Roles: Seasonal Interpreters will lead guided hikes (front country and back country), present campfire and other interpretive programs, and lead environmental education field studies. Seasonal Communicators will host point duty displays and guest speaker presentations, represent Alberta Parks at special events, and provide an information service. Themes in these parks include species at risk, invasive species, fish and fishing (whirling disease), wildlife awareness and safety, biodiversity, climate change, responsible recreation, dark sky and landscape conservation. Staff will work in teams and will be based in Pincher Creek District Office and surrounding communities.
Note: Anticipated positions include Seasonal Communicators and Seasonal Interpreters.
Term: 16-28 weeks (with most approximately April 30 through September 2)
Location: Cypress Hills Provincial Parkis a recreational haven 600 metres above the Prairies in Southeast Alberta. Elkwater is the townsite for the Alberta side of this interprovincial park.
Role: You will be responsible for developing and presenting environmental and outdoor education programs in May and June. In summer, you will be delivering wildlife bus tours, learn-to-fish, guided walks, dark sky, canoeing and mountain biking programs and possibly full day excursions. Most work is independent, with support from your team supervisor and program assistants.
Note: A valid class 4 driver’s license is required.
David Thompson Corridor
Wage: $28.77/hour for Seasonal Interpreters, $21.19/hour for Seasonal Communicators
Term: 18-20 weeks (approximately Apr 30 through September 2)
Location: You will live and work in the diverse David Thompson Corridor (DTC), the network of Alberta Parks along Hwy 11 from Rocky Mountain House to Saskatchewan Crossing. The base of operations will be Crimson Lake Provincial Park but you will travel regularly along the corridor to deliver programs in several other regional parks.
Role: The Park Interpreter will be responsible for developing and delivering high quality interpretive programs to park visitors. In May and June you will lead the delivery of outdoor and environmental education school programs. In July and August you will write and present family programs, guided walks, and amphitheatre programs, primarily at Crimson Lake but also in other area parks as required. You will also be responsible for organizing special events, volunteer support, and engaging local communities and stakeholders in park programs. The Park Communicator will be responsible for delivering non-formal interpretive programs, such as environmental education programs in May and June and point duties, trail roves, and recreation-based programs at various locations throughout the David Thompson Corridor. You will be on the front line of delivering information to the public on park amenities and local tourism highlights. You will also assist other park staff in communicating key messages to visitors in regards to park regulations and public safety. This position is based out of Crimson Lake Provincial Park in May and June and then moves to Nordegg in July and August. Both positions will work closely with the larger Alberta Parks Rocky Mountain House District team to deliver exceptional customer service and a high quality visitor experience to one of the most diverse areas in Alberta Parks.
Wage: $28.77/hour for Seasonal Interpreters, $21.19/hr for Seasonal Communicators
Term: Terms for Seasonal Interpreters and Communicators vary from 13 to 18 weeks.
Role: Work in a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for having one of the largest concentrations of Late Cretaceous dinosaur fossils in the world! Interpreters and Communicators present programming to local and international visitors. Programming opportunities include guided hikes, bus tours, family theatre programs, point duties, photography tours, custom media tours, indoor lab programs and school programs. Designated staff will deliver 1-2 evening amphitheatre shows. Gain experience leading guided hikes and delivering an assortment of programs to visitors travelling from around the world. Hands-on training is provided to prepare you for all things ‘dinosaur’, working with and handling fossils on a day-to-day basis. The worksite culture is known for having extensive training, collaboration and strong peer support. Experience in palaeontology and/or geology is considered an asset; however is not necessary.
Note: A valid Alberta Class 4 Driver’s License (24-passenger bus) issued before April 29th is required for all positions.
Role: These experienced interpreter positions will be learning and presenting highly dramatic and musical one-hour solo and team evening programs, activity-based family programs, as well as small informal talks. In addition, these positions will develop new programs in the spring or fall. You will be mentoring and training seasonal interpreters and may also assist in training facility operators in Kananaskis Country.
Role: These entry level interpreter positions are great professional growth opportunities with tremendous support from year-round staff in accomplishing the following: learning scripts and presenting highly dramatic and musical one-hour evening programs, activity-based family programs, as well as small informal talks. You may also be designated to learn and present environmental education field studies to schools in the months of May and June or work at one of our Visitor Centres for 2 days/week.
Role: These positions offer a great opportunity to develop diverse communication skills while delivering intensive environmental education field programs in May/June/September/October and delivering information and outreach in visitor centers and on trails throughout July and August.
Lesser Slave Lake
Term: 19 weeks (approximately April 24 through September 1)
Role: You’ll be responsible for learning and presenting school environmental education programs in May and June. In summer, you will be learning and/or writing scripts and presenting solo theatrical one-hour evening programs and family programs, as well as guided hikes, point duties and special events. There is opportunity to travel and do some programs at Hilliard’s Bay and Queen Elizabeth Provincial Parks. You will be working with a full-time visitor services supervisor also based in Slave Lake and with two non-profit organizations, the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory and the Lesser Slave Forest Education Society. You’ll have opportunities for both independent work and working with the other members of your team.
Wage: $21.19/hour for Seasonal Communicator
Term: 18-20 weeks (approximately April 26 through September 2 )
Role: The Park Communicator will be responsible for delivering non-formal public engagement programs for Pigeon Lake Provincial Park, Zeiner campground & Peaceful Valley Provincial Recreation Area. You will deliver point duties, campfire programs and interpretive roves throughout the summer. You will be on the frontline of delivering information to the public on Park amenities and local tourism highlights. You will also assist other Parks staff in communicating key messages to the public in regards to Park regulations, public safety and resource management In addition you will provide program support to other visitor experience operations as well as volunteers and visitors of Peaceful Valley day lodge that serves seniors. This position will work closely with the larger Pigeon Lake Provincial Park team to deliver exceptional customer service and a high quality visitor experience to visitors one of Alberta’s favourite provincial parks.
Term: 18 weeks (approximately April 24 - September 2)
Location: Based in Saskatoon Island Provincial Park (just outside the city of Grande Prairie), you will live and work in the parkland and boreal forests of northwestern Alberta, with opportunities to explore the Grande Prairie and Peace River districts.
Role: You will be responsible for learning and presenting school environmental education programs in May and June. In summer, you will learn, develop and deliver evening programs, point duties, family programs, guided hikes, as well as assist or lead special events. There is opportunity to travel and do some programs at Young’s Point, Moonshine Lake, Musreau Lake and Queen Elizabeth Provincial Parks. Your passion and ability to create memorable visitor experiences with the local environment, engage audiences and work independently are strong assets for this position.
Sir Winston Churchill
Term: 18 weeks (approximately April 30 - September 2)
Location: Based in Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Par (just outside the town of Lac La Biche), you'll live and work in the beauty of Northeast Alberta, surrounded by lush forests and numerous lakes.
Role: Although based in Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park, you will travel regularly within the Northeast to deliver programs in other parks in the region. During May and June, you will learn and present school environmental education programs, supported by an interpretive supervisor. In July and August, you will be developing and presenting amphitheatre programs, point duties, activity-based family programs and interpretive roves. Your ability to connect visitors to the environment, engage diverse audiences, work independently and your passion for the natural world and working in it will guide you to an exciting and rewarding summer season.
Wage: $28.77/hour for Interpreters and $21.19/hour for Seasonal Communicator
Term: 13 weeks (approximately April 27 through September 2)
Role: Based out of the Park Centre, the Park Interpreter will be responsible for developing and delivering high quality interpretive programs to park visitors. Our Communicator will also be delivering family programs, point duties, guided walks, amphitheatre programs and special events in July and August. Both positions will also be working with school groups, leading environmental education programs for students of all ages throughout May-June. These programs may be delivered at the park or in surrounding protected areas. The Interpreter will additionally play an integral part in collaborating with outreach partners and organizations, such as new Canadian groups. Your ability to engage with the public in a friendly and welcoming way, work closely with a dynamic team of park staff, and share your passion for the natural world will guarantee an exciting and rewarding summer season.
Wage: $21.19/hour (possible position(s) if funding is available)
Term: 5-months (April 15 – September 15)
Location: Live and work in Beauvais Lake Provincial Park which is a jewel in the Crown of the Continent, in the Southern Rocky Mountains.
Role: The Environmental Education/Information Outreach positions offer a great opportunity to develop diverse communication skills while delivering environmental education field studies in May/June/September and delivering information and outreach in visitor centers, at community based Special Events, and on trails throughout July and August.
William A. Switzer
Term: 18 weeks (approximately April 29 - September 2)
Location: Based in William A. Switzer Provincial Park, you will live and work in the rugged foothills and mountains near Hinton and Jasper, in a large district known as the Alberta Northern Rockies.
Role: During May and June, you will learn and present school environmental education programs. In July and August, you will be developing and presenting amphitheatre programs, guided hikes, point duties and family programs, as well as providing customer service support in the visitor centre. Programming may also occur outside of Switzer Park in other district locations such as Pierre Grey’s Lakes, Whitehorse Wildlandand Rock Lake provincial parks. Your headquarters will be the Switzer Park Visitor Centre, with a team consisting of one full time coordinator, two seasonal interpreters and one information officer. Your passion and experience in outdoor skills, wildlife and cultural heritage are strong assets for this position. The exciting diversity of this job and the breathtaking landscapes will make for an unforgettable employment experience.