New Job Field Instructor In Northwest Territories

Field Instructor
Field Instructor

Field Instructor

Company : Arctic Response Canada Ltd.
Salary : $32 an hour
Location : Northwest Territories

Full Description

Position Title: Field Instructor

Location: Yellowknife, NT

Duration: Full-Time, 10 to 12-week term, minimum 5 days per week. Permanent, full-time employment may be available to successful candidates at the end of the term.

Salary: $32/hour + Crew Housing

Start Date: ASAP

Company Background

Arctic Response Canada Ltd. has been providing elite safety training to employees across numerous industries since opening our flagship Yellowknife office in 2001, and currently offers a catalogue of over 150 different field safety, industrial safety, first aid, and driver training programs. With an additional office in Edmonton and contract instructors across the country, our national reach has allowed our programs to become the national training standard for multiple federal government departments. At present, we employ over 35 full-time, part-time or casual employees.

The growth and success of Arctic Response Canada Ltd. is a result of the caliber of our team members, and their commitment to our vision of delivering only the highest standard of training. Our programs are designed to be challenging, realistic, relevant, and effective for our students.

Our clients are comprised of government employees (federal, provincial/territorial, municipal), Indigenous governments and organizations, private sector companies, and educational institutions. Adapting our instructional approach to meet the needs of individuals with diverse backgrounds, education, and experience while not compromising on our training standards has been a cornerstone of our company and an area in which we are committed to developing even further.

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Position Summary

As a Field Instructor, your primary role would be delivering a wide range of field safety and first aid training programs to client groups in Yellowknife, throughout the Northwest Territories, and anywhere else our work takes us. When not teaching, administrative functions may include course and curriculum development, equipment maintenance, logistical planning, and/or operational taskings (wilderness safety oversight for film crews, wildlife monitoring, medic services, etc.) commensurate with qualifications and abilities. Though delivering field safety and first aid programs are the primary functions of this position, instructors are also expected to develop capacity to instruct programs in other areas such as industrial safety.


· Prepare and deliver a broad range of field safety and first aid training programs

· Support ongoing refinement of existing programs

· Support development of new training curriculum and materials

· Support marketing and business development efforts

· Maintenance of training equipment and materials

· Provide operational services to clients (wilderness safety oversight for film crews, wildlife monitoring, medic services, etc.) commensurate with qualifications and abilities

· Traveling (independently or with colleagues) to remote locations throughout the Canadian North

Mandatory Requirements

  • Confidence and experience as a teacher or instructor (teaching/instructing experience with adult and Indigenous learners considered an asset)
  • Competence and experience managing high-hazard activities, exercising excellent safety judgement, decision-making, and risk management
  • Familiarity and competence with program development process (curriculum design, lesson planning, development of instructional materials, design of assessment and evaluation tools)
  • Strong and courteous written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to adapt instructional approach and materials to meet unique needs of various students and student groups
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and energy allowing you to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment
  • Integrity, professionalism, maturity, reliability, and accountability
  • Ability and desire to expand areas of expertise and develop new capabilities
  • Responsible, self-motivated, able to self-direct and solve complex problems independently
  • Clean Criminal Record Check
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with colleagues, students, and clients in a team environment
  • Desire to travel frequently throughout the NWT and Northern Canada
  • Substantial wilderness skills and experience
  • Competent and familiar with Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Valid Driver’s License

Preferred Requirements

Arctic Response Canada Ltd. is willing to provide on-the-job training through formal certification and/or substantial experience in the following will be considered assets:

  • First aid, advanced first aid, wilderness first aid, medic/paramedic qualification
  • Wilderness travel/living, survival skills, map/compass/GPS navigation
  • Wildlife safety, firearms handling, firearms Possession and Acquisition License
  • Motorboat, jet boat, ATV, and snowmobile operations
  • Lifeguarding, swiftwater rescue, ice safety and rescue
  • Helicopter safety and operations
  • Work experience in industrial settings

Additional Benefits of Employment

· Centrally-located crew housing provided for duration of term employment

· On-the-job training opportunities

· Opportunity to travel to other NWT locations

· Living and working in an outdoor enthusiast’s wonderland!

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. Permanent, full-time employment may be available to the suitable candidate(s) for Fall 2022.

Job Types: Full-time, Seasonal
Contract length: 3 months

Salary: $32.00 per hour


  • 8 hour shift

Supplemental pay types:

  • Overtime pay


  • Driving Licence (required)

Work Location: In person