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Outdoor Education Program Coordinator

St. Lawrence Parks Commission
Parks & Recreation
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
1 Temporary - October to December Group 3 seasonal recurring
Job Code:
02924 - Museum Assistant 2
$1,062.79 - $1,237.60 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Do you have a passion for natural interpretation, ecological integrity, and the natural environment? Parks of the St. Lawrence is looking for an energetic and enthusiastic individual to fill this new and challenging role. The successful candidate will lead the planning, development, coordination, implementation, delivery, training and evaluation of all interpretive and educational programming within our parks system. Parks of the St. Lawrence is spread across 160 km, and it offers eight campgrounds with three large day-use areas that attract over 600,000 annual visitors. If you have what it takes to lead this new and exciting program, then consider this rewarding opportunity and join our team.

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:

• Assist with the selection, supervision, performance monitoring, training, and scheduling of student staff.
• Prepare revenue and expenditure estimates for new and existing programs and outreach activities.
• Conduct guided tours of the facilities and provide presentations at workshops and lectures.
• Embody the SLPC's equity, diversity and inclusion principles while interacting with staff and guests.
• Be required to work weekends, evenings, and holidays October until December.
• Have the ability and willingness to travel for work and training.

How do I qualify?


• Valid Ontario Class “G” driver's license or equivalent to drive on Ontario highways to travel geographically dispersed parks for program delivery.
• Possess or have the ability to achieve certification in public speaking and/or interpretation.


You have:
• Extensive knowledge and experience in drafting conceptual outlines for new program initiatives and developing and delivering natural and interpretive presentations for large and diverse groups of people.
• Knowledge of and ability to learn and teach interpretive techniques, methodology, and specialized vocabulary to disseminate to staff and the public (including traditional and/or inquiry-based learning techniques).
• In-depth knowledge, experience, and ability to conduct research in the application and the use of new interpretive methods, techniques, and technologies toward interpretive programs development for the enhancement of educational programming.
• Experience with identifying and applying complex ecological concepts and, information in an engaging way through a variety of media, including scientific and technical reports, interpretive programs and products, video, and social media.


You have:
• Well developed oral and written communication skills to produce reports, deliver presentations to individuals and groups, and provide clear direction to staff.
• Excellent interpersonal skills to exercise good judgement and tact when dealing with staff and various internal/external groups and individuals and to provide excellent customer service.


You have:
• Effective leadership skills to assist with recruiting, interviewing, training, motivating, and supervising staff.
• Strong planning and organizational skills to review existing and create new programming plans and conceptual outlines for new program initiatives.
• The ability to assume responsibility, exercise initiative, work with minimal supervision independently and in a team environment.


You have:
• Proficiency with office productivity software such as word processing, spreadsheet, database, email, design, and presentation applications.


• Belong to one of the largest employers in Ontario, the Ontario Public Service, and open the door to a diverse range of career opportunities throughout the province.
• Supportive team environment.
• Staff discounts.
• Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP).
• Option to join an excellent pension plan.
• Paid benefits.
• Percentage paid in lieu of vacation and statutory holidays.

Application Process:

Please apply online,



Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.

The St. Lawrence Parks Commission is committed to employment equity.

We welcome applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions. The St. Lawrence Parks Commission is also committed to an inclusive, barrier-free selection process. We will make appropriate accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process for applicants with disabilities. To obtain a copy of this posting in an alternative format or to request any accommodation please contact us directly through Human Resources at 1-800-437-2233, ext. 2440. Information received relating to accommodation requests will be addressed confidentially.

Additional Information:

  • 1 English Temporary - Seasonal, duration up to 8 weeks, 13740 County Rd 2, R R 1, Morrisburg, East Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Posted on:
Friday, August 18, 2023
  • T-TL-195437/23

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