Park Interpreter/Events Planner

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Location: Inuvik

Department: ITI Tourism and Parks

Job Code: 14202

Salary: $76,011 - $90,753

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

The Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI) works in partnership with others to provide quality programs and services that promote and support Northwest Territories economic prosperity and community self-reliance.


Job Information


The position is a key supporting member of the Regional Parks Unit.  This position makes an added value contribution to the existing operation of regional parks and visitor centers by providing interpretive and event planning services.  A professional manner reflects well on the organization and the Northwest Territories and contributes to increased use of publicly owned parks and visitor centers.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  1. Regional aboriginal culture
  2. Recreational and ecological interests of visitors to parks.
  3. Outdoor recreation activities such as hiking and camping.
  4. Tourism related to parks and other types of parks attractions.
  5. Interpretation methodologies and practices
  6. Event planning.


  1. High level of writing skill (English) is important to communicate with parks contracts, contractors and volunteers.
  2. High level of verbal skills (English) is critical to communicate in a variety of settings and to do a variety of audiences.  The skills are especially important while delivering cultural interpretive programs to the public.
  3. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  4. High level of confidence interacting with park visitors on a day to day basis.


  1. Ability to plan, budget, organize, coordinate and deliver interpretive programs and events
  2. Work independently, or with teams, within fixed time and resource constraints and to monitor progress and evaluate results.
  3. Ability to train and supervise staff.
  4. Ability to use a personal computer including Microsoft Work, internet and email applications.
  5. Ability to operate audio-visual equipment and a digital camera.
  6. Class 5 driver license.
  7. Ability to speak and write in a regional aboriginal language would be an asset.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

These knowledge, skills and abilities are usually acquired with completion of Grade 12, and postsecondary education in the field of Interpretation, Communications, Recreation, Tourism/Hospitality, and/or Event Planning.


More Information


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.



Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition. 

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.


Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID #14202     

Closing Date: Open Until Filled


Seasonal Position

This job opening is for a seasonal position from approximately   May 15 to September 15 each year.


Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $38.98 per hour (approximately $76, 011. per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $14,131

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:
Inuvik Client Service Centre
GNWT Human Resources
66 Franklin Manor
Box 1869
Ph. (867) 678-6600
Fax (867) 678-6620