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Join a dynamic, nonprofit field station dedicated to research and education in the North! The benefits and rewards of calling the Churchill Northern Studies Centre your workplace include:

Community: The CNSC is an established nonprofit with strong partnerships and dedicated supporters all over the world. The staff operate in a collaborative model with each other and the local community.

Connection: Every season brings researchers and learners from around the world with diverse backgrounds and interests. There are endless opportunities to make meaningful connections.

Environment: We are situated on the edge of the Arctic on the Hudson Bay where three biomes meet. One step outside the building and you are immersed in nature.

Training: As an active and remote field station, there are continual opportunities to gain skills in supporting and engaging science research, promoting and supporting education, administration, and building maintenance.

Sustainability: Our building is LEED Silver certified and we are dedicated to acting as environmental stewards.

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Programming Assistant

Application deadline: May 15th, 2023
Anticipated start date: June 1st, 2023

Supervisor: Programming Coordinator
Classification: Full Time, Seasonal 
Date revised: April 2023

Applications can be submitted via email to [email protected]. Please quote job title in cover letter or subject line.

Job Description

The Programming Assistant works with the Program Coordinator to deliver general education and youth programming. This position involves working with adult learners, seniors, and youth in various capacities.

Job Responsibilities

1. Programming

  • Assisting with delivery and evaluation of adult non-credit and youth educational programs.
  • Preparation of guest and information materials.
  • Assisting with the arrival and departure of educational clients. 
  • Conducting safety breifings, facility orientation tours, indoor activities, and outdoor walks.
  •  Working with instructors and local presenters.
  • Assisting with the delivery of programming (accompanying groups into town or on land/water excursions).
  • Assisting with closing celebration of our Traditional Foods Night
  • Managing the Programming Assistant email account.
  • Assist in creating alternate programming during unfavourable weather conditions.
  • Supporting paperwork for incoming guests/groups.
  • Conduct day programming independently. 

2. Social Media, Blog Posts & Communications

  • Represent CNSC on their social media platforms (i.e, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter).
  • Assist with CNSC website and data bank editing and maintenance.
  • Proactively communicate with our audience, responding to comments and reviews in a timely manner.
  • Create or facilitate blog and other social media posts.

2. Other Duties

  • Front of House workstation support (managing phone, giftshop, and visitors).
  • Assisting with fundraising initiatives for the CNSC.
  • Other duties as required.
Job Requirements

The Programming Assistant must be:

  • a team player willing to work periodic long hours, on flexible schedules, and for the betterment of the CNSC
  • in good physical condition and prepared to spend several hours a week in demanding physical environments characterized by wide temperature ranges, long hours of sunlight, insect pests, and the threat of dangerous wildlife.
  • comfortable communicating to, and working with large groups.
  • capable of absorbing large amounts of natural history information in a short period.
  • willing to undergo a criminal background check to work with children.
  • the ability to independently work and manage large groups
Minimum Qualifications
  • The ideal candidate would have at least one year in an undergraduate co-operative education program to qualify for wage subsidies, in a program focusing on one or more of the following: education, business, outdoor recreation, tourism, hospitality, natural history (i.e., biology, wildlife management, geography, environmental studies) or a similar field.
  • Preferences will be given to applicants who reside in Churchill and surrounding communities and to indigenous applicants.

 

sustainability coordinator

Application deadline: May 15th, 2023
Anticipated start date: June 1st, 2023

Supervisor: Executive Director, or designate
Classification: Full Time, Seasonal 
Date revised: March 2023

Applications can be submitted via email to [email protected]. Please quote job title in cover letter or subject line.

Job Description

The Sustainability Coordinator is responsible for coordinating, monitoring, and reporting on sustainability goals related to innovative projects, as well as community outreach.

Job Responsibilities

1. Sustainability projects

  • Direct, manage, and coordinate activities surrounding projects related to sustainability including Rocket Greens project, Community Garden Support, composting toilets etc.
  • Assisting with the arrival and departure of educational clients. 
  • Assisting with closing celebration of our Traditional Foods Night.  

2. Community Outreach 

  • Act as liaison with local and regional communities for knowledge exchange and sustainability development.
  • Develop and maintain community outreach programs such as Launch Box Project and Seed Project.

3. Communications

  • Develop and manage marketing materials on CNSC projects related to sustainability.
  • Assist in creating and/or reviewing content and outreach material for CNSC.

4. Other duties (as required)

  • Provide lectures, tours or presentations related to sustainability.
  • Assist CNSC staff with bear safety (monitoring the security of building doors and windows).
Job Requirements

The Sustainability Coordinator must be:

  • able to work independently, have strong problem-solving abilities, and be proactive in implementing solutions.
  • adept at interpersonal and public communication.
  • a team player willing to work periodic long hours, on flexible schedules and on call, for the betterment of the CNSC.
  • active in seeking new and innovative means for sustainability.
  • in excellent physical condition and prepared to work in demanding physical environments characterized by wide
    ranges of temperatures, long hours of intense sunlight, severe insect pests, and the risk of polar bear and other wildlife encounters.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, sustainability, or related field.
  • Knowledge in record keeping, building management systems, and sustainability systems.
  • Excellent speaking and writing skills.
  • Experience with the demanding physical challenges of outdoor and remote location work.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who reside in Churchill and surrounding communities and to indigenous applicants.

Fleet and Facilites Assistant

Application deadline: May 15th, 2023
Anticipated start date: June 1st, 2023

Supervisor: Fleet and Facility Supervisor, or designate
Classification: Seasonal 
Date revised: March 2023

Applications can be submitted via email to [email protected]. Please quote job title in cover letter or subject line.

Job Description

The Fleet & Facilities Assistant provides maintenance support, while being responsible for a wide range of duties related to basic maintenance of the CNSC vehicle fleet, equipment, and buildings.

Job Responsibilities

1. CNSC Vehicle Fleet

  • Service vehicles (fuel, fluids, tire pressure, general sanitation and cleaning, pre and post trip inspections)
  • Perform minor mechanical repairs when required (change tires, oil, wiper blades etc.)

2. Building Maintenance 

  • Perform basic building maintenance related to electrical, heating, eater, and sewer (e.g., change lights, maintain pumps, clean filters)
  • Monitor bulk fuel, propane water and septic levels to notify Fleet and Facilities Supervisor
  • Garbage and recycling handling and removal 
  • Ensure emergency exits are clear and functioning properly
  • Fill water truck from town water or lake, and fill holding tanks for filtration
  • Empty sewage and grey water and dispose using sewage truck
  • General grounds maintenance when required (painting, cleaning, organizing etc.)

3. Other duties (as required)

  • Organize, clean and remove unnecessary equipment in other building(s).
  • Pick up and/or drop off guests and/or luggage at train and/or airport
  • Assist CNSC staff with bear safety (monitoring building and surrounding areas)
  • Other duties as required
Job Requirements

The Fleet and Facilities Assistant must be:

  • able to work independently, have strong problem-solving abilities, and be proactive in implementing solutions.
  • cautious, alert, and able to identify and mitigate possible workplace dangers
  • a team player willing to work periodic long hours, on flexible schedules and on call, for the betterment of the CNSC.
  • in good physical condition and prepared to work in demanding physical environments characterized by wide
    ranges of temperatures, long hours of intense sunlight, severe insect pests, and the risk of polar bear and other wildlife encounters.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Class 4 Manitoba Drivers License, or equivalent. Posses or willing to get air endorsement  
  • Demonstrated skills in basic vehicle maintenance, general carpentry, and plumbing
  • Operation of off road vehicles
  • Valid firearms possession and acquisition license, or willing to take course.

Preference will be given to applicants who reside in Churchill and surrounding communities, to Indigenous applicants, those that posses a Class 5 with air endorsement and under the age of 30.

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You can also get hands-on work experience at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre in a three-week Volunteer Expedition.

One small donation could be worth $20,000
Your funds will go towards the purchase of some much-needed educational tools, such as a canvas tent to be used by our groups in the extreme cold, a set of snowshoes and poles, and an assortment of tools to harvest traditional medicines around the CNSC property.