Lakefield College School

Outdoor Education Teaching Assistant

Position: Outdoor Education Teaching Assistant
Start: 2018-08-27
SchoolLakefield College School Profile
City: Lakefield, Ontario

Posting Date: 2018-05-01

Lakefield College School

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Outdoor Education Teaching Assistant

(Contract Position; September 2018 to June 2019, with the possibility of renewal)

Organizational Overview:

Founded in 1879, Lakefield College School is a leader among Ontario’s independent boarding and day schools and prides itself on its reputation for innovative teaching and academic excellence. LCS is a coeducational high school committed to bringing out the best in each of its members and offers a boarding school experience designed to maximize the education of the whole student – academically, socially, emotionally and physically.

A rigorous academic program prepares our high school students for university. Our spectacular campus located just 1.5 hours northeast of Toronto, allows students to enjoy a variety of sports, an enriching co-curricular program and allows our faculty to offer experiential learning opportunities across the curriculum. Lakefield College School has a proud 139-year history of educating some of Canada’s finest young men and women. Our graduates go on to successful careers in all aspects of business, politics, social services, academia and the arts. We are particularly proud to have been the alma mater for His Royal Highness The Duke of York, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain and four Rhodes Scholars.


Full academic day, including Saturday mornings; some overnight and weekend excursions as well.


  1. Provide regular and ongoing support as assigned by the OE Program Area Leader to all Outdoor Education teachers as they fulfill their role and obligations to the OE program.
  2. Under the direction of the Outdoor Education teachers, and Program Area Leader, assist with the preparation and presentation of lessons
  3. Assist with the teaching and supervision of students on extended activities including, but not necessarily limited to, weekend winter camps, overnight exercises and campus residential support (evenings and weekend).
  4. Assist with the maintenance, upkeep and inventory of gear and equipment (eg canoes, skis, harnesses, etc.)
  5. Meet regularly with the Outdoor Education Program Area Leader, and other Outdoor Education teachers to coordinate schedules, equipment and personnel needs.
  6. Attend, contribute, and provide input to all meetings of the Outdoor Education team.
  7. Lead or co-lead various co-curricular activities/programs during the academic year.


  • Post-Secondary education in a relevant discipline preferred;
  • Recent, pertinent experience in Outdoor Education / Guiding;
  • Ability to instruct canoeing (both flat and whitewater), wilderness travel, classic skiing, snowshoeing, low ropes, rock climbing, and high ropes elements and camp craft skills and assess associated risks;
  • Candidates will have many of the following Certifications:
    • Wilderness First Aid – 80 Hour
    • ORCA 1 Lakewater, or Flatwater Instructor, or Moving Water 1
    • NLS, or any two of Bronze Cross, River Rescue, Level 2 Canoe Tripping
    • 2nd Level Ropes Instructor, or higher level certification
  • Ability to relate well with students, parents and colleagues;
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and an enthusiastic commitment to students;
  • Eagerly embrace the ideals of the School’s Mission: “To challenge and enable students to reach their individual potential in mind, body, and spirit.”

How to apply:

Please complete your profile and submit your resume information and covering letter through the Careers Section of our website by May 14, 2018.

Please Note: LCS is committed to providing accommodation for persons with disabilities. Please visit our Accessibility page for further details or contact our Human Resources department,, for any information in an alternate format.

While we appreciate all applications, we can only contact those individuals selected for interviews. LCS is an equal opportunity employer.

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