Summer Employment Opportunities

We have two positions available for students to join our team for the summer of 2021. These positions are partially funded by Nova Scotia Student Summer Skills Incentive and you must be entering or returning to school full time in September to be eligible to apply. You must be a permanent Nova Scotia resident or have lived in NS for at least 6 months prior to the start of work.

The anticipated start date is on or before May 10, 2021 and the employment period is 14 weeks. Students will work 35 hours per week and the wage rate is $14.00 per hour. Occasional evening or weekend work will be required. Fluency in English is required and the ability to communicate in Mi’kmaq or French is considered an asset.


Geoscience Support (1 person)

  • Research and review various geosites within the Geopark.
  • Assist with the design, implementation, and leading of a guided tour program within the Geopark.
  • Assist with the delivery of community meetings throughout the Geopark, including any special events.
  • Undertake assigned committee tasks.
  • Provide geological interpretation to visitors at the Geopark Welcome Centre in Economy and other centres as assigned.

Skills required include:

  • Education in the Earth Sciences.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent customer service and comfortable engaging with the public.
  • Expertise with GIS is considered an asset.
  • Physically able to walk rough and rocky trails with a backpack in various types of weather.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills with the Microsoft suite of software.

GEOfood Program Developer (1 person)

  • Engage with food producers, restaurants, grocery stores, accommodation providers, fishers, beekeepers, etc. within the Geopark to explain and promote the GEOfood program.
  • Assist with the development of the Geopark’s GEOfood certification program and register participants.
  • Research how the GEOfood program can reduce greenhouse gas emissions or otherwise fight climate change through sustainable land use.
  • Collect statistics on food produced within the Geopark.
  • Assist with the delivery of community meetings throughout the Geopark, including any special events.

Skills required include:

  • Education in Business Agriculture.
  • Good understanding of climate change issues and sustainable land use.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent customer service and comfortable engaging with the public.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills with the Microsoft suite of software.

The Cliffs of Fundy Geopark spans the area along the Fundy shore from Lower Truro to Apple River. The work involved with these positions will involve travel throughout this area, so reliable transportation is essential. A generous mileage allowance will be paid when travel is required from your primary workstation. Office workstations will be available at various office locations, depending on assigned tasks.

To Apply

Please send your resume and a covering letter indicating why you are the best candidate for the selected position.

Applications can be sent by email to our Executive Director at beth.peterkin@fundygeopark.ca or mailed to the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark, P.O. Box 868, Parrsboro, NS, B0M 1S0. No phone calls will be accepted.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 4:00 p.m. on April 19, 2021.

The Cliffs of Fundy Geopark welcomes and encourages applications from diverse candidates.

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Yes, we here at the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark know that the top photo is actually a photo of picking raspberries (not blueberries), but thanks for the shout out from #GEOfood and #magmaunescogeopark in Norway. Also thanks to local photographer Betty Ann DeWitt for the amazing photo of berry picking. And a challenge to all you blueberry farmers out there to send us your blueberry photos to share. You can send them to us at beth.peterkin@fundygeopark.ca.#cliffsoffundy ... See MoreSee Less
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Timeline PhotosWe are beyond exciting to have our partners from Magma UGG, Norway joining us for our next #GeoparkCafeSeries. Sara Gentinilini is the inventor and international project manager of the GEOfood Brand for food enterprises within UNESCO Global Geoparks local communities and a PhD student at the Earth Department at Turin University's Teach4Culture program. She has a wealth of knowledge to share about the GEOfood movement and program we are launching in our #GlobalGeopark. You are invited to join the conversation. Register today via email at manager@discoverygeopark.com #Geofood #LegendaryCoasts #hospitalityindustry #agriculture #agricultureandfarming #agriculturelife #fishing #foodie #rootsandculture #geologicalheritage #sustainabletourism #sustainabledevelopment ... See MoreSee Less
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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.