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Employment Opportunities

Nature Saskatchewan has the following job opportunities. All positions are based in Regina, involve extensive travel in rural southern and central Saskatchewan, and start May 6th, 2024. General qualifications include a strong interest in conservation and environmental education, and studies in the fields of biology, ecology, geography, agriculture, or other related studies. Applicants should have strong communication, computer, and organizational skills; be self-motivated with the ability to work independently as well as part of a team; and hold a valid driver’s license (vehicle will be provided). Positions are heavily field-based so applicants must be willing to do extended, overnight travel and work flexible hours, including outdoors in inclement conditions. Applicants should also be able to hike to field sites carrying field equipment. Please note on your resume if you have First Aid and CPR certification.

Applications for all postings must be sent via email and will be accepted until 11:59 pm on February 15th, 2024. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Selected applicants will be contacted via email.
 

Habitat Stewardship Summer Assistant

 

Positions: Two full-time summer positions for 16 weeks @ $18/hour. Summer assistants will assist in the delivery of our stewardship programs: Operation Burrowing Owl, Shrubs for Shrikes, Plovers on Shore and Stewards of Saskatchewan banner program. These programs promote conservation of prairie species at risk and their habitat.

Tasks and responsibilities: Assist program coordinators with program delivery; prepare communications and educational materials for distribution; assist in searches, monitoring and other conservation activities; contact and communicate with rural landholders regarding target species and the stewardship programs; educate targeted public audiences about species at risk on the prairies; and help create and deliver workshops and presentations to agricultural producers and the public (virtual and/or in-person).

Specific requirements and qualifications: Willingness to do extended overnight travel, camp, work evenings and weekends, and adapt to schedule and protocol changes on short notice. Should also possess basic wildlife and plant identification skills, computer skills, communication skills; and familiarity with GPS, maps, and rural Saskatchewan are assets.

Please email a cover letter and resume in one PDF file to Emily Putz at outreach@naturesask.ca by 11:59 pm, February 15th, 2024. Include in the subject line “Summer Assistant Application” followed by your name.

 

Rare Plant Rescue Habitat Stewardship Summer Assistant

 

Position: One full-time summer position for 16 weeks @ $18/hour. The summer assistant will assist in the delivery of our Rare Plant Rescue program. This program promotes conservation of prairie plant species at risk.

Tasks and responsibilities: Assist program coordinators with program delivery; prepare communications and educational materials for distribution; assist in planning and conducting searches, monitoring, and other conservation activities; contact and communicate with rural landholders regarding target species and the stewardship programs; enter data; educate targeted public audiences about species at risk on the prairies; and help create and deliver workshops and presentations to agricultural producers and the public (virtual and/or in-person).

Specific requirements and qualifications: Basic plant identification skills (training in rare plant identification will be provided); willing to work flexible hours outdoors including in inclement conditions; willing to adapt to changing schedules due to unexpected circumstances or adjustments based on field conditions; willing to do extended overnight travel; camp; work evenings and weekends; ability to hike to field sites carrying equipment; strong organizational skills; working knowledge with Excel; familiarity with GPS and maps is an asset.

Please email a cover letter and resume in one PDF file to Rebecca Magnus at rmagnus@naturesask.ca by 11:59 pm February 15th, 2024. Include in the subject line “RPR Summer Assistant Application” followed by your name.

 

Rare Plant Rescue Search and Monitoring Staff
 

Position(s): Four full-time summer staff for 16 weeks @ $20/hr. Search and monitoring staff will assist in the delivery of our Rare Plant Rescue program, which promotes the conservation of prairie plant species at risk. The search and monitoring staff will work as a semi-independent team, with daily check-ins during field shifts up to 10 days, under the supervision and mentorship of the project leader.

Tasks and responsibilities: Plan and conduct occupancy surveys and monitoring of prairie plant species at risk; contact and communicate with landowners regarding target species and the stewardship programs; data entry.

Specific requirements and  qualifications: Basic plant identification skills (training in rare plant identification will be provided); willing to work flexible hours outdoors including in inclement conditions; willing to adapt to changing schedules due to unexpected circumstances or adjustments based on field conditions; willing to do extended overnight travel; camp; work evenings and weekends; ability to hike to field sites carrying equipment; strong organizational skills; familiarity with GPS and maps is an asset.

 

Please email a resume and cover letter in one PDF file to Rebecca Magnus at rmagnus@naturesask.ca by 11:59 pm February 15th, 2024. Include in the subject line “RPR Search Crew Application” followed by your name.

 

For all positions, preference will be given to Canadian students or recent graduates whose studies include the fields of biology, ecology, geography, agriculture, or other related studies. All else being equal, preference will be given to those who self-identify in their cover letter as being part of an underrepresented group or as having additional barriers in the labour market, such as racialized and visible minorities, 2SLGBTQ2IA+ individuals, Indigenous individuals, women in STEM, or persons with disabilities.

 

Nature Saskatchewan is a non-government charitable organization that engages and inspires people to appreciate, learn about, and conserve Saskatchewan’s natural environment.