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Humane Education Assistant (2 positions are available)

Date Job Posted: May, 6 2014

Reports to: Director of Education and Training

Start Date: July 2nd (potential prep week June 23 – 27).

Duration: 8 weeks; full-time, 40 hrs/week

Application Deadline: June 5th, applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted, no earlier than June 6th.

Job Description:

The Fredericton SPCA is seeking a summer student to work primarily with our youth summer ‘Animal Camp’ program. We are looking for someone who is excited about sharing their passion for animals and humane education with youth. Are you fun-loving, enthusiastic, warm, with strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills? Are you excited about engaging youth in active games and crafts all about animals? If you answered YES to the above questions then this job is for you!

As a humane education assistant for the Fredericton SPCA you will spend the first two weeks of this job researching, planning and preparing lessons and activities for our summer youth day camp program. Once the camps start you will spend your days instructing youth campers and leading them through active games (both indoors and out), animal-themed crafts, stories, videos and more – all about animals! When camps are over you will help evaluate the programs and build a summer camp manual.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the general welfare and supervision of up to 15 youth campers (6 - 13 yrs.) and volunteers during youth summer day camps.
  • Research, and design humane education lessons and activities for youth summer camps.
  • Plan, coordinate and evaluate humane education lessons and activities.
  • Instruct the campers in the core humane education curricula.
  • Responsible for the planning and conducting of recreational activities, including maintaining camp inventories.
  • Communicate with youth, parents and volunteers in a positive way.
  • Handle animals and teach campers about them.
  • Provide leadership and supervision to keep children and animals safe at all times.
  • Communicate regularly with the Director of Education and Training.
  • Be aware of all safety concerns involving working with animals.


  • Candidates must have been a full time student during the last academic year and will be a full time student next year (university or community college).
  • Experience working with children and/or a background in education.
  • Ability to work in a team atmosphere and to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent public communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Enthusiasm and positive energy (people are happier with you in the room)
  • Experience / skills in arts and crafts, sports and recreation are an asset.
  • Candidates with CPR and First Aid Certification will be preferred.
  • Experience working with and knowledge of animals is an asset.
  • Computer adept, especially creating documents in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. Excellent Internet research skills. Access to own computer (laptop) is an asset.

Humane Education Assistants will be expected to work 40 hours/week at $10/hour. Some weekend and evening work will be required. Once selected, candidates will be required to submit a criminal background check at their own expense.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to LeeAnn Haggerty, Director of Education and Training by email:

Please note that only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted no earlier than June 6th.

Applicants are encouraged to explore the Fredericton SPCA website ( to learn more about our organization and programs. For more information about Humane Education please visit