Seasonal Interpreter

Gov't of Alberta, Oil Sands Discovery Centre

Posted 06-Apr-2018

Application Deadline


Position Start Date


Position End Date


Minimum Education Required


Area(s) of Study

  • Education
  • Culture, Information, Recreation and Tourism
    • Recreation, Sport and Tourism
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
    • History
  • Science and Technology
    • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
    • Science, Technology and Society

Duration and Term

  • Summer -- Full Time



Job Status


Job Description

The Oil Sands Discovery Centre and Fort McMurray Tourism Ltd. are seeking qualified applicants for Seasonal Interpreter positions. These are full-time temporary positions from May 7 to August 26, 2018 at the Oil Sands Discovery Centre. Working within a small team environment, the successful candidates will provide high quality interpretive and visitor services to the general public. This includes presenting scheduled interpretive programs such as films and demonstrations, leading guided tours, delivering education programs and children’s activities, planning and delivering children’s science day camps, providing general oil sands information to visitors, and answering visitor questions.



  • High School Diploma or greater
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Confident, creative presentation skills and/or desire to acquire skills in a supportive setting
  • Experience providing high quality customer service to the general public
  • Experience working with children ages 4-12 in an organized program setting
  • Ability to work within a small team environment
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work weekends and occasional evenings
  • Basic computer skills
  • A vulnerable sector check will be required prior to commencing employment



  • First Aid certification
  • Education or experience in science, tourism, recreation, education, interpretation, museums, drama, or child care
  • Experience in program development
  • A second language


  • Oil Sands Discovery Centre, Fort McMurray, Alberta

Additional Information

Candidates must have pre-arranged accommodation in Fort McMurray.

Application Requirements

  • Please include a covering letter.
  • Please submit a resume.

Application Instructions

You may apply for this position through any of the means below.

  • E-mail your application package to:
  • Mail application directly to employer.
    515 MacKenzie Blvd Fort McMurray AB T9H 4X3