CO-OP: Site Visitor Experience Staff

Requirements

Are you interested in working for the agency that protects and presents Canada’s outstanding natural and cultural resources?

Parks Canada is seeking highly motivated team-players with excellent communication skills to join our dynamic Visitor Experience team at Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site.

Positions may require you to work variable hours, shift-work, weekends, and holidays, in addition to working outdoors in diverse weather conditions.

Qualifications

  • Experience in working in part of a diverse team
  • Experience in working with the public
  • Experience in public speaking
  • Experience in handling cash (SU-01 Visitor Service Attendant and SU-02 Ambassador)
  • Experience in travelling and/or working outdoors in a variety of climatic and geographic conditions
  • Experience with computer equipment and software

Responsibilities

Visitor Service Attendants

Working as part of the Visitor Experience team, you will provide front line services to visitors. You will help organize, promote and execute special events and programs, share park stories and themes and assist in duties at visitor services facilities and day use areas acting as park ambassadors. 

  • Welcome, orient and inform visitors of the significance and themes of the site as well as its’ facilities.
  • Collect camping fees and perform other miscellaneous duties. 
    Provide custodial duties and security services.
  • Respond to telephone inquiries.
  • Perform end of day procedures with regards to revenue collection and deposit.

Ambassadors

  • Greeting and orienting visitors; delivering reception, orientation, public safety, compliance, and interpretive messages.
  • Roving and promoting programs, events, and facilities.
  • Delivering key messages (including prevention and safety messages) about the site in a positive way.
  • Assisting with special events programming.

Web site and Social Media

  • Document and describe for Parks Canada’s social media platforms the summer’s events and activities while taking part.
  • Through photographs and video clips capture visitors and staff in action gearing the writing for posts to target markets.
  • By using promotional writing, photography and design skills help create a connection among new visitors to Kejimkujik for generations to come.

Interpretation Assistant

  • Working as part of the Visitor Experience team with focus on delivery of natural and cultural interpretation programming, you will provide front line services and experiences for visitors. Specific duties will include but are not limited to:
    Assisting Parks Canada staff in the delivery of interpretive presentations, programs, and special activities.
  • Providing visitors with opportunities to discover, appreciate, learn about, and enjoy the place and its natural and/or cultural resources and understand its significance to Canada. 
  • Assisting with special events programming.

Application Details

This is a Co-op position. Please contact Student Placement Officer, Peggy Gordon, for details.  peggy_gordon@cbu.ca.