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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.


FOAP LogoBookkeeper and Payroll Coordinator

The Friends of Algonquin Park (FOAP) is a charitable organization dedicated to enhancing Algonquin Park’s educational and interpretive programs. The FOAP is seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic individual to administer the bookkeeping activities associated with daily and year-end business.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain the financial records using the Sage Simply Accounting system
  • Execute payroll, including but not limited to entering time sheet records, processing pay deposits, writing employment contracts, compiling vacation summaries for full time staff, issuing Records of Employment, handling source deductions;
  • Administer group insurance plan;
  • Remit monthly WSIB premiums and annual WSIB reconciliation;
  • Remit Employer Health Tax and Ontario Sales Tax as required;
  • Remit annual HST reconciliation;
  • Balance and prepare all deposits of Visitor Centre and Logging Museum bookstore sales and post transactions;
  • Maintain Accounts Payable, ensuring all invoices are posted in system, payment remitted when due;
  • Create month end reports for General Manager and Board members;
  • Generate sales and purchase journal reports from Point of Sale system and enter into Accounting system once balanced;
  • Handle monthly bank reconciliations

Required Qualifications

  • Post-secondary education in business, accounting or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 2 years accounting experience is preferred
  • Strong hands on working knowledge Microsoft Office applications
  • Previous work experience with Simply Accounting
  • Previous experience with payroll functions and remittances
  • Detailed oriented
  • Able to multi-task, work with deadlines and handle stress
  • Previous not-for-profit, charitable and/or public sector experience is an asset
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s Licence and dependable vehicle

Work Location

Remuneration

  • Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • This Part-Time Regular position is potentially based on an 8-hour day, 20 hours per week December through May and 40 hours per week June through October.

How to Apply

A detailed résumé outlining knowledge, skills, experience, and references should be emailed, mailed, faxed, or dropped off no later than February 28, 2017 to:

General Manager
The Friends of Algonquin Park
Algonquin Park Visitor Centre
Box 248, Whitney, ON, Canada K0J 2M0
Email: employment@algonquinpark.on.ca

Application deadline is February 28, 2017. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Seasonal Museum Technicians 2017

FOAP LogoThe 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.

Duties

  • Acting as an ambassador for Algonquin Provincial 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 the interpretive facility and maintaining exhibits and theatre operation daily
  • Assisting with Algonquin’s special interpretive events as required

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Algonquin Provincial Park
  • Knowledge of Ontario’s natural and cultural history
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Energetic, enthusiastic, and committed to customer service excellence
  • Experience in retail operations
  • An appreciation for the outdoors
  • Ability to reliably work independently and as part of a team and/or with volunteers
  • A valid Ontario Driver’s License
  • A personal vehicle to get to and from your workplace
  • A valid First Aid/CPR Certificate

Remuneration

  • The rate of pay is $11.40/hour based on 40 hours/week, working shifts, evenings, weekends, and statutory holidays as per schedule.
  • 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.
  • 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 résumé outlining knowledge, skills, experience, and references should be emailed, mailed, faxed, or dropped off no later than March 18, 2017 to:

Sharon Hockley
The Friends of Algonquin Park
Algonquin Visitor Centre
Box 248, Whitney, ON, Canada K0J 2M0
Phone: (613) 637-2828 ext. 231
Fax: (613) 637-2138
Email: resume@algonquinpark.on.ca

Application deadline is March 18, 2017. 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 late March/early April 2017. Please note that seasonal positions are subject to budget approvals and might not be filled as initially intended.

The Friends of Algonquin Park is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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FOAP LogoSeasonal Park Naturalist Trainee

Enjoy summer employment as a Seasonal Park Naturalist Trainee working with The Friends of Algonquin Park.

Duties

  • Develop and deliver high-quality interpretive programs for the public, including guided walks, evening slide presentations, historical and children’s programs;
  • Assist with major Park programs such as Public Wolf Howls;
  • Contribute to Algonquin’s flora and fauna records;
  • Provide customer service support at the Visitor Centre;
  • Create new props/materials for use in programs;
  • Maintain and expand our extensive natural history, photographic and video collections;
  • Assist in the development of publications and exhibits; and
  • Act as an ambassador for the Park’s education program.

Qualifications

  • Expansive knowledge of Ontario’s natural history (flora, fauna, geology) and cultural history, and excellent understanding of ecological concepts.
  • Energetic, enthusiastic, and committed to customer service excellence.
  • Excellent interpersonal, conceptual, presentation, organizational, and oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team, follow and carry out instructions, and work shifts, weekends, and statutory holidays as per schedule.
  • Knowledge of, and ability to use, word-processing and presentation software applications (Word, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Valid MTO Class “G” Driver’s Licence (not compulsory for trainee positions).

Remuneration

  • 7 week contract at $11.40/hour.
  • Staff house accommodations may be available to qualified candidates.

How to Apply

Ensure you specify in your application package if you are applying for a Seasonal Park Naturalist or Seasonal Park Naturalist Trainee position.

Seasonal Park Naturalist Trainee applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled in school or graduated within 6 months of hire (December 2015)
  • Be between 15 and 24 years of age (not yet reached the age of 25) upon commencement of employment; or between the ages of 15 and 29 for persons with a disability.
  • They must be residents of Ontario and eligible to work in Canada.

Send your résumé and a detailed cover letter outlining your experience and interest, along with the completed Personal Experience Sheet to:

David LeGros
c/o The Friends of Algonquin Park
Box 248
Whitney, ON K0J 2M0
Phone: 613 637-2828
Email: david.legros@ontario.ca

Application deadline is Friday, March 17, 2017. 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 approximately mid-April.

Please note that seasonal positions are subject to budget approvals and might not be filled as initially intended. The Friends of Algonquin Park is an equal opportunity employer.

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FOAP LogoSeasonal Staff House Cook

Enjoy summer employment as a Seasonal Staff House Cook working with The Friends of Algonquin Park.

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

  • Employment period is Early June to Labour Day.
  • The remuneration is between $11.40 to $14.00/hour. Candidates should outline salary expectations in their cover letter.
  • 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 to:

David LeGros
c/o The Friends of Algonquin Park
Box 248
Whitney, ON K0J 2M0
Phone: 613 637-2828
Email: david.legros@ontario.ca

Application deadline is Friday, April 7, 2017. 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.

Please note that seasonal positions are subject to budget approvals and might not be filled as initially intended. The Friends of Algonquin Park is an equal opportunity employer.

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Volunteer Opportunities

The Friends of Algonquin Park has occasional volunteer opportunities. Please see the Volunteer webpage for current opportunities.


Cooperative Education & High School Volunteer Opportunities

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

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