Prairie Maintenance/Conservation Technicians – Friends of the Living Prairie Museum/Rotary Assiniboine

Description:

JOB OPPORTUNITY
Prairie Maintenance/Conservation Technicians

The Assiniboine Rotary Club and the Friends of the Living Prairie Museum are looking to hire up to five individuals (dependent on funding approval) under the Urban Green Team and Canada Summer Jobs programs to help maintain rare tall grass prairie habitat.

PROJECT LOCATION: Living Prairie Museum, 2795 Ness Avenue

PROJECT/JOB DESCRIPTION: The Living Prairie Museum is a 12 ha tall grass prairie preserve with an interpretive centre. Our goal is to promote awareness and conservation of natural areas, specifically tall grass prairie, through environmental education. The preserve serves as a living museum and representation of this endangered ecosystem.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Assist with the removal of invasive plants from the tall grass prairie preserve
• Control aspen encroachment through girdling
• Assist with plantings and seedling maintenance
• Assist with special event promotion and delivery, and interpretive programs when required

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Applicants must be 15-30 years of age to qualify
• Enrollment in post-secondary education with specialization in Environmental Science, Biology or related field an asset
• Interest and general knowledge of Winnipeg’s natural areas
• Willingness to work outdoors (under adverse conditions, at times)
• Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
• Self-motivated and reliable
• Ability to communicate effectively with the public

WAGE: $11.65 per hour + 4% vacation pay, Monday-Thursday (Green Team), or Monday to Friday (Canada Summer Jobs)

ANTICIPATED TERM: Potential for 350 hours (dependent on funding approval)
Approximate term: May 25th – Aug. 20th, 2020
Must complete all hours by Aug. 31st, 2020

BENEFITS TO EMPLOYEE:
• Play an integral role in the preservation of a unique natural area
• Gain familiarity with the tall grass prairie ecosystem and learn native plant identification
• Gain valuable experience in public speaking and public education

TO APPLY, SEND RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO:
Sarah Semmler
Living Prairie Museum
2795 Ness Avenue
Wpg, MB R3J 3S4
phone: 204-832-0167; fax: 204-986-4172
email: ssemmler@winnipeg.ca
DEADLINE: March 27th, 2020

This entry was posted in Green Jobs. Bookmark the permalink. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.