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Part-time Wildlife Interpreter -multiple positions available at Yukon Wildlife Preserve in Yukon Wildlife Preserve - 30km Outside Whitehorse

Posted on Mar 25, 2014 in Recreation & Tourism

Hourly Wage/Annual Salary

$15 to 20/hr

Hours per Week




About this Job

The Yukon Wildlife Preserve is seeking self-motivated candidates with a passion for engaging visitors in the unique wildlife viewing opportunities at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve!

The Wildlife Interpreter will work with visitors to the Yukon Wildlife Preserve to deliver interpretive bus tours and educational programs focused on northern wildlife, ecology and cultures. The Wildlife Interpreter must be independent, enthusiastic and committed to improving their knowledge and delivery of interpretive programs.

This is a part-time summer job (up to 50 hours bi-weekly) running from May 5th 2014 to August 25th 2014 (16 weeks). Includes weekends and shift-work. Work location is the Yukon Wildlife Preserve, KM 8, Takhini Hot Springs Road, 30km from Downtown Whitehorse, Yukon. Wage: $15.50/hour.

The Yukon Wildlife Preserve is a zoological institution and a non-profit, charity dedicated to education, conservation and research on Boreal and Arctic Ecology. This position is well suited to candidates with background in education, interpretation, tourism, community development, social sciences, environmental science, zoology, biology or a related field. The YWP is seeking to build a diverse and energetic staff for achieving our mission!


• Learning, personalizing and delivering engaging, interpretive tours to diverse audiences;

• Providing excellent customer service to visitors at the reception cabin;

• Processing cash transactions, membership applications and tracking visitor statistics;

• Participate in regular evaluation exercises of program design and delivery;

• Assist with delivery of special events and other visitor services initiatives;

• Maintenance duties including light cleaning and maintaining tour vehicles;

• Other duties as assigned.


• Ability to deliver engaging, knowledge based interpretive programs to diverse audiences;

• Interest, knowledge or experience in Arctic and Boreal Ecology;

• Ability to deliver excellent customer service;

• Ability to work independently and maintain enthusiasm with minimal supervision;

• Technical Requirements:

o Standard First Aid Certificate;

o Ability to pass a criminal record check;

o Class 4 Yukon Driver’s License by commencement of Employment;

o Competent with computer programs like Google Calendar and Spreadsheets;

• Assets:

o Bilingual English-French is an asset;

o Cash handling experience is an asset.

This job was posted on Mar 25, 2014 and will be removed on Apr 08, 2014

All applications must be received before Apr 08, 2014

Yukon Wildlife Preserve

Please Contact: Lindsay Caskenette


Phone: (867) 456-7400


Address: PO Box 20191 Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 7A2

To apply for this Job

Please submit a resume and cover letter speaking to job qualifications as soon as possible and no later than 11:59pm on April 8th 2014 to the Yukon Wildlife Preserve to Please indicate in subject and cover letter position in which application is for.