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Employment with The Friends of Algonquin Park

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.


Seasonal Museum Technicians 2016

The Friends of Algonquin Park is seeking qualified individuals to work as Seasonal Museum Technicians in the Natural Heritage Education Program in Algonquin Provincial Park.

Employment is from the end of June until Labour Day, with a possible extension until the end of October pending the applicant’s performance and availability.


  • Acting as an ambassador for Algonquin Park
  • Providing information on the Park’s cultural and natural history, as well as Park operations and facilities, at both the Algonquin Visitor Centre and Algonquin Logging Museum
  • Processing bookstore sales and subsequent stocking preparations
  • Balancing sales remits and cash floats at end of each shift
  • Opening and closing of either interpretive facility and maintaining exhibits and theatre
    operation daily
  • Assisting with Algonquin’s special events as required


  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and oral and written communication skills
  • Energetic, enthusiastic, and committed to customer service excellence
  • Experience in retail operation
  • Knowledge of Algonquin Park
  • Knowledge of Ontario's natural and cultural history
  • An appreciation for the outdoors
  • Ability to reliably work independently and as a team and/or with volunteers
  • A valid MTO Driver's Licence
  • Personal transportation vehicle to get to and from your workplace
  • Valid First Aid/CPR Certificate


  • The rate of pay is $11.25/hour based on 40 hours/week, working shifts, evenings, weekends,
    and statutory holidays as per schedule.
  • Staff house accommodations may be available to qualified candidates.
  • This is an excellent opportunity to work with a keen Natural Heritage Education team in a world-class park.

How to Apply

A detailed resumé outlining knowledge, skills, experience, and references should be emailed, mailed, faxed, or dropped off no later than February 28, 2016 to:

Sharon Hockley
The Friends of Algonquin Park
Algonquin Visitor Centre (at km 43)
Box 248, Whitney, ON, Canada K0J 2M0
Phone: (613) 637-2828 ext. 231
Fax: (613) 637-2138

Application deadline is February 28, 2016. 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, expected to be in March/early April 2016. The Friends of Algonquin Park supports job equity. We are an equal opportunity employer. Please note that seasonal positions are subject to budget approvals and might not be filled as initially intended.

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Seasonal Park Naturalist Trainee 2016

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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.

Cooperative Education & High School Volunteer Opportunities

The Friends of Algonquin Park has hosted various unpaid cooperative education & high school volunteer opportunities. Please contact us for more information.

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