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Heritage gardener

  1. 1. Recreation Facility Services Branch Volunteer Position Description Position Title: Heritage Gardener Purpose/Goals of Position: To provide authentic and educational insight into the history of Canada, Alberta and more specifically Edmonton through the use of Heritage Gardeners. Purpose/Goals of Unit: To enhance the visitors experience at Fort Edmonton Park. To work with staff and other volunteers as a team to provide an authentic experience for visitors while on site. Responsibilities: - To attend all training sessions and orientations. - To provide excellent and quality customer service to a diverse range of visitors. - To authentically represent the lives of our ancestors through various programs. - To interpret specific facts and sources of information pertaining to the Heritage Gardens. - To share experiences and directives with interpretative staff. - To abide by and preserve building standards and artifacts. Training & Supervision -Annual Orientation Sessions -Era Manuals -OH&S Training - On Site training from Heritage Gardener Interpreters Requirements: -Horticultural experience -Previous volunteer experience and asset -Ability to lift/haul heavy items, kneel for long periods, dig and perform other physical tasks as required -Previous volunteer experience an asset Health & Safety: Complete a Hazard Assessment of the volunteer position and review the assessment with the volunteer. Benefits: -Gain direct experience working with plants in a historical setting -Chance to meet new people and learn new skills -Invitation to the annual Fort Edmonton Park appreciation event Time Commitment: Minimum of eight weeks of volunteer shifts (4 hours/week) during regular operating seasonal hours (May through September) to a maximum of 144 hours. This time does not include training. Length of Appointment: Volunteers will be required to reapply for their positions every five years, to ensure opportunities are available for all Edmontonians. A three month probationary period exists for this position. Supervisor Contact: Judy Glenn, 780-496-8791(Office) 780-919-8977 (Cellular) On-Site Volunteer Coordinator, Fort Edmonton Park heritagegardener-100608123148-phpapp02.doc 06/08/2010
  2. 2. Recreation Facility Services Branch Volunteer Position Description Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm heritagegardener-100608123148-phpapp02.doc 06/08/2010

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