Parks Canada – Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Job Title: Student Interpreter
Job Location: Chéticamp and/or Ingonish, Nova Scotia (staff housing available, approx. $80/wk)
Rate of Pay: $13.68/hour (2014 rate – under review)
Hours per week: 37.5
Work term: May 22nd to Sept 1st, 2017
As a member of Cape Breton Highlands National Park’s interpretation team, you will deliver programs and guided hikes to visitors about the park’s natural features & significance within the national parks system. Other duties include: assisting with special events; school field trips; computer work using various software; use of audio-visual equipment.
- have completed a minimum of 2 yrs. post-secondary education.
- be enrolled as a full-time secondary or post-secondary student in a recognized institution and currently be recognized as having “full-time student status” by that academic institution;
- be returning to full-time studies for your next academic term; and
- meet the minimum age requirement to work in the province or territory where the job is located.
Preferred skills and experience:
- Knowledge of natural history and special features of Cape Breton Highlands National Park
- Knowledge of Canada’s national parks system
- Effective interpersonal communication and public presentation skills
- Demonstrate an advanced proficiency in both of Canada’s official languages
- Experience or knowledge in heritage interpretation, performing arts, natural history, biology, geology, ecology, and/or cultural history.
- Experience in delivering messages/information to groups in face-to-face situations with the purpose of education, engagement, entertainment and/or motivation
Conditions of Employment:
- Valid class 5 driver’s license
- Security Screening: Obtain and maintain Reliability Status
- Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform when required.
- Willingness to work and/or travel in varied terrain, weather conditions, and isolated/remote locations.
- Willingness to Stand/walk/hike for prolonged periods (up to 20km + in a single day)
- Willingness to guide hikes in the evening and after dark
- Work from various locations.
- Travel extensively (including overnight, off site).
- Meet the physical demands of the job.
TO APPLY: Applications must be submitted through the Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP)
Deadline to apply is Feb. 13th, 2017.
This summer position may qualify as a CBU Co-op 3-credit Course. Please contact a CBU Student Placement Officer for more information – firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information regarding this position and the FSWEP application process, please contact Scott Aucoin email@example.com or by phone at 902-224-4226