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Park Interpreter or Communicator in Alberta's Provincial Parks

Jan 05, 2018

Work as a Park Interpreter or Communicator in Alberta’s Provincial Parks


Alberta Parks is looking for creative, outgoing individuals with a passion for the environment and a gift for engaging audiences.

Job Type
Seasonal Interpreter
Seasonal Park Communicator

Approximate Term
May 3–September 3, 2018
Varies with location.
Including most weekends and evenings.

Approximate Wage
Interpreter: $28.77–$37.40/hour
Communicator: $21.19–$25.79/hour
Plus 11% in lieu of benefits.
Varies with specific responsibilities, location and experience.

Closing Date
January 18, 2018


Park Interpreters and Communicators foster stewardship of the natural world through engaging and informative interactions that connect adults and children with Alberta’s landscape, biological and cultural diversity, and recreational opportunities.

Depending on your strengths you could be involved in a variety of programming such as
• environmental education
• theatrical presentations
• recreational activity instruction
• informal talks
• information delivery, or
• guided hikes and tours

Applicants are strongly advised to go to: and read the FAQs, view the sample interpretation program videos and learn about the differences between interpreters and communicators before applying.

Minimum Qualifications:
Park Communicator: High school diploma and one year of related experience (e.g. work in the natural sciences, teaching, communications, performing arts, etc).

Park Interpreter: Two-year post-secondary or equivalent in a related field (natural sciences, education, communications, history, performing arts, etc).

Equivalences will be considered on directly related experience or education considered on the basis of: one year of experience for one year of education or one year of education for one year of experience.

The following are considered assets and should be highlighted in your resume:
Written and verbal communications, audience engagement, teaching, acting, singing, knowledge of Alberta flora and fauna, and outdoor recreational activities.


Successful applicants must have or obtain by May 1st, 2018:
• Class 5-Full Licence for all Parks
• Class 4 (Small Bus Licence) for positions at Dinosaur & Cypress Hills
• Defensive Driving Certificate
• Current Driver’s Abstract
• Current Standard First Aid Certificate
• A current criminal records check
Note: Must be received by March 15th

We may recruit to any of the following Provincial Parks:
• Dinosaur
• Cypress Hills
• Saskatoon Island
• Lesser Slave Lake
• William A. Switzer
• Sir Winston Churchill
• Miquelon Lake
• Kananaskis Country
• Castle
• David Thompson Corridor (area)
• Pigeon Lake
• Aspen Beach

How to Apply
Online applications are preferred through If you apply online, please ensure your cover letter and resume are submitted as one file. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of their application.

If you are unable to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume, quoting Competition No. 1046447 to:
Monique Calliou
Human Resource Services, Alberta Environment and Parks
4th floor, South Petroleum Plaza, 9915-108 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T5K 2G8,
Fax: (780) 427-2513.

We thank all candidates for their interest. However, only individuals selected for Calgary (February 2, 3 and 4) or Edmonton (February 10 and 11) recruitment workshops will be contacted.
For additional information, email

Note: This competition will be used to fill positions with a variety of responsibilities. Position classification and wages will vary according to these responsibilities.

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