Indigenous Conservation Technician Trainee

Full Time @Toronto Zoo in Paid Training
  • Post Date : March 27, 2023
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  • Job ID 24406

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Indigenous Conservation Technician Trainee

DURATION: April 10, 2023 – November 30, 2023
LOCATION: Toronto Zoo, Scarborough, Ontario
RATE OF PAY: $18.59 per hour

The Toronto Zoo is seeking candidates to fill one position for Indigenous Conservation Technician Trainee. The successful candidate will assist with the implementation of the Toronto Zoo’s Adopt-a-Pond’s Blanding’s Turtle Headstarting and Reintroduction project. The Indigenous Conservation Technician Trainee will be responsible for assisting with the release and field monitoring of Blanding’s Turtles in Rouge National Urban Park. The successful candidate will also be involved with other activities by sister programs in the Species Recovery Branch including Turtle Island Conservation and the Native Bat Conservation Program. Apply Here.


  • Utilize opportunities to develop skills in the area of wetland conservation and programming. Assist in daily care, radio-tracking and monitoring of Species at Risk turtles
  • Assist with data entry and communications for the Toronto Zoo’s Ontario Turtle Tally, FrogWatch Ontario and Wetland Guardians citizen science monitoring programs
  • Assist with outreach education and distribution of educational materials to schools and communities; assist with organization and delivery of events at the Toronto Zoo, Rouge Urban National Park and other locations in the GTA
  • Assist with programming by sister programs Turtle Island Conservation and the Native Bat Conservation Program as needed


Experience related to Indigenous studies and/or biology, environmental science and education is strongly encouraged. Full G license is an asset. Please provide a resume outlining relevant experience. Must register with Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training ( and meet their Targeted Wage Subsidy program requirements:

  • Must be Indigenous (Status or Non-Status, Métis, or Inuit)
  • Living in the GTA
  • At least 16 years old

While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate may be required to provide a police reference check and/or driver’s abstract, at their own expense as a condition of employment. Candidates may be required to take a written and/or practical examination relevant to the position.

The Toronto Zoo values the importance of inclusive recruitment practices and strives to create a workplace that reflects and celebrates the rich diversity of our city. Please let us know if you require specific accommodations to be in place before you begin the interview process.

Personal information gathered as a result of this posting is collected under the authority of the City of Toronto Act and By-law No. 5-1998 and will be used to determine eligibility for this job posting. Questions about this collection of personal information should be directed to: Ms. S. Findlay-Thompson, Manager, Human Resources (416) 392-5925.

The Toronto Zoo respects the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion and seeks to model these principles in all that we do. We are committed to fostering an inclusive workforce where all employees feel respected, supported and valued. We strive to create an environment that represents the rich diversity of our guests and our community and encourage applications from all qualified individuals who can contribute to enhancing our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. Applications are especially encouraged from racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and women.

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