Are you looking to join a fun and vibrant team this summer? Would you enjoy working outdoors in one of BC’s beautiful Provincial Parks? Then we want to hear form you!
Title: Park Trailhead Ambassador
Reports to: Trailhead Supervisor / Park Area Manager
Summary of Responsibilities:
The Park Trailhead Ambassador is responsible for providing information and answering questions at some key trailheads in the Sea to Sky Corridor: Diamondhead, Rubble Creek, Stawamus Chief, and Cheakamus Lake.
Park trailhead ambassadors will also be responsible for park tasks such as maintenance, landscaping, cleaning, and park compliance.
Park trailhead ambassadors will report to Alice Lake Provincial Park each day and then go on to the trailheads in company vehicles.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Compliance with all Sea to Sky Park Services policies and procedures.
- Deal with enquires from park users in a professional and informative manner.
- Provide education to park users on Provincial Parks.
- Be an ambassador for preparedness in the outdoors to ensure the safety of park users in the backcountry.
- Carry out facility maintenance at the trailheads and in assigned park areas.
- Carry out facility cleaning at trailheads and in assigned park areas.
- Ensure the safe use of all required machinery and equipment, including company vehicles.
- Perform regular inspections of company property as required, including company vehicles.
- Follow proper record keeping procedures.
- Open and close designated park gates to the public as required.
- Ensure park compliance and security by informing guests of park regulations, and ensuring that guests are abiding by related guidelines, regulations, acts, and laws.
- Call in assistance from other agencies as required, e.g., Police, Fire, Ambulance, Search and Rescue, BC Parks, per park polices and training.
- Respond to emergency situations as required in accordance with training.
- Maintain a high level of communication between co-workers, the Trailhead Supervisor, the Park Manager(s), Area Manager, BC Parks Rangers, and BC Parks Recreation Services Officer.
- Maintain a safe and positive work environment.
- Monitor happenings in the park and respond appropriately.
- Ensuring that all park visitors have the best experience possible.
- Other related duties as required.
Park-Specific Duties & Responsibilities
- The Trailhead Ambassadors will inform and educate park users on any relevant park information, and be an information source for backcountry preparedness and outdoor safety.
Skills & Abilities
- Good public relations and guest service skills and experience required.
- Resourceful, and able to work independently with minimal supervision in remote locations.
- Ability to be proactive in completing and responding to tasks and duties as required.
- Ability to enforce Park rules to gain voluntary compliance in an effective, calm manner.
- Valid B.C. Drivers License required.
- Ability to keep organized and detailed records regarding park usage, park incidents, etc.
- Ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.
- Knowledge of safe backcountry travel in all seasons.
- Knowledge of Provincial Park information in the Sea to Sky Corridor.
- Ability to be a supportive team member.
- Previous experience working in the Outdoor Recreation industry.
- Knowledge of BC Parks and its applicable regulations, acts, laws, and policies.
- Must be able to walk up to 5 kms per day.
- Standing up to 8 or more hours per day.
- Ability to work a variety of shifts including early shifts, day shifts, evening shifts, weekends, and holidays.
- Calm demeanor with the ability to respond to emergency situations in a professional manner.
Terms and Conditions
· Seasonal F/T Position, paid hourly from June 15th to September 30th, 2021 (training to occur earlier).
· Possibility of additional work after September 30th.
· Uniform is provided.
· Own vehicle is required to travel to and from the marshalling area(s).
· Company truck provided to travel to the trailheads.