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Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary Society is hiring a ‘Nature Sanctuary Archivist.’

To be eligible to participate in this initiative, individuals must meet the Canada Summer Jobs criteria.  Please review the criteria prior to applying.

Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary Society is a non-profit and registered charitable organization that fosters community appreciation and respect for natural systems and the knowledge and skills to act responsibly to benefit the environment and future life. For 46 years the sanctuary lands have provided a home to an incredible array of native plants, animals, and fungi, and educational experiences for millions of people to forge deeper connections to nature.

The Archivist will play a key role in helping with ecological restoration and conservation of the lands and waters. To be successful in this role, you should have a pleasant personality and the ability to work in all types of weather. You should also be able to deal with emergencies in a timely and effective manner, while streamlining work tasks. Flexibility is a plus!

The Nature Sanctuary Archivist will assist with:

  • assembling, cataloguing, preserving and preparing archive documents from 46 years of Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary history.
  • connecting with First Nations collaborators to assemble Traditional Ecological Knowledge and land-based stewardship practices historically used on site.
  • creating opportunities for former staff, volunteers and stakeholders to give input on Nature Sanctuary historical stories.
  • planning and producing unique ways to share historical and conservation facts with the public.
  • implementing an assessment of public awareness about conservation efforts at the Nature Sanctuary.
  • other administration tasks as needed.


  • Value connecting with nature
  • Inquisitive and skilled in evaluating, cataloging, preserving and arranging materials
  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills. Methodical and logical in work habits.
  • Proficient with Microsoft software and social media, development of
  • Past independent research experience
  • Able to work comfortably both independently and in a team environment.

Note: A Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Check will be requested of the successful candidate.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of this work, however the list is not exhaustive and other duties and responsibilities will occur. The Nature Sanctuary retains the right to amend responsibilities as needed.

Duration and Hours of Work

Anticipated start date: April 25, 2022 contingent on receiving notification from Canada Summer Jobs program.

Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am to 4pm

Work will be conducted with adherence to COVID-19 safety practices.

Remuneration: $19.00/hour contingent on receiving Canada Summer Jobs funds

Open until filled.



Candidates must be eligible to work in Canada. Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary requires all staff to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Individuals who cannot be vaccinated for medical or for reasons recognized by the BC Human Rights Act may request accommodations.

The Nature Sanctuary Society is committed to building a diverse staff and will be hiring through an equity lens.


To Apply:

Email Dr. Cara Gibson cgibson [at] swanlake .bc .ca using subject line “Archivist Application.”

Include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references. Attach all documents as a single PDF with filename “YourSurname_Archivist.pdf”.

Application deadline: Open until filled. 

Interviews anticipated to begin: April 11, 2022 contingent on receiving notification from Canada Summer Jobs program.

We are grateful to all applicants, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.