Group Education Program Technician

Website The Friends of Algonquin Park

Group Education Program Technician

FOAP LogoThe Friends of Algonquin Park is a non-governmental, not-for-profit, and charitable organization dedicated to enhancing Algonquin Park’s educational and interpretive programs. Since 1997, The Friends of Algonquin Park has operated the Algonquin Park Group Education Program which conducts a variety of educational programs for school, youth and adult groups visiting Algonquin Park.

Each year, thousands of individuals participate in educational program choices in half-day, full-day, evening, or sleepover formats which explore Algonquin’s fascinating natural and cultural history.

The Group Education Program is seeking highly motivated individuals to support the program in the role of Group Education Program Technician.

This full-time employment contract is 6 months in duration with a possibility of extension. Employment start and end dates are flexible. Please inquire for details.


  • Assist in the development, delivery and enhancement of educational programs to increase participant knowledge of Algonquin Park, which furthers the mandate of The Friends of Algonquin Park
  • Take a leadership role in the delivery and support activities associated with the Algonquin Park Group Education Program and Experience Algonquin Workshop series
  • Assist with outreach educational initiatives in a variety of formats including in-person, print, and digital
  • Providing information on the Park’s cultural and natural history, as well as Park operations and facilities, at both the Algonquin Visitor Centre and Algonquin Logging Museum
  • Processing bookstore sales and subsequent stocking preparations
  • Opening and closing of either interpretive facility and maintaining exhibits and theatre operation daily
  • Other tasks to fulfill the mandate of The Friends of Algonquin Park as assigned by the Executive Director and/or Group Education Program Coordinator


The successful candidate will have:

  • Degree(s) (possibly in progress) in a related field (e.g., science, education, etc.) and/or equivalent experience
  • Extensive and proven communication skills for diverse audiences
  • Knowledge of and ability to develop and deliver superior educational programs in both traditional classroom and outdoor settings, in a variety of educational formats, in various environmental conditions (e.g. snow, rain, biting insects, etc.)
  • Proven ability to provide outstanding customer service
  • Demonstrate exceptional problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills and ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Ability to work scheduled hours and “flexible hours” (e.g. evenings, overnights, weekends, and holidays)
  • Experience using Mac computers, Microsoft Office, and video conferencing software
  • A valid MTO Driver’s License, clean driver’s abstract, reliable transportation
  • Valid CPR, First Aid, and AED training
  • Ability to provide The Friends of Algonquin Park with a current and satisfactory criminal background check


  • Extensive knowledge of natural and human history of Algonquin Park and Ontario
  • Ability to speak and/or write multiple languages
  • Professional certifications in the following areas would be assets:
    • Ontario College of Teachers (OCT)
    • Registered Professional Forester (RPF)
    • NAI Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG)
    • NAAEE Environmental Educator (EE)
    • advanced First Aid certifications (e.g. WFA, WRF, etc.)
    • canoe skills accreditation (e.g. ORCKA and/or Paddle Canada certifications)
    • Transport Canada Pleasure Craft Operators Card
    • Bronze Cross and/or NLS certification


  • This position will be based out of the Algonquin Park Visitor Centre
  • Travel within (and occasionally outside) Algonquin Park is required
  • This position requires someone with reliable transportation to and from work
  • This position requires an individual who is interested in working in Algonquin Park and living in close proximity to the Park

Remuneration and Duration

  • The rate of pay is commensurate with experience and is based on 40 hours/week, working weekdays and some weekends, evenings, overnights, and holidays as per schedule.
  • Staff house accommodations may be available to qualified candidates

How to Apply

A cover letter and detailed resume outlining education, knowledge, skills, experience, and references should be emailed, or dropped off as soon as possible to:

Executive Director
The Friends of Algonquin Park
Algonquin Visitor Centre (at km 43)
Box 248, Whitney, ON, Canada K0J 2M0
Phone: (613) 637-2828
Email: [email protected]

We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Interviews for this position will take place at the Algonquin Park Visitor Centre in Algonquin Park. The Friends of Algonquin Park is an equal opportunity employer.

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