Employment

Summer Employment

Interested in finding a summer job with Ontario Parks at Awenda Provincial Park? Each season Ontario Parks hires students to help with park operations.

Park staff showing off their love of nature. © Copyright 2016 Awenda Provincial Park, All Rights Reserved

Park staff showing off their love of nature. © Copyright 2016 Awenda Provincial Park, All Rights Reserved

There are many interesting and challenging jobs available for young people. The majority of staff come from the local Georgian Bay area, however should you come from further afield, please note that staff housing is not available within the park. Rental accommodations are available in the nearby community of Midland. Most of the summer staff range in ages from 17 to late 20s.

Interested applicants are encouraged to visit Ontario Public Service’s GoJobs website . All Ontario Parks positions can be accessed and applied to through this job board. For more information on the hiring process for parks,visit the Ontario Parks Careers page

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Gate Staff: If you enjoy working with the public and being a member of a team, working in a campground gate-office will offer you many challenges. Gate attendants take reservations, check visitors into the park and book people into their sites. If you wish to apply for a gate attendant position, you should have the ability to:

* Communicate well with others ;
* Work with others as a team;
* Deal with money;
* Be reliable;
* Be able to follow policies and procedures;
* Complete shift sheets;
* Have a willingness to learn about hospitality and the tourism industry;
* Be able to learn information about the park in order to answer questions from the public.

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Maintenance: If you enjoy working outside and prefer to work independently, consider a job with the park maintenance department. As a maintenance worker, you’d be required to perform much of the upkeep around the park. If you wish to apply for a maintenance worker position, you should have the ability to:

* Communicate with others;
* Work with others as a team;
* Hold a valid drivers’ license;
* Be reliable;
* Complete strenuous physical activity;
* Be able to follow policies and procedures;
* Have a willingness to learn about hospitality and the tourism industry;
* Be able to learn information about the park in order to answer questions from the public.

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Natural Heritage Education (NHE)
: As a Naturalist, you would be interacting with the public on a regular basis, whether that be dealing with children, adults, school groups or special interest groups. You would be helping people understand the influences on Awenda’s environment, so that they can appreciate and better protect their surroundings. Interpretation helps people appreciate Awenda’s unique, natural environment and increases their enjoyment while in the park. Some of the special skills you must possess are:

* Outstanding communication skills;
* Natural history experience (biological skills, identification abilities etc.);
* Working well with others as a team;
* Hold a valid drivers’ license;
* Be reliable;
* Be able to follow policies and procedures;
* Have a willingness to learn about the hospitality and tourism industry;
* Be able to learn information about the park in order to answer questions from and interpret to the public;