Student job opportunities 2018

The following is a list of anticipatory summer job opportunities with the Parks Canada Agency. These job opportunities are located at Thousand Islands National Park in Mallorytown, Ontario.

Language Requirements:
Must be bilingual in English and French (verbal only). 

Rates of Pay (per hour):
College / University:  $14.43 (under review). Returning students receive pay increments each year.

Deadline for Applications:
February 2, 2018.  Late applications will be accepted and reviewed if positions are available.

Period of Employment
May 7, 2018 to September 3, 2018.

Contact for further details:
Nicole Cholette (613) 923-5261 x 107 or nicole.cholette@pc.gc.ca.

Available positions

Visitor Experience – Island Attendant Student 
Cleans and maintains campgrounds and day use area buildings, facilities and grounds on park islands. Includes providing comprehensive information to the visiting public on a wide variety of topics including but not limited to: campgrounds, islands, trails, points of interest, safety, park regulations and policies.

Visitor Experience – Mainland Visitor Services Student
Cleans and maintains campgrounds and day use area buildings, facilities and grounds at Mallorytown Landing and Jones Creek. Includes selling a variety of passes and providing comprehensive information to the visiting public on a wide variety of topics including but not limited to: campgrounds, islands, trails, points of interest, safety, park regulations and policies.

Visitor Experience – Student Interpreter 
Assists with delivering education programs, presenting interpretive demonstrations, leading guided tours, caring for live animals, as well as other related activities. 

Visitor Experience – VIP Survey Student
Conducts short visitor interviews, distributes visitor surveys and organizes completed surveys on park islands and at Mallorytown Landing and Jones Creek.  The Visitor Information Program (VIP) is Parks Canada’s official national visitor feedback survey program. Assists with providing services and information to visitors and performs light maintenance. 

Visitor Experience – Event Planner 
Assists with the development and presentation of special events, delivering education programs, presenting interpretive demonstrations, leading guided tours, caring for live animals, as well as other related activities. 

Visitor Experience – Social Media Student
Assists with monitoring and creating content for park’s social media platforms and other park projects, as well as other related activities.

Administration – Administration Assistant 
Assists with general administrative duties and revenue collection; answers visitor inquiries. 

Required skills and abilities
  • Personally connects with people
  • Provides excellent customer service
  • Works well on a team
  • Takes initiative
  • Exercises sound judgement and takes responsibility
  • Pays attention to details
Work conditions

The following conditions apply:

  • Responsible for providing own transportation and accommodation.
  • Subject to passing a Government Enhanced Reliability security check.
  • Possess a valid First Aid and CPR certification.
  • Possess a valid Class “G2” licence or equivalent.
  • Willing to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Willing to wear a Parks Canada uniform.
Who can apply

To be eligible, you must be:

  • A full-time post-secondary student in an accredited institution;
  • Currently recognized as having full-time student status by the academic institution in which you are presently enrolled; and
  • Returning to full-time studies in the next academic term 

How to apply

Step 1 – Send your resume and cover letter to Nicole Cholette (613) 923-5261 x 107 nicole.cholette@pc.gc.ca.  Please indicate which position(s) you are interested in.

Step 2 – To apply, you must fill out the FSWEP application form on-line. Please specify you are seeking employment in this region. If you need assistance, contact the Government of Canada’s toll-free youth information line at 1-800-935-5555.