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TBGKids Summer Teaching Assistant
Title: Teaching Assistant, Children’s Education
Position Type: Full-time, contract
Supervisor: Children’s Education Supervisor, Community Programs

Toronto Botanical Garden (TBG) offers recreational and school programs in our outdoor Teaching Garden and nature-themed classroom. Our goal is to stimulate children’s curiosity about nature and gardening through hands-on experiences.

During the summer, we offer paid camps as well as free programs for children in high-needs communities. Campers spend plenty of time growing food in the Teaching Garden, much of which is donated to a local food bank. TBG requires an organized and enthusiastic Summer Teaching Assistant with camp experience to prepare and deliver summer nature day camps.

Summary of Tasks and Responsibilities
The successful candidate will report directly to the TBG’s Children’s Education Supervisor, Community Programs. The Teaching Assistant will:

  • Assist with the preparation and teaching of outdoor, nature-based summer camps for children between the ages of 3 to 13.
  • Provide support with the planning and preparation of day camps for children from high needs communities through our funded camps
  • Help maintain TBG’s classroom, including care of plants, vermicomposter and fish
  • Assist with the maintenance of the Teaching Garden, which includes a native wildflower garden, dinosaur garden, herb garden and an organic vegetable garden planted and harvested by children
  • Other duties as assigned

Applicant Requirements
To be eligible for this grant-funded position, students must:

  • be between 17 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
  • have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial legislation and regulation
  • be working toward a post-secondary degree or diploma in education, early childhood education, environmental studies, ecology, biology or a related field
  • have some experience working with groups of children between 3-13 years old

This contract will run from the mid-June until the end of August.

The successful candidate will be paid $14/hour for 30 hours per week.

Application Procedure
Please send your cover letter and resume as a single PDF document with your name as the file name to Broti Kar at by May 13, 2018.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

TBG is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. In accordance with relevant legislation including the Ontario Human Rights and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, a request for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process.

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