Alberta Parks is offering the opportunity to live and work in some of Alberta's most beautiful landscapes, from grassland prairies and boreal forest, to Canadian Badlands and Rocky Mountains. If you enjoy meeting new people, exploring the outdoors, and helping visitors connect to the natural world through fun and engaging activities, you'll want to be part of our team. Multiple locations in Alberta are hiring Park Interpreters and Communicators to foster stewardship of the natural world through engaging and informative interactions with visitors. These programs connect adults and children with Alberta's landscape, biological and cultural diversity, and outdoor recreation opportunities.
||Park Interpreters & Communicators (Seasonal)
Program Services 1
/ Administrative Support 3
|Rate of Pay:
$21.19-$25.79/hour for Communicators & $28.77-$37.40/hour for Interpreters
(Plus 11.2% in lieu of benefits and holidays)
||January 17, 2019
Depending on your strengths, you could be involved in a variety of programming like
- Environmental education
- Theatrical presentations
- Recreational activity instruction
- Informal talks
- Information delivery
- Guided hikes and tours
You will also use your superior communication skills to provide information to visitors on features and attractions, and important messaging associated with the use of our sites and facilities.
For more info on the role of Park Interpreters and Communicators:
- Park Communicator: High school diploma and one year of related experience (e.g. work in the natural sciences, teaching, communications, performing arts, etc).
- Park Interpreter: Two-year post-secondary or equivalent in a related field (natural sciences, education, communications, history, performing arts, etc.)
- 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.
Required to Have By April 30, 2019
- Class 4 (Small Bus Licence) for positions at Dinosaur and Cypress Hills Provincial Parks
- Valid Class 5 Operator's License
- Recognized current Standard First Aid Certificate
- Current CPR Level "C" Certificate / AED
- Defensive Driving Certificate (within three years)
- Drivers Abstract
Experience, knowledge and competency in
- Written and verbal communication
- Audience engagement
- Acting and singing
- Alberta's flora and fauna
- Outdoor recreation
- Alignment with the required behavioural competencies of the role (see below)
Competencies are behaviours that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans.
We encourage you to have an in-depth understanding of the competencies that are required for
this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process.
- Agility: To think creatively while working in a changing work environment.
- Build Collaborative Environments: By promoting collaboration and commitment, encourage broad thinking on projects, work together to eliminate barriers to progress, and facilitate open and respectful dialogue.
- Creative Problem Solving and Judgement: By using a wide range of communication techniques to promptly and professionally address issues.
- Develop Self and Others: By actively learning about the organization, reflecting on performance to identify areas of improvement and create a shared learning environment to lead the delivery of successful programs.
- Drive for Results: Through championing innovation and displaying high standards in programs, initiatives and services.
- Systems Thinking: To understand connections to the larger organization and to positively inspire the implementation of priorities or goals.
Terms of Employment
- The term is approximately April 30 - September 2, 2019 (depending on position and location).
- This is a seasonal wage opportunity, mostly full-time positions.
- The mandatory (paid) training workshop is April 30 - May 3 in a camp setting location.
- Shift and weekend work will be required. A premium is paid for these shifts.
- Final candidates must also provide a Criminal Record Check with vulnerable sector by March 15, 2019.
- This position requires working outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.
- We are recruiting to positions in several locations. Check park placement descriptions for details.
- Download our application process PDF for more info.
- Only applicants selected for recruitment workshops will be contacted. All successful applicants will be required to attend ONE of the following full-day recruitment workshops
- Calgary: Friday, February 1 (TBD) OR Saturday, February 2 OR Sunday, February 3, 2019 or;
- Edmonton: Saturday, February 9 OR Sunday, February 10, 2019
- 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) and include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any
other educational assessment service as part of their application.
- This posting may be used to fill future vacancies.
How to Apply
- Online applications are preferred through https://jobs.alberta.ca/. As only one file can be uploaded, make sure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. Please ensure that this document is saved using the naming convention of your first then last name (Joe_Smith). Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition.
- 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.
- If you are unable to apply online, please contact:
Environment & Parks, Human Resources
4th floor South Petroleum Plaza, 9915 -108 Street
For more information, contact Daniella Rubeling, Interpretation and Education Team Lead at 403-673-3663 ext. 220 OR firstname.lastname@example.org
We thank all candidates for their interest. However, only individuals selected for Calgary or Edmonton recruitment workshops will be contacted.