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Interpretive Tour Guides Wanted

(1) Full-time, May to August; (1) Part-time, July and August

 

Job Summary

Interpretive Tour Guides help create engaging experiences for our visitors leading nature tours along our boardwalk and providing wildlife and habitat information about our desert habitat. Interpretive Tour Guides also manage front desk admissions and merchandise sales when needed and help with scientific monitoring and data collecting of flora and fauna at the ODC.

 

These positions are co-funded by the Canada Summer Jobs program and candidates must be between 15 and 30 years of age. Candidates must be available to work regular days and hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays.

 

Work Terms

1 Full-time position – 35 hours per week; May to August

1 Part-time position – 20 hours per week; July and August

 

Wage

$18/hour

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Welcome visitors to the ODC and share information about our amenities, programs and the extraordinary habitat we steward;

  • Provide a fun and engaging learning experience to visitors through guided tours (training provided, experience not necessary);

  • Manage our admissions desk and gift shop including processing payments, completing daily cash reports, responding to general inquiries and general cleaning;

  • Assist Desert Centre Manager with monitoring and data collection of various flora and fauna at the ODC;

  • Follow Covid-19 WorkSafeBC protocols to protect staff, volunteers and visitors at the ODC.

 

Qualifications

  • Must be between 15-30 years of age at the start of the employment;

  • Experience and/or comfort speaking in front of groups

  • Work well as a team (staff and volunteers) as well as independently with minimal supervision;

  • Interest in local habitat and the environment;

  • Ability to learn quickly and integrate new information;

  • Self-motivated work style and willingness to help out when/where needed;

  • Strong problem-solving skills and good judgment;

  • Ability to conduct 1-3 tours per day (1.5 km walk), complete physical activities and handle summer heat.

 

View a complete job description here.

 

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Leor Oren, Desert Centre Manager

manager@desert.org

 

Deadline: Open until filled.

ODC is an equal opportunity employer that encourages people of visible minorities, First Nations/Aboriginal individuals, newcomers and immigrants, members of the LGBTQ community, people of diverse abilities, and members of other underrepresented communities to apply. We thank everyone who applies for these positions. Only successful applicants will be contacted for interviews.