Discover Parks Ambassador – BC Parks Foundation – Chilliwack BC

Interact with visitors (95% of your time)
Educate visitors on how to enjoy parks responsibly
Do your own research to become an expert on plants and animals in your Parks
Run activities and games for children and families in Parks
Present daytime and evening family-friendly interpretive programs in parks
Learn existing Jerry’s Rangers programs and develop new programs
Promote iNaturalist to visitors
Monitor and report daily interaction statistics
Collect iNaturalist observations with a mobile device (5% of your time)
Contribute to safe work environment by following COVID-19 and other guidelines

A love of the environment and the outdoors
Comfortable making presentations, talking to visitors, and leading tours
Enjoy interacting with large crowds and having lots of conversations throughout the day. Some BC Parks get very busy, and your team might have 100+ conversations with visitors in a day.
Experience working or volunteering with children
Ability to work in a remote environment, while staying connected with your team online
Driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle for accessing the parks
Personal computer with video conferencing capabilities and strong internet connection
Personal mobile phone
Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search (will be completed during the hiring process)

Skills and experience considered an asset:
Preference may be given to candidates with experience with Indigenous and/or other diverse cultures (this includes learning and/or applying information and practices of your culture or that of another culture)
Those identifying as being part of groups which are underrepresented or have additional barriers to the labour market are encouraged to apply.
Post-secondary study in environmental sciences or outdoor education is an asset
Fluency in additional languages is an asset
Standard first aid certification or higher is an asset

What you’ll receive in this position:
Training in responsible recreation, interpretation, visitor engagement, Indigenous awareness, and how to create more inclusive outdoor spaces.
Training in first aid (where required)
On-the-job experience in visitor experience, group leadership, public speaking and working with families.
Monthly allowance for cell phone usage
A summer spent outdoors in BC’s beautiful parks!

To apply:
Send the following to :
A resume
A cover letter stating:
The base location(s) you’re applying to (note that accommodation is not provided, you need to have access to your own accommodation in the base location that you apply to),
How you meet the job requirements.