Outdoor Education Administrator and Guide

Mulgrave is one of Canada’s leading independent co-educational pre-K – 12 day schools, serving the North Shore of Vancouver. We are an established IB Continuum World School with a reputation for excellence and innovation. We are now seeking applicants to for the role of Outdoor Education Administrator and Guide.

This is a key role in Mulgrave’s developing Outdoor Education (OE) programs both at the West Vancouver campus and at the school’s Outdoor education centre in Squamish. This will include planning and executing the school’s extensive Pre-K to grade 12 program, in close collaboration with other members of the Outdoor Education team and faculty and staff from across the school. The successful applicant will be an effective forward planner, systems organiser, problem solver and administrator as well as being a knowledgeable, experienced and enthusiastic outdoor educator with at least 2 years of wilderness guiding experience with school-aged children and adults.

In order to provide the best possible learning environment for our highly diverse, multicultural student population, Mulgrave actively seeks to recruit staff members from groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in independent and international school faculties. BIPoC and 2SLGBTQ+ practitioners and those with disabilities are warmly encouraged to apply, and invited to reach out for more information about our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: *

  • Execute the policies and procedures relevant to the scope of operations within the department
    Outdoor Education gear maintenance, repair, and inventorying
  • Possibly manage the schools climbing centre
  • A wide range of administrative tasks associated with the outdoor education program, including the preparation of documents (presentation slides, spreadsheets, and letters) that support the execution of our OE programs
  • Coordination of bookings and related needs, including transportation and rentals
  • Support the administration of external/internal bookings of the SOLE Centre
  • Help in the development and facilitation of a variety of outdoor education experiences on and off campus
  • Development and supervision of a variety of overnight and weekend trips throughout the year
  • Work with a variety of grade levels from Pre-K to grade 12
  • Occasional bus driving for OE groups
  • Establish strong, positive relationships with students and foster a healthy environment for outdoor education in accordance with the mission and values of the school

See full job posting here.

Educational Wilderness Guide

Intended job posting audience

Anyone who can legally work in Canada can apply for this job. If you are not currently authorized to work in Canada, the employer will not consider your job application.
We are seeking a motivated, experienced individual to help deliver winter school group programmes and general interest summer backcountry programmes.

The Klondike Experience has been in operation in Dawson City, Yukon since 2012 offering unique tourism experiences for groups of all ages from around the world. We specialize in facilitating backcountry adventure, trekking, and land-based experiential education, all in a cultural-historical-environmental context.


Role Description:

– Delivery of multi-day educational programming throughout The Yukon

– Safe and confident operation of a 24-passenger bus and trailer

– Wilderness trekking, guiding, meal preparation, camp management

– Coordinating with partners, suppliers, and clients pre and post-tour

– Interpretation and communication of cultural and historical information


Required Qualifications:

– Strong background in Outdoor Education, Guiding, or both

– Wilderness First Aid

– Class 4 driver’s license + operator experience

– Physical fitness, ability to lead overnight hikes in difficult terrain

– Excellent camp management skills and organizational abilities


We offer a safe, inclusive, and positive working environment, flexible scheduling, and lots of room to share new ideas. For a detailed job description, more information, or to apply, please contact:

Additional Application Instructions
Please send a cover letter and resume

Winter Wilderness Guide

Position: Algonquin Winter Wilderness Guide
Terms: Per diem wage plus tips, shared accommodation
Employer: Voyageur Quest
Location: based out of Algonquin Park Access Pt #1, east of South River, Ontario

Voyageur Quest is a wilderness tour company that specializes in Algonquin Park. Our facilities – the Algonquin Log Cabin, the Algonquin Cottages, Islands, and Voyageur Outfitter are all located at Algonquin Park’s northwest corner at Access Pt #1. Our head office, reservations, and logistics are centered in our Toronto office.


Voyageur Quest is looking for Algonquin Winter Guides as Log Cabin guides, naturalists, and outdoor educational leaders to work lodge-based interpretative programs at the Algonquin Log Cabin and Algonquin Cottage Outpost. Applicants should have strong leadership skills and be comfortable speaking about Algonquin flora, fauna, night sky and local culture in front of an adult commercial, outdoor education and family market. Strong interpretative and program skills are essential.

Applicants should have the following certifications, skills, and experience:

Ability to Snowshoe
Ability to Backcountry ski
Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA), Wilderness First Responder (WFR) or equivalent
Strong Nature and Wildlife interpretation
Ice Safety knowledge/certification
Strong guiding and leadership experience in a wilderness environment
Commercial hospitality experience (with serving meals, kitchen help, lodge welcomes) and a strong desire to optimize customer satisfaction
Love being outdoors in the winter
Clear and satisfactory criminal record check
A driver’s license and a car is an asset to get you to and from the Algonquin Log Cabin and for your days off.
Contracts Available: early December 2021 to approx 3rd week in March 2022*
Training: December 4-10, 2021
Salary: $175-230 per day (as per ESA, commensurate with certifications, experience and leadership) plus guests tip to staff directly.
*Other: Shared accommodation available

Interested candidates should e-mail a résumé and cover letter (with the subject line of email marked JOBS) to Helena

Contract length: 4 months

Expected start date: 2021-12-04

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract

Salary: $175.00-$230.00 per day

COVID-19 considerations:
Following provincial health guidelines: requiring new staff to be fully vaccinated, and following best practices with respect to proper hygiene, physical distancing, mask-wearing, capacity, plexiglass use, etc. where applicable.

Application question(s):

Do you have experience with winter camping, snowshoeing, backcountry skiing?
Work remotely: No

Heritage Presenter

Deliver interpretive presentations, guided hikes/tours, public interpretation programs (children, outdoor theatre, etc.), activities and special events. Provide quality visitor services to the public, work with various point of sale systems, selling permits and revenue collection. Record visitor statistics, provide visitor information and respond to inquiries in person, by e-mail, and over the phone. Perform routine cleaning and maintenance of grounds and facilities.

Intent of the process
Parks Canada is looking for bilingual Heritage Presenters/Interpreters at Terra Nova National Park, Cape Spear Lighthouse, Signal Hill National Historic Sites and Ryan Premises National Historic Site. If you are an outgoing, motivated individual who would like to be part of our team to protect, preserve and present these nationally significant places to Canadians, please review the criteria below and submit your application today.

A list of qualified candidates may be established through this process to staff identical or similar positions within Parks Canada Agency, whose tenure could vary depending on the position being staffed (i.e. determinate or indeterminate) and whose language requirements, linguistic profiles and security requirements could also vary.

Positions to be filled: 3

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

Contact information for 3 references.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications):

A secondary school diploma or equivalency approved by the PSC, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience relevant to position.

Degree equivalency

Essential Experience:
• Experience in paid or volunteer work that entailed direct contact and communication with the public
• Experience in public speaking, delivering messages/information to groups in face-to-face situations with the purpose of education, engagement, entertainment and/or motivation

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Bilingual – Imperative (BBB/BBB)

Information on language requirements

• Knowledge of communication, presentation and interpretive techniques such as storytelling, demonstration, theatre programs or guided walks
• Knowledge of Canada’s natural and/or cultural heritage as it relates to the specific National Historic Site or National Park

• Adapting in order to work effectively in ambiguous or changing situations, and with diverse individuals and groups (Adaptability)
• Providing service excellence to internal and/or external client (Client Focus)
• Dealing with situations and issues proactively and persistently, seizing opportunities that arise (Initiative)

Personal Suitability:
• Sound judgment
• Personally connects with others
• Communicates effectively
• Demonstrate integrity

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Asset Experience:
• Experience as a historical interpreter
• Experience with black powder or use of historic weapons
• Experience in public speaking, theatre/performing arts, heritage interpretation, adult education, museum education, or story telling
• Experience in musical performances

Operational Requirements:
• Work shift work, irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/ or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays when required;
• Wear a Parks Canada uniform as per the uniform policy and/or dress in period costume as per Parks Canada requirements;
• Work and/or travel in varied terrains, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportations;
• Stand/walk/hike for prolonged periods.
• Work from various locations.

Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance

• Possession of a valid class 5 Driver’s License

Other information
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information
Human Resources

Interpretive Guide

Come work with us this Winter in Lake Louise! Live, Work, Play in the heart of the Canadian Rockies!!

Job Description:

It is the interpreter’s responsibility to educate visitors about the natural and cultural history of Banff National Park. Interpretive Guides are also responsible for the delivery of key Parks Canada messages in an interesting and inspiring way.


Job Responsibilities:

Continued commitment to high standards of service, exceeding customer expectations
Guide themed snowshoe tours of 1.5 hours and 2 hours
Roving interpretation
Deliver key messages through meaningful, enthusiastic and enjoyable interpretation
Greet and answer visitors’ questions, and assist them as required
Monitor wildlife activity to ensure a safe environment for staff and visitors

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

Previous interpretive guiding experience is preferred
Fluency or working knowledge of other languages is considered an asset
Must have Apprentice Interpreter course, Standard 16h First Aid and 4 Season Group Management Course prior to start of employment or need to attend next available course dates in order to keep employment (Visit www.interpretiveguides.org for more details.)
Valid Class 5 or higher Alberta Driver’s license (or international equivalent) with clean driving record (abstract/traffic history report must be provided before commencement of employment)
Education, training and experience in the area of guiding, education and the environment are an asset
Ability to effectively communicate with people sensitively, tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally at all times
Background knowledge of the natural and cultural history of Banff National Park with skills to enhance programs that are provided
Previous experience snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are an asset
Must be outgoing, entertaining and enjoy meeting new people
Have strong leadership skills, with the ability to organize and maintain control over large groups
Self-motivated, with the ability to work with a team, as well as independently

Work Schedule:

5 days on/2 days off for winter season

Dress Code:

Outdoor Uniform – discussed at time of interview

Park Guide


Seasonal Position: Mid November, 2021 – January 23, 2022

Lights. Canyon. Action! Believe it or not, Canyon Lights, our holiday winter festival, is just around the corner (November 22nd to be precise) and we’re looking for holiday enthusiasts to help light up our nights!

If you have a passion for guest service, enjoy working outdoors in a true west coast rainforest, and are full of Holiday Spirit, then this might be the experience you are looking for!

Who we are:

We are the number one Tourist Destination in Vancouver
We are passionate about creating experiences guests and team members are amazed by
We are inspired by our natural setting and sharing the wonder of nature with over 1,000,000 annual guests

What you’ll get:

Competitive wages
Free coffee, tea and fountain pop with your reusable cup
While on shift, up to a 40% discount on food
30% discount at the Trading Post gift store
Access to various team events #TeamCapGroup
Guest passes for friends and family

What you’ll do:

Be open and approachable to assist guests with any questions or queries.
Assist guests with wayfinding and be familiar with all offerings available for guests on the given day.
Responsible for greeting guests as they enter attractions and provide reminders of safety policies.
Deliver our rainforest explorer kids’ program with a sense of enthusiasm and fun.
Deliver scheduled talks. (Note that talks have replaced walking tours due to COVID 19).
Familiarize oneself with set information that forms the foundation of our talks and engagement carts. This information focuses on key topics: First Nations culture on the Northwest Coast, the history of the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and the flora and fauna of the temperate rainforest.
Be capable of leading groups and provide safety talks to under 17 groups.


Must be able to work a variety of shifts including evenings, weekends and holidays
Team Members are required to be on their feet for extended periods of time
Team Members are expected to deliver the position as described under various weather conditions including but not limited to sun, rain, snow, sleet
Team Members must be able to work in a variety of weather conditions in the dark

Who you are:

Minimum 1 year of Guest Services experience
Positive, friendly, outgoing, and energetic personality
Excellent interpersonal skills
Previous experience in public speaking or guide experience is a strong asset
Level 1 or 2 occupational first aid is an asset
Second language is an asset

The Capilano Group comprises retail, hospitality and tourism-based businesses anchored by Capilano Suspension Bridge Park in North Vancouver. The Capilano Group’s portfolio includes Moraine Lake Lodge, Moraine Lake Trading and Cathedral Mountain Lodge in the Canadian Rockies, Stanley Park Pavilion, Stanley’s Park Bar & Grill and Prospect Point Cafe and Gift Shop in Stanley Park, Vancouver and Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, Capilano Trading Post in North Vancouver.