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Seasonal Edmonton Valley Zoo Interpreter - Recreation Technician I At City Of Edmonton

Location: Edmonton, Alberta

Job Description

Seasonal Edmonton Valley Zoo Interpreter - Recreation Technician I 6 months, possible extension up to 11 months

Job Number

: 35248

Listen as Isabelle Frederick, Public Interpretation Coordinator at the Edmonton Valley Zoo, talks about what’s new at the Zoo and what it takes to be an Interpreter on her team!

Are you passionate about inspiring children and adults with incredible facts about the world’s amazing animals? As an Interpreter at the Edmonton Valley Zoo, you will inspire and connect children and adults to Animal Conservation and help them ‘ Get Closer ’ to the natural world around them.

Interpreters will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Create and lead a variety of educational programs including school and group programs, day camps, birthday parties
  • Deliver drop-in programs for the general public which consist of roving, point interpretation, large group presentations, and theatrical presentations
  • Discuss program requirements with parents, teachers and group leaders prior to programs
  • Implement overnight programs, traveling programs to schools and festivals
  • Supervise volunteers during programming
  • Assist in the maintenance of artifacts, exhibits and program supplies as well as the care, and handling of small animals involved with the programs
  • Set up and take down of program activities
  • Independently complete administrative tasks
  • Conduct other related duties as required

Qualifications

:
  • Completion of Grade 12 or high school equivalency
  • Demonstrated knowledge of local and exotic wildlife
  • Valid Standard First Aid & CPR certification is required
  • Some relevant experience working with the general public, tour groups, children and other program users
  • Some experience delivering educational content such as leading activities or games with the general public, tour groups, or children
  • Highly developed verbal communication and customer service skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to converse in a second language considered as an asset
  • Hire is dependent on Police Information Check including Vulnerable Sector satisfactory to the City of Edmonton
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays, evenings and overnights as required
  • Must be available for staff training on April 25, 2019 - May 3, 2019 and May 28, 2019
  • Applicants may be tested
  • ASSETS:
    • Current registration in or completed a post-secondary diploma or degree in Education, Biological or Environmental Sciences, Drama, Recreation and Leisure Studies or a related field
    • Experience working in another zoo or interpretive facility
    • Experience/knowledge of safe animal handling procedures
    • Valid Alberta Class 5 Driver’s Licence or provincial equivalent and ability to obtain a City Driver’s Permit

We are an equal opportunity employer.
We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals.

This posting is for up to 40 temporary part-time positions for a duration up to 6 months commencing Spring/Summer 2019, and may continue for up to 11 months.

Hours of Work:
Up to 39 hours per week; shifts vary from 3 to 8 hours per day, Sunday through Saturday. Ability to work holidays, evenings and overnights, as required. Preference will be given to candidates with wider availability.

Salary:
$18.067 - $22.361 (Hourly)

Recruitment Consultant:
AM/BF

Classification Title : Recreation Technician I

Posting Date

: Jan 29, 2019

Closing Date

: Feb 20, 2019, 11:59:00 PM (MST)

Number of Openings (up to)

: 40 - Temporary Part-time
Union : CSU 52

Department

: Community and Recreation Facilities

Work Location(s)

:
Valley Zoo, 13315 Buena Vista Road (87 Ave)

Edmonton T5R 5R1