DURATION: Approximately May 1, 2023 – October 31, 2023
LOCATION: Toronto Zoo, Scarborough, Ontario
RATE OF PAY: $18.59 per hour
The Toronto Zoo is seeking candidates to fill one position for an Indigenous Bat Conservation Technician. The successful candidate will assist with the implementation of the Toronto Zoo’s Native Bat Conservation Program. The Indigenous Bat Conservation Technician will be responsible for assisting with the monitoring of species-at-risk bats at our study sites, including Rouge Urban National Park and other Ontario sites. The Technician will be involved with other bat programming, including education and outreach at the Zoo.
Utilize opportunities to develop skills in the area of bat conservation. Assist with field work, including monitoring wild bat populations using a variety of different methods. Includes nocturnal fieldwork.
Assist with deploying passive recording devices and other equipment for field observation.
Assist with data entry and communications for the Toronto Zoo’s citizen science monitoring programs.
Assist with development and delivery of education and outreach programming/resources for Toronto Zoo’s Native Bat Conservation Program.
Assist with the delivery of special events at the Toronto Zoo if applicable.
Must be comfortable working with the field team in forested areas at night. Must be comfortable with physically strenuous outdoor work (includes nocturnal fieldwork). Experience related to Indigenous studies and/or biology, environmental science and education is strongly encouraged. Full G license is an asset. Please provide a resume outlining relevant experience. Must meet program funding requirements:
Must be First Nations, Métis, or Inuit
Must be a youth (defined as 16-35 years old)
While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate may be required to provide a police reference check and/or driver’s abstract, at their own expense as a condition of employment. Candidates may be required to take a written and/or practical examination relevant to the position.
The Toronto Zoo values the importance of inclusive recruitment practices and strives to create a workplace that reflects and celebrates the rich diversity of our city. Please let us know if you require specific accommodations to be in place before you begin the interview process.
The Toronto Zoo respects the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion and seeks to model these principles in all that we do. We are committed to fostering an inclusive workforce where all employees feel respected, supported and valued. We strive to create an environment that represents the rich diversity of our guests and our community and encourage applications from all qualified individuals who can contribute to enhancing our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. Applications are especially encouraged from racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and women.
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