At the Nature Trust we are protecting Nova Scotia’s natural areas through private land conservation. We have a positive, uplifting, and good news mandate, and are achieving tangible, lasting environmental impacts.

Join the Nature Trust team and help to protect Nova Scotia’s most special places, from towering old growth forests and pristine coastal wilderness, to habitat for endangered wildlife.

You’ll work for a cause that truly matters and you’ll make a tangible, lasting impact.

The Nova Scotia Nature Trust is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Current Opportunities

Stewardship Field Assistant (Summer Term)

Are you passionate about conservation? Do you love wild spaces in all weather? Can you find satisfaction in a day in the field alone, and can you navigate yourself back out of the woods?

We are seeking a Stewardship Field Assistant to care for our almost 10 000 hectares. In this role, you will visit Nature Trust lands on foot and by kayak, documenting human impacts and ecological changes. You will work with eager volunteers, helping them feel more confident monitoring on their own and in using our monitoring app, and you will assist with stewardship events and activities. This job requires someone who is energetic, responsible, and organized, and who is just as happy bushwhacking through hardwoods, coastal forest and shrub barrens as they are hiking on a trail. If you are looking for a satisfying challenge and a chance to see and care for Nova Scotia’s wild spaces, this is it.

***This is a 16-week term position for summer 2024.  Learn more about the role. 

When you are ready to apply, please send your résumé and cover letter in one single PDF document to employment@nsnt.ca. The deadline to apply is March 4.

Senior Biologist & Conservation Planner

Are you an experienced biologist who wants to make a personal impact on saving nature in Nova Scotia? The Nature Trust has an exceptional career opportunity for a seasoned field biologist/conservation planner with a passion for nature conservation. In this pivotal role as our head scientist, you will be a key influencer, responsible for shaping our conservation priorities and actions. Your expertise and guidance will drive all facets of our conservation operations, from selecting which lands we protect to how we best steward species at risk. It is a diverse role, with responsibilities ranging from ecological field assessments to GIS-based conservation planning and prioritization, to serving as an expert member of conservation collaborations. As a senior leader in a nimble non-profit, you have space to propose and implement innovative ideas and to make a tangible and lasting impact for nature conservation—and you’ll be doing it with a team of passionate colleagues!

Learn more about the role and application process.

Director of Conservation

The Nature Trust is looking to fill an incredibly important role on our staff team, as we are currently seeking a new Director of Conservation to join us. An integral member of our Leadership Team, the Director of Conservation works closely with the Executive Director and manages a team dedicated to advancing our mandate of protecting Nova Scotia’s natural legacy. The Director of Conservation is responsible for the development and delivery of the Nature Trust conservation programs, including land securement, stewardship and conservation planning, as well as organizational strategy, policy and external relations. The suitable candidate appreciates a rapid-paced industry, with each day-to-day being different from the last. The role oversees many responsibilities, including landowner outreach and engagement, ecological and baseline surveys, habitat restoration, and securing lands through acquisition or conservation agreements.

Learn more about the role and application process.

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