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Natural & Human History Interpreters

Mar 17, 2022

Natural & Human History Interpreters - Indigenous Peoples Summer Student Opportunity
Job Number: 43143
Up to 1 temporary part-time summer position from May - August 2022
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 peoples to our workforce.
Are Ms. Frizzle and David Attenborough your role models?
Are you passionate about inspiring children and adults with incredible facts about our amazing world?
As a Natural History Interpreter at John Walter Museum, Muttart Conservatory and the John Janzen Nature Centre, you will inspire, motivate, and connect guests
to Edmonton and the world around them.
Interpreters will be responsible for the following tasks:
● Facilitate and assist in developing 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, or point interpretation, guided hikes/tours, large group presentations and theatrical presentations with costumes
● Provide excellent customer service to parents, teachers, group leaders, and the general public prior to and during programs
● Implement travelling programs at various locations
● 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 program activities
● Independently research program elements and complete administrative tasks
● Work at the John Walter Museum, the Muttart Conservatory and John Janzen Nature Centre based on facility needs
● Conduct other related duties as required
● Completion of Grade 12 or high school equivalent
● Current registration in or completed post-secondary degree or diploma in Education, Biological or Environmental Sciences, Drama, History, Recreation
and Leisure Studies or a related field considered as an asset
● Demonstrated knowledge of local natural history and/or human history
● Some experience developing and delivering educational content such as leading activities or games with the general public, tour groups, and children
● Highly developed verbal communication skills, including the ability to adapt presentations to diverse audiences
● Valid Standard First Aid and CPR Level C is a requirement of this position
● Hire is dependent on Police Information Check including Vulnerable Sector satisfactory to the City of Edmonton
● Ability to work weekends, holidays and evenings as required
● Ability to attend staff training May 2-6
● Experience working in a natural history park, zoo, botanical garden, museum or other interpretive facility considered as an asset
● Ability to converse in a second language considered as an asset
● Valid Alberta Class 5 Drivers license or provincial equivalent and access to a vehicle is considered an asset
● Candidates may be tested
● 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
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The City of Edmonton is committed to inclusive, respectful and equitable workplaces that represent the communities we serve. We continuously improve our
systems, policies and practices to remove barriers and ensure our employees, in all their diversity, can succeed. We value applicants with a diverse range of skills,
experiences and competencies, and encourage you to apply. To learn more, see the Art of Inclusion: Our Diversity and Inclusion Framework here:
The City of Edmonton strives to provide reasonable access and accommodations throughout the application and selection process. If you would like to request an
accommodation at any stage of the process, please contact
COVID-19 Notice: The City of Edmonton has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide
proof of vaccination. Employees who cannot be fully vaccinated on the basis of a protected legal ground (e.g. medical, religious) may request an exemption.
Please note that this policy applies to all employees, including new hires, and volunteers. If your application is successful, you will be asked to provide proof of
vaccination or request an exemption.
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Hours of Work: Up to 39 hours per week; shifts varying from 3 to 8 hours per day, Sunday through Saturday. Ability to work holidays, evenings and overnights,
as required
The weekly hours of work for this position are currently under review and may change at a future time. Any changes will be made in accordance with the City of Edmonton/Civic Service Union 52 collective agreement and the incumbent will be notified in advance.
Salary: $18.067 - $22.361 (Hourly)
Talent Diversity Consultant: FK/LU
Classification Title: Recreation Technician I - 8hrs
Posting Date: Mar 11, 2022
Closing Date: Mar 25, 2022 11:59:00 PM (MST)
Number of Openings (up to): 1 - Temporary Part-time
Union : CSU 52
Department: Community and Recreation Facilities
Work Location(s): John Janzen Nature Centre, 7000 - 143 St Edmonton T5J 2R7
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