Recreation Technician II - City of Edmonton

Use your administrative, organizational and leadership skills to enthusiastically support engaging and educational experiences for guests at our facilities. You will be directly involved in our Education and Day Camp programming at Muttart Conservatory, John Janzen Nature Centre and John Walter Museum. Gain valuable experience training volunteers, supervising interpretation staff, delivering staff training and coordinating day camp programming and supplies. Apply at:

As the Education Program Assistant, you will: 

  • Perform administrative tasks related to programming such as managing inclusion documentation for participants, coordinating youth and adult volunteers and preparing packages for staff and participants 
  • Communicate on an ongoing basis with Inclusion and Volunteer Coordinators to ensure accuracy in procedures and participant information for programs 
  • Inventory, purchase, maintain and deliver program supplies, artifacts and equipment which includes travel to and from businesses and between city facilities using your personal vehicle 
  • Assist with training and supervision of interpretation staff including formal training sessions, individual mentoring and evaluation throughout the season 
  • Assist with training and supervision of youth and adult volunteers 
  • Provide excellent customer service to our colleagues and visitors
  • Facilitate natural and human history interpretive programs and special event activities 
  • Provide back-up support to other units such as Education and Special Events


  • Completion of the first year of a recognized post-secondary degree or diploma; preference will be given to recreation, museum, history, biology, education-based or related program 
  • Minimum one year direct experience conducting related natural history interpretation, recreational, cultural or educational programs 
  • Previous supervisory experience with staff and volunteers is an asset 
  • Strong organizational, time management and customer service skills 
  • Highly developed and demonstrable verbal and written communication as well as inter-personal skills 
  • Knowledge of local history and flora/fauna 
  • Comfortable and confident handling and working around small animals, insects, amphibians and reptiles 
  • Valid Standard First Aid and CPR Level C is a requirement of this position 
  • Valid Alberta Class 5 driver's licence (or provincial equivalent). Must obtain business auto insurance for personal vehicle use on City business 

Hire is dependent upon a Police Information Check including Vulnerable Sector check satisfactory to the City of Edmonton 
Must be available to work: April 20-24 & April 27- May 1 (Staff Training) 

We are an equal opportunity employer. 
We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals. 
1 temporary part-time position for up to 6 months 
Hours of Work: Up to 39 hours per week. Evening and weekend availability is required. 
Salary: $20.549 - $25.448 Hourly