Jokers Hill Estates is seeking an Assistant Station Manager to work at the Koffler Scientific Reserve for the 2024 field season.
Deadline to Apply: March 1, 2024
An immersive research experience
KSR’s diverse range of ecosystems and facilities attracts researchers and visitors from many different fields and disciplines for hands-on experience with ecological systems that no university campus can offer. Researchers at KSR study questions related to ecology and evolution, conservation practices, climate change, aviation, data and signal transmission, and more.
A classroom like no other
Every year, hundreds of students and postdoctoral fellows come to KSR to work with our scientists. KSR’s unique diversity of habitats and species within a mosaic of wetland and forests offer precious opportunities to understand the profound impact of global change and expand our understanding of the natural world.
Wake up in nature
KSR has a variety of year-round shared and private accommodations for researchers, students, and visiting groups. Keep in mind that it’s good to reserve early in the season.
With miles of trails through pristine wilderness, KSR offers unlimited opportunities for hiking, photography, birdwatching, and nature study.
Young people arrive at KSR for the Experimental Ecology course as science students. They leave as scientists.
Dr. Arthur Weis, University of Toronto
A new development at KSR
A new multipurpose building that will greatly expand our operations is under construction. It will include sleeping accommodations, a communal kitchen, social gathering spaces, teaching and conference spaces, and more. This project has been made possible through generous donor support to the University of Toronto.
Construction on the main building is progressing quickly. Stay tuned for updates about this exciting project that will expand KSR’s horizons. During construction, the condition of our main roadway may be affected. For any questions or concerns please contact the Station Manager.
More than just research
While primarily a research facility, KSR welcomes field courses, group events, retreats, and creative pursuits.
KSR accommodates field courses and provides overnight accommodations, indoor lab and classroom space, and a vast outdoor classroom.
KSR has indoor meeting spaces that can accommodate small groups for day use. Overnight accommodations may be available. Outdoor meeting space can also be arranged.
Want to get out of the lab and into the sunlight? We offer housing and meeting spaces for lab groups looking to get out of the city.
Housing and lab space is available for anyone seeking a change of scenery when writing theses, papers, grant applications, or the great Canadian novel.
We offer housing and lab/field space for graduate student and staff retreats, training events and more.
KSR has been the site of various film productions, such as L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables (2016) and a number of TVO educational programs.
For more information
For more information about bookings, housing and catering, please contact the Station Manager.
Please keep in mind that accommodations may be limited during the peak season (mid-April to October) and reservations for field courses should be made as far in advance as possible.
Also note that priority is given to groups and individuals conducting research at KSR.
A hidden asset to many
KSR welcomes undergraduate students, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from a range of scientific disciplines and universities across Canada and abroad.