Park Worker - Western Parks (student)

Parks of the St. Lawrence - Ivy Lea, ON (5 months ago)

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Join a dynamic team focused on providing exceptional customer service at Ivy Lea Campground or Brown's Bay Beach Day-Use Picnic Area in the majestic Thousand Islands. Here is your chance to spend the summer working outside in an unparalleled, scenic environment.


HOURS OF WORK: variable to a maximum of 36.25 hours per week (must be able to work variable shifts including weekends, holidays, and evenings)

Ivy Lea Campground OR Brown's Bay Beach Day-Use Picnic Area

SALARY: $14.00 or $14.85 per hour

PERIOD OF EMPLOYMENT: mid-May to September 2, 2019 OR mid-June to September 2, 2019


You will:
  • Greet and welcome visitors, respond to inquiries and provide site programming and services information.
  • Collect fees, process reservations/registrations, handle cash, operate a cash register, process credit card transactions, balance sales and complete closing paperwork.
  • Sell retail (in addition to wood and ice), upsell specialized products and manage inventory.
  • Clean and maintain washrooms, shower buildings and retail/registration buildings.
  • Collect garbage and waste recycling, cut and trim grass, weed flowerbeds, remove aquatic vegetation from beaches.
  • Perform minor repairs, paint buildings and move picnic tables.
  • Provide assistance at special events in the parks.
  • Promote user compliance with park rules and regulations.
  • Complete vehicle and equipment log books, cleaning schedule forms, documentation of accidents and/or injuries in the workplace.
  • Provide travel and tourist information to the public on other SLPC and Eastern Ontario tourist attractions.
  • Work safely at all times and report unsafe activities immediately to your supervisor.
Note: A limited number of positions will require tractor operation for park maintenance and grass mowing.


You have:
  • The ability and willingness to acquire a good knowledge of the operation of a park (day-use area and/or campground) in a short period of time.
  • The ability to sell products, programs and admissions and handle cash with a high degree of accuracy.
  • The ability to operate a computerized reservation/registration system, cash register and bank/credit card machine.
  • Good communication and customer service skills to deal effectively with staff and the public.
  • Good judgement to assess a crisis situation and determine the appropriate course of action.
  • The ability to enforce parks rules and regulations.
  • The ability to write and prepare reports.
  • The physical ability to carry out a variety of manual duties such as cleaning, grounds keeping, moving picnic tables, lifting garbage cans, bags of wood and ice, etc.
  • The ability to learn the contents of the Parks and Recreation Policy and Procedures Manual and the Emergency Procedures Manual.
  • The ability to learn about other SLPC and Eastern Ontario tourist attractions to provide information to visitors.
  • The ability to learn all safety protocols and procedures to ensure personal, visitor and fellow staff safety is maintained at all times.
  • A valid driver’s licence may be required for some positions.
Note: A limited number of positions may require the ability to operate equipment such as tractors, string trimmers, small utility vehicles, etc.

In your resume and/or cover letter, please indicate specifically how your experience, skills and knowledge relate to the duties and qualifications stated above.


The St. Lawrence Parks Commission is an equal opportunity employer.