Field Biologist and Outreach Assistant - 2 positions, Yellowknife

Position: Field Biologist and Outreach Assistant
Type: Summer job / age 30 & under
Organization: Pollinator Partnership Canada
Location: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
Compensation: $17/hour
Start Date: June 13th, 2022 for 8 weeks at 35hours/week
Application Deadline:
June 6th

Pollinator Partnership Canada is hiring two Field Biologist and Outreach Assistants to support our Habitat Stewardship Program work, outreach and education, and conservation efforts in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. Key tasks include:

  • monitoring and recording plant-pollinator interactions, specifically with bumble bees, around the city of Yellowknife over the summer months as part of our HSP project Plan Bee: Identifying and assessing priority habitat resources for bumble bees and other pollinators using collaborative community-based conservation.
  • working with and mentoring our Pollinator Leadership Youth Team during pollinator ID training workshops and summer field season.
  • creating pollinator outreach materials and resources in collaboration with Indigenous communities to raise awareness about the relationships between bees, pollinators, and the land.
  • working with native plant societies, gardening groups, and other non-profit organizations to learn more about the accessibility of native seeds and plants in the north for future pollinator conservation efforts.

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to ac@pollinator.org. Apply by June 24th.

Bee City Canada Content Creation and Outreach Assistant

Position: Bee City Canada Content Creation and Outreach Assistant
Type: Summer job / age 30 & under
Organization: Bee City Canada
Location: Remote. Ideally candidates will live in/near Toronto and the GTA to support on-site activities.
Compensation: $16/hour
Start Date: June 13th, 2022 for 8 weeks at 35hours/week
Application Deadline:
June 6th

At Bee City Canada, we currently support 58 municipalities, 53 schools and 16 campuses across Canada that are taking action to protect pollinators, and our community is growing rapidly. The Bee City Canada Content Creation and Outreach Assistant will work with the Bee City Canada Program Coordinator to develop educational content and facilitate Pollinator Week celebrations, all with the goals to inspire municipalities, campuses and schools to act on pollinator protection and celebrate their accomplishments.

Key tasks will include:

  • Assisting with the development of Bee City Canada booklets for municipalities, campuses and schools that describe actions that can be taken to support pollinators. These booklets will describe a wide breadth of actions to provide inspiration and will include real-world case studies that highlight the efforts of current Bee Cities, Campuses and Schools. Tasks will include researching current actions being taken by municipalities, campuses and schools and writing about them in an engaging way.
  • Developing educational content for the Bee City website that empowers and inspires people to learn about and protect pollinators (e.g., Planting guides, fact sheets, blog posts).
  • Creating social media posts and newsletter content to engage the Bee City community.
  • Supporting municipalities in their efforts to celebrate Pollinator Week (June 20-26, 2022; e.g., content creation to provide celebration inspiration, communicating directly with city, campus and school liaisons about celebration plans). There is potential to attend in-person Pollinator Week celebration events if the state of COVID-19 allows and the successful candidate feels comfortable (this will by no means be necessary).

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to vw@pollinator.org. Apply by June 16th.

To find out more about us and what we do, visit https://beecitycanada.org/.

Pollinator Stewardship Assistant Peterborough

Position: Pollinator Stewardship Assistant - Peterborough
Type: Summer job / age 30 & under
Organization: Pollinator Partnership Canada
Location: Remote. Ideally candidates will live in/near Peterborough to support on-site activities.
Compensation: $16/hour
Start Date: June 13th, 2022 for 8 weeks at 35hours/week
Application Deadline: June 6th


The Pollinator Stewardship Assistant will help in the creation and curation of education materials for the Pollinator Steward Certification program. The Pollinator Steward Certification is a unique program offered only by Pollinator Partnership Canada to help empower folks to take action on pollinator protection across Canada.

Key tasks for the Pollinator Stewardship Assistant will include:

  • Researching the current roster of actions undertaken by municipalities, provinces and territories as relating to pollinator habitat creation, protection, education and enhancement.
  • Identifying key actionable areas where improvements can be made to enhance pollinator stewardship in these settings. I.e., bylaw changes/improvements, municipal maintenance actions, public empowerment, educational activities, etc.
  • Working closely with the Pollinator Stewardship Coordinator to create new content and training modules that will be utilized to provide scientifically-backed training to municipalities, provinces and territories for increasing pollinator protection.
  • Assist with project activities such as application review and event planning/preparation.

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to vw@pollinator.org. Apply by June 24th.

To find out more about us and what we do, visit http://www.pollinatorpartnership.ca

Bees for Peace Education Outreach and Program Coordinator

Position: Education Outreach and Program Coordinator
Type: Summer job / age 30 & under
Organization: Bees for Peace
Location: Remote. Ideally candidates will live in/near Toronto and the GTA to support on-site activities.
Compensation: $16/hour
Start Date: June 13th, 2022 for 8 weeks at 35 hours/week
Application Deadline: June 6th


The participant will work to support our outreach to religious communities in the Greater Toronto Area. Our new project Bees for Peace seeks to mobilize faith-based organizations for pollinator protection. Faith-based organizations comprise a significant sector of civil society often overlooked by environmentalist organizations. Yet, religious communities have many resources – material, educational, organizational and community-based – that can be mobilized to protect pollinators. Specifically, this project seeks to create new habitat for pollinators on the grounds of houses of worship by convincing religious communities to create and maintain native plant gardens. The project does so by encouraging them to reflect on their values and traditions’ teachings on nature and its protection, as well as their interests in interreligious cooperation and the mainline churches’ interest in the Truth and Reconciliation process with Indigenous communities.

The project’s overall goal is to increase local environmental knowledge and literacy by connecting with a wide spectrum of religious communities, educating telling them about the importance of pollinators and giving them the tools to protect them. Bees for Peace fosters community-building and interreligious projects that thematize the care of and wonderment at Creation to help make pollinator protection something that aligns with the priorities faith-based organizations already have. In these ways, the project helps religious communities to expand their priorities to include caring for the biocommunity that supports us all.

Furthermore, many religious communities are created or frequented by newcomers, who seek in these settings support from the organizational and social networks created by people from their home countries. Hence, by engaging religious communities for pollinator protection, Bees for Peace also engages newcomer communities, whose ecological knowledge is usually derived from the ecology of other countries. The project seeks to integrate these communities into Canadian culture and heritage, understood as being integrally connected to local ecosystems.

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to vw@pollinator.org. Apply by June 6th.

To find out more about us and what we do, visit https://www.beesforpeace.org/