Friday, December 19, 2014

We're Hiring

Kerry Wood Nature Centre

Open Competition:
Visitor Services Staff

The Waskasoo Environmental Education Society, a non-profit charitable society which operates the Waskasoo Park Interpretive Program on contract for The City of Red Deer, has one or two part-time positions available for the coming summer for Information Attendants.

Based at Red Deer's Kerry Wood Nature Centre, the successful applicant(s) will provide natural history and tourist information to the general public and deliver interactive programs to the 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 and building & animal maintenance.

Essential Qualifications:
·     Excellent public communication skills and experience / love for working with the public (including children);
·      A good working knowledge of the natural history & ecosystems of Central Alberta
·      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 to abide by the Normandeau Society’s smoking and other policies;
·      Willingness and ability to stay the entire term of this position;
·      Willingness and ability to work most weekends and evenings;
·      Good health: some lifting is required;
·      Good organizational skills and the ability to plan your schedule and workload;
·      Reliable and trustworthy, punctual and conscientious;

Desirable Qualities:
·         Post-secondary schooling in western Canadian natural history, biological sciences education, or interpretation;
·      Retail sales experience;
·      Experience in art or graphic design;
·      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.

Term and Conditions of Employment:
·      Training/work to start immediately.
·      This is a part-time position (weekend days, some evenings);
·      Four positions are available;
·      Accommodation is not provided;
·      Regular evening and weekend work is required.

To Apply:
Apply in writing by ASAP (postings will remain open until suitable candidates are found) to:

Human Resource, 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.