Cape Jourimain Nature Interpreter

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail dans les deux langues officielles
  • Titre de l'emploi : Cape Jourimain Nature Interpreter
  • Nom de l’organisme : Cape Jourimain Museum
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Bayfield, Nouveau-Brunswick
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2018-05-21 à 2018-09-01 (12 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 12,25 $

At the foot of the Confederation Bridge, the Cape Jourimain Nature Centre is a non-profit charitable organization located on a 621 hectare National Wildlife Area. With over 75,000 visitors per year, Cape Jourimain acts as a gateway to nature education as well as the human history of the local area.

The islands of Cape Jourimain were once farmed within living memory, and since the 1930s have been slowly returning to their previous natural state. Former dykelands have transitioned to salt marsh and sand dunes, old fields to forests, with our woods beginning their return to a pre-contact coastal hardwood state. This diverse landscape contains over a dozen distinct habitats, with interacting biodiverse ecosystems to stimulate environmental awareness in visitors.

Cape Jourimain is known in Mi’kmaq as “Wuk’taa’mook” – the “Crossing Place,” a place to pause, stock up on food, rest, make repairs, or wait out dangerous weather. The Acadians and early British settlers also canoed across from this place, as did the iceboats which used to deliver mail through long, bitter winters, and thereafter ferries of ever-increasing size, until they were replaced by Confederation Bridge in the late 1990s. Since 1869, our federally designated heritage lighthouse has watched over these changes, and a historic restoration process was completed in 2017 to ensure it will remain for many generations to come.

As a Cape Jourimain Nature Interpreter, the successful applicant will provide interpretive services and educational programming to visiting schools and tour groups, as well as other visitors in both official languages. This will include tours of Cape Jourimain’s museum, as well as answering questions visitors may have regarding the human and natural history of the area.

Students will also assist with walking tours on our nature trails, teaching visitors about the flora, fauna, and human history of the region.

The ideal candidate will be pursuing studies in, or be passionate about, the fields of biology and/or history. The candidate will be comfortable with public speaking, and will have fluency in both English and French. Women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and Aboriginal peoples are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please forward your C.V. and cover letter to

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