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Employment Opportunity: Park Interpreter, P/T Term

Title: Park Interpreter, Fort Carlton Historic Park

Responsible to: Park Manager, Fort Carlton Historic Park

Summary: The Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation, in partnership with Parks Saskatchewan, is seeking a qualified individual to fill a part-time, term position as Park Interpreter at the Fort Carlton Historic Park.

Reporting to the Park Manager, the Park Interpreter is responsible to connect visitors to natural and cultural landscapes, and lead them through impactful experiences that leave lasting memories. You’ll get to lead programs related to nature, history, culture and recreation. Organizing special events is also part of the job.

Core Competencies:

  • General knowledge of: biological, environmental, or natural sciences, the arts, history and culture, recreation, or education;
  • Formal and/or experiential knowledge of Plains Cree culture and history;
  • Deliver, promote, and evaluate interpretive and recreational programs and special events to park visitors which include school groups, and the general public;
  • Lead groups in park programs, while tactfully, and politely communicating park rules and management messages;
  • Promote awareness of parks as special places with appreciation of our natural heritage and cultural resources;
  • Disseminate information and respond to inquiries related to the natural environment, cultural history, and area and park facilities; and
  • Perform general upkeep of and ensure safety and cleanliness of interpretive facilities and park trails.

Qualifications:

  • Heritage Interpreter Training is considered an asset;
  • Knowledge of local historically significant events;
  • Knowledge of Plains Cree culture;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills especially in a group setting;
  • First Aid;
  • A clear CPIC/VSS is required; and
  • Class 5 Drivers License and have access to a reliable vehicle

Working Conditions:

  • Part-time – scheduling determined by the supervisors based on facility and programming needs;
  • Evening work may be required;
  • Will be working outdoors with small and large groups of people from a variety of backgrounds; and
  • Term: Employment begins approximately in May 2020 and runs through till August 2020.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter, resume detailing how the applicant meets the qualification requirements, and a list of three professional references to:

Jaye Cameron, Chief Executive Officer
Re: Park Interpreter
Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation
PO Box 340
Duck Lake, SK  S0K 1J0
Email: hr@beardysband.com
Fax: 306-467-4404
Phone: 306-467-4523

Applications can also be dropped off in-person with our receptionist at the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Band Office.

Closing Date for submissions is 12:00pm (noon), February 20, 2020

We thank all those who are interested, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Employment Opportunity: Park Interpreter

The Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation, in partnership with the Fort Carlton Provincial Park, is seeking a qualified and experienced individual to serve a term position as Park Interpreter at the Fort Carlton Provincial Park.

Responsible to: Park Manager, Fort Carlton Provincial Park

Responsive to: Community Development Officer, Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation

Summary: The Park Interpreter will have direct involvement in the development and delivery of engaging, informative and interactive nature and recreation programs that make visitors aware of our province’s unique biological and cultural diversity.

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitating curriculum based school programs, leading nature hikes, cultural interpretation, organizing special events.
  • Hosting guest presenters and guiding resourced based recreation activities such as canoeing and camping skills and operate a windows based computer to create seasonal reports.

The successful candidate will have knowledge of Saskatchewan’s natural environment, cultural heritage specific to the Willow Cree of the local territory, outdoor skills, use of social media and basic computer skills. Knowledge, training, and experience in canoe instruction is considered an asset for this role. Successful candidates will have experience and ability to develop and present public programs, work alone with minimal supervision, exhibit sound judgment when dealing with the public, work in all types of weather conditions, lead school based education programs and safely lead outdoor excursions.

Core Competencies:

  • Weekend and evening work is required.
  • A valid driver’s license is required.
  • A clear Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check are required.

Working Conditions::

  • Light housekeeping activities such as sweeping, mopping and wiping of facilities;
  • Picking up litter and debris;
  • Lifting and moving program materials weighing up to 10 Kg;
  • Working outdoors in a variety of weather conditions;
  • Hiking and walking a minimum of 5 km while carrying a pack weighing up to 10 Kg;
  • Clearing and maintaining trails using hand tools;
  • Loading and unloading canoes/kayaks onto and off a trailer;
  • Paddling a canoe/kayak on a lake for a minimum of 5 km in a variety of weather conditions

Deadline to Apply: May 8, 2019, Noon. (No exceptions)


FORWARD APPLICATIONS TO:

MAIL: Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation
ATTN: Jaye Cameron, CEO
PO Box 340
Duck Lake, SK S0K 1J0
Fax: (306) 467-4404
Email: jcameron@beardysband.com
Or drop off at the Band Office in a sealed envelope.

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RFP: Trail Design Study

Project Summary:

The Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation has embarked on a tourism strategy that includes the development of a multi-use trail system that will link the community to tourism-based businesses and experiences, the Carlton Trail will be designated as part of the Great Trail (formerly the Trans-Canada Trail) network and will be approximately 20km in length.

At this point in time, we require a trail design study to ensure we are selecting appropriate lands for development and to adhere to industry standards for trail design and construction. In order to ensure a fair and transparent process, proposals are requested from qualified firms.

Project Details:

Project Identification Number: RFP 001.19

Project: Trail Design Study

Project Start: February 28, 2019

Location Required: Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation

Maximum value of contract: $40,000

Proposal Submission Deadline: February 15, 2019 (noon)

Proposal should include:

  • Project Identification Number (RFP 001.19)
  • Methodology for community engagement and inclusion in the design study.
  • Company profile including a statement of qualifications and key personnel who will be assigned to the project.
  • Proposed project methodology and the division of roles and responsibilities between the firm and the client; work schedule with milestones and timelines.
  • Relevant experience in engaging Indigenous communities and organizations in trail design processes including recent project examples and references.
  • The basis for pricing their services.

Submission Information:

Proposals can be submitted to the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation via email: jasna.eyahpaise@beardysband.com, via fax: (306) 467-4404 or by dropping off your proposal at the front desk of the Band Office. A selection committee will determine the best submission and will award a contract to the winning applicant.