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Geopark Geoscientist – Full-time PositionPDF Description

The Cliffs of Fundy UNESCO Global Geopark is located along Nova Scotia’s Fundy shore, from Lower Truro, Colchester County, to Apple River, Cumberland County. It highlights and promotes the region’s extraordinary, world renowned geology, archeology and cultural heritage.

The Geopark Geoscientist is foremost responsible for conveying and interpreting the geological heritage of the Geopark to visitors and residents. The Geoscientist will be assisted by the Geological Advisory Committee in identifying and developing materials to promote the geological heritage of the Geopark to a wide range of users. He/she will work under the direction of the Geopark Manager and will develop interpretive resources and geoscience programs for the Geopark. This work will be consistent with requirements of UNESCO and the Global Geoparks Network in their periodic revalidation of the Geopark.

The Geoscientist will contribute geological expertise to educational programming of geoscience, marketing initiatives, and to the infrastructure committee. He/she will assist the Geopark Manager in representing the Geopark on committees and public events. The Geoscientist is expected to prepare and deliver presentations at regional and international geoscience and geotourism meetings as resources permit. The Geoscientist is expected to liaise and develop working relationships with visiting geoscientists and institutions conducting research and field studies in the Geopark.

Qualifications

  • A minimum bachelor’s degree in Geology or Earth Science; a graduate degree is considered an asset.
  • Professional Geoscientist designation or eligible to register as a Professional Geoscientist in Nova Scotia.
  • An understanding of geological settings in geopark environments.
  • A commitment to safety; environment and community.
  • Ability to lead field trips and to accompany research teams in rugged terrain.
  • Demonstrated strong communication and client-oriented skills.
  • Demonstrated ability in preparing and delivering presentations.
  • Strong demonstration of innovation and ability to work with teams.
  • Sound background and demonstrated ability in geoscience.
  • Working knowledge of GIS and geospatial apps.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license with a clear driver’s abstract.
  • It is expected that the successful candidate will become the public face of geology within the Geopark and will become comfortable in media interviews in conjunction with the Manager.

The salary range for this position is $55,000 – $60,000 based on a 35-hour work week. The office location for this position is Debert, Nova Scotia. We welcome applications from all qualified applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants are invited to submit a covering letter and resume by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday October 20, 2020 by mail to the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark, P.O. Box 868, Parrsboro, NS, B0M 1S0 or drop off in the outside locked box at the office at 439 MacElmon Road in Debert, or by email to the Geopark Manager at manager@fundygeopark.ca.

A Draft Work Plan for Year One for the Geoscientist is available upon request.

The Cliffs of Fundy Geopark Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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What is a Geopark?

A Geopark is a designation that attracts tourists wishing to explore the connections between geology, local communities, culture, and nature. Geoparks are designed to promote tourism and celebrate a region’s uniqueness, and do not prohibit any land use.