Alberta Parks is looking for creative, outgoing individuals with a passion for the environment and a gift for engaging audiences. Live, work and play in some of Alberta’s most spectacular landscapes.
Seasonal Park Interpreter
Approximate Term May 1 – September or October, 2023 (Varies with location) Including most weekends and evenings.
Approximate Wage Interpreter: $29.87–$38.82/hour Evening premium: $2.75/hr Weekend premium: $3.25/hr Plus 11.2% in lieu of benefits
Varies with specific responsibilities, location and experience.
Closing Date January 3, 2024
School Programs Work as a Park Interpreter in Alberta’s Provincial Parks Guided Excursions Outreach Interpreter
Park Interpreters foster stewardship of the natural world through engaging and informative interactions that connect visitors with Alberta’s beautiful landscapes, biological and cultural diversity, and recreational experiences. Depending on your strengths and the Park, you could be involved in a variety of personal and/or online programming such as:
• formal education initiatives
• informal talks
• guided hikes and tours,
• theatrical presentations
• recreational activity instruction, or
• other forms of information delivery
Applicants are strongly advised to go to: albertaparks.ca and read the FAQs, park descriptions and view the sample interpretation program videos before applying.
At minimum, you must have the following to be considered: Two-year post-secondary or equivalent in a related field (e.g. Interpretation, teaching, communications, performing arts, natural sciences, etc) Equivalences will be considered on directly related experience or education on the basis of: one year of experience for one year of education or one year of education for one year of experience.
The following are considered assets and should be highlighted in your resume:
Experience, knowledge and competency in: interpretation; written and verbal communication; program development; audience engagement; teaching; acting; performing; customer service; ecology and outdoor recreation activities/instruction. Knowledge of Paleaontology, archaeology and Indigenous culture and heritage are considered assets in particular parks.
More information about this posting can be accessed through the job application. https://jobpostings.alberta.ca
For more information on the Interpreter role verses the Communicator role, visit: Albertaparks.ca/parkinterpreter/
Once hired, you will need to obtain the following by April 30, 2024:
• Class 5-Full Driver’s Licence
• Class 4 (Small Bus Licence) for positions at Dinosaur, and Writing-on-Stone
• Defensive Driving Certificate (for some parks)
• Current Driver’s Abstract (will be reimbursed)
• Current Standard First Aid Certificate with AED
• A current criminal records check (will be reimbursed)
Note: Must be received by March 30th, 2024
We are recruiting to the following Provincial Parks:
• Cypress Hills
• Saskatoon Island
• Lesser Slave Lake
• William A. Switzer
• Sir Winston Churchill
• Miquelon Lake
• David thomspon Country
• Cold Lake
• Crimson Lake
• Pigeon Lake/Aspen Beach
• Young's Point
• Castle/Beauvais Lake
• Kananaskis Country
Most locations offer shared staff housing with a lowcost rent.
How to Apply Applications are accepted online only through jobpostings.alberta.ca. Create a candidate profile and upload your cover letter and resume.
Applicants will be able to track the status of their application.
We thank all candidates for their interest. However, only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.
For additional information, email Parks.Interp-Recruitment@gov.ab.ca
Note: This competition will be used to fill positions with a variety of responsibilities. Position classification and wages vary according to these responsibilities.