Public Program Assistant, seasonal, Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation, Cochrane, AB (09/03/18)

  • 28 Feb 2018 6:42 PM
    Message # 5883130
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Do you have strong communication skills and an interest in engaging and teaching the public about the natural and cultural resources that Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park protects? The Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation is looking for a summer student to work as a Public Programming Assistant at Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park.

    The successful candidate will, with guidance from the Public Program Coordinator, lead natural and cultural outreach programs offered by the Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation and assist with other visitor experience related duties.

    Responsibilities include: Leading a variety of children’s, seniors’, family, and adult programs that teach the natural and historical features of the park; maintaining the equipment for park programs; promotion of programming; creating social media content, working occasionally in the Visitor Information Center; offering support for special events; and compilation of program and survey data.


    • A minimum of two years of post-secondary education completed
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with volunteers, lead programs and interact positively with members of the public (from children to seniors)
    • Experience in using computer systems and software such as databases, spreadsheets.
    • Strong organizational and time management skill, accuracy and strong attention to detail is required
    • Ability to work under pressure and on several projects simultaneously, to prioritize, and to meet strict deadlines
    • Ability to work independently, and have demonstrated the ability to work as part of an interactive group
    • A level of physical fitness conducive to take on field work activities that include lifting moderate loads, walking, and strength and flexibility required for biological field work
    • Willingness to work weekends and some evenings
    • Any of the following would be considered definite assets:
    • strong database skills
    • interpretation or public presentation experience
    • experience working with volunteers
    • customer relations experience
    • a background in biological sciences, western Canadian history, anthropology or archaeology, education or teaching
    • basic skills in plant identification and a basic understanding of ecology and plant-animal interactions
    • standard First Aid Certification
    • Please note: A vehicle is required to reach the Park from Calgary or Cochrane
    • If successful in competition, must produce criminal record and vulnerable sector check on first day of work, obtained from “home” police department.

    Remuneration: $15-17/hour (based on a 37.25 hour work week) depending on experience

    Employment Duration: May 1 through September 2, 2018

    TO APPLY (or for further information):

    Please forward your resume to or:

    Sarah Parker

    Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation

    255001 Glenbow Road

    Cochrane, Alberta T4C 0B7


    * Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park is situated along the north banks and escarpments of the Bow Valley Corridor between Calgary and Cochrane. It is one of Alberta’s newest provincial parks, protecting a variety of natural and cultural resources. Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation is co-developing the Park with the Province.

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