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Education & Outdoor Recreation

Great Moose Adventures

Outdoor Education, Wilderness Retreats & Canadian Culture

Employment Opportunities

Great Moose Adventures prides itself as a highly respected, quality Outdoor Education Centre. To achieve this status, we rely on an amazing staff of hard working, passionate, skilled outdoor educators, teachers, ECE's and young professionals. As such we are always on the look out for new candidates and fresh faces.

Why work at Great Moose Adventures?

As teachers and outdoor recreation enthusiasts - we work hard and play hard. We are constantly engaged as educators, striving to adapt and be better to make the experience here positive and enriching. We employ like-minded individuals who enjoy challenges, adventure and the pleasure of working with children in a natural, friendly setting. We seek positive, easy going, dedicated educators who are keen to share, laugh, grow and get sweaty & dirty. As such our working environment is built upon mutual respect, open communication and creativity. 

We also seek to offer an opportunity for professional development in the field of leadership, education, communication and character development. For our experienced staff, we establish goals and areas of growth in a professional outdoor educational setting - working alongside our management team to design and facilitate creative engaging programs. For our new staff, we utilize a mentorship program, where we seek to hire young adults who want to work in the field of education, and then pair them with an experienced teacher to shadow and learn from.

Any extra perks?
  • we offer certification in Red Cross Wilderness First Aid Training 
  • we provide hearty, healthy, home cooked meals 
  • you are welcome to enjoy our trails, lodge and equipment during down times for your own adventure
  • competitive summer & outdoor educator wages with weekends off (unlike most summer camps)
  • we are happy to hire couples  


Here is a list of current job openings, including details and requirements - updated Oct 2019
 
Job
 Job Details
 Role & Responsibilities 
 Wages, Perks  & Certs
 Outdoor Educator
  •  Part Time - Occassional to start
  • Full days (7am-5pm)
  • Facilitate outdoor educational programs  for kids aged KG - Grade 8 at Great Moose Adventures and in schools througout southern Ontario
  • Work alongside experienced program designers to develop programs and activities connected to Ontario curriculum 
  • Click here to learn about the programs
  • $17 + per hour, including travel time
  • OCT certification an assest, but candidates with camp experience will be considered
  • An ability to lead large group activities with an energetic voice is required : )
  • Opportunity to extend position into full time summer work and possible teaching position at GMA Academy
  • We provide wilderness first aid certification
  Summer 
Lead Teacher  - 
3 positions available:
  • SR (age 9-12)
  • MD (age 6-8)
  • JR (age 4 & 5)

  • Full time throughout summer
  • Monday to Friday (8:30-4:30)
  • All weekends off + Mon, Aug 3
  • 10 week contract (June 22 - Aug 28) 
  • Design & faciliate inquiry based,                            outdoor education lessons & activities for our summer Day Camp program
  • Work alongside a team of experienced outdoor educators to create programs based on weekly themes, focusing on creative exploration in a forest setting
  • Click here to learn about our Day Camps 
  • $500-700 per week, pending qualifications 
  • We provide wilderness first aid certification
  • Seeking candidates with OCT certification, camp and/or leadership experience and those wanting to work in the field of education 
  • Bronze Cross/NLS an asset, but not a deal breaker
 Summer Assistant Teacher - 3 overnight positions available:
  • SR (age 9-12)
  • MD (age 6-8)
  • JR (age 4 & 5)
  • Full time throughout the summer 
  • Monday to Friday, including nights
  • All weekends off + Mon, Aug 3
  • 10 week contract (June 22-Aug 28)
  • Work alongside an experienced educator to facilitate an outdoor education Day Camp program 
  • design & lead an evening camp program
  • Swim 'life guard' duties during swim & canoe sessions
  • Click here to learn about our Day Camps
  • $350-500 per week, pending qualifications
  • No experience required, but looking for candidates interested in developing skills in the field of leadership and education
  • Manditory NLS certification
  • We provide wilderness first aid  certification 
   Summer Lead 
Teacher -
Voyageur Overnight

  • Full time throughout summer
  • Monday morning to Friday afternoon, including nights
  • All weekends off + Mon, Aug 3 
  • 10 week contract (June 22-Aug 28)
  • Design and facilitate Voyageur camp program for kids ages 8-12, focusing on outdoor education
  • Cook meals over open fire
  • Faciliatate daily outdoor education activities, including a river float trip, canoeing, rock jumping, camp fires, star gazing and much more
  • Click here to learn about our Voyageurs
  • $600 -700 per week, pending qualifications
  • We provide wildnerness first aid certification
  • Bronze Cross/NLS an asset, but not a deal breaker
  • Seeking mature candidate with leaderhsip, teaching, camping and guide experience 
 Summer Assistant Teacher  - 
Voyageur Overnight 
  • Full time throughout summer
  • Monday to Friday, including overnights
  • All weekends off + Mon, Aug 3
  • 10 week contract (June 22-Aug 28)
  • Work alongside an experienced educator to facilitate an outdoor educational program for kids aged 8- 12, including a 2 night wilderness camping trip 
  • Swim 'Life Guard' duties during swim & canoe sessions
  • Click here to learn about the Voyageurs
  • $350-$500 per week, pending qualifications 
  • No experience required - but looking for candidates interested in developing skills in the field of leadership and education
  • Manditory NLS certification
  • We provide wilderness first aid certification
 Lead Canoe Guide
  • Full time throughout the summer 
  • 5 day canoe trips (Sunday night - Friday afternoon)
  • All weekends off + Mon, Aug 3
  • 10 week contract (June 22-Aug 28)
  • Design & lead 5 day canoe trips for kids aged 9 - 14 in Algonquin Park, focusing on forest exploration, swimming, canoeing, campfire cooking and team work for kids aged - but most of all fun
  • Ensure the safety of all participants to the highest degree
  • Click here to learn about our Canoe Trippers
  • $600 - 700 per week, pending qualifications
  • Experience guiding flat water canoe trips is required 
  • OCT Educators and canidates with teaching experience is an asset
  • Valid drivers license
  • Couples will be considered for the Guide & Assistant position
  • Bronze Cross certification is an asset, but not a deal breaker
 Assistant Canoe Guide
  • Full time throughout the summer
  • 5 day canoe trips (Sunday night - Friday afternoon)
  • All weekends off + Mon, Aug 3
  • 10 week contract (June 22-Aug 28)
  • Work alongside an experienced Canoe Guide to lead 5 day canoe trips in Algonquin Park, cooking meals on camp fire, maintaing a high quality of safety during swimming & canoeing
  • Click here to learn about our Canoe Trippers
  • $400-500 per week, pending qualifications
  • No guiding experience required - but must be able to stern a canoe in rough, windy weather and carry canoes over long portages
  • Manditory Bronze Cross certification
 Summer Night Lead 
  • Full time throughout the summer 
  • 3:30pm - 11:30pm, including a sleep shift from 11:30 pm - 7:00am
  • Mon-Thurs 
  • 3 day weekends + Mon Aug 3
  • 10 week contract (June 22-Aug 28)
  • Support whole camp (staff & campers) as the lead teacher on site during the evenings
  • Ensure all campers needs are being throughout bedtime transitions and during the night
  • Complete nightly checklist, including cleaning duties
  • Assist staff with evening program support and bed time routines
  • $500 - 700 per week, pending qualifications
  • Seeking mature candidate with camp and/or teaching experience working with children of all ages 
  • Position could be combined with a day time teaching  (or cook) position if candidates is willing & able to handle work load
  Summer Cook
  • Full time throughout the summer 
  • Mon - Friday (10:00am - 6:00pm)
  • All weekends off + Mon, Aug 3
  • 10 week contract (June 22-Aug 28)
  • Lead Cook in a 'One-cook' kitchen
  • Responsible for designing menu and preparing lunch and dinner for upwards of 65 people, adhering to a wide variety of dietary restrictions 
  • $15 + per hour, pending qualifications
  • Experience cooking in a camp setting is an asset, but we are happy to consider anyone with a cooking background that is creative, positive, friendly and enjoys kids : )
  • Opportunity to continue cooking for our school in the Fall 

If you are interested , please send a Resume & Cover Letter to directors@greatmooseadventures.com  Thanks for your time & considerations.