Summary of Position
The community partner for this Summer Student Intern position through the Clean Leadership program will be Town of Lockeport (Recreation Department), reporting to the Communtiy Coordinator. In this position, you will be mainly responsible for implementing the Town of Lockeport Active Transportation Plan including the establishment of plan prioritization. The successful candidate needs to have a strong interest in the environment and the ability to work outdoor along with good organizational skills.
The Town of Lockeport Recreation Department is mandated to provide a full range of municipal recreation services for residents of the Town of Lockeport. The Department is based in the Lockeport Town Hall at 26 North Street, but day to day project activities will take place throughout the community including work at Roods Head Park, Seacaps Park and along the abandoned railway bed in the north end of the town.
Duties and Responsibilities
The primary focus of the job will be to review the Active Transportation Plan with a view to implementing the initial phases of the plan throughout the project. This should be carried out with a focus on activities which foster a sustainable approach to trails. An added mandate will be to work toward connecting our trails to a much larger system of trails that will cross all of Shelburne County (and beyond). The intern will work closely with the Community Coordinator and the Lockeport Trails Committee in implementing this strategy.
A secondary and related focus will involve the intern in the supervision and leadership of a Trails Technician for nine weeks, whose primary focus will be to work on trails initiatives indicated in the AT Strategy. All stages of the project will require the Trails Coordinator to work to a large extent in public relations, research and promotional activities to achieve the desired outcomes.
Must be a Canadian citizen or legally entitled to work in Canada;
Must be between the ages of 15 and 30;
Must be a full-time student and intending to return to school in fall 2020;
Is not a member of immediate family of community partner;
Have an aptitude for safe work practices and the ability to multi-task in a busy work environment;
Be able to work productively as part of a team while responding to feedback;
Demonstrated interest in future employment in the environmental or ‘green’ sector is considered an asset;
It should be understood that some of this work will take place in an outdoor setting and will involve performing manual labour type duties such as cutting and handling bushes, using a lawnmower, rakes, shovels and other small tools.
The successful candidate will have the physical ability to carry out the tasks stated in the above working conditions.
All applications will be assessed equally; in support of our Indigenous Leadership stream, in some cases, preference will be given to students who self-identify as Indigenous.
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