University Secretariat

Fall Outdoor Recreation Assistant - Outdoor Recreation Program

Description

The Outdoor Recreation Assistant attended outdoor activities and assisted student participants throughout the experience.

Position Overview

The Fall Outdoor Recreation Assistant will assist the Outdoor Recreation Technician and appropriate contractors with the Outdoor Recreation Program’s midweek and weekend activities. This includes assisting on white water rafting, sea kayaking, rock climbing, hiking, caving, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, surfing, and other outdoor-based activities. They will be responsible for attending pre-trip meetings and helping to prep and organize equipment for a given activity. The assistant will help deliver basic instruction and direction to other students under the supervision of the Outdoor Recreation Technician. The Assistant will coach and encourage other students while they are participating in a given activity and assist other staff in the post-trip evaluation and clean up of equipment. Outside of midweek and weekend activities, the assistant will assist the Outdoor Recreation Technician in the inventory of equipment and will also have to clean and help maintain the Outdoor Recreation Programs equipment. The assistant may have to assist the technician in scouting out new trips for the Outdoor Recreation Program. They will have to wash and clean program vehicles during the semester as required. Previous experience instructing and supervising in the outdoors is a benefit. A basic first aid certification or other industry tickets relating to the outdoors is an asset. However, a positive attitude and willingness to learn are more important than any outdoor certifications and previous experience.

Graduate Attributes Associated

Students in this position will gain skills in their active learning, creative thinking, disciplinary expertise, foundations for lifelong learning, oral communication, and intercultural perspective.

Position Type

- This is a work-op position

Sign Up Directions

For more information, please email Matt Kellow, Outdoor Recreation Technician at Matt.Kellow@viu.ca