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Natural Habitat Interpreter

Get ready for an exciting opportunity at Manitoulin Eco Park and Dark Sky Preserve! We're on the hunt for a passionate Nature and Astronomy Event Guide who loves blending the thrill of outdoor adventures with the welcoming vibe of front desk work. Imagine leading fun and educational eco-tours, guiding stargazing sessions under the pristine night sky, and creating captivating nature hikes.


You'll bring our beautiful park to life with engaging stories and hands-on activities. Plus, you'll help craft cool materials like pamphlets, signs, and interactive displays, making sure our guests are always informed and excited. As a front desk hero, you’ll answer questions, manage event tickets, and keep our Community Nature Centre buzzing with energy. We’re looking for someone with a zest for storytelling, a love for the outdoors, and a knack for making everyone feel welcome.


If you’re a tech-savvy nature enthusiast who thrives on connecting with people and sharing the wonders of northern Ontario, we want you! Join us and be part of a team that celebrates nature, stargazing, and fun-filled learning adventures every day.


and Qualifications

Combination of front desk work and working nature/ astronomy events/presentations


  • Design and lead interactive ecological tours, nature hikes, & other forms of engaging educational events at the beautiful Manitoulin Eco Park and Dark Sky Preserve.

  • Research and create documents and displays to support public educational initiatives such as signage, pamphlets, flyers, e-newsletter articles, and other materials. 

  • Review, revise, and maintain displays in our Community Nature Centre, adjusting as needed for special events.

  • Answer questions (in person, via email, phone, website chat, social media messaging) from MEP campground guests and the general public interested in observing and participating in programs.

  • Oversee Manitoulin Eco Park event ticket sales.

  • Provide reports as requested by management.

  • Create engaging multi-media presentations for inclement weather.

  • Collaborate with Marketing & Social Media staff (eg. provide engaging educational content: photos, videos, language).

  • Collaborate with Grounds staff (eg. report observations of ecosystem health, recommendations for caregiving or flora, fauna, water, stone formations at the Eco Park).


  • Experience providing experiential educational programs for the general public in large, mixed age groups with a variety of learning styles.

  • Knowledge of local ecology of northern Ontario / Manitoulin Island.

  • Enthusiastic storyteller and confident public speaker.

  • Comfortable being outdoors in all weather conditions.

  • Able to engage in clear communication with other staff, community members, and the public, including participating in conflict transformation.

  • Basic First Aid/CPR required; Wilderness First Aid encouraged.

  • Commitment to provide inclusive experience for a diverse range of program participants.

  • Fluency with Google (esp. Gmail, Drive, Calendar), Microsoft Suite (esp. Word, Excel, Powerpoint), WhatsApp.

  • Fluency with or ability to quickly learn use of Square for financial transactions and Wix for website-related tasks related to the position.

  • Drivers License preferred, but not required

  • Preference for individual able to lift up to 60bs/27kg, but accommodations are possible. 

  • We appreciate staff with aptitude for languages in addition to English.

  • Applicants of minority identities are encouraged to apply



Please send your resume and cover letter, attached as a PDF and address Kati with the subject line ‘Summer Job Application [Your Name]’ to
Please feel free to apply for any or all positions. But we’ll only hire you for one


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