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Position Title: Park Interpreter I (2 Positions)
Organization: Metro Vancouver Regional District
Location: Burnaby, Greater Vancouver BC

Position Status: Auxiliary (This position to begin July 4th and last not later than September 9, 2022 with the possibility of extension to late November)
Department: Parks & Environment
Employee Group: Teamsters Local 31
Location: 4515 Central Boulevard, Burnaby
Salary Range/ Wage Rate: PG T14 $1,837.88 - $2,153.25 bi-weekly

Our Parks & Environment Department is seeking a Park Interpreter I (2 positions) who will assist in interpretation programs and events, and will staff the Regional Parks display at the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) from August 20th to September 5th.

You are a self-starter, capable of working independently, enjoy working with the public, flexible and adaptable problem solver, quick learner, confident speaking to the public, and have a passion for parks and nature.

This role:

  • Assists in interpretation programs for school and community groups, and the public at large; researches topics related to theme for integration into presentations; selects and develops related activities;
  • Designs and creates educational materials such as props and hand-outs in support of programs; prepares displays for special events.
  • Engages with the visitors at the PNE to educate the public about regional parks, display and answers questions about the display, taxidermy props and urban wildlife.
  • Performs related work as required.

To be successful, you have:

  • Grade 12 and completion of one year of post-secondary education in outdoor recreation, natural history, environmental education or a related subject plus some related experience in working with children, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Working knowledge of the methods, procedures and techniques of developing and presenting interpretive programs and activities.
  • Working knowledge of the principles of ecology and natural and cultural history.
  • Working knowledge of park policies and regulations as they relate to the work performed.
  • Ability to effectively develop and present interpretive programs and activities to children, to research related topics and prepare related educational materials and displays.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with children and adults, to lead group activities and provide instruction, and to promote interest in park features and events.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external contacts.
  • Ability to assist a superior in training and overseeing the work of volunteers.
  • Certificate in First Aid.
  • Completion of a Criminal Records Check.

Our Vision:

Metro Vancouver embraces collaboration and innovation in providing sustainable regional services that contribute to a livable and resilient region and a healthy natural environment for current and future generations.

We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and being representative of the region we serve. We invite all qualified candidates to apply including Indigenous People, visible minorities, immigrants, LGBTQ2S+, all genders and persons with disabilities.

Metro Vancouver requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (subject to any exemptions and accommodations) and provide proof of vaccination upon hire. Please follow this link to our Careers page where you can submit your application by May 26, 2022.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: May 12 2022    ID: 64410