Ontario Parks Employment

Seasonal Park Naturalist and Naturalist Trainee


  • 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.


  • 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).


  • See specific positions below.
  • Staff house accommodations may be available to qualified candidates.

How to Apply

Two types of position are available, make sure to specify which one(s) you are applying for, and be sure you meet the criteria.

  1. Seasonal Park Naturalist - 12 week contract, $20.22/hour
  2. Naturalist Trainee - 7 week contract, provincial minimum. Applicants must: i) currently enrolled in school or graduated within 6 months of hire (December 2017) ii) 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. iii) They must be residents of Ontario and eligible to work in Canada.

Send your resume and a detailed cover letter outlining your experience and interest, along with the completed Personal Experience Sheet (Word document).

David LeGros
Algonquin Visitor Centre
P.O. Box 219
Whitney, ON K0J 2M0

Email: david.legros@ontario.ca

Application deadline is Friday, March 16, 2018. 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.

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