Job Title Summer Intern
Company Name Mining Matters
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Location Ontario
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Job Description

Position Type: Seasonal Contract

No. of Positions: 2

Term: May 6 – August 30, 2019

Job Region: Toronto-based office with extensive travel to Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities in Canada

Application Deadline: March 8, 2019

About Mining Matters

Mining Matters is a charitable organization dedicated to bringing knowledge and awareness about
Canada’s geology and mineral resources to students, educators and the general public. The organization
provides current information about rocks, minerals, metals, mining and the diverse career opportunities
available in the minerals industry. Mining Matters offers exceptional educational resources that meet
provincial curriculum expectations. Core to the program are the Mining Matters educational resources,
created by educators and Earth science experts. Mining Matters has reached an estimated 700,000
teachers, students and members of the general public since its inception in 1994. For more information,

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Design and deliver a number of Mining Matters Indigenous, Outreach and School Programs
• Provide support during program delivery through instruction, supervision and coordination of activities
• Supervise participants in classrooms, halls, outdoor learning environments and gymnasiums
• Record and maintain attendance, input course evaluations and manage program feedback
• Manage educational resources by assembling, compiling, packing, shipping, distributing and tracking supplies and equipment to and from the office and communities
• Schedule and deliver programs and training sessions
• Work with partners to coordinate events to celebrate the achievements of our program participants, including confirming location and A/V requirements, preparing and issuing invitations to stakeholders, confirming attendance, coordinating translation, writing speaking notes, and developing PowerPoint presentations
• Prepare the educational environment (i.e. field area, classroom, exploration site, campsite) for the various activities and programs, including set up and tear down, organizing supplies and health and safety equipment
• Prepare reports and articles about the program
• Act professionally at all times, especially while working in unique environments including bush camps and Indigenous communities
• Utilize excellent oral, written and non-verbal communication skills
• Be able to lift, move and transfer equipment and supplies weighing 20 kilograms
• Be proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and photo editing software
• Undertake additional program and administration duties as assigned

Essential Qualifications:

• Must possess or be in the process of obtaining a Vulnerable Sector Screening Program - Police Reference Check
• Must possess Standard/Emergency First Aid and CPR qualifications which are valid for the entire duration of the contract
• Must be enrolled in a co-operative education program at a post-secondary institution in Canada
• Pursuing an undergraduate degree in Earth Science, Engineering, Environmental Science, Geology or related field of study
• Class G driver’s license or equivalent an asset

Other Qualifications, Assets, Skills, and Attributes:

• A positive, friendly and approachable disposition
• Adaptable, self-motivated, responsible, enthusiastic and creative
• Superior time management, planning and organizational skills
• Able to work in a flexible and adaptable manner with various mentors, youth, and community members in challenging situations
• Strong situational problem-solving and conflict-resolution skills
• Amenable to being outdoors in a camp setting in the far north including dealing with extreme environmental conditions i.e. weather, insects
• Demonstrated experience working with groups of children, youth, and adults in a summer camp or instructional capacity
• Previous experience in delivering educational programs in remote communities an asset
• Able to work under minimal supervision and initiate and develop new ideas
• Prior experience working with First Nation, Inuit or Métis individuals/communities or knowledge/familiarity with Indigenous issues in Canada/Ontario are an asset
• Sensitivity to cultural differences, realities of differing culture, living environments and broader societal factors affecting Indigenous communities
• Must be comfortable interacting and communicating with a variety of ages and community members
• Must be willing to operate within environments that may be stressful and emotionally challenging
• Must be available to work weekends, holidays and overtime beyond a standard eight-hour day to accommodate the program and travel schedule. Please note that modest accommodations are frequently the norm when travelling in remote and northern locations for our programs. There may be minimal access to internet and telephone.
• Prior experience living and working in isolated and/or cross-cultural community settings is an asset
• Experience in event coordination, media, marketing and communications is an asset
• Able to travel on small aircraft, boats and land transportation
• Wilderness, Lifesaver and/or Aquatic Safety

Certification preferred

• Access to a vehicle is an asset
• Bilingualism is an asset

Please submit your resume by email only to Sarah Hahn, Coordinator, Operations, Communications and Events at

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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