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Posting Date: Dec 15, 2021
Closing Date: January 20, 2022
Company: Government of Alberta
Job Title: Park Interpreters
Job Requisition ID: 21783
Ministry: Environment & Parks
Locations: Kananaskis and Southern Alberta.
Full or Part-Time: Full Time/seasonal
Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week
Scope: Open Competition - Seasonal Wage Opportunity
Classification: Subsidiary 02B 3625 Program Services 1
Are you looking for an opportunity to use your skills, education and related experiences to become a Park Interpreter? Working the summer season in Alberta Parks is unlike any other – full of challenge, personal & professional growth and the opportunity to educate a spirited, fun-loving group of life-long learners who are interested in learning more about Alberta’s history and culture. If you enjoy engaging with the public, being an ambassador for the conservation of our natural environment and helping to promote sustainable and responsible recreation opportunities, you’ll want to be a part of our team.
As a Park Interpreter, you may be involved in the development and/or delivery of a variety of personal and/or online programming such as formal education initiatives, theatrical presentations, recreational activity instruction, informal talks, guided hikes and tours, other forms of information delivery, public safety messaging, depending on your strengths.
Multiple locations in Alberta are now hiring Seasonal Interpreters to foster stewardship of recreation and conservation through engaging and informative interactions with visitors in Alberta Provincial Parks. These programs connect adults and children with the biological and cultural diversity of Alberta’s parks and protected areas, as well as encourage safe outdoor recreation experiences. The ability to work both independently and as part of a team while demonstrating the Alberta Public Service values of respect, integrity, accountability and excellence in everything you do will be essential to your success.
Southern Region – Dinosaur Provincial Park
Interpreters will lead and educate visitors on a variety of programs about the parks rich natural and human history as well as geology and paleontology. Staff will have ongoing, onsite instruction from trained palaeontologists to increase their subject knowledge. The job includes; leading 24-passanger bus tours, guiding 1-4 hour hikes through the badlands and delivering general public, family and school group programming. You may also help remount amphitheatre programs for outdoor evening shows.
Southern Region – Writing on Stone Provincial Park
Interpreters engage and educate visitors on the cultural history and unique habitats and geology at Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park, lead bus tours and develop and deliver other public programs. Park Interpreters deliver both in-person and video conference formal educational programs. You will receive in-depth training from Elders and Archaeologists to integrate the traditional and scientific ways to interpret the rock art as well as facilitate the living cultural traditions at Writing-on-Stone/Áísínai’pi. Knowledge of Blackfoot culture and history for this location is a strong asset.
Kananaskis Region – Bow Valley and Peter Lougheed Provincial Park
Interpreters educate visitors on regulations and compliance expectations, public safety, the Kananaskis Conservation Pass and regional flora, fauna and geology through theatrical amphitheatre programs, prop talks, interactive family programs and roving trails and day use areas. Staff may also be asked to support formal education programs, and mentor and train other park communicators and facility operators.
Visit albertaparks.ca/parkinterpreter for FAQs and programs offered in each of the Provincial Parks.
The minimum qualifications for these roles are:
Equivalences will be considered on directly related experience or education considered on the basis of: one year of experience for one year of education or one year of education for one year of experience.
Additionally, applicants must obtain the following prior to hire:
Assets to this role include:
Applicants are encouraged to clearly demonstrate the above assets in their resume or cover letter.
$29.06 - $37.78 per hour
Wage employees receive 11.2% in addition to regular wage earnings in lieu of benefits and vacation leave.
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The Government of Alberta is implementing a proof of COVID 19 vaccination policy for all Alberta Public Service employees, to improve the health and safety of Alberta Public Service employees and Albertans we serve.
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This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.
We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted. If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Julie Ryan at Julie.email@example.com.
If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check http://www.jobs.alberta.ca for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.
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