Heritage Presenter I and Living with Wildlife Interpreter – Parks Canada – Kootenay National Park & Radium Hot Springs
Position: Term, Acting, Assignment-at-level
Salary: $46,234 to $52,046 (under review)
Deadline: Jan 3, 2024
Delivers interpretive presentations, programs and activities to provide visitors of the park with opportunities to discover, appreciate, learn about and enjoy National Parks and their natural/cultural heritage.
Interpretive programs may include: hands-on and participatory activities, story sharing, guided walks, and evening theatre programs, visiting busy day-use areas to encourage visitors to keep clean picnic sites, and monitoring secondary roadways by vehicle to provide safe wildlife viewing messages.
Several vacancies are anticipated across Banff, Yoho and Kootenay National Parks, to support two teams: General Interpretation (Campgrounds and Day Use Areas), and Living with Wildlife Interpreters. While both involve programming that includes hands-on and participatory activities, visitor centered activities, and story sharing, the following differences can be expected:
General Interpretation team:
Your programming topics may include Species at Risk, park history, geology and so many more. You will deliver evening or theatre-based programming, activity stations delivered in busy day use areas, and roving opportunities in campgrounds and local trails or sites, using effective and dynamic communication techniques and skillset to engage and inspire visitors from around the world.
Living with Wildlife Interpreters:
Your role is focused on visitor engagement, supporting important key messages identified by the park. Daily activities would include: delivering drop-in programming or activity stations focused on Aquatic Invasive Species, Human Wildlife Co-Existence, and Leave No Trace. Additionally, you could be driving on highways, identifying wildlife jams and facilitating safe wildlife viewing experiences with visitors.