The Chief Instructor coordinates and mentors instructional staff to ensure quality program delivery and to create exceptional guest experiences.

You are a dedicated outdoor educator and believe in the value of experiential education. Our environment is dynamic, so a positive attitude towards change and the unexpected is crucial. You are self-motivated, flexible and creative and work well both collaborating with your colleagues and inspiring instructors.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Backcountry Skills, Camp Counselors, Development, Full Time, Instruction and Guiding, Teaching/Education

Required Skills:

Duties & Responsibilities:
Recruit, select and hire instructional staff
Supervise instructional staff; providing feedback, coaching and mentoring
Schedule instructional staff in collaboration with co-Chief Instructor and Program Managers (PM)
Design and deliver instructor training for SPL programs
Conduct meetings with instructors and clients
Represent instructional staff in management meetings and on community issues
Develop educational program curriculum for the range of SPL clients

Preferred Skills:

Current 80+ hour Wilderness First Aid certificate
CPR C (mandatory minimum, must be current for the duration of employment)
Class 4 licence (15 passenger endorsement) and clean driver’s abstract required
Certification or diploma/degree in outdoor activities
Outdoor education and/or teaching experience
Excellent communication skills and proficiency with computers
Problem solving, multi-tasking, team building, ethics
Fluency in French is an asset

About Strathcona Park Lodge and Outdoor Education Centre

Are you looking for a place to live and work filled with fun, kind, compassionate, hardworking, adventure-seeking individuals like yourself? Join our team for 2023 and beyond, and experience our stellar community, beautiful scenery, and exciting adventure opportunities. The majority of seasonal positions run from early April to the end of October.

Our Dream Team is:
Passionate about outdoor education and connection
Inspired by SPL’s mission and core values https://strathconaparklodge.com/our-story/values/
Diverse in skills, education, cultural backgrounds (BIPOC), genders, LGBTQ2S+, and any other equity seeking groups
Able to thrive in an off grid, environmentally aware, road access wilderness lodge setting
Clean living in our drug and smoke free property
Fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

If you would like more information, feel free to call at 250 286-3122, or email [email protected]

Application Instructions

Terms & Conditions Seasonal employment from February to November. Successful completion of criminal record check and legal entitlement to work in Canada. Living on-site is required. Contact: [email protected]