Thursday, January 26, 2006

Flying in the sky!

such wonderful reasons to look up! A visitor just told me of how he just saw a Cooper's Hawk not 20 ft flying above and it reminded me of not one week ago when I was walking to work and saw a bald eagle flying just over the 67th St bridge. So take a look up once in awhile - it just might be as beautiful as stopping to smell the flowers :)

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Job Posting - DayCamps

Open Competition:
Day Camp Coordinator

The Normandeau Cultural and Natural History Society, a non-profit charitable society which operates the Waskasoo Park Interpretive Program on contract for The City of Red Deer, has one position available for the coming summer as a Day Camp Coordinator.

Based at Red Deer's Historic Fort Normandeau and the Kerry Wood Nature Centre, the successful applicant will provide living, cultural history and natural history activities to day camp and sleepover participants. The position also entails assisting the Park Interpreters with their programming, and related duties such as planning, program preparation/cleanup, research and dressing in period costume to deliver living history and natural history programs.

Essential Qualifications:
· excellent public communication/drama skills and experience with/love for working with the public (including seniors, adults and children);
· post-secondary education in western Canadian history and/or biological sciences, education or interpretation
· an excellent knowledge of the sights, attractions, major events, roads and parks of Red Deer, including the bike trails of Waskasoo Park;
· current first aid/C.P.R. certificates;
· a valid driver's permit and reliable transportation;
· a neat appearance and the willingness to wear the Park uniform and period costumes properly, and to abide by the NCNHS's smoking and other policies;
· the ability to work cooperatively with other staff and volunteers;
· willingness and ability to stay the entire term of this position;
· willingness and ability to work most or all weekends and evenings;
· good health: some lifting is required;
· good organizational skills and the ability to plan your schedule and workload;
· basic knowledge of the human history of central Alberta.

Desirable Qualities:
· experience and training in drama;
· experience in art, traditional crafts (e.g. poultry or other livestock husbandry, baking, quilting, candle-, ice cream-, rope- or soap-making, sewing, spinning/weaving, animal husbandry, fence building, carpentry, wheel- or barrel-making, gardening, etc.)
· experience with computers (Windows environment): word processing, spreadsheets, database, desktop publishing;
· ability to cook on and bake in a wood-fired stove;
· knowledge of the natural history of central Alberta.
· retail sales experience;

Wages, Term and Conditions of Employment:
· June 26 to September 1, 2006, inclusive.
· This is a full-time summer position (37.5 hours/week, for 10 weeks)
· One position is available.
· Accommodation is not provided.
· Regular evening and weekend work is required.

To Apply:
Apply in writing by March 10, 2006 to:

Manager, Waskasoo Park Interpretive Program
6300-45th Avenue
Red Deer, AB
T4N 3M4
Fax: 403 347-2550

Include a résumé outlining related experience and references, and a brief letter explaining why the position is of interest to you. No phone calls, please. Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.