Teacher / Counsellor

ESL Wynchemna

Posted 10-Jan-2018

Application Deadline


Position Start Date


Position End Date




Minimum Education Required

Some Post-Secondary

Area(s) of Study

  • Agriculture, Forestry and the Environment
  • Culture, Information, Recreation and Tourism
  • Education
  • Healthcare and Social Services
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Physical Education and Recreation
  • Science and Technology

Duration and Term

  • Summer -- Full Time

Job Status


Job Description

Teacher / Counsellor

Positions available: 10
Number of weeks: 3 to 10

Beginning: June 25, 2018
Ending: August 28, 2018


Looking for an unusual and fun summer job? Wynchemna is looking for people who are enthusiastic, energetic, creative, extremely flexible, positive, hard-working, able to deal with culture differences, enjoy laughing and have a great sense of humour.

Wynchemna students receive 2 or 3 weeks of English or French training in Calgary or Vancouver followed by a one-week tour through the National Parks of Banff and Jasper or Vancouver Island.

Kids 10 to 14 and Youths 15 to 20 years old from around the world attend Wynchemna. The teachers and the students reside at residences during their stay in Calgary and Vancouver.



- Wake up Call. Have breakfast with the students from 9:00 - 9:40.
- Teach English/French/Recreational Class I from 9:45 - 10:55 (on average 8 students per class).
- Teach English/French/Recreational Class II from 10:55 - 12:05.
- Have lunch with the students from 12:10 to 1:00. Teach English/French/Recreational Class III from 1:00 - 2:10.
- Participate in afternoon recreational activities such as canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, etc. from 2:15 to 5:45.
- Have supper with the students from 6:00 to 7:00.
- Participate in evening recreational activities from 7:30 to 10:00 such as going to the movies, Loose Moose, roller-skating, etc.
- Apartment checks by the teachers are also expected.
- The final week is spent camping in tents with the students in Rocky Mountains or Vancouver Island.


These courses are three or four weeks long; this includes Saturday and Sunday. (7 days a week). We expect teachers to: obey the laws, co-operate with other Wynchemna teachers and staff, be friendly and respect fellow teachers, staff, fellow Canadians and students from different countries as well as understand cultural difference among students, take care of their health. Any serious breach of these rules will result in the immediate dismissal of the teacher.

Successful applicants with a degree will be paid $3200 (without a degree $2720) for a four-week course. On top of this, employees will receive free room and board, and all entrance fees to the recreational activities, such as canoeing, going to the movies, horseback riding, etc., which works out to be worth more than $1500.

On June 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18, 2018 there will be an ESL/FSL/Activity fun orientation information session.


- Degree or studying English, French, Education, Communication, Physical Education, etc.

- Interested in teaching English/French as a Second Language

- Standard First Aid

- Experience working and having fun with students

- Enjoys talking and listening to STUDENTS


  • Calgary, AB

Additional Information

Well if you enjoy teaching, talking and doing recreational activities all day with kids or youth, then you might want to apply as a teacher to work at Wynchemna. I like to point out that the hours are long, but the job is a lot of fun and very rewarding if you enjoy teaching English or French and doing many recreational activities and talking to international students all day long.

If you consider going skating or to the movies, or chatting with students for breakfast, lunch, supper or on the bus for example as work, then this job is not suitable for you. Because the hours are long, you do not have time to go out and spend your money, which means you can save some money over the summer vacation.

Take a look at the following job description and at the image colour schedule at: www.wynchemna.com

Please email your resume if you are interested in working as a teacher for Wynchemna to:


Application Requirements

  • Please include a covering letter.
  • Please submit a resume.

Application Instructions

You may apply for this position through any of the means below.

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