Work with us at the Conservation Area at Maplewood Flats

Come work and be a part of a forward-thinking conservation organisation committed to reconciliation and habitat restoration in Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet. With a renewed mandate, new partnerships, a Nature House, and a growing and diversifying membership, our mission is to provide wild birds with sanctuary through ecological protection and restoration, and support communities with education, culture, and reconciliation programs.

Be a leader in the emerging field of conservation and reconciliation

The Maplewood area has been occupied by Tsleil-Waututh and Coast Salish People since time immemorial. Prior to settler contact and industrialization, the region featured contiguous mudflats across Burrard Inlet. Since 1993, on these lands and flats, the WBT has been managing the North Shore’s only Conservation Area and wild bird sanctuary with 5km of trails, nursery, and nature house.

The Indigenous knowledge of wild birds and Coast Salish culture in this public space signals a collaborative path forward where the local ways of knowing are honoured and shared in culturally appropriate ways. In this way, Maplewood Flats’ programs connect Coast Salish culture with the greater Vancouver public and promotes reconciliation and redress.

Current openings

Are you passionate about conservation and communications that make an impact? Are you enthusiastic about engaging with diverse audiences? Do you love to play with words and images? If so, consider applying for the role of Digital Communications Coordinator at Wild Bird Trust of BC.

The Digital Communications Coordinator will implement and monitor communication systems in support of the Wild Bird Trust of BC’s annual communication plan. The role involves several diverse communication skill-sets including publicity, writing, social media, materials production and distribution, and other media publishing and broadcast as required. This is an ideal role for a youth with personal experience in a fast-paced digital environment; have moderate organizational skills, with strong attention to detail.

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The Restoration Technologist utilizes ArcGIS and various software to support the implementation of the Maplewood Flats Habitat & Cultural Use Plan for the only conservation area in Vancouver’s harbour. Action plans and research initiatives require technological support for site mapping, processing and analysing field data, and builds interactive digital mapping of the 320 hectare site. The staffer will also provide resourcing to the Habitat Committee and Research Sub-Committee for the design of short-term and long-term restoration management strategies for the Maplewood Flats Conservation Area and other targeted sites. 

The Restoration Technologist will support field research and data collection, and produce working reports for the Restoration and Site Manager. Expectations for the position include being comfortable working in the field and performing physical duties as well as competency with computer skills and ability to complete technical office work. This position provides an opportunity to learn from and collaborate with others in a progressive, non-profit, science-based working environment.

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Past Positions

The Communications Coordinator will implement and monitor communication systems in support of the Wild Bird Trust of BC’s Communications Committee summer 2020 work plan. The role involves several diverse communication skill-sets including publicity, writing, social media, materials production and distribution, and other media publishing and broadcast as available. 

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The Coast Salish Programs Assistant will assist with the design and delivery of Coast Salish education and cultural programs for Maplewood Flats. Working closely with our Programs Committee, members of our Board, and other Maplewood Flats summer staff, you will deliver online and carefully managed special events and community engagement opportunities related to the Chief Dan George: Homecoming exhibit, Osprey Festival and summer group education workshops, talks and plant walks.

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Working with the Executive Director and the Chairs of the Habitat and Programs Committees, the Events Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing successful production and program delivery of the Chief Dan George ‘Homecoming’ Exhibit and the 14th Osprey Festival as well as supporting the development of educational events ( e.g. a speakers series, coffeehouses) for the summer and fall 2020. Adjustments to deliver these events via online platforms will ensure Covid-19 health and safety protocols are observed and in place.

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The Environmental Program Coordinator will manage habitat and climate research, lead and/or program interpretive walks, coordinate a speakers series on climate change to be hosted online, as well as develop public stewardship programming for the field work season at the Maplewood Conservation Area (MCA). They will focus on engaging the public in priority projects proposed in the Maplewood Flats Habitat and Cultural Use Management Plan (the Habitat Plan), which outlines our goals for the conservation area for the next decade.

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The Administrative Assistant is a central operations team coordinator, supporting each role so that they may perform at their optimum, and be able to engage the broader volunteer membership and public in advancing the work of the organization. With experience in non-profits and social enterprise, the Administrative Assistant is resourceful, creative and comfortable multi-tasking in a demanding, fluid work setting. Priority will be on ensuring health and safety of all team members and the public through adjustments to operations systems.

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The Conservation and Restoration Coordinator will work with staff and volunteers to deliver a busy summer season at the Coast Salish Plant Nursery (the Nursery), sharing their passion for local biodiversity and native plant materials. They will schedule, promote and coordinate a program of online educational demos, activities and nature walks as well as design and deliver online training modules in basic knowledge of native plant species.

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Head Office

The Conservation Area
at Maplewood Flats
2649 Dollarton Highway,
North Vancouver, BC, V7H 1B1

(2km from Second Narrows Bridge)


Office: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm 

Conservation Area: Open 24 hours



Phone : + 1 604-929-2379

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