Kathy McPherson began her career in Ontario Parks as a summer student, and she is now the recipient of the Distinguished Professional Interpreter Award from the National Association for Interpretation (NAI) Continue reading Ontario Parks Employee Wins National Association for Interpretation Award
If you’d like to be part of a fun and energetic team, try working in maintenance with Ontario Parks! The maintenance team works together to make sure the entire park runs smoothly and they get to work outside! Continue reading Summer Jobs in Ontario Parks: Maintenance
If you are interested in all things nature and want to share this interest with others, consider working in Natural Heritage Education (NHE) this summer. Each operating park has an NHE program, and these positions require tons of creativity, lots of interaction with park visitors, and a commitment to learn. Continue reading Summer Jobs in Ontario Parks: Natural Heritage Education
Ontario Parks is now hiring summer students! This is your chance to have a fun job in a great location while having an amazing summer. Each year, Ontario Parks offers a variety jobs in over 100 operating parks and offices. This year, there 2700 jobs available in the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) and over 1500 are in Ontario Parks! Continue reading Summer Jobs in Ontario Parks
When asked to name his favourite Ontario Park, Tobi Kiesewalter wonders, “How do I answer that?” He is not only an Ontario Parks employee, but a true fan of what he calls, some of the best real estate in the world. It is no surprise that as the Senior Natural Heritage Education Leader at Murphys Point Provincial Park, Tobi’s job is to encourage a connection between the park and its visitors. Continue reading A Day in the Life of… A Senior Natural Heritage Education Leader
As any successful person in the retail business, Lori Horton knows what pleases her customers. “We scoop well over 12,000 ice cream cones,” she explains. As the Park Store Leader for Presqu’ile Provincial Park, Lori’s responsibilities go beyond the sweet treat in the summer. Lori makes sure that during every season, campers have a well maintained store to visit. Continue reading A Day in the Life of… A Park Store Leader
Courtney Kiss is studying biology and genetics, and hopes to become a Genetics Counsellor. So, what is she doing working at Ontario Parks? “I really like meeting people from a lot of different places,” she says. “I like this job a lot.” For the past three summers, Courtney has been working as a Gate Attendant at Sandbanks Provincial Park.
Continue reading A Day in the Life of… A Gate Attendant
Have you ever wondered who keeps Ontario Parks so clean? Who is it that ensures everything is working properly? At Balsam Lake Provincial Park, Robert Wires makes sure the parks maintenance program is running smoothly. He is the Maintenance Foreman who manages the team responsible for the park’s daily up-keep. Continue reading A Day in the Life of… A Maintenance Foreman
Ontario Parks is introducing a short new feature to the blog site highlighting some of the jobs in the Ontario parks system. We have been visiting Ontario Parks, and interviewing staff for their insight and stories about their job.
We hope you enjoy our first article, which tells you all about a day in the life of a Park Superintendent! Continue reading A Day in the Life of… A Park Superintendent
If you are a high school, college or university student, or a recent graduate, who is looking for a summer job in 2006, you might want to consider one of the more than 2100 opportunities available with Ontario Parks or elsewhere at the Ministry of Natural Resources.
For more information about what jobs are available and where to apply, click here to link to MNR’s job search tool.