Education Interpreter

Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Parkway, North York, Ontario, Canada Req #1122
Friday, March 22, 2024

Position Details:

Current Rate of Pay: Min = $26.36/hr, Max = $30.56/hr

Employment type: Seasonal

Duration of employment: 13 weeks

Hours of work: 40 hrs/week

Work location: Black Creek Pioneer Village

Division: Education and Training

Business unit: Black Creek Pioneer Village

Travel: none

Remote Work: none


About TRCA:

With more than 60 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario, created to safeguard and enhance the health and well-being of watershed communities through the protection and restoration of the natural environment and the ecological services the environment provides.


TRCA is considered the provincial leader in conserving, restoring, and managing natural resources to advance safe and sustainable development.


To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter in one PDF or Word file prior to midnight on April 5, 2024.

How you will contribute as part of the TRCA team:

The Education Interpreter delivers hands-on environmental, cultural heritage, nature, recreation, and renewable energy programs (dependent on location) to visitors and visitor groups of TRCA/partner sites and facilities, as well potentially at client sites. The Education Interpreter plays an active role in customer experience ensuring all visitors have a positive experience.


Major Responsibilities:

  • Learns program content to be able to effectively deliver interactive programs to various audiences.
  • Ensures program equipment/supplies including artifacts are well maintained, clean and stored appropriately.
  • Guides and leads visitors and visitor groups to TRCA’s sites and facilities on established programs focused on environmental, cultural heritage, nature, recreation, and renewable energy (dependent on location)
  • Delivers programs at offsite locations (libraries, community fairs etc) and virtually as needed.

What will you need to succeed:

Education (degree/diploma/certifications/licenses)

  • Minimum pursuing a post-secondary diploma or degree in, History, Education, or a related field.
  • Successful completion of Vulnerable Sector Screening. Employees/candidates under the age of eighteen (18) years are not eligible to have a VSS, therefore will not be required.


  • 2+ years of experience delivering outdoor recreation/heritage programs for audiences of varying age groups.


Knowledge/Skill/Ability – Competencies

  • Ability to deliver programs/information to audiences of various ages, adapting style to ensure audience appropriateness.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with tact and courtesy.
  • Experience interacting and connecting with people of various social, cultural, or economic backgrounds; at ease with a variety of audiences.  
  • Strong communication skills to provide clear and concise communication in both non-emergency and emergency situations.
  • Demonstrates responsiveness to internal and external customer requests and needs.
  • Able to comprehend written documentation and procedural guidelines.
  • Must be flexible to work all required shifts, including weekends and holidays.

What TRCA has to offer you:

As part of a progressive team you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact to preserving and protecting nature, while maintaining a balance between the natural environment and built environment. Working with experts within our field, you will join a team of colleagues that are committed to TRCA’s core values by demonstrating the following behaviours; integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect, and excellence (icare)


You will be part of a diverse and inclusive organization that:

  • Makes a positive difference in the communities we serve.
  • Fosters high performance and collaborative teams.
  • Provides continuous learning and development opportunities.
  • Offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits program (including Defined Benefit Pension Plan – OMERS/OTPP).
  • Pregnancy & Parental Leave Top-Up Program.
  • Provides unique TRCA Perks.
  • Provides flexible work arrangements.
  • Offers potential for career growth and advancement.


While the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised that successful incumbent(s) may be required to undergo a vulnerable sector screening and/or driver’s abstract check as a part of the final step in the hiring process.


TRCA is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and TRCA Policies, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to the TRCA. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.


Personal information you provide through the TRCA recruitment, selection, and onboarding process is collected under the authority of the Conservation Authorities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27. Collection of this personal information is necessary for the proper administration of this recruitment process for employment and volunteer positions with TRCA. Personal information is protected from disclosure pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  Any questions regarding this collection activity should be directed to the Manager of Records and Information, 101 Exchange Avenue, Vaughan, Ontario, L4K 5R6, (437) 880 2308.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator Seasonal
  • Travel Required No
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  • Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Parkway, North York, Ontario, Canada