Title: Educational Programmer
Organization: Friends of Jasper National Park
Location: Jasper National Park, Alberta
Terms: Full-time summer employment from May 7 to August 31, 2019
Reports to: General Manager
The Friends of Jasper National Park are looking for an Educational Programmer to be part of our dynamic team. The programmer will prepare and deliver engaging and interactive programs for different age groups and backgrounds that give people an opportunity to experience, learn about and connect with Jasper’s rich natural and cultural heritage.
The Educational Programmer will:
- Lead outdoor environmental programs and naturalist activities for children and families;
- Review, renew and lead nightly Jasper…A Walk in the Past historical tour;
- Review, renew and lead weekly Junior Naturalist program;
- Lead hikes, as needed, with a focus on Jasper’s natural and cultural heritage;
- Collaborate with the Jasper Trails Alliance to assist with stewardship days in Jasper National Park – helping with the creation, restoration and rehabilitation of trails, while educating those involved;
- Provide programming to local schools, outreach programs and community groups;
- Participate in community events, including Canada Day and Parks Day;
- Responsible for all aspects of running an educational program: administrative tasks, promotion, advertising, evaluation, keeping statistics, safety practices and continual learning for improving knowledge level;
- Conduct program surveys, assist with ongoing evaluations and make recommendations for improvements;
- Help at FJNP fundraising sales outlet, as required; and
- Share knowledge, passion for and experiences in Jasper National Park with visitors.
This position is conditional upon the receipt of funding from the Canada Summer Jobs grant. In order to qualify for the position, individuals must:
- be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
- be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of employment; and
- have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.
Skills & Qualifications
The successful candidate for this position will have:
- some post-secondary education in a related field (education, outdoor education, etc);
- educational programming, outdoor programming, teaching or interpretation field experience;
- excellent communication skills, oral and written. Preference may be given to candidates who are proficient in both of Canada’s official languages;
- the ability to work with the public and volunteers in a friendly, positive, and professional manner;
- the ability to use creativity to develop experiential programming for both children and adults.
- strong computer skills, working in a Microsoft environment;
- strong organizational skills with attention to detail;
- creativity, adaptability and the ability to multi-task;
- self-motivation, with an ability to work well on own or with others;
- a passion for wild spaces, the outdoors and Jasper National Park;
- an understanding of the National Park mandate, flora and fauna is required. We will also send the suitable candidate for further training;
- a valid driver’s license;
- physical ability to walk, hike and work with trail tools;
- a mode of transportation (bicycle or vehicle) to get to/from program locations;
- valid first aid and CPR certification (or obtain before the start date); and
- a criminal record and enhanced security check (before the start date).
Perks, Benefits & Wages
Employees of the Friends of Jasper National Park will:
- Experience the beauty of Jasper National Park (mountains, lakes, wildlife) and all of the wonderful outdoor adventures that it affords (including hiking, biking, paddling, climbing and more);
- Work for an organization that is passionate about sharing the appreciation, understanding and respect for the natural and cultural history of Jasper National Park;
- Earn a competitive wage ($16/hr – $15/hour plus $1/hour bonus at end of season contract) plus a health and wellness allowance;
- Get great career-related work experience in a collaborative and creative work environment;
- Receive a complimentary backcountry pass (or equivalent) for outdoor pursuits in Jasper National Park;
- Enjoy a staff discount in the FJNP Gift Shop which includes books, maps, unique gifts and Canadian-made jewelry.
- Staff accommodation may be available for suitable candidate.
The Friends of Jasper National Park are an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
Please forward your resume and a letter of application outlining your skills and qualifications to:
Friends of Jasper National Park
Attn: Heather Aussant Roy, General Manager
P.O. Box 992
Jasper, AB T0E 1E0
Resumes will be accepted until Monday, February 25th. Please note that we will only contact candidates that have been selected for an interview.
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