Prairie Wind & Silver Sage invites applications for the following:
Summer Coordinator 2021 (Full Time, Student)
Prairie Wind & Silver Sage – Friends of Grasslands Inc. (PWSS) in Val Marie, Saskatchewan requires one full time Summer Coordinator for the period May 3 – August 31, 2021. The position pays $15.00/hour. Application deadline is March 15, 2021.
PWSS is a recognized ecomuseum, art gallery, gift shop and espresso bar located in a remote, small rural village. Val Marie is the Gateway to Grasslands National Park, an international destination, and candidates should be prepared to interact with visitors, online and potentially in person as Covid permits.
Position responsibilities will include:
- enhancing visitor experience by providing a welcoming environment, either in person, by telephone, or online;
- documenting and digitizing artifacts in accordance with museum standards;
- providing services in the gift shop/espresso bar;
- packing and shipping purchases made in the online gift shop;
- facilitating ecomuseum and gallery exhibition enjoyment;
- answering questions and providing referrals as necessary.
Candidates should have interest and/or experience in these areas, have a willingness to learn, and a strong commitment to health and safety. Excellent communications skills and the ability to work independently are also required. Training is provided.
PWSS is committed to staff safety, and if the Covid situation warrants, will keep the facility closed to the public during the 2021 season. Plans are in place to serve visitors online and through a pass-thru window to minimize contact as required. A candidate’s commitment to meeting or exceeding health and safety standards in this environment is greatly valued.
Note that PWSS’s Heritage Building has stairs and no elevator, and staff are required to retrieve items from the basement. Housing is not included with the position but PWSS will assist in finding accommodation for the successful candidate.
Prairie Wind & Silver Sage is an independent non-profit organization with charitable status. It is not an agency of Parks Canada and is not operationally dependent on Parks Canada or any other office of government.
Submit an application with cover letter and resume by email before March 15, 2021 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be considered as they are received so candidates are encouraged to apply early.
This position is made possible by Young Canada Works grant funding. To be considered, a candidate must be:
- A full-time student (as defined by your educational institution) in the semester preceding the job and intending to return to full-time studies in the semester following the job;
- A Canadian citizen or permanent resident or with refugee status in Canada;
- Legally entitled to work in Canada;
- Between 16 and 30 years of age;
- Willing to commit to the full duration of the job.
To ensure eligibility, confirm requirements on the YCW website. Candidates selected for interview will be asked to provide documentation of eligibility. Non-Canadian students holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible. Non-students are not eligible.
About Val Marie and Area
Val Marie is a small ranching community (village pop. approx 125, area pop. approx 420) located 120 km south of Swift Current, SK. It is the Gateway to Grasslands National Park, a dark sky preserve, and the first national park of Canada to preserve a portion of the mixed prairie grasslands. The Val Marie region is a land of rolling hills, rugged coulees, and steep ravines centred on the Frenchman River Valley, where sky meets prairie at the northern extension of the Great Plains. The summer climate is hot and the lifestyle ranching-based. Living expenses are low, and amenities include a grocery store, restaurant, bar, cardlock gas station, tourist accommodations, post office, library, occasional concerts, and programs offered by volunteer agencies and the Park. The landscape of mixed grass prairie draws about 18,000 engaged and enthusiastic visitors each year to the area, most of them during the summer.