Education Interpreter & Site Attendant, Tommy Thompson Park

Position Details:

Current Rate of Pay: Min = $23.91, Max = $25.92
Employment type: Temporary Part-Time Contract
Duration: 4 months (Start date flexible late August/early September to December 18, 2022 *with possibility of extension*)

Hours of work: 7.5-18 hours/week

Work location: Tommy Thompson Park

Division: Restoration & Infrastructure

Business unit: Ecosystem Management

Travel: Yes, within job site

Remote Work: No

 

About TRCA:

With more than 60 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario, created to safeguard and enhance the health and well-being of watershed communities through the protection and restoration of the natural environment and the ecological services the environment provides.

TRCA works to protect the integrity and health of the rivers and creeks in the jurisdiction, develop a system of green and natural spaces that sustains local ecosystems, and advance sustainable practices that improve people’s lives within our growing region.
How you will contribute as part of the TRCA team:

The Education Interpreter and Site Attendant is someone who has a passion for nature and wildlife, loves interacting and sharing information with others, and who is confident and has a dynamic personality.  Situated at the most unique park in Toronto, the Education Interpreter and Site Attendant at Tommy Thompson Park engages with park visitors to provide enhanced customer service. Interactions range from interpreting park history, wildlife, habitats and restoration projects, to assisting with emergencies and ensuring visitors are well-informed about how to use the park responsibly. The Education Interpreter and Site Attendant is comfortable working in a small team, under minimal supervision, and has a reliable car that can be used during working hours for site inspections.  Education Interpreter and Site Attendants typically work in teams of two on weekends (Saturday and Sunday and holidays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m./4:30 p.m. (Summer/Winter) every other weekend, however, the schedule is flexible and based on staff availability.  This is an occasional contract position in the environmental field.

Major Responsibilities:

 

Perform the following tasks under general supervision:

Greet and engage with visitors in a pleasant and helpful manner to provide exceptional visitor experiences.
Provide communication to visitors about permitted activities and trail etiquette.
Assist with inquiries and/or concerns in a tactful and professional manner and use interactions as an educational opportunity.
Guide and lead visitors and visitor groups to Tommy Thompson Park on nature and environmental programs specific to the habitats, flora and fauna of the park.
Learn program content to be able to effectively deliver interactive programs to various audiences of varying ages.
Assist with creation of interpretive displays and activities.
Conduct site inspections to identify any major hazards, incidents and issues.
Provide first aid when required. Complete injury and incident reports. Facilitate EMS access to the park.
Maintain Nature Centre in neat and tidy condition.
What will you need to succeed:

Actively pursuing or possess a post-secondary degree/diploma in the field of biology, environmental studies or related discipline, or equivalent knowledge.
Valid Ontario Class G driver’s license in good standing.
Active and current First Aid and CPR certificate.
Experience working with large groups in delivering programs and activities is considered an asset.
Previous experience delivering environmental, or nature programs is considered an asset.
Familiarity with Tommy Thompson Park programs and projects.
Knowledge of the ecology and flora/fauna of the Greater Toronto Area and Southern Ontario.
Strong public speaking and communication skills.
Excellent organization and time management skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with colleagues.
Ability to deliver programs to audiences of various ages, adapting style to ensure audience appropriateness.
Ability to work independently and take initiative within a set of guidelines and procedures, and to take direction and notes when given.
What TRCA has to offer you:

As part of a progressive team you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact to preserving and protecting nature, while maintaining a balance between the natural environment and built environment. Working with experts within our field, you will join a team of colleagues that are committed to TRCA’s core values of integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect, and excellence (icare).

You will be part of a diverse and inclusive organization that:

Makes a positive difference in the communities we serve.
Fosters high performance and collaborative teams.
Provides continuous learning and development opportunities.
Offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits program (including Defined Benefit Pension Plan – OMERS/OTPP).
Provides unique TRCA Perks.
Provides flexible work arrangements.
Offers potential for career growth and advancement.
To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter (Applicants without a cover letter will not be considered) quoting the Job ID prior to midnight on August 5, 2022.

INDIGENOUS HERITAGE SPECIALIST

Through the stewardship of its historical sites, heritage assets, and natural spaces, Huronia Historical Parks (HHP) offers unique interactive interpretive experiences and educational programming that make history come to life. HHP promotes a strong tourism sector and prosperity in the region by welcoming visitors from around the world and building partnerships that strengthen its cultural, social, and economic impact.

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons is a nationally recognized historic site, including a comprehensive living history program, award winning museum and the archaeological remains of Ontario’s oldest masonry.

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons celebrates, respect’s and honours the culture, heritage, history, as well as past and present contributions of Indigenous Peoples. As one of Ontario’s significant heritage and culture attractions, Sainte-Marie among the Hurons aims to represent Indigenous Peoples, their cultures, traditions and achievements at the highest standard and with dignity and respect. Sainte-Marie among the Hurons is committed to continually improving our facilities and services to provide visitors with authentic outstanding Indigenous cultural programming.

What can I expect to do in this role?
In this role, you will:

• provide assistance in the research, development, training and implementation of Indigenous heritage programs and activities;
• monitor and evaluate historical interpretations, dramas, tours, special events, education and outreach programs;
• portray a role in traditional and historic-inspired clothing and participate in historical dramatizations, festivals and artisan demonstrations;
• conduct research to ensure accuracy in the depiction of programs;
• provide technical direction to students, and provide information to staff, stakeholders and community interest groups.

How do I qualify?
Specialized Experience and Knowledge:
You have:
• in-depth experience working within Indigenous communities.
• knowledge of Indigenous culture, history and perspective.
• knowledge of storytelling, living history interpretation, animation and education methodologies and applications.
• knowledge of or the desire to learn fabrication, construction and esthetic techniques pertaining to indigenous material culture, as well as leather and wood craft, food preparation, bark shelter and canoe construction.
• knowledge of or the desire to learn traditional harvesting practices such as birch bark, spruce root, sphagnum moss and more.
• the desire to teach and share Indigenous perspectives and world views.
• the desire to share advice on cultural program development, and participate in historical programming.

Communication, Public Speaking and Interpersonal Skills:
• You can effectively share your knowledge and skills with others.
• You have the written or verbal skills necessary to share program content and convey key program information.

Group Leadership and Teamwork Skills:
You can:
• provide guidance and mentorship to staff, and respond to customer service related issues.
• work effectively in a team environment.

Analytical, Problem Solving and Research Skills:
You can:
• conduct research to ensure accuracy in the depiction of programs.
• develop Indigenous cultural programs specific to audience needs.

 

OPS Commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism:
We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful, and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require disability-related accommodation.

Site Interpreter (Artisan II)

Who we are

The Hopewell Rocks Provincial Park is New Brunswick’s most popular natural tourist attraction and one of Canada’s great natural wonders. Located on the shores of the Bay of Fundy, home to the highest tidal range in the world, we strive to provide safe and inclusive opportunities to be in nature, inspire wellness, enjoyment, and education for all.

Hundreds of thousands of guests including film crews, writers, photographers, and scientists from all over the world come to walk the ocean floor, marvel at the sea stacks and enjoy this amazing tidal phenomenon.

Join us! Be a part of contributing to these memorable experiences for our guests that will last a lifetime.

What You Will Do

As member of the Hopewell Rocks team, the successful candidate will be an Ambassador for NB Parks. You will be responsible for:

Providing prompt, efficient, and professional customer service
Sharing facts and stories about the site including the tidal phenomenon, the history, geology, flora and fauna and legends
Responding to inquiries related to the site and area in general
Assisting in training and integration of new employees
Keeping a clean work area
Performing other related duties as required
Work Environment

Working shifts, including evenings, weekends, and holidays
Working outdoors; rain or shine
Working amongst a supportive team
We promote a scent-reduced environment
Who you are

You are approachable, helpful, have a positive attitude and enjoy making heartfelt person to person connections while striving to exceed our guest’s expectations.

You love the outdoors and are physically fit and able to walk many kilometers every day
You are outgoing and willing to learn the many facets of our site
You have good communication skills and can share information with our guests in an accurate, concise, and engaging manner
Need to have

Completion of grade 10
Knowledge and or/ability to share facts about the Hopewell Rocks with visitors
A minimum of three (3) years of related work experience
An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered
Written and spoken competence in English is required.
Nice to have

Possession of a valid Emergency First Aid/CPR certificate
Experience in the retail industry and/or the tourism industry
Background in science
Wage

$22.72 per hour

Providing a safe workplace for all. Your health and safety are important to us. GNB has implemented preventative measures across the organization to ensure your health and safety.

How to apply

We encourage applicants to apply on-line, by e-mail to thchumres@gnb.ca or by mail at the following address indicating competition number R18-2022/23-21.

Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture
Human Resource Branch
Marysville Place, 4th floor
P.O. Box 6000, Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1
(506) 453-3115

This competition will remain open until the position is filled.

We thank all those who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities in which we live and serve. We encourage and support applications from Aboriginals, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minority groups.

Let’s connect. You belong here.

Nature & Heritage Interpreter

Description
Serving in the Interpretation Department, the Nature and Heritage Interpreter will spearhead the delivery of Cape Jourimain’s interpretive services and will serve as the public face of the Nature Centre. Duties will include, greeting visitors, answering public questions, leading programs and tours, delivering activities on event days, developing new interpretive content, and assisting with cleaning, maintenance, and other operational tasks. Every day will be a bit different and there will be lots of opportunities to learn and get creative.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate will be energetic, positive, and resourceful, with a desire to learn. Applicants must be comfortable with public speaking and working in a team environment. The ability to effectively communicate in both English and French is an asset, but not required.

A candidate pursuing a degree in environmental studies, history, or education would be preferred. Experience in outdoor education and working with the public would be considered an asset. Certification in first aid and possession of a Class-5 driver’s license would be considered an asset.

How to Apply
Submit a resume and cover letter describing how you meet the above qualifications to ed@capejourimain.ca. Please include the job title in the email subject line.

Additional information
Cape Jourimain is located in a rural area with limited opportunities for renting. A vehicle may be required for commuting to work.

For more information about Cape Jourimain, visit our website: www.capejourimain.ca

For questions about the position, contact ed@capejourimain.ca

Chaplin Nature Centre – Seasonal Manager

Chaplin Nature Centre – Seasonal Manager Position
Employer Name:  Chaplin Tourism Committee Inc

Wage/salary:  $20-25/hr (commensurate on experience)

Location:  Chaplin, SK

Positions available:   1

Application deadline:  April 11, 2022

Employment terms:  Seasonal full time

Employment length:  March to early September with the hours of operation at the Nature  Centre – mid-May to late August Mon-Fri 9-5

Experience:  some experience would be an asset

Education:  Post secondary preferred

 

Job Description

Applicant will assume daily management duties for the Chaplin Nature Centre. This includes welcoming visitors to the Centre, arranging, promoting and conducting tours of the interpretive centre and preservation of the displays and artifacts in-house. Operational aspects of the retail gift shop, handling cash, debit/credit transactions, daily cash receipts reconciliation, tracking inventories. Daily updates as required on social media platforms. Light duty cleaning and maintenance necessary inside and outside building. Knowledge of and interest in shorebird and grassland species and prairie grassland habitat an asset – training is also available.

Off season duties include searching and writing applications for grants and funding and promotion of our site to other organizations interested in promotion and alliance with wildlife and environmental concerns similar to our facility.

 

Essential Skills

excellent oral communication
effective written communication
critical thinking
ability to work well with other employees
job task planning and organizational skills
knowledge of computer, internet and social media platforms
How to apply: email resume to chapnatcentre@gmail.com

 

Contact info:

Lisa Fisher
306-796-79

COORDINATOR, CONSERVATION EDUCATION EXPERIENCES (LIMITED TERM)

DESCRIPTION
Grow your career at one of the most unique sites in Calgary!  The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo’s Conservation Education department is looking for a full time, limited term Coordinator, Conservation Education Experiences to support our education program offerings.  The successful candidate will develop and deliver a range of nature-based programs to corporate, adult, family, and student audiences.  The focus of this role will change depending on the season and will include corporate and family experiences, conservation education programming for students, and supporting the nightly delivery of ZOOLIGHTS.  The ideal candidate is team-oriented and a strong collaborator with both volunteer and staff across the organization.

Our Mission | Take and inspire action to sustain wildlife and wild places

Our Values | Effective collaboration and communication, honesty and integrity, customer focus, safety, and conservation

Contract:

Start Date: May 5, 2022
End Date: May 5, 2023
What you will do:

Corporate and Family Experiences

Design and deliver conservation programs to corporate, adult and family audiences including team builders, speakers bureau presentations
Incorporate conservation education messaging and activities into programming
Assist with hiring seasonal staff (interviewing, on-boarding, creating work plans)
Develop annual corporate program menu, working with event sales to incorporate client feedback, market trends and conservation education strategies
Track all program bookings from event sales department, coordinating event details and attending meetings with other departments
Supervise volunteers for programs, including training and evaluation of program delivery
Manage programming supply budget
Maintain corporate program statistics, tracking and inventory
Conservation Education

Deliver high quality, formal and informal programs at all age levels in an entertaining and engaging manner
Excellent, positive classroom management and group engagement for a variety of client types
Research and write programs and activities as assigned
Evaluate peers and programs and provide constructive feedback
Maintain and upgrade resource materials
Work with multiple program coordinators on a range of program types
ZOOLIGHTS:

Serve as the event lead 3 to 4 nights per week for the full duration of ZOOLIGHTS
Liaise with volunteer lead and support event staff and volunteers
Troubleshoot and adjust programming components as needed
What you will bring:

Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Environmental Studies, or Training/Development is required
2 to 4 years’ experience in a related educational role
Proven experience coordinating, developing and delivering programs to both public and corporate audiences
Proven experience designing and executing team-building programs
Demonstrated excellence in terms of attention to detail, organizational skills, customer service, public-speaking and presentation skills
Demonstrated knowledge of environmental issues and conservation practices
Experience supervising, training, and evaluating volunteers and staff
Additional Requirements:

The successful candidate must provide a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector search prior to their start date
The successful candidate must have a valid First Aid Certificate
Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada
Working Conditions:

Ability to work weekends, evenings, and irregular shifts
Long periods of time on feet
Good on-site mobility
Ability to life 30 lbs and pull a wagon of resources around zoo grounds
The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo is an outdoor facility and all staff must be comfortable working in a large variety of outdoor conditions. The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo follows the advice of Environment Canada when responding to temperature and air quality issues.

What We Offer:

Discounts on food, beverage, and merchandise
Participation in the Staff Pass Benefit Program
A fun, rewarding work environment and the opportunity to work in a park full of wild animals
Are you ready to join one of Canada’s leaders in wildlife conservation?

If this position suits your skills, experience and personal attributes, we want to talk to you!

Apply by doing the following;

Watch this video about the conservation work being done at the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8J1VH1MBXm0&t=1s)
Submit your resume with a cover letter via our online application system.
Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

If this position is a fit for you, we encourage you to apply with a resume and cover letter no later than Monday, April 11th @ 4:00pm MST.

All candidates are thanked for their applications and advised that only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

PARKS PROGRAM EDUCATOR

Organization: Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Division: Ontario Parks – Sleeping Giant Provincial Park
City: Pass Lake
Job Term: 1 Temporary annually recurring seasonal contract for up to 16 weeks per year (May – Sept)
Job Code: 41100 – Resource Technician 1
Salary: $21.79 – $23.62 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status: Open
Job ID: 178938

Are you a creative individual with leadership qualities looking for an exciting job opportunity in visitor education, with a good mix of outdoor duties in a Provincial Park? If so, then consider this opportunity with Ontario Parks as a Parks Program Educator.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this position, you will:

• provide technical and operational assistance with the park programs
• assist with preparing and presenting interpretive programs
• help in interpreting natural and cultural history of the park
• lend a hand with the preparation of stories for newsletters and promotional marketing material
• gather and record flora and fauna observations, visitor, tourism, marketing data and park attributes for park records
• provide general maintenance (i.e. housekeeping and minor repairs of marketing equipment and facility)

How do I qualify?

Mandatory requirements:
• You must have a valid class ‘G’ driver’s licence or equivalent, as recognized by the Province of Ontario. The offer of employment is conditional upon the successful candidate providing proof that s/he has a valid driver’s licence upon being hired.
• You must be able to work shifts, weekends, and statutory holidays as per schedule.

Knowledge:
• You possess knowledge of resource management principles and techniques.
• You are knowledgeable of interpretive programming preparation and presentation techniques.
• You have working knowledge of forest flora and fauna.
• You are knowledgeable of and have an ability to use computer programs such as word-processing, record keeping, digital image scanning, internet and email software applications.

Communication and interpersonal skills:
• You possess demonstrated communication skills to conduct presentations, park tours and abilities to facilitate interpretive programs for visitors and clients.
• You have well developed written communication skills to assist in creating stories and marketing boards.
• You have interpersonal and customer service skills to assist and deal with internal and external stakeholders.

General skills:
• You are a demonstrated leader and can supervise and assist staff.
• You have the ability to work independently and carry out instructions.
• You possess skills to prioritize tasks to meet competing deadlines and organize park events.
• You have the ability to operate and maintain audio visual equipment.

OPS Commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti- racism:
We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.
We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit theOPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

Additional Information:

Address: 1 Temporary – Seasonal, duration up to 16 weeks, Rr 1 Pass Lake, Pass Lake, North Region
Compensation Group: Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule: 4.7
Category: Parks
Posted on: Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Note:
Effective October 1, 2021, the OPS COVID-19 Safe Workplace Directive requires all Ontario Public Service employees to provide proof they are fully vaccinated, meaning they are fully vaccinated as defined by the Ministry of Health (refer to:COVID-19 Fully Vaccinated Status in Ontario), including 14 calendar days have passed since receiving their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Employees who do not provide proof of full vaccination will be deemed ‘not vaccinated’ under the Directive and will be required to attend a vaccine education program and undergo regular rapid antigen testing. Employees who are not vaccinated under the policy with a valid medical exemption will not be required to attend a vaccine education program but must undergo regular rapid antigen testing.

How to apply:

You must apply online.
Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
Read the job description to make sure you understand this job.
OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Us to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours.

Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.

All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee’s exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.

Remember: The deadline to apply is Tuesday, March 22, 2022 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

Job advertisements for positions that have been designated bilingual will be provided in both English and French on the website. Positions that are not designated bilingual are not translated and are displayed in English only on both the English and French versions of the website.

Les annonces d’emploi pour les postes désignés bilingues sont publiées en anglais et en français sur le site Web. Les annonces pour les postes qui ne sont pas désignés bilingues ne sont pas traduites et elles figurent en anglais seulement, tant dans la version française que dans la version anglaise du site.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer.
Accommodation is available under the Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

Note: The only website where you can apply on-line for positions with the Ontario Public Service is http://www.gojobs.gov.on.ca

 

Education Interpreter & Site Representative, Peel

Education Interpreter & Site Representative, Peel
Head Office, 101 Exchange Avenue, Concord, Ontario, Canada Req #211
Thursday, February 24, 2022

About TRCA:

With more than 60 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario, created to safeguard and enhance the health and well-being of watershed communities through the protection and restoration of the natural environment and the ecological services the environment provides.

TRCA works to protect the integrity and health of the rivers and creeks in the jurisdiction, develop a system of green and natural spaces that sustains local ecosystems, and advance sustainable practices that improve people’s lives within our growing region.

How you will contribute as part of the TRCA team:

The Education Interpreter and Site Attendant works independently at TRCA Conservation Areas and Greenspaces to provide enhanced customer service to visitors so that visitors are well-informed about how to use the space responsibly. The Education Interpreter and Site Attendant is responsible for providing visitors with information about park rules, policies and regulations, providing nature educational interpretation, and maintaining public safety. The Education Interpreter and Site Attendant plays an active role in customer experience ensuring all visitors have a positive experience.

Major Responsibilities:

Perform the following tasks under general supervision:

  • Greet and engage with visitors in a pleasant and helpful manner to provide exceptional visitor experiences.
  • Provide communication to visitors about permitted activities and trail etiquette.
    Assist with inquiries and/or concerns in a tactful and professional manner and use interactions as an educational opportunity.
  • Guide and lead visitors and visitor groups to TRCA Conservation Areas and greenspaces on nature and environmental programs specific to the habitats, flora and fauna of the area.
  • Learn program content to be able to effectively deliver interactive programs to various audiences of varying ages.
  • Assist with creation of interpretive displays and activities.
  • Conduct site inspections to identify any major hazards, incidents and issues.
    Provide first aid when required. Complete injury and incident reports. Facilitate EMS access to the park.
  • Maintain educational spaces in neat and tidy condition.

What will you need to succeed:

  • Actively pursuing or possess a post-secondary degree/diploma in the field of biology, environmental studies or related discipline, or equivalent knowledge.
  • Valid Ontario Class G driver’s licence in good standing.
  • Active and current First Aid and CPR certificate.
  • Experience working with large groups in delivering programs and activities is considered an asset.
  • Previous experience delivering environmental, or nature programs is considered an asset.
  • Familiarity with TRCA programs and projects.
  • Knowledge of the ecology and flora/fauna of the Greater Toronto Area and Southern Ontario.
  • Strong public speaking and communication skills.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with colleagues.
  • Ability to deliver programs to audiences of various ages, adapting style to ensure audience appropriateness.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative within a set of guidelines and procedures, and to take direction and notes when given.

What TRCA has to offer you:

As part of a progressive team you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact to preserving and protecting nature, while maintaining a balance between the natural environment and built environment. Working with experts within our field, you will join a team of colleagues that are committed to TRCA’s core values of integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect, and excellence (icare).

You will be part of a diverse and inclusive organization that:

  • Makes a positive difference in the communities we serve.
  • Fosters high performance and collaborative teams.
  • Provides continuous learning and development opportunities.
  • Offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits program (including Defined Benefit Pension Plan – OMERS/OTPP).
  • Provides unique TRCA Perks.
  • Provides flexible work arrangements.
  • Offers potential for career growth and advancement.

Position Details:

Vacancies: 2

Employment Type: Seasonal

Duration of employment: 4 Months

Hours of work: Variable Hours

Work Location: Head Office

Division: Education and Training

Business unit: Education and Training

 

To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter quoting job posting TRCA-122-22 prior to midnight on March 10, 2022.

All new hires are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as a precondition to being hired by TRCA.  TRCA will comply with its obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code and any other applicable legislation.

While the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised that successful incumbent(s) may be required to undergo a vulnerable sector screening and/or driver’s abstract check as a part of the final step in the hiring process.

TRCA is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and TRCA Policies, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to the TRCA. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.

Personal information you provide through the TRCA recruitment, selection and onboarding process is collected under the authority of the Conservation Authorities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27. Collection of this personal information is necessary for the proper administration of this recruitment process for employment and volunteer positions with TRCA. Personal information is protected from disclosure pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  Any questions regarding this collection activity should be directed to the Supervisor of Records, 101 Exchange Avenue, Vaughan, Ontario, L4K 5R6, (416) 661-6600 extension 5216.

Wildlife Interpreter

Yukon Wildlife Preserve
Whitehorse, YT Full Time
Compensation: $20.10 Hourly (19.33/hr + 4% vacation pay)

Duration: Seasonal
Closing Date: Until Filled
Job Level: Entry

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.
The Yukon Wildlife Preserve is seeking self-motivated candidates with a passion for engaging visitors in the unique wildlife viewing opportunities at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve!

The Wildlife Interpreter will work with visitors to the Yukon Wildlife Preserve to deliver interpretive bus tours and educational programs focused on northern wildlife, ecology and cultures. The Wildlife Interpreter must be independent, enthusiastic and committed to improving their knowledge and delivery of interpretive programs.

This is a full-time summer job (up to 80 hours / 2 weeks) running from as early as April or May to August. Work location is the Yukon Wildlife Preserve, KM 8, Takhini Hot Springs Road, 30km from Downtown Whitehorse, Yukon. Wage: $20.10/hour. There is possible extension of work to October 2021. Preference may be given to candidate that is able to commit full timeline to October 2021.

*IMPORTANT* Multiple positions are available. Please indicate in your application timeline interest and availability along with full or part-time interest. Please also indicate Canada Summer Jobs eligibility.

Duties

Learning, personalizing and delivering engaging, interpretive tours to diverse audiences:

  • Providing excellent customer service to visitors at the reception cabin;
  • Processing cash transactions, membership applications and tracking visitor statistics;
  • Maintaining inventory/sales and display of merchandise retail goods;
  • Participate in regular evaluation exercises of program design and delivery;
  • Assist with delivery of special events and other visitor services initiatives;
  • Maintenance duties including light cleaning and maintaining tour vehicles;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Ability to deliver engaging, knowledge based interpretive programs to diverse audiences:

  • Interest, knowledge or experience in Arctic and Boreal Ecology;
  • Ability to deliver excellent customer service;
  • Ability to work independently, effectively problem-solve and maintain enthusiasm with minimal supervision.

Assets

Please tell us if you have any of the following assets:

  • Canada Summer Jobs eligible; between 15 and 30 years of age
  • Canadian
  • Ability to speak French;

Cash handling experience and use of a POS (point of sale) system is an asset;
Familiarity with Apple Ipad systems an asset.

Conditions of Employment
Successful candidates must meet these conditions by the first day of their contract and maintain them throughout the duration of employment.

Standard First Aid/CPR-C Certificate;
Ability to pass a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening;
Ability to obtain Class 4 Yukon Driver’s License by start date
Legally entitled to work in Canada

To Apply: Please provide your cover letter and resume to Lindsay Caskenette via lindsay@yukonwildlife.ca by 11:59 pm on Sunday, March 20th, 2022. Please indicate in your cover letter which position (full-time/part-time & start and end month) you are applying for and if you are Canada Summer Jobs eligible.

About the Yukon Wildlife Preserve

Located 25 minutes north of Whitehorse and open year-round, the YWP provides visitors interpreted bus tours or self-guide walk/ski/bike to view 11+ species of Yukon wildlife in large natural habitats. Our facility includes the Wildlife Research and Rehabilitation Center where injured wild animals are cared for by specialists who work to release healthy, capable animals back into the wild. A preserve is an enclosed area of wilderness left largely untouched, where the animals native to the are are protected, cared for and free to roam their natural habitats. This allows people to safely and respectfully get close to the wildlife, to learn about them and grow in their understanding and appreciation.

We are a center of northern education, conservation and research excellence and are a proud member of Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums. We strive to connect our visitors to the natural world by being a living centre of Yukon’s species.

We are offering successful candidates the opportunity to build leadership and interpretive communication skills in outstanding landscapes. These positions are well suited to candidates studying/have studied education, interpretation, community development, social sciences, tourism and outdoor recreation, environmental science, zoology, biology or a related field.

Additional Application Instructions
Please submit a resume and cover letter outlining your interest and suitability by 11:59pm Sunday March 20th, 2022 to lindsay@yukonwildlife.ca. **Please indicate the position you are applying to in the subject and cover letter and term of work you are interested in (including full-time/part-time September or October terms and eligibility as required) and Canada Summer Jobs eligibility**.