Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Two Positions Available at The Kerry Wood Nature Centre

Open Competition

School Programs, Public Programs  
Visitor Services Staff

The Waskasoo Environmental Education Society, a non-profit charitable society that operates the Waskasoo Park Interpretive Program on contract for The City of Red Deer, has a number of part-time positions available for the coming spring and summer for School Programs Interpreters and Visitor Services Attendants.

Based at Red Deer's Kerry Wood Nature Centre, the successful applicant(s) will assist with the design and delivery of our spring school-programs and provide natural history and tourist information to the general public. The position also entails operating the building when other staff are away, retail sales work, light clerical duties (word processing, poster-making etc.), assisting the Park Interpreters with their programming, and related duties such as program preparation/cleanup.

Essential Qualifications:
·         some post-secondary schooling in science, western Canadian natural history, education, or interpretation;
·         excellent public communication skills and experience / love for working with the public (including children);
·         good working knowledge of the natural history of central Alberta.
·         a neat appearance and the willingness to wear the Park uniform, and to abide by the WEES 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;
·         good health: some lifting is required;
·         good organizational skills and the ability to plan your schedule and workload;
·         current first aid / C.P.R. certificates;
·         reliable and trustworthy, punctual and conscientious;

Desirable Qualities:
·         Good working knowledge (conversational and written) of French is essential
·         experience in art or graphic design;
·         life guard certification
·         experience with computers (Windows environment) and basic word-processing, spreadsheets, database and desktop publishing; experience working on a computer network;
·         basic knowledge of the human history of central Alberta.

Wages, Term and Conditions of Employment:
 Part time for the spring and summer of 2012.

To Apply:
Apply in writing ASAP to:

Waskasoo Environmental Education Society
6300 - 45th Avenue
Red Deer, AB
T4N 3M4
Fax: 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.

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