JOB DESCRIPTION: INTERPRETIVE GUIDE

The Jurassic Forest and Learning Centre is an outdoor active learning park located just minutes north of Edmonton, Alberta. Opened in July 2010 Jurassic Forest is Canada’s largest animatronic dinosaur park, with trails set on 40 acres of old growth forest. Jurassic Forest offers a wide variety of educational programs and special events seasonally from April 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 interactive education with school groups, day camps, birthday parties, and the public. In the active learning park guests come face to face with realistic dinosaurs and other extinct fauna while exploring the natural wonders of modern Alberta. 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 and appropriate manner.

  •  Facilitate special events, crafts, and educational activities.

  •  Maintain the good condition and cleanliness of the trails, playground, and facilities; perform some janitorial duties.

  •  Provide excellent customer service and build rapport with guests and members.

  •  Perform guest services, operate tills and cash handling duties at the admissions desk, gift shop, concession, and mini golf course.

  •  Follow appropriate health procedures to prepare and serve basic foods in the park’s concession.


Interpretive Guide Job Requirements:

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

  •  Ability to work outdoors in varying weather conditions including heat, rain, and snow.

  • Ability to safely life a minimum of 40 pounds.

  •  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.


Position Details:

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

  •  Mandatory paid training sessions will take place in April.

  •  Part-time and full-time positions available.

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

To apply please send your resume and cover letter to events@jurassicforest.com. We thank all applicants for their interest, please be advised that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.