Field Technicians

Living Oceans Society

Living Oceans Society

Posted on Friday, July 5, 2024

We are looking for people who love the outdoors and are interested in wilderness camping, hiking and stewardship to participate in a large project to remove plastic marine debris from shorelines on Northern Vancouver Island and the Scott Islands during the summer/fall of 2024. This is an amazing opportunity to spend time caring for some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, while protecting all kinds of marine life and seabirds. Training will be provided at the beginning of the project.

Participants will camp for up to 10 days at a time before returning home for days off. A moderate level of physical fitness is required, including the ability to hike with a pack and lift heavy objects. In addition to collecting, tallying, and bagging plastics, all staff will be expected to do their share of cooking, cleaning, and general camp maintenance.

Position based in: various remote Northern Vancouver Island beaches

Employment type: full-time seasonal

Starting date: flexible

Wages: $30 per hour including mandatory employment-related benefits

Application deadline: July 18, 2024

How To Apply:

Send a resume and cover letter to info [at] Be sure to include a telephone number and email address in the application.

MUST BE ELIGIBLE FOR EMPLOYMENT IN CANADA – Applicants from outside Canada please indicate your eligibility options in your cover letter (i.e. NAFTA work visa, skilled worker visa, etc.).

Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Arrive at staging area promptly for helicopter transport
  • Set up camp and perform camp duties as assigned by a team leader
  • Meet daily goals for marine debris collection
  • Ensure that bagged debris is properly prepared for lifting by helicopter
  • Follow health and safety protocols
  • Outdoor/Camp experience
  • Boating experience
  • First Aid training would be an asset
General Requirements:
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management
  • Organization
  • Reasonable Physical Fitness