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Sales Associate/Interpretive Guide

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

Title: Sales Associate/Interpretive Guide

Terms: Full-time summer employment from May 9 to September 2, 2017

Reports to: Co-Managers

The Friends of Jasper National Park are looking for an Interpretive Guide/Sales Associate. This is a combined position, which exposes the employee to experiences in both educational programming and fundraising.

Key Responsibilities

The Sales Associate/Interpretive Guide will:

  • Assist with leading the Jasper: A Walk in the Past historical tour;
  • Collaborate with the Jasper Trail Alliance to lead stewardship days in Jasper National Park, as needed;
  • Lead outdoor environmental programs, naturalist activities and guided hikes, as needed;
  • Be responsible for all aspects of operating a sales outlet, including:
    • Providing quality customer service
    • Being involved in stock control and management
    • Operating cash register and point of sale software
    • Developing knowledge of FJNP services/ products, offering referrals and assistance as needed
    • Daily cash out report and deposit
    • Acting as an ambassador for the Friends and informing visitors that purchases made support programs and projects in Jasper National Park;
    • Answer questions in the office and store in a friendly, informative manner;
    • Complete duties or training opportunities in other areas such as office related duties, special events, projects and programs.

Grant Conditions

In order to qualify for the position, individuals must outline in his/her cover letter that they meet the following conditions for granting purposes:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

Skills & Qualifications

The successful candidate for this position will have:

  • some post-secondary education in a related field (education, outdoor education, etc);
  • outdoor education, educational programming and/or interpretation experience;
  • excellent communication skills, oral and written. Preference may be given to candidates who are proficient in both of Canada’s official languages;
  • 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;
  • strong computer skills, working in a Microsoft environment;
  • strong organizational skills with attention to detail;
  • creativity, adaptability and the ability to multi-task;
  • self-motivation, with an ability to work well on own or with others;
  • a passion for wild spaces, the outdoors and Jasper National Park;
  • an understanding of the National Park mandate, flora and fauna is required. We will also send the suitable candidate for further training;
  • a valid driver’s license;
  • physical ability to walk, hike, carry boxes and work with trail tools;
  • the ability to work accurately with cash and a computerized point of sale system;
  • a mode of transportation (bicycle or vehicle) to get to/from program locations;
  • 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 – 14.25/hour plus $1/hour bonus at end of season contract);
  • 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

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.