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Positions: Parkbus Bus Coordinator
Organization: Parkbus
Location: Vancouver, BC

Seasonal positions: 25-30 hours/week at $18/hour, start date July until October 14.
Reports to: Parkbus Directors


Do you want to get paid to visit parks this summer?

Parkbus is hiring a bus coordinator to assist us in running our weekend trips to Joffre Lakes and Garibaldi this season. We’re looking for individuals who are available on weekends (and long weekends) between now and Thanksgiving weekend in October. This person will need to be available on weekends, and will be comfortable with going to parks on days of operation. As most trips are self-guided, there will be no expectation for you to stay with the group in the park on most visits, giving you an opportunity to spend the time in nature.

The Joffre Lakes and Garibaldi provincial parks bus coordinator’s main tasks will be to assist with bus operation logistics, manage checking passengers onto the bus for Joffre Lakes and Garibaldi parks from our Vancouver pick-up points, and accompany the bus on full day trips running on Saturday, Sundays, and long weekend Mondays. This person will be the main point of contact for Parkbus passengers.

This position is based out of Vancouver, BC but will be traveling to Joffre Lakes and/or Garibaldi every weekend.


Parkbus connects city dwellers with nature through accessible transportation options. Founded in 2010, we operate bus services to Conservation Areas, National and Provincial Parks from major cities across Canada. We also operate community nature and outdoor programs such as ActiveDays and NatureLink.


The Joffre Lakes Bus Coordinator has the following responsibilities:

  • Work as a representative of Parkbus, primarily on Joffre Lakes and Garibaldi trips running every weekend
  • Manage check-in process for passengers heading to and from Joffre Lakes and Garibaldi
  • Communicate bus operations, and any potential issues related to the bus and its schedule with Parkbus’ dispatcher
  • Manage passenger groups of up to 50 clients from a variety of backgrounds (i.e. people facing cultural/language barriers, and other challenging scenarios) on the bus ride to and from Joffre Lakes or Garibaldi provincial parks
  • Submit written reports on all trips
  • Handle risk management duties of taking groups of people on bus trips, including recording any necessary incidents in detail.


  • A passion for the outdoors — a knowledge of these particular BC parks is an asset
  • Customer service experience
  • Available to work on weekends and long weekends between now and November 2022.
  • Good command of English, fluency in a second language is an asset


  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Experience working with, and leading groups of people, particularly in an outdoor setting, are strong assets.
  • Strong attention to detail, ability to multitask and meet deadlines
  • Must have experience working with diverse groups of people.
  • Ability to juggle multiple administrative duties
  • An ability to speak another language is desirable

To apply for this position, please send your resume and a ONE-page cover letter to subject line: JLG Bus Coordinator Application . 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jun 1 2022    ID: 64668