Signage Manager

Organization: Trans Canada Trail

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Head office in Montréal or in a home office in a city with a major airport

Posting Date: Jul 02, 2015

Deadline: Jul 31, 2015


Organization Description:
Job Description:

 Role Description & Reporting Relationships:

Reporting to the National Director, the Signage Manager oversees the implementation of Trans Canada Trail’s corporate signage strategy to the organization’s 25th anniversary in 2017 including the following:

  • Development of a complete sign system, including multiple signage pilot projects;
  • Production and implementation of signage program across the country post pilots;
  • Development of a set of digital modules for web and mobile applications;
  • Design and re-skinning of TCT structures across the country; and
  • Development of a national interpretive plan framework. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the management of TCT's signage program;
  • Establish locations where signage by 2017 is essential;
  • Develop design briefs, ensuring that signs reflect the TCT brand and will enhance users' experience;
  • Manager the inventory of signage assets ensuring signs are available as required;
  • Ensure way-finding signage, either physical or digital, is in place for all sections of Trail by 2017;
  • Advocate for the placement of signs with high-level key decision makers including government partners & other organizations;
  • Periodically inspect trail signage projects;
  • Contribute to the development of digital signage;
  • Consult with provincial and territorial trail groups;
  • Manage a team of regional signage officers;
  • Oversee various design, application development and planning contractors; and
  • In consultation with the National Director of Trail, develop budgets and schedules. 
This position may be based in the head office in Montréal or in a home office in a city with a major airport.

  • A minimum of 5 years’ overseeing signage programs including digital signage;

  • Experience working with content management systems;
  • Strong project management skills & experience;
  • Community engagement skills & experience;
  • Knowledge of federal and provincial transportation codes is an asset;
  • Must be available to travel extensively.
Apply To:

All applicants are thanked for their interest in the Trans Canada Trail/Sentier Transcanadien. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please forward your resume in confidence by July 31, 2015

Trans Canada Trail/Sentier Transcanadien
321 de la Commune West
Suite 300
Montréal, Québec
H2Y 2E1


Attn: Signage Manager

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Polar Bear Keeper

Organization: Cochrane Polar Bear Habitat

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Cochrane, Ontario ON

Posting Date: Jun 26, 2015

Deadline: Jul 07, 2015


Organization Description:
Job Description:


Bear Keeper

General Description:

The Bear Keeper is responsible for the day to day care of the polar bears at the Cochrane Polar Bear Habitat including feeding, enrichment, moving of bears between enclosures, cleaning, food handling, purchasing of bear supplies, coordination of research projects, as well as providing educational programing to the public on polar bears and the challenges they face due to global warming.  The position requires ensuring program and research initiatives correlate to the Polar Bear Habitat’s mission and objectives; and performing administrative functions as necessary.

Reports to: Manager, Cochrane Polar Bear Habitat

Supervision, Scheduling and Administrative Reports to:  Conservation Coordinator

Works With:  Marketing Coordinator (Events and Workshops), Maintenance and Acting Managers

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Day to day care of polar bears to the husbandry standards of the Polar Bear Habitat, CAZA , AZA and/or EAZA. 

  • Feeding, cleaning, and enrichment for polar bears according to CAZA, EAZA and/or AZA standards, PBH policies and/or the policies of the facility that owns the polar bear/s.
  • Rotation of polar bears within enclosures on a regular basis for both enrichment and public viewing purposes. 
  • Adherence to safety and security protocols (Including Lock Out procedures) when operating bear locks, ensuring a minimum standard of bear gates/locks are between you and a polar bear at all times.
  • Monitoring the health of the polar bears, and reporting any changes or concerns to the PBH Manager.
  • Coordination and recording of data of polar bear activities in a daily log, and sending of that data to the PBH Manager weekly – noting any substantial anomalies or points of interest in the behaviours of the bears. 
  • Maintaining of supplies, purchase of enrichment and food items, purchase and/or acquisition of bedding, and/or all polar bear related supplies according to Town of Cochrane purchasing policies.  Any large purchases to be approved by the PBH Manager.
  • Lead Bear Talks for schools, groups, general public etc.
  • When time and opportunity allows, recording video and photos of the polar bears for educational, research, advertising and/or marketing purposes.
  • Collect, analyze data and record projects
  • Coordinate schedules with Conservation Coordinator of all shifts, volunteers, etc. according to upcoming holidays, statutory holidays, events, etc.
  • Coordinate lesson plans and schedule university and college groups/s as required and/or with the assistance of the Conservation Coordinator.
  • Communication and submission of data to Researchers and Scientists affiliated with the PBH and/or who are conducting approved research projects at the Habitat, assuring the PBH Manager and the Conservation Coordinator is informed and copied in on all communications
  • Coordinate and submit work schedules with other Conservation Coordinator for submission to PBH Manager, ensuring all overtime is pre-approved and appropriate vacation days are approved and submitted. 
  • Maintain statistical data for all education-related activities
  • Maintain polar bear pool, including daily water tests, regularly scheduled power washing of pool, cleaning glass and addition of water balancing treatments. 
  • Create and/or maintain PBH Bear Care policies, such as Nutrition, Enrichment, etc. for both onsite use and CAZA and/or AZA certification requirements.
  • Create and/or maintain polar bear care procedure guides for use in training and/or on-going reference.
  • Writing and posting of the Bear Keeper’s Blog for the Polar Bear Habitat website, and writing of promotional stories and documents when necessary for promotional purposes
  • Participation in information sharing conference calls and/or web audio video calls with other animal care professionals and/or researchers when required and approved by Manager
  • Prepare and implement polar bear rehabilitation and conservation awareness programs
  • Coordination of access to polar bears for researchers, students and/or Media as approved and/or assigned by PBH Manager. 
  • Perform other tasks as required by PBH Manager or Acting Manager
  • University Degree or College Diploma in Animal Sciences, Zoology, Zookeeper, Wildlife Management, Veterinary Technician, Wildlife Rehabilitation or Biology. 
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working with animals in either a farm, animal park, Zoo and/or educational setting.
  • Experience in outdoor education, working with children and the public
  • Experience creating and delivering presentations
  • Experience with Skype, Zoom and utilizing an IPOD for online broadcasts and/or presentations within classrooms. 
  • Basic knowledge of polar bear physiology
  • Experience documenting research projects.
  • Animal training and/or behavioural experience preferred
  • Experience creating course outlines
  • Experience dealing with the public and/or the media.
  • Healthy regard for the power and potential danger of polar bears
  • Firearms license and/or tranquilizer training preferred
  • Excellent communication skills in both official languages preferred
  • Experience working with a budget
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work with a small, close-knit team.
  • Ability to follow direction at a facility that has tourism, conservation and research expectations.
  • Must possess valid “G” motor vehicle license  
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills. Other critical skills required include the ability to multi-task; with multiple groups and diverse communities, and proficiency in MS Office.
  • Ability to work weekends, evenings and statutory holidays. 
  • Some heavy lifting required.

Note: The Bear Keeper position is 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  Bear Keepers are expected to coordinate their schedules and time off with other Bear Keeping staff.

Apply To:

Please send cover letter and resume to

Only applicants we are considering for interviews will be contacted.

Thank you for your interest in the Polar Bear Habitat.  

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Conservation Programs Specialist - Regional Habitat Asset Management (HAM) Coordinator

Organization: Ducks Unlimited Canada

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Duchess, Alberta AB

Posting Date: Jun 25, 2015

Deadline: Jul 10, 2015


Organization Description:
Job Description:

Ducks Unlimited Canada, Canada’s leader in wetland conservation, is looking for a confident, energetic and dedicated Conservation Programs Specialist to join our team.  As a member of the Alberta Operations Team, you will be responsible for managing all DUC assets in South Eastern Alberta, including partner relations.

 Practical experience with engineered water control structures, land management and administration, conservation projects and programs, agriculture, engineering and/or biology, would all be considered assets to this very diverse and challenging opportunity.

 You need to be an enthusiastic team player – a self-starter, who can work with anyone and is capable of seeing the bigger picture.  You are an effective communicator who is able to build positive working relationships with various staff of local governments, landowners, industry, agricultural producers, volunteers and other conservation agencies.

 You possess strong leadership and interpersonal skills. You have demonstrated expertise in program planning and implementation and contract management and tendering.  You are self-motivated, enjoy a complex, changing environment and can manage numerous projects on tight deadlines.

 Your minimum three years experience and directly related knowledge make you the ideal candidate for this position, which will be based in our Duchess, AB office. 


  • A post-secondary degree or technologist diploma in a related discipline; equivalent practical field experience will also be considered

  • Strong planning, reporting and project management skills

  • Knowledge of sustainable and integrated resource management

  • Basic mechanical aptitude

  • Experience with GPS, ArcView, MS Office and airphoto interpretation

  • Awareness of AB Occupational Health and Safety practices

  • Knowledge of the AB Water Act, Dam Safety Regulations and the approvals process would be considered an asset

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

  • Ability to work long/flexible hours in summer, with travel

  • Experience managing contracts and contractors, supervising construction, strong administrative and budgeting skills

  • A valid class 5 driver’s license

  • An understanding of who Ducks Unlimited Canada is and what we do; an understanding of local agricultural, industry and conservation practices would be considered an asset

  • Previous experience working on a farm would also be an asset

Apply To:

In Canada, we lose up to 80 acres of wetlands every day.  We need your help to stop this loss.  If you’re a conservation-minded individual who is interested in this opportunity, please submit your cover letter (including salary expectations) and resumé for confidential consideration to the attention of:

Carly Bjornsson, HR Generalist
Ducks Unlimited Canada         

 Closing deadline: July 10, 2015

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is the leader in wetland conservation. A registered charity, DUC partners with government, industry, non-profit organizations and landowners to conserve wetlands that are critical to waterfowl, wildlife and the environment.  Learn more at 

While DUC would like to thank all applicants, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

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Wildlife Technician

Organization: Wildlife Rescue Association of BC

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Burnaby. BC

Posting Date: Jun 22, 2015

Deadline: Jul 17, 2015


Organization Description:
Job Description:

The Wildlife Rescue Association of BC seeking to hire an Animal Health Technician recruiting for a Wildlife Technician.

This regular, full-time position will perform daily animal care duties as part of the wildlife care team and assist in the daily operation of the animal care facility.

  • Completion of an Animal Health Technologist program
  • University diploma/degree in biological sciences is beneficial
  • Strong technical and analytical skills
  • Excellent organizational, time-management and record-keeping skills
  • Demonstrated experience in rehabilitation of wildlife, including birds
  • Knowledge of native wildlife in BC, particularly the Lower Mainland region
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to function well in a dynamic team environment
  • Eager to teach others, such as volunteers and students
  • Supervisory experience is beneficial
  • Able to work flexible shifts, including weekends and statutory holidays
Apply To:

Please submit resume and cover letter to:

Linda Bakker
Wildlife Rescue Association of BC
5216 Glencarin Drive
Burnaby, BC V5B 3C1
Email:          (documents in Word or PDF format)

Please be advised that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews, but we would like to thank all applicants in advance for their interest.

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