Position: Discover Parks Ambassador (Goldstream)
Dates: March 4th to December 6th, 2024
Compensation: $20 per hour
Schedule: Full-time, 35 hours/week. Schedule will be 5 consecutive days with 2 days off. Shift times will vary according to the season (spring/summer/fall). For example:
Job location: Working in Goldstream Provincial Park and Nature House - Victoria, BC (5 days/week)
Apply Here: https://bcparksfoundation.bamboohr.com/careers/59
Purpose: To excite, engage and educate park visitors
Discover Parks Ambassadors create amazing experiences that inspire, educate, and empower people to appreciate, enjoy, and care for British Columbia's parks and protected places. We are seeking energetic, motivated individuals with a deep respect for the natural environment to deliver educational experiences in Goldstream Provincial Park, ensuring a welcoming and engaging experience at the Goldstream Nature House. This 9-month position encompasses three unique programming seasons; spring, summer, and fall salmon run programs. The Goldstream Nature House has the reputation of being a welcoming and educational space with opportunities for park visitors to support conservation education through donations and purchases. This position is instrumental in maintaining the Nature House’s positive role in the community.
What does a typical day look like?
Your days will vary throughout your work term and will include running educational programs in various park locations, alongside operating the Goldstream Nature House. Daily tasks include delivering programs, engaging with visitors, programs planning, operating the giftshop, daily cleaning of the nature house, and collecting and reporting program metrics. Goldstream’s visitation varies across the term of this position thus the percentage of time spent on each of these tasks will vary season to season. You will always be interacting with visitors, sharing insight about the park’s biodiversity and inspiring environmental awareness. On weekdays you may be running multiple programs for school groups, walking trails, and operating the giftshop and on weekends you may provide public programs for families alongside your time in the Nature House. During the summer your schedule will change to include afternoon and evening shifts to facilitate the much-loved evening educational amphitheatre programs at the campground.
All employees may carry out a range of functions beyond their core roles and are expected to help with advancing the organization as a whole.
Skills and experience considered an asset:
Perks of the job
Commitment to Equity
No. of Positions Available: 3
Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled
Interpretation Canada c/o Kerry Wood Nature Centre 6300 45th Ave Red Deer, AB, Canada T4N 3M4
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