Reports to: Park Interpretive Services Manager 

General Responsibilities (but not limited to): 

  • Research, develop and present hands-on, educational, programs to park visitors, and community and school groups which will include public guided walks, evening amphitheatre presentations, Jerry’s Rangers programs and programs for school groups. 
  • Daily operation of the Nature House (a facility with interactive displays, gift shop, refreshment area and book store) 

Specific Responsibilities (but not limited to): 

  • To develop and deliver entertaining and educational programs for park visitors and schools using delivery methods such as storytelling, hands-on workshops, theatre, guided outdoor walks, games, etc. 
  • Programs will be presented in Provincial Parks operated by RLC Park Services and for the most part will include school programs in June and public programs throughout July and August 
  • Maintaining, updating and creating displays in the Nature House 
  • Cleaning and tidying Nature House displays, giftshop/bookstore & washrooms 
  • Operating point of Sale/cash register in giftshop/bookstore 
  • Making coffee and servicing refreshment area in Nature House 
  • Available Evenings & Weekends and most holidays 
  • Participating in multi-day programs in locations that may require overnighting 
  • Answering questions and providing information to Park Visitors 
  • Being a resource for Natural History information for other RLC Park Services staff. 
  • Organizing and running special events and fundraisers in the Park 
  • Fundraising 

Qualifications & Assets: 

  • Experience working with youth and public audiences; 
  • Public Speaking experience 
  • Research and planning skills 
  • Availability and flexibility to work in an indoor & outdoor environment, evenings and weekends; 
  • Experience with Point of Sale systems or previous cash handling; 
  • Merchandising Experience 
  • Photoshop/art/design skills 
  • Successfully completed at least one year of post-secondary education in natural sciences, education, communications, or performing arts; 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of: 
    • Vancouver Island flora and fauna
    • Local cultural history Vancouver Island Marine Systems 
  • Related experience including, providing environmental education, public speaking, and working in an outdoor environment 
  • Energy and enthusiasm; 
  • Acting or Performance Skills

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