The Bruce Trail Conservancy is seeking 18 Trail Ambassadors to spend the summer on the Bruce Trail, conducting trail outreach at key spots on the Bruce Trail to promote membership, safe and appropriate trail use, and awareness of this vital natural resource.
The successful candidates will work in teams of two and spend most days at pre-determined locations on the Bruce Trail talking to trail users, conducting ecological surveys, picking up litter and other duties as listed below. Training will be provided.
You must be an outgoing person, willing to start up conversations with trail users and have an understanding of trail etiquette and safety. Experience with trail maintenance and/or environmental stewardship would be an asset.
Key duties will include:
- Interacting with hikers to promote trail etiquette, hiking safety and the BTC
- Picking up and tracking litter along the trail
- Invasive species removal and tracking
- Helping local Club trail maintenance crews
- Helping local Club land stewardship crews
- Reporting trail issues to Head Office and the local Club
- Taking photos for use in social media campaigns
- Creating reports on litter and invasive species
- Excellent verbal communication skills
- Comfortable working in pairs on the trail in a variety of environmental conditions (heat, insects, light rain, uneven terrain)
- Must have access to reliable transportation to and from local Bruce Trail access points – ideally able to commute to the Trail in 45 minutes or less
- Standard First Aid training
- Experience with hiking or working outdoors and/or familiarity with plant/wildlife identification would be an asset
This position may be funded by the Canada Summer Jobs Program. To be eligible, you must:
- be between 18 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
- be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and,
- have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations
Deadline to apply: 4pm EST on March 31, 2022
Other Benefits: Spend the summer hiking the Bruce Trail and experiencing the beauty of the Niagara Escarpment while gaining experience in public education, environmental stewardship and trail maintenance. Spend time with a variety of passionate volunteers and staff ecologists and build skills in species ID, invasive species management and more.