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Parkbus Operations Coordinator (Vancouver, BC)


Do you love nature? Are you looking for an awesome summer job?

About the Program: In partnership with BC Parks, MEC and other partners, BEST has launched a bus service connecting Vancouver to key provincial parks in the province. The goal of the service is to connect new Canadians, seniors, people with disabilities, low-income families and other Vancouver residents living without a car to nature.


Established in 2010, Parkbus is a non-profit initiative focused on creating convenient, affordable and environmentally friendly public transportation options between cities and provincial and national parks outside of the city. After the success of Vancouver – Sea-To-Sky pilot service of 2016-2017 Parkbus is launching a full-season service, focusing on destinations managed by BC Parks. Parkbus will be offering service to the following parks and outdoor recreation areas in 2018 – Cypress Mountain, Shannon Falls, Stawamus Chief, Alice Lake, Garibaldi, Joffre Lakes and Golden Ears Provincial Parks.


The Operations Coordinator for British Columbia will play a key role in the operations and communications during the operational season between May and October of 2018.


RATE

$18 per hour

Estimated 30 hours per week


TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conducting programming on-board buses (distributing parks information, answering questions, educating about park best practices and Leave No Trace principles etc).

  • Educating public on sustainable transportation and impact on the environment.

  • General bus coordination (greeting passengers, checking passenger lists, making announcements)

  • Assisting drivers with directions and pickups/drop-offs.

  • Keeping communication channels between bus operators, project managers and select Parkbus ambassadors/volunteers on board (e.g. service delays, disruptions, missing passengers etc).

  • Availability for on-call during all operational hours in case of emergencies.

  • Distributing relevant park information and acting as liaison between park staff and Parkbus.


RELEVANT SKILLS

  • Post-secondary education in a relevant field, or a current student.

  • Strong attention to detail, ability to multitask and meet deadlines.

  • Excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal and organizational skills.

  • Ability to work independently and take initiative.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication.

  • Familiarity and passion for outdoor recreation and the parks systems.

  • This position requires a high degree of self-motivation, initiative and creativity.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Able to work weekends and have a flexible schedule

  • Physically capable of working long days

  • Must be between the ages of 15 and 30

  • Must have been registered as a full time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school full time in the fall

  • Must be a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident, or designated Refugee status


Parkbus is Canada’s bus network connecting major cities to national and provincial parks. It is a project of Transportation Options (T.O.), a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering sustainable tourism and transportation in Ontario, as well as of BEST (Better Environmentally Sound Transportation) - a non-profit charitable organization with a long history promoting sustainable transportation in British Columbia.



To apply, send your résumé to info[at]parkbus.ca along with a ONE page cover letter telling us who you are and why you’d like to work with us!
We will be interviewing on a rolling basis. Final date for applications is March 1, 2018.

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