Park Interpreter
RLC Park Services
Malahat, CA
1d ago

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 faunaLocal 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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