Seasonal Park Interpreters foster stewardship of the natural world. Through engaging and informative interactions, interpreters connect adults and children with Alberta’s landscape, biological and cultural diversity, and recreational opportunities. Interpreters work, and often live, in parks across the province.
Seasonal Park Interpreters help develop and deliver interactive programming that attracts visitors, enables positive and memorable visitor experiences, and supports the Plan for Parks.
Depending on their strengths and the location they're working in, Park Interpreters can be involved in: environmental education delivery, theatrical presentations, recreational activity instruction, informal talks, information delivery, and guided hikes and tours.
The minimum qualifications are:
Two-year post-secondary or equivalent in a related field (e.g. interpretation, teaching, communications, performing arts, natural sciences, etc) or equivalent as described below
Equivalences will be considered on a directly related experience or education considered on the basis of: one year of experience for one year of education or one year of education for one year of experience.
Seasonal Park Interpreters are required to have:
Well-developed organizational and time management skills
Strong interpersonal skills with a focus on presentation skills, facilitation and visitor interaction
Valid Class 5 Operator’s License (Class 4 for Dinosaur, Cypress Hills Parks)
Standard First Aid Certificate
Current CPR Level "C" Certificate
Defensive Driving Certificate
Final candidates must also provide a Criminal Record Check and a Driver's Abstract
In addition to the requirements above, Interpreters should possess
Experience, knowledge and competency in: interpretation; written and verbal communication; program development; audience engagement; teaching; acting; performing; customer service; ecology and outdoor recreation activities/instruction.
Knowledge in: Alberta’s flora, fauna, history; recreation and resource management legislation, responsible recreation principles and the provincial parks system. Indigenous culture; archeology and paleontology are considered additional assets in some locations;