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Position: Senior Park Naturalist
Organization: Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Location: Sutton West / Georgina, Ontario. (30~ minutes North of Newmarket)

Division: Sibbald Point Provincial Park
Job Term: 1 Temporary annually recurring seasonal contract for up to 42 weeks per year (Feb-Nov)
Job Code: 41104 - Resource Technician 3
Salary: $24.79 - $27.59 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.

Posting Status: Open Targeted

Job ID: 159406

Are you a self-motivated, organized individual that can lead a small group of park interpreters to deliver theme-based programming and provide technical leadership and guidance? If so, please consider this opportunity at Sibbald Point Provincial Park.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

  • provide technical, operational, monitoring and group leadership duties
  • lead student staff by assisting with hiring, target setting, training, assigning tasks and evaluating skills
  • organize, schedule, deliver and evaluate a variety of cultural, recreational and natural environment programs to park visitors
  • organize and prepare displays, pamphlets, general information and notices of program
  • interpret, manage and inventory historical artifacts and buildings
  • collect and organize statistics, prepare annual operating strategies and year end reports

How do I qualify?


  • You must have a valid class 'G' driver's licence or equivalent, as recognized by the Province of Ontario. The offer of employment is conditional upon the successful candidate providing proof that s/he has a valid driver's licence upon being hired.
  • You must be able to work shifts, weekends and holidays as per schedule.
  • You have the ability to achieve certification in public speaking and/or heritage interpretation.
  • You have the ability to work in inclement weather.

Interpretive knowledge:

  • knowledge of interpretive principles, techniques, and common practices, as well as innovation and creativity to develop and implement new interpretive programs and facilities

Technical knowledge:

  • knowledge of the native and invasive flora, fauna, geology, meteorology and astronomy of Ontario
  • knowledge of standard ecological principles, theories and procedures
  • knowledge of natural and cultural resource protection principles and procedures as they apply to provincial parks

Communication and leadership skills:

  • group leadership and interpersonal skills to provide direction to park staff by assigning work, explaining work methods, monitoring performance and ensuring continuity in services
  • public relations skills to effectively deal with contentious issues and communicate with media representatives
  • strong communication skills to disseminate complex scientific information to a variety of audiences, provide excellent customer service and deliver great presentations

Organizational skills:

  • coordination skills to assign, manage and utilize resources and staff effectively
  • organizational skills to develop and implement procedures; to organize own workload; and to meet established deadlines

Computer and equipment proficiency:

  • proficient with office productivity software such as word processing, spreadsheets, email and presentation applications, as well as, graphics applications and social media
  • ability to operate and maintain audio-visual and photography equipment, information kiosks, interpretive displays and other communication devices


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 14 2021    ID: 58292