Strathcona Wilderness Institute

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Working for the Strathcona Wilderness Institute is a great opportunity for individuals with an interest in working with the public in a beautiful park environment. Please explore the following employment opportunities:


Centre Manager Position

The Directors of Strathcona Wilderness Institute (SWI) invite applications for a paid renewable 5-month contract position of Manager at the Strathcona Park Wilderness Centre at Paradise Meadows to assist the Directors in support of the SWI goal “to inspire awareness, appreciation and stewardship of Strathcona Provincial Park BC through education and participation”.

The primary duties of the Manager from mid May to mid October pertain to the daily operation of the Paradise Meadows Visitor Information Centre: they include the overseeing of Inventory and daily sales, as well as the supervision of tasks delegated to the Summer Student(s) and the organization of volunteers.

Qualifications include:

  • Ability to work well independently and as a team member (with Directors, Summer Student(s), & Volunteers)
  • Good communication skills with the Public, Directors and Volunteers
  • Good organizational skills
  • Computer skills (Data entry of sales etc; use of debit machine)
  • Driver’s license / transportation to Centre are essential

For more information on the position regarding duties, qualifications and remuneration please see the full contract here.  Contact phone 250-336-2460.

To apply, please send a letter indicating how you meet the requirements for this position, together with a CV or Resume and the names plus contact details for two references, to the Chair of the Board, Strathcona Wilderness Institute.

Email address :

Mailing address : SWI, PO Box 3404, Courtenay, BC, V9N 5N5.

Closing date for applications : March 15, 2018          

Starting date for position:   May 16, 2018.