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Interpretive LEAD positions, seasonal, Alberta Parks, Dinosaur & Writing-on-Stone, AB (19/01/21)

  • 20 Dec 2021 10:48 AM
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    Come work, learn & LEAD in Alberta Parks this coming summer!

    Applications for Lead Interpreter (Program Services 2) at Dinosaur  & Writing-on-Stone Provincial Parks are being accepted until January 19, 2022.

    Apply today: https://jobpostings.alberta.ca/.../Various.../553959417/

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    Lead Interpreter

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    Date: Dec 18, 2021

    Location: Various, AB

    Company: Government of Alberta

    Job Information

    Job Title: Lead Interpreter 

    Job Requisition ID: 22157

    Ministry: Environment & Parks

    Location: Dinosaur Provincial Park (Brooks, AB), Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park (Milk River, AB)

    Full or Part-Time: Wage - Seasonal 

    Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

    Regular/Temporary: Wage

    Scope: Wages

    Closing Date: January 19, 2022

    Classification: Subsidiary 02B 3625 Program Services 2

    About Us

    The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit: https://www.alberta.ca/diversity-inclusion-policy.aspx

    Alberta Environment and Parks - We support Albertans in being proud stewards of air, land, water, and biodiversity by leading the work required for the desired environmental outcomes and sustainable development of natural resources. For more information about the Ministry of Environment and Parks, please visit our website at: https://www.alberta.ca/environment-natural-resources.aspx


    A Lead Interpreter supports a team of seasonal interpreters in providing world-class public and educational programming in a World Heritage Site. They work collaboratively with the Visitor Services team in the development, planning and delivery of programs for the public. The Lead Interpreter will support the training, evaluation and development of a team of seasonal interpreters and provide ongoing coaching and support. They provide regular programming to the public and may support the scheduling of the interpretive team to meet program offerings and special-booked program. A Lead Interpreter assists in special event planning, preparation and delivery and they coordinate and manage special group and school bookings. Lead Interpreters liaise with special guests and researchers to support overall park goals and management. They may collaborate with partner organizations to fulfill programming requirements. Lead Interpreters oversee program statistics management, monitoring and training. They support the broader park team to provide a high-level of customer service to guests.

    Successful candidates have strong time management skills and work well under pressure. Ideal candidates also have skills to manage customer complaints and facilitate feedback.

    Southern Region -- Dinosaur -- PP

    • Location: Dinosaur Provincial Park (40 minutes southeast of Brooks)
    • Description: Dinosaur Provincial site is a UNESCO World Heritage site, renowned for stunning other-worldly landscapes, diverse birdlife in one of Canada’s largest intact cottonwood forest and its rich paleontological resources.
    • Role:  The Interpretive Lead will work side by side with the Interpretation Supervisor to assist in training, on-going coaching & evaluation of the interpretive team.  They will contribute to the creation and updating of programming schedules.  The team lead will also learn and present several of our ongoing programs to the public, including bus tours and hikes.  There may be opportunities to develop new programs, based upon the skill set of the candidate – including; hikes, theatre programs, on-site school visits and family programming.  A palaeontology expert will be on site to provide training – education in geology or palaeontology is not required, but a strong interest/background is an asset.   
    • What you bring: Experience leading 1-8 km guided ½ day-hikes, working in remote outdoor and extreme heat locations is ideal. Background and/or education with palaeontology, badland/desert/river ecosystems and public speaking/presentations are strong assets. Passion for nature, people of all ages and working in a dynamic environment are important for an enjoyable summer.
    • Staff accommodations available (all with air-conditioning).

    Southern Region – Writing-on-

    Stone - PP

    • Location: Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park (1.5 hours southeast of Lethbridge)
    • Park Description: Writing-on-Stone/ Áísínai’pi was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2019. This unique site in the Canadian Badlands protects a vast collection of ancient pictographs and petroglyphs created by Blackfoot and other First Nations groups. The awe-inspiring badlands setting is a rugged, yet fragile location that is home to numerous species at risk. Áísínai’pi promotes a living cultural landscape and works to provide authentic stories and interpretation to visitors from around the world.
    • Role: The Lead Interpreter supports program development and delivery of interpretive programming at Writing-on-Stone/ Áísínai’pi. They lead a team to engage and educate visitors on the cultural history and unique habitats and geology at Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park. They lead bus tours and develop and deliver other public programs and provide formal education programs both virtually and in-person. They 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.
    • Additional:
      • Experience working in remote outdoor and extreme heat settings is essential.
      • Experience with program development and suite of program planning is a strong asset
      • Experience leading or supervising others is a strong asset
      • Experience and/or education in Blackfoot culture and history is a strong asset.
      • Staff accommodations available.


    Resumes received will be used to fill future vacancies. Only those individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.


    The minimum requirement for this role is a university graduation in a related field.



    • WHIMIS 2015 Certificate
    • Standard First Aid & CPR Level C
    • Valid Class 4 Driver's License obtained by April 30, 2022 at the latest
    • 5-year Driver’s Abstract issued within 30 days of your application submission; with no more than 8 demerits 
    • A defensive driving course required prior to commencement
    • A Criminal Record Check will be required for the successful candidate



    • Previous experience in either Dinosaur or Writing-on-Stone an asset
    • Previous experience supervising a team a strong asset
    • Previous experience in park interpretation and program planning a strong asset
    • Exemplary customer service and interpersonal skills
    • Knowledge of park facilities & services; natural & cultural/paleontological history knowledge an asset
    • Indigenous or local community background, history and/or knowledge


    Equivalencies will be considered. 


    $31.48 - $41.29 hourly


    This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.


    These positions are based out of Dinosaur or Writing-on-Stone Provincial Parks – onsite accommodations available for rent upon request. This position is required to work shift work including weekends, evenings and holidays. Shifts are 7.25 hours per day, up to a 36.25 hour work week. Terms depend on budget availability and operational needs.


    Projected Term of Employment:
    Writing-on-Stone PP:

    • April 2022 to October 2022

    Dinosaur PP:

    • May 2022 to September 2022
    • April 2022 to October 2022


    What We Offer:

    Wage employees receive 11.2% in addition to regular wage earnings in lieu of benefits and vacation leave.

    • 5.2 percent of regular wage earnings instead of paid holidays
    • 6 percent of regular wage earnings instead of annual vacation pay

    How To Apply

    Click on the “Apply Now” button. 

    Candidates are required to apply for a job online. Please visit https://www.alberta.ca/navigating-online-jobs-application.aspx to learn more about creating a candidate profile and other tips for the Government of Alberta’s online application system.


    If you are not currently an employee with the Government of Alberta, the first step in applying for a job is creating your candidate profile within our online application system, click here to access the main log in page where you are able to ‘Create an account’, reset your password (‘Forgot your password’) or ‘Sign  In’ should you already have an account.

    Existing employees should access the Career tile in 1GX to submit their application in order to be recognized as an internal applicant.


    Once you have created your candidate profile, visit the Alberta Public Service job site to apply for jobs at https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-public-service-jobs.aspx

    Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies. 


    Resources for applicants:





    It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) https://www.alberta.ca/iqas-overview.aspx. Applicants are encouraged to include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

    Closing Statement

    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.


    Any candidates in the process for applying for employment with the Government of Alberta, must be able to comply with one of the following:

    • Proof of COVID 19 vaccination;
    • If you are a successful candidate and have not provided proof of COVID 19 vaccination, you may select to produce a negative PCR (molecular polymerase chain reaction) or rapid test result, date-stamped within 72 hours of every scheduled work day/shift, on an ongoing basis starting on December 14, 2021. These tests will be paid for by the employee;
    • Candidates and employees who are unable to get vaccinated based on a protected ground under the Alberta Human Rights Act may request approval for an exemption and accommodation.


    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 Christine Hammermaster at Christine.Hammermaster@gov.ab.ca.

    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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