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3 May 2019

Seasonal Course Logistics Assistant (paid summer intern)

Outward Bound Canada Canmore, Alberta, Canada

Job Description

Position: Course Logistics Assistant (Summer Intern)

Immediate Supervisor: Regional Director

Location: Canmore, AB

Start date: June 24, 2019 (8 weeks positions)

Since 1969, Outward Bound Canada has made it our mission to cultivate resilience, leadership, connections and compassion, through inspiring and challenging journeys of self-discovery in the natural world. A not-for-profit, charitable, educational organization, Outward Bound Canada has challenged over 150,000 Canadians to step out of their comfort zone with our unique outdoor adventures. We pride ourselves on offering transformational journeys that encourage participants to push beyond their limits and discover their true potential.


Under the direct supervision of the Regional Manager, the Course Logistics Assistant will provide support in and out of the field to the program team to accomplish the safe and effective delivery of programs through the systems and procedures in place at Outward Bound Canada’s bases. The primary responsibilities of the position include preparing the organizing logistical systems (including food, equipment, and transportation), supporting risk management, and supporting program development.


  • Assist with OBC logistical systems to support staff out in the field.
  • Support the safety, quality, and organization of all logistical systems.
  • Assist in the coordination, organization, function, and availability of outdoor supplies.
  • Support field staff in packing and preparing all field-going food and equipment.
  • Provide timely assistance in administrative functions such as pre-program documentation, progress reports, external and internal communications, log books, vehicle use, receipt management, participant files, and program evaluation and tracking.
  • Understand and use program systems and events calendars.
  • Monitor the care and staff utilization of equipment storage and inform the Manager of any concerns.
  •  Be a support to co-workers, volunteers, and stakeholders; assist co-workers with their responsibilities in their absence as required.
  • Contribute to a positive and dynamic working culture.
  • Participate in meetings, and support staff meetings as required.
  • Adhere to all OBC policies and guidelines, and applicable legislation as they relate staff and volunteer practices.
  • Implement staff training and orientations in the areas of equipment care, use, and storage.
  • Inform staff of systems and procedures related to gear, equipment, vehicles, and trailers.


● Working knowledge of outdoor gear and outdoor pursuits.

Wilderness First Aid, CPR-C certification is an asset.

● Valid driver’s license is an asset.

● NLS and/or Bronze Cross are considered assets.

Preference will be given to those pursuing a career or course of schooling in Outdoor Education.


$15.00 per hour, 35 hours/week


Please send cover letter and CV to webform:

Indicating “Rockies Course Logistics Assistant” with your preferred location.

The position is in collaboration with Canada Summer Jobs and has eligibility criteria including:

● Between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment.

A Canadian Citizen, permanent resident or person whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee protection act.

Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations

Application deadline: Open until filled

Outward Bound Canada is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

How to Apply

Please send cover letter and CV to webform:

Job Categories: Outdoor Education. Job Types: Seasonal. Job Tags: coordination, equipment, food, logistics, packing, support, and transportation organization.

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