Summer Student Positions Available!


Position: Project Assistant

Start date (tentative): May 15th, 2017
End date (tentative): August 31st, 2017

Application deadline: April 10th, 2017 at midnight. Late applications will not be considered.


  • $12.00/hour plus statutory benefits @ 40 hrs/week
  • paid 1-hour lunches
  • 1 week paid vacation
  • If travel is required, staff are compensated at the provincial rate ($0.41/km), but access to a vehicle for this position is not necessary.


  • Must be between the ages of 15 and 30.
  • be registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year with intention of returning to school (full-time status) in the upcoming academic year.
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • The successful candidate will be enrolled in a program focusing on biological/ecological sciences, natural resources, environmental science, or communications with an environmental focus, or other related degree.
  • Experience working with wildlife and/or water quality & lab protocols, and the public are considered assets.
  • Applicant must enjoy working outdoors and indoors, and demonstrate strong collaborative abilities working as part of a team.
  • The PWA is looking to hire students with a strong work ethic and an eagerness to gain experience in this field.
  • As a registered charity, an emphasis on volunteer experience ranks higher than those without in this job competition.

Job description:

The Project Assistant will work under the Executive Director, Project Manager, and Project Leader(s) and help contribute to our supportive and cooperative team environment. The Project Assistant will be expected to assist in the delivery of our projects where needed to fulfill our commitment to excellent environmental monitoring, stewardship, and outreach within the Petitcodiac River watershed. A mentoring plan/safety orientation is in place to ensure that the selected individual will be properly trained  & comfortable with tasks before beginning any fieldwork.

Specific responsibilities can include:


  • Water quality monitoring & sampling using various environmental parameters
  • Scientific data entry on field cards and computer
  • Fish habitat and watercourse connectivity assessment
  • Physical restoration work (dam/debris removal, tree planting)
  • Field work in various weather conditions (rain, heat, cold) and terrain (forest, wetland, streams)
  • Assist in a fish population monitoring study on the Petitcodiac River
  • Equipment Maintenance (training provided)
  • Other work as required


  • Helping with our awareness campaigns in various locations within our watershed
  • Waste/ Pollution reduction and river clean ups throughout the watershed in association with RBC’s Blue Water Project
  • Participation with the PWA’s partnership with the Festival Inspire to create “artivism”, bringing awareness to the effects of pollution
  • Assist in the development and delivery of public outreach and education (information booths, presentations, surveys, promotions, etc.)
  • Assisting in photography and videography of our projects for our social media platforms
  • Attend and participate in project meetings, monthly staff meetings, and one Board of Directors meeting (AGM)
  • Other office and field work, as required

To apply: Send your resume and cover letter in one document (.pdf) to

Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Interviews will be scheduled by April 13th.


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