Youth Employment Opportunity: 2021 IYWEP at Harkness

Indigenous Youth Work Exchange Program – Summer 2021 – Harkness Laboratory of Fisheries Research

 

The Indigenous Youth Work Exchange Program (IYWEP) is currently seeking an Assistant Fisheries Technician to participate in aquatic research studies at Harkness Laboratory of Fisheries Research in Algonquin Provincial Park. The successful candidate may participate in some or all of the following tasks:

  • Netting index surveys, angler creel surveys, biological sampling of fish, water quality monitoring, aquatic habitat assessment, lake depth mapping, field equipment maintenance/repair, and computer data entry
  • Operation of boats, outboard motors, canoes, ATVs, and other specialized equipment may be required
  • Participation in other ecosystem research projects in Algonquin Park to gain a variety of experience, e.g. wildlife surveys, species at risk surveys, etc.
  • Working outdoors in diverse weather conditions and overnighting in remote areas

To qualify for this position the youth must self-identify as an Indigenous person (First Nation, Inuit or Métis), be between the ages of 15 and 24 upon commencement of employment in the first year of participation (or between 15 and 29 if a person with a disability), and be a student. The job is advertised as an eight-week summer contract with the possibility of extension, but as long as additional funding is secured, Harkness would prefer the position to be 16-19 weeks (May-Aug) for someone in post-secondary education.

To view the full job description and qualifications please click here.

Additional information can be found at https://www.ontario.ca/page/indigenous-youth-work-exchange-program. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Nick Lacombe, Senior Resource Technician, Harkness Laboratory of Fisheries Research by email nick.lacombe@ontario.ca.

The application deadline is April 2, 2021 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Recruitment for these positions is facilitated in partnership with participating Indigenous communities and organizations.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

<span>%d</span> bloggers like this:
search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close