Edmonton Valley Zoo Interpreter - Indigenous Peoples Summer Student Opportunity
City of Edmonton
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
4d ago

Description Edmonton Valley Zoo Interpreter - Indigenous Peoples Summer Student Opportunity Up to 5 Months

Job Number

38527 This posting is for up to 2 temporary part-time positions for a duration of April 2020 - September 2020. The City of Edmonton is committed to hiring a diverse workforce that is reflective of the community we serve.

The indigenous peoples summer opportunity program falls within the indigenous Peoples recruitment strategy, which outlines the City's commitment to recruit Indigenous people to our workforce.

Listen as Isabelle Frederick, Public Interpretation Coordinator at the Edmonton Valley Zoo, talks about what’s new at the Zoo and what it takes to be an Interpreter on her team! Are you passionate about inspiring children and adults with incredible facts about the world’s amazing animals?

As an Interpreter, at the Edmonton Valley Zoo, you will inspire, and connect children and adults to Animal Conservation and help them Get Closer’ to the natural world around them.

Interpreters will be responsible for the following tasks :

  • Create and lead a variety of educational programs including school and group programs, day camps and birthday parties
  • Deliver drop-in programs for the general public which consist of roving, point interpretation, large group presentations and theatrical presentations
  • Discuss program requirements with parents, teachers and group leaders prior to programs
  • Implement overnight programs, travelling programs to schools and festivals
  • Supervise volunteers during programming
  • Assist in the maintenance of artifacts, exhibits and program supplies as well as the care and handling of small animals involved with the programs
  • Set up and take down of program activities
  • Independently complete administrative tasks
  • Conduct other related duties as required
  • Qualifications

  • Completion of Grade 12 or high school equivalency
  • Experience delivering educational content such as leading activities or games with the general public, tour groups, or children
  • Highly developed verbal communication customer service skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of local natural or exotic wildlife
  • Team player
  • Valid Standard First Aid & CPR
  • Hire is dependent on Police Information Check including Vulnerable Sector satisfactory to the City of Edmonton
  • Ability to converse in a second language is considered an asset
  • Experience working in another zoo or interpretive facility considered as an asset
  • Experience / knowledge of safe animal handling procedures considered as an asset
  • Valid Alberta Class 5 Driver’s Licence or provincial equivalent and ability to obtain a City Driver’s Permit considered as an asset
  • Testing may be required
  • NOTE :

  • Hired candidates must meet the eligibility requirements of the funder :
  • Currently enrolled and returning to school or a Post -Secondary Institution in the fall
  • Applicants must be Métis, First Nation or Inuit
  • New hires will be required to register with our identified funding partners
  • Hours : Up to 39 hours per week; shifts vary from 3 to 8 hours per day, Sunday through Saturday. Ability to work holidays, evenings and overnights, as required.

    Preference will be given to candidates with wider availability. Salary : $18.067 - $22.361 (Hourly) Talent Acquisition Consultant : FK / NG The City of Edmonton is an equal opportunity employer.

    We value and consider candidates from all diverse backgrounds. If you are a student with a disability that requires an accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact : Mark Farr, Diversity Recruitment Consultant, People with Disabilities at : 780-496-2851.

    Classification Title : Recreation Technician I

    Closing Date

    February 20, 2020 11 : 59 : 00 PM (MST)

    Number of Openings (up to)

    2 - Temporary Part-time Union : CSU 52

    Department

    Community and Recreation Facilities

    Work Location(s)

    Valley Zoo, 13315 Buena Vista Road (87 Ave) Edmonton T5R 5R1

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