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Position: Summer Interpreter
Type: summer job / summer student position
Organization: Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory Society
Location: Slave Lake, Alberta

Term: May 1st to August 31st, 2017 (tentatively)

Wage: $18 – 20 per hour depending on experience

Job Description:

We are looking for a creative individual to deliver fun, interactive and hands-on environmental education programming about birds and the boreal forest for audiences of all ages. Based at the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation (BCBC), you will be responsible for the planning and delivery of exciting and informative education programs for a wide ranging audience including school groups, families, tourists and seniors. The position will also help to deliver fieldtrip and classroom programs for our education partner; the Lesser Slave Forest Education Society. Other duties include: conducting tours of the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory; providing visitor information services at the BCBC, helping with special events, and assisting with Alberta Parks summer interpretive programs.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2 year of post-secondary education in natural sciences or education.
  • Preference will be given to candidates registered as a full time student in a post-secondary institution in 2016/2017 and will be returning as a full time student in the fall.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license
  • Standard First Aid and CPR Certificate prior to commencement
  • Criminal Record Check (Including a vulnerable sector check) will be required prior to commencement.
  • Able to work some evenings and most weekends during peak summer period.


  • Experience working with children, especially in an outdoor setting.
  • Knowledge of boreal forest ecology including birds and bird identification
  • Volunteer experience
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
  • Excellent presentation skills

Other Information:

The Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation is an exciting education and research facility located in Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park. This centre is operated as a partnership between Alberta Parks and the LSLBO. It is located approx. 15 minute drive north of Slave Lake, AB. On-site rental accommodation is available for seasonal staff. at a cost of approx $295/month. Note: this position will be an employee of the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory Society.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to:

Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory
Box 1076,
Slave Lake, AB T0G 2A0

Email: info mask*

or Fax: 780-849-8239

Deadline for applications is February 28th, 2017.

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GoodWork ID: 38087       Date posted to Feb 7 2017