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Historical Walking Tour Guide

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Mar 14, 2017
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Mar 7, 2017
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Friends of Jasper National Park

Title: Historical Walking Tour Guide

Terms: Part-time Employment, 1-3 nights per week (negotiable), May through September

Reports to: Co-Managers

The Friends of Jasper National Park are looking for a Historical Walking Tour Guide to lead our Jasper…A Walk in the Past tour a few nights per month.

Key Responsibilities

The Historical Walking Tour Guide will be responsible for all aspects of the Jasper…A Walk in the Past tour:

  • Learn script for Jasper…A Walk in the Past, infusing your own interests and stories;
  • Learn about the Friends of Jasper National Park (including programs, projects, events, store) so that information can be shared on the tour;
  • Lead groups of visitors on this guided history tour through the Jasper town site;
  • Ensure the safety of visitors on each tour, looking for potential hazards along the way;
  • Answer visitor questions about Jasper in a friendly, informative manner;
  • Keep statistics related to nightly program; and
  • Act as an ambassador for the Friends of Jasper National Park at all times.

Skills & Qualifications

The successful candidate for this position will have:

  • an interest in local history;
  • excellent communication skills, oral and written. Preference may be given to candidates who are proficient in both of Canada’s official languages;
  • comfort speaking in front of large groups;
  • some interpretation experience (formal or informal);
  • an outgoing personality;
  • the ability to work with the public and volunteers in a friendly, positive, and professional manner;
  • the ability to use creativity to deliver interactive interpretive programming for both children and adults;
  • self-motivation, with an ability to work well on own or with others;
  • a passion for wild spaces, the outdoors and Jasper National Park; and
  • valid first aid and CPR certification (or obtain before the start date); and
  • a criminal record and enhanced security check is required for all programming positions (must obtain before the start date).

Perks, Benefits & Wages

Employees of the Friends of Jasper National Park will:

  • Experience the beauty of Jasper National Park (mountains, lakes, wildlife) and all of the wonderful outdoor adventures that it affords (including hiking, biking, paddling, climbing and more);
  • Work for an organization that is passionate about sharing the appreciation, understanding and respect for the natural and cultural history of Jasper National Park;
  • Work in a collaborative and creative work environment;
  • Earn a competitive wage ($15.25/hr);
  • Get great career-related work experience in a collaborative and creative work environment;
  • Receive a complimentary backcountry pass for outdoor pursuits in Jasper National Park; and
  • Enjoy staff discount in the FJNP Gift Shop which includes books, maps, unique gifts and Canadian-made jewelry.

Application Process

Please forward your resume and letter of application to:

Friends of Jasper National Park
Attn: Heather Aussant Roy, Co-Manager
P.O. Box 992
Jasper, AB T0E 1E0
Email heather@friendsofjasper.com

Application Deadline

Resumes will be accepted until day end on Tuesday, March 14. Please note that we will only contact candidates that have been selected for an interview.