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre is a volunteer-led charitable non-profit providing programs and classes to children, youth, and the public on the subjects of the Cowichan estuary, its marine and bird life, its natural and cultural history, the Cowichan and Koksilah watersheds, and other natural ecosystems. We also work with youth to restore, protect, and enhance the quality of the natural environment in the Cowichan estuary and its adjacent watersheds.

We are accepting applications now. Please apply by August 21st to admin@cowichanestuary.ca with resume and references.  Start date: as soon as possible.


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