Ontario Parks Employment

Permanent Positions

Seasonal Park Naturalist

Enjoy summer employment as a Seasonal Park Naturalist working with Ontario Parks.

Ontario Parks LogoDuties

  • 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).


  • 12 week contract at $20.22/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.

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

David LeGros
Ontario Parks
P.O. Box 219
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.

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