Website Yukon Wildlife Preserve

Opportunity Type:

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.


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.


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.


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 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 **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**.



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