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Special Notice - Most of the Bruce Trail is open. STAY LOCAL, check for closures and hike responsibly. See COVID-19 Updates

Current Employment Opportunities

Database Administrator – 20 month parental leave contract
The application deadline has passed (April 23, 2021). Thank you for your interest.

Trail Ambassador – 6 positions, Summer
Early June - Late August
The application deadline has passed (April 30, 2021, 4 pm). Thank you for your interest.

Volunteers also play a key role in our conservation and trail work. Check out BTC Volunteer Opportunities and choose from a variety of outdoor and indoor opportunities with various levels of commitment.

Trail Ambassador

The application deadline for these positions has passed (April 30, 2021, 4 pm). Thank you for your interest.

Job Position:  Trail Ambassador – 6 positions
Organization:  Bruce Trail Conservancy (BTC)
Locations:  Along the Bruce Trail in Hamilton (2), Meaford (2) and Bruce Peninsula (2)
Hours:  Full-time (37.5 hours per week), Tuesday to Saturday
Wages:  $15/hr
Dates:  Early June - Late August

The Bruce Trail Conservancy is seeking 6 Trail Ambassadors to spend the summer on the Bruce Trail, conducting trail outreach at key spots on the Bruce Trail to promote membership, safe and appropriate trail use, and awareness of this vital natural resource.  

The successful candidates will spend most days at pre-determined locations on the Bruce Trail talking to trail users, conducting ecological surveys, picking up litter and other duties as listed below. Training will be provided.  Trail Ambassadors will work in teams of 2.

Successful candidates must either live in the location or be willing to relocate for the summer at their own expense.

You must be an outgoing person, willing to start up conversations and have an understanding of invasive species and ecological best practices.

Key duties will include:

  • Picking up and tracking garbage along the trail
  • Invasive species removal and tracking
  • Helping local Club trail maintenance crews
  • Helping local Club land stewardship crews
  • Interacting with hikers to promote the BTC – handing out brochures and encouraging membership, promoting leave no trace and safe hiking practices
  • Reporting trail issues to Head Office and the local club
  • Being involved in a social media campaign involvement against hot spots
  • Creating reports on litter and invasive species

Qualifications/Skills Required:

  • Must have access to a vehicle and have your G license
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Comfortable working independently on the Trail in a variety of environmental conditions (heat, insects, light rain, uneven terrain)
  • Standard First Aid training
  • Experience with hiking or working outdoors and/or familiarity with plant/wildlife identification would be assets

This is a Canada Summer Jobs Funded Position. To be eligible, you must:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • 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; and,
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations

To apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter, stating your preferred location, to Mara McHaffie, by 4pm on Friday April 30th. No phone calls please.