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If you are interested in working with one of the most successful cooperating associations in Canada, please do not hesitate to forward your resume at anytime to The Friends of Algonquin Park. Your resume will be kept on file for consideration during our next hiring process. Contact us.


Museum/Archives Technician - Summer 2015

The Friends of Algonquin Park logoThe Friends of Algonquin Park is seeking a qualified student to work as a Museum/Archives Technician in Algonquin Park from June 8 to September 7, 2015.

Duties

  • Providing information on Park operations and facilities, and cultural and natural history at the Algonquin Park Visitor Centre Museum/Bookstore/Information Desk and the Algonquin Logging Museum/Bookstore/Information Desk
  • Processing bookstore sales and subsequent stocking preparations
  • Balancing sales remits and cash floats at end of each shift
  • Opening and closing of the interpretive facilities and maintaining exhibits and theatre operation daily
  • Assist with sorting and organizing artifacts for the archive collections
  • Assist with scanning photographs and documents to add to the digital collection
  • Assist with data entry of collections records
  • Assist with Algonquin’s interpretive events as required

Qualifications

  • The candidate must be a student of Museum Studies, Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management or other related field, i.e. History, Anthropology, etc.
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Experience in customer service and retail operations
  • Knowledge of Ontario’s natural and cultural history
  • Knowledge of Algonquin Provincial Park
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and oral and written communication skills
  • An appreciation for the outdoors
  • Valid MTO Driver’s License
  • Personal transportation vehicle to get to and from the workplace
  • Valid First Aid/CPR Certificate

Eligibility Requirements

The applicant must:

  • Be a Canadian Citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment
  • Be finished the school term at the start of employment
  • Have been a full-time student in the semester preceding the job and intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following the job
  • Be willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment

Remuneration

  • Employment is for 12 weeks during the period June 8 to September 7, 2015.
  • The rate of pay is $11.00/hour based on 40 hours/week, working week days, weekends, and statutory holidays as per schedule.
  • Staff house accommodations may be available to the qualified candidate.
  • Please note that hiring is dependent upon receipt of funding.

How to Apply

A detailed resume outlining knowledge, skills, experience, and references should be emailed, mailed, faxed, or dropped off to:

Lee Pauze
The Friends of Algonquin Park
Algonquin Visitor Centre (at km 43)
Box 248, Whitney, ON, Canada K0J 2M0
Phone: (613) 637-2828
Fax: (613) 637-2138
Email: generalmanager@algonquinpark.on.ca

The Friends of Algonquin Park supports Job Equity. We are an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Interviews will be held at the Algonquin Park Visitor Centre.

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Seasonal Staff House Cook 2015The Friends of Algonquin Park logo

The Friends of Algonquin Park is seeking qualified individuals to work as Seasonal Staff House Cook in Algonquin Park. Employment is from early June to September 1, 2015.

Duties

  • Prepare and follow a 3-week rotational menu of dinnertime meals for up to 20 people, meeting any vegetarian, non-vegetarian, and special dietary needs. (Residents prepare their own breakfasts and lunches from prepared/provided food items.)
  • Plan and shop for grocery orders on a budget (may involve a weekly trip to Huntsville with a provided vehicle).
  • Clean kitchen and dining areas and dishes after breakfast and dinner preparation. (Residents share dish duty for dinnertime meals.)
  • Prepare meals for occasional special events, e.g., barbecues which are held for staff day, interpretive functions, year-end dinner, etc., for up to 30 people.
  • Ensure staff house operates within Algonquin’s waste management program of recycling and organics diversion.

Qualifications

  • Experience with food handling and preparation.
  • Working knowledge of food safety guidelines.
  • Energetic, enthusiastic, self-motivated, and committed to customer service excellence.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision and as part of a team, and to follow and carry out instructions.
  • Valid MTO Class “G” Driver’s Licence.
  • Working knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Remuneration

  • The remuneration is between $11.00-$14.00/hour.
  • Candidates should outline salary expectations in their cover letter.
  • Employment is from early June to September 1, 2015.
  • The opportunity to work in a world-class park.
  • Staff house accommodations may be available to qualified candidates.

How to Apply

Send your résumé and a detailed cover letter outlining your experience and interest via mail, fax or email by April 24, 2015 to:

David LeGros
c/o The Friends of Algonquin Park
Algonquin Visitor Centre (at km 43)
Box 248, Whitney, ON, Canada K0J 2M0
Phone: (613) 637-2828
Fax: (613) 637-2138
Email: david.legros@ontario.ca

Application deadline is April 24, 2015. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Candidates must be available for an in-person interview in Algonquin Park in early May. The Friends of Algonquin Park supports job equity. We are an equal opportunity employer.

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Volunteer Opportunities

The Friends of Algonquin Park has occasional volunteer opportunities for adults and unpaid cooperative education/high school volunteer opportunities. See the Volunteer webpage for current opportunities.

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