Summer Employment Opportunity

Summer Job Opportunity
with the Hornby Island Natural History Centre
for an Environmental Program Coordinator
This position is funded by a Canada Summer Jobs federal grant.

Job Details:
Dates – June 27 to August 26, 2023
30 hours per week from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
5 days per week / Sundays and Mondays off
Wage $22 per hour + MERCS
Job training and mentoring provided

Main Responsibilities:
include welcoming visitors and introducing them to our exhibits which have an environmental education and conservation focus.

  • engaging people, answering their questions and encouraging a deeper awareness and appreciation of the biodiversity and various natural environments of Hornby 
  • working collaboratively with the NHC team offering summer programs such as our Speaker Series, nature walks, and workshops
  • interacting with families & children, facilitating hands-on activities
  • demonstrating how to research & identify items people bring in
  • assessing & making suggestions for improving future programming
  • maintaining the exhibition space & equipment in a clean & orderly state
  • attendance and financial record keeping


We are looking for someone who is between 17 and 30 and who genuinely enjoys interacting with the public and children, has a strong work ethic, and is a team player.

  • must be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant with a valid Social Insurance number
  • suitable for someone aged 18 to 30 who has studied or has interest in  Environmental Studies, Education, Geography, Biology or related fields
  • knowledge of and a keen interest in our local environment
  • excellent communication skills
  • basic computer skills
  • accommodation on Hornby essential

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and name & contact info of one reference to the NHC committee at

Deadline: June 5, 2023

For questions or assistance email