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Student (various roles)
  
Join a dynamic team focused on providing exceptional guest experiences at the Parks of the St. Lawrence located along the St. Lawrence River from Lansdowne to Lancaster, Ontario. Here is your chance to spend the summer working outside in an unparalleled, scenic environment, gaining valuable work experience and transferrable skills.

POSITION: Student (various roles)

HOURS OF WORK: variable to a maximum of 36.25 hours per week (must be able to work variable shifts including weekends, evenings, and holidays)

LOCATION:
Ivy Lea Campground (Lansdowne), Brown’s Bay Beach (Mallorytown), Riverside-Cedar Campground (Morrisburg), Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary (Ingleside), Farran Park (Ingleside), McLaren Campground (Ingleside), Woodlands Campground (Ingleside), Mille Roches Campground (Long Sault), Glengarry Campground (Lancaster) 

View locations through Google Maps. Please select locations to which you have access/transportation.

SALARY: $15.50 or $16.35 per hour

PERIOD OF EMPLOYMENT: early-May to September 

WHAT CAN I EXPECT TO DO IN THIS ROLE?

In a park environment, there are many types of student positions available.

Visitor Services Attendant – Welcome guests, issue park permits, respond to inquiries, sell, and promote SLPC merchandise.
Park Worker – Provide crucial services to the park and guests.  Ensure parks are maintained, pristine, and ready for guests.  May be asked to perform trail work, gate duties on occasion, and provide assistance at special events.

St. Lawrence Parks offers two exciting educational programs called Environmental Programmer and Learn to Fish.  These unique programs engage people in outdoor activities by providing hands-on learning opportunities related to natural heritage and fishing.  The successful candidates will work under the general supervision of the Outdoor Education Program Coordinator to organize and conduct educational programs and teaching sessions, and provide support to program marketing initiatives.

Environmental Programmer – Implement, organize, deliver and promote outdoor learning programs, special programs, and guided walks.  May be asked to assist with gate duties, maintenance duties, and provide assistance at special events.
Learn-to-Fish Programmer – Responsible for the day-to-day promotion, presentation, organization, and upkeep of the Learn-to-Fish education program.  Work with other programmers and park staff to ensure the Learn-to-Fish program meets standards at all St. Lawrence Parks locations.  May be asked to assist with gate duties, maintenance duties, and provide assistance at special events.

HOW DO I QUALIFY?

Mandatory
You must meet all eligibility criteria by the first day of employment (contracts begin between May and July):

Student Status: You must be enrolled in a secondary or post-secondary institution (currently or for the fall semester) OR you must have graduated within the past six months (for example, if you graduated in December, you can apply for and start a summer student position up until June of the following year).

Age: You must be a minimum of 15 years of age. 

Residency: You must be a resident of Ontario during the term of employment.

Work Status: You must be legally entitled to work in Canada. You are also required to have a valid Social Insurance Number (SIN) upon being hired.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills
You apply your verbal and written communication skills to communicate information related to programs, prepare a variety of documents, and respond to public and/or internal inquiries by phone, email, and in-person.
You apply your initiative and interpersonal skills to work collaboratively within a team environment.

Technical Skills and Knowledge
You apply basic safe operating practices when working with machinery and equipment.
You have the ability to conduct maintenance of grounds, buildings, and equipment, and to use machinery, equipment, and tools (e.g. lawn mowers, weed trimmers).
You apply your basic mathematical skills to accurately perform cash handling duties.
You apply your experience using Microsoft Office applications, such as Word (word processing) and Excel (spreadsheets), as well as databases, email, and the internet to conduct research and prepare a variety of documents.

Analytical and Organizational Skills
You follow instructions and seek clarification, as required.
You pay close attention to detail and record information accurately.
You plan, organize, and prioritize your work to meet competing deadlines.

Other Requirements
Certain positions require you to have a valid Ontario G2 (or higher) Driver's Licence or equivalent.
You are willing and able to work a variety of shifts including evenings, weekends and holidays up to 36.25 hours per week.
You are able to work in an outdoor environment with some physical activity involved, including lifting and carrying weighted items in accordance with the Employment Standards Act and Workplace Health and Safety Regulations.
You will require training on the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS).
You are capable of, and comfortable with, operating small machinery and equipment, and using lawn care tools.

NOTES

Relocation expenses are not covered.
Please use your legal name when applying to the job ad.
The St. Lawrence Parks Commission does not have staff housing available on site. 
These positions are represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) and successful candidates will be required to pay monthly union dues, which are automatically deducted from your pay.

HOW DO I APPLY?

Applications are only accepted online, https://www.parks.on.ca/about/careers, by clicking on “Parks of the St. Lawrence” and “Student (various roles).” 
In your resume and/or cover letter, please indicate specifically how your experience, skills and knowledge relate to the duties and qualifications stated above.

DUE TO SCREENING DEADLINES, PRIORITY CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN TO APPLICATIONS RECEIVED BY FEBRUARY 15, 2023. HOWEVER, WE WILL CONTINUE TO ACCEPT APPLICATIONS BEYOND THIS DATE.

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. 1401. Information received relating to accommodation requests will be addressed confidentially.