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Environmental Programmer/Park Worker (student)
Position Code:2018-SLPC-345
Business Unit:Parks and Recreational Facilities
Position Location:Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary
Position Status:Student
Hours/Week:36.25
  
Job Description & Requirements
Join a dynamic team at the Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary that embraces customer service to provide visitors with a treasured experience. You will provide entertaining and enriching educational experiences.

POSITION: ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMMER / PARK WORKER (student)

HOURS OF WORK: variable to a maximum of 36.25 hours per week (must be able to work variable shifts including weekends, holidays, and evenings)

LOCATION:
Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary

SALARY: $14.00 or $14.85 per hour

PERIOD OF EMPLOYMENT: early-May to September 2, 2018

WHAT CAN I EXPECT TO DO IN THIS ROLE?

You will:
• Greet and welcome customers, respond to inquiries and provide site and programming information.
• Assist the Programming Officer in the implementation, organization, delivery and promotion of outdoor learning programs, special programs, guided walks and canoeing programs.
• Register campers, operate a cash register, handle cash and process debit and credit transactions.
• Sell retail (in addition to wood and ice), upsell specialized products and manage inventory.
• Collect garbage and waste recycling, maintain nature trails, cut and trim grass, weed flowerbeds and remove aquatic vegetation.
• Clean and maintain washrooms, shower buildings, and Visitor Centre.
• Perform minor repairs, paint buildings and move picnic tables.
• Provide assistance at special events in the park.
• Promote user compliance with park rules and regulations.
• Work safely at all times and report unsafe activities immediately to your supervisor.

Note: A limited number of positions will require tractor operation for park maintenance and grass mowing.

HOW DO I QUALIFY?

You have:
• Knowledge and/or experience in parks, outdoor recreation, environmental studies, local history, local natural resources, sports (i.e. canoeing, day-camp leader, camp counsellor, outdoor education, early childhood education, teacher/tutor, swimming instructor, coach, etc.).
• The ability to effectively deliver programs to a large number of people of various ages and backgrounds.
• The ability to perform physical duties in order to carry out various programs and activities on land and water.
• Planning and organizational skills and initiative to assist in the establishment of viable recreational and interpretive programs.
• The ability to work independently or as part of a team.
• The ability to write and prepare reports.
• The ability to learn about other SLPC and Eastern Ontario tourist attractions to provide information to visitors.
• The ability to learn all safety protocols and procedures to ensure personal, visitor and fellow staff safety is maintained at all times.
• A valid driver’s licence.
• The ability to operate equipment, if required, such as tractors, riding lawn mowers, string trimmers, small utility vehicles, etc.

In your resume and/or cover letter, please indicate specifically how your experience, skills and knowledge relate to the duties and qualifications stated above.

DUE TO SCREENING DEADLINES, PRIORITY CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN TO APPLICATIONS RECEIVED BY FEBRUARY 23, 2018. WE WILL CONTINUE TO ACCEPT APPLICATIONS BEYOND THIS DATE.

The St. Lawrence Parks Commission is an equal opportunity employer.