If you’re passionate about protecting our national parks and showcasing their natural wonders, Parks Canada may have just the job for you.
Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve in BC is in search of a Visitor Experience Manager who is passionate about the development of new visitor experience opportunities, and who is committed to protecting the reserve’s Haida culture and heritage.
According to the job listing, Visitor Experience Managers are responsible for managing a range of activities, programs, services, and facilities. This includes welcoming visitors and helping them discover what makes the national park so culturally significant.
About Gwaii Haanas
For those who don’t know, Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve is home to ancient Haida village sites containing some of the richest Indigenous history in the province. This includes the long-uninhabited 19th-century Haida village of SG̱ang Gwaay (formerly known as “Ninstints”).
The national park consists of lush rainforest, wild beaches, and a mix of fallen and standing totem poles and longhouses.
According to Parks Canada, there are no roads into Gwaii Haanas. So if you’re looking for a place to live and work that’s away from city life, this is a great option.
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The national reserve requires applicants to have experience working in a complex tourism environment. As well, applicants should enjoy motivating a large team of staff and be able to work with a variety of partner and stakeholder groups.
Salary & benefits
Visitor Experience Managers make between $94,406 and $102,060 per year, plus applicable Isolated Post Allowances. These allowances range from $10,314 to $17,189 per year, according to the listing.
As well, employees receive Vacation Travel Assistance (around $1,776.44 per year for each eligible member of the household) and have access to federal government housing, if available.
Employees also receive multi-year career development plans which include opportunities for education assistance, funding, and training.
Finally, employees enjoy an “advantageous pension regime and health benefits,” according to the job listing.
Qualifications & deadline
To be considered for the role, applicants must have a degree from a recognized university in a relevant discipline (business administration, marketing, recreation, leisure studies, tourism), or an acceptable combination of education, training, and experience.
Note that the closing date for applications is coming up on January 31st at 11:59 pm PST. So if you’re interested in applying, time is of the essence!