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JOB DESCRIPTION: INTERPRETIVE GUIDE

Jurassic Forest and Learning Centre is Canada’s largest animatronic dinosaur Discovery Park located just minutes north of Edmonton, Alberta. Discovery Trails set amid 40 acres of old growth forest. Educational programs and special events are offered seasonally from May to October, inviting guests to learn about and interact with Alberta’s plants and animals of the past and present. Interpretive Guides are the ambassadors of Jurassic Forest, inspiring a love of natural history through interacting with the public as well as school groups, day camps, and birthday parties. In the prehistoric park guests come face to face with dinosaurs and other fauna while exploring the natural wonders of an old growth forest. As a member of the Jurassic Forest Interpretive team, it is up to you to capture the imagination of guests of all ages and lead them on an unforgettable prehistoric journey!

Interpretive Guide Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct educational tours and programs for school groups, private parties, and the public.

  • Explore the Discovery Trails with guests, share knowledge and answer questions in an engaging manner.

  • Facilitate special events, and science-based activities.

  • Provide excellent customer service and build rapport with guests.

  • Perform guest services and operate tills at the admissions desk, gift shop, concession, and café.

  • Follow appropriate health procedures to prepare and serve food in the park’s concession and cafe.

  • Cleaning and upkeep of the facility and trails.

  • Assist the Maintenance Manager with day-to-day tasks, such as mowing the front fields, watering flowers, and weed removal.


Interpretive Guide Job Requirements:

  • Family-friendly attitude, strong work ethic, and commitment to customer service.

  • Ability to work outdoors in varying weather conditions.

  • Alberta high school diploma or equivalent – some post-secondary is preferred.

  • A background in Biology, Earth Sciences, or Education is an asset.

  • Proactive, responsible, and able to work as part of a team as well as independently.

  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment without sacrificing quality of service.

  • Previous experience with POS systems and food handling is an asset.


Position Details:

  • Seasonal position running from late April to early September (with opportunities to stay until October.)

  • Mandatory paid training sessions will take place on weekends in April.

  • Part-time and Full-time work available depending on week-to-week labour requirements.

  • Access to reliable transportation is necessary due to the facility being located outside of city limits.

  • Wage $16.00-$17.50/hour, depending on education and experience.

To apply please submit a resume and cover letter to events@jurassicforest.com

Only qualified applicants will be contacted by Jurassic Forest for an interview. Thank you for your interest in employment at Jurassic Forest and Learning Centre!

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