Employment

THE SUNSHINE COAST SALMONID ENHANCEMENT SOCIETY IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER STUDENTS.

JOB TITLE: Summer Student Camp Leaders 

Location: Chapman Creek Hatchery

Wage: $17.40 – $20/hour , depending on experience

Duration: June – August 2024

Start Date: Wednesday, June 26 to 28, 2024 (flexible)

Camp Starts: Tues, July 2, 2024
End Date: Friday, Aug 23, 2024

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

The Sunshine Coast Salmonid Enhancement Society is looking for paid and volunteer camp leaders to assist in the delivery of “Explore the Wild” Summer Camps at Chapman Creek Hatchery. Campers will explore the local creek, forest and ocean ecosystem through scientific investigation, exploration, outdoor games, and wilderness skill building activities.

To be eligible for this position, you must be eligible to receive a Canada Summer Jobs Grant and pass a criminal record check.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Helping create, lead and supervise camp activities
  • Tracking camper attendance and communicating with parents
  • Set up and clean up each day
  • Following guidelines to provide a safe and positive camp environment
  • Reporting to the camp director
  • Working as a team to provide the best possible experience for campers
  • Representing Sunshine Coast Salmonid Enhancement Society in a welcoming, friendly and professional manner

Qualifications:

  • Between the ages of 16 and 30
  • First Aid Certification
  • Experience in working with children, ages 7 to 11
  • Experience in leading hands-on activities
  • Knowledge of local ecology
  • Bring skills like fishing, shelter building, flying tying, video creation, crafting, and more!

Please include a resume and cover letter in your application, and email to, camps@scsalmon.org

JOB TITLE: Hatchery Assistant Technician – This position is filled and no longer available

Location: Chapman Creek Hatchery

Wage: $20

Duration: Minimum 8 weeks/ maximum 16 weeks from start date

Start Date: Monday, May 6, 2024 (flexible)

To be eligible for this position, you must be eligible to receive a Canada Summer Jobs Grant and pass a criminal record check.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • This position is in charge of organizing and running the daily kids camp for the months of July and August, you may be asked to fill in occasionally if staff are unable to attend
  • Daily checking of tanks, which includes, intake, brushing nets, making sure all lids and nets are closed
  • Sweep tanks, remove and record mortalities, attend to intake area
  • Feed fish, weigh out feed as per feed chart
  • Assist with aspects of salmon culture including spawning, egg picking sorting and releasing
  • Maintain daily record keeping as required by the Hatchery Manager
  • Constant liaison with the Hatchery Manager
  • Basic office administration skills
  • Maintain public relations, conduct hatchery tours
  • Assist with maintenance of grounds
  • General housekeeping of the shop, lunchroom, washrooms, storage areas, education building and office building
  • Safety awareness at all times
  • Sound physical fitness is necessary due to the physical component of hatchery work
  • Preference will be given to students enrolled or are interested in environmental/ biological/ fisheries management (or related studies)
  • Driver’s license and vehicle an asset.

Please forward your application to admin@scsalmon.org

  • Sunshine Coast Salmonid Enhancement Society
  • 4381 Parkway Dr, Sechelt, BC V7Z 0G8
  • (604) 885-4136 Toll Free: 1 887-330-4326
  • admin@scsalmon.org
  • Office Hours: M-F, 9 AM to 3 PM, Closed Weekends and Stat Holidays. Closed for Lunch Noon to 1 PM.
  • Visitor Hours 7 Days a Week - 9 AM to 3:30 PM. Please come and see the operations.
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