Nature Interpreter, Tommy Thompson Park

SUMMARY OF FUNCTION:

Anticipated Start Date: April - pending schedule

Volunteers are needed to lead nature interpretive walks at Tommy Thompson Park. A typical shift is expected to be approximately 2 - 4 hours, with 1 - 2 shifts per month. A minimum 1 year commitment is required. Please note, successful candidates will be required to obtain Vulnerable Sector Screening clearance.

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:       

  • Knowledge of the ecology and flora/fauna- particularly birds- of the Greater Toronto Area and Southern Ontario;
  • Experience in public engagement or public education;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimum supervision;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; and
  • Understanding of Tommy Thompson Park history, programs and projects an asset.

SUMMARY OF MAJOR TASKS:

  1. Deliver nature based interpretive programs including walks, for a variety of ages.
  2. Assist with any inquiries and provide information about Tommy Thompson Park to visitors in a tactful and professional manner.
  3. Engage visitors of varying backgrounds including long-time visitors, New Canadians, young families, and nature enthusiasts.
  4. Assist the Weekend Site Attendant in collecting visitor feedback or suggestions for other kinds of park improvements.
  5. Carry out other duties as assigned.

To apply, please forward your cover letter and resume to jesmith@trca.on.ca

Applicants should indicate a start date and availability in their cover letter.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

TRCA is an equal opportunity employer. We value the expertise and diversity of our people.

Division: 
Restoration and Infrastructure
Location: 
Tommy Thompson Park - 1 Leslie Street, Toronto, Ontario
Closing date: 
Mar 10, 2019