Join Our Team!

Application deadline: August 15, 2022.
Interviews held: August 17 - 20.
Start date: September 20, 2022.
Wage range: $25 - $27/hour to start
(bonus possible after first year)

Send your resume and a cover letter outlining your interest and experience to Tracey Gage (executivedirector@interpretiveguides.org)
and Wendy Niven (programs@interpretiveguides.org)

This is a 32-hour-per-week contractor position (not an employee), with the flexibility to work more during the busy times and a lot less over the slower summer period.

Position Duties

  • Manage all aspects of IGA courses and events, including planning, managing, marketing, developing, administrating, and overseeing programs, instructors, suppliers, and partners.
  • Implement courses and events marketing and sales plan.
    Liaise with course instructors, suppliers, funding organizations, and students.
  • Manage program budgets and finances
    Create, plan and organize professional development programs and events.
  • Organize file systems, policies, and procedures relating to courses and programming.
  • Develop course implementation and procedures manual
  • Maintain confidential records for the organization
  • Be the face of the IGA in the Canadian Rockies - Canmore area
  • Perform other related duties in accordance with instructions from the Executive Director.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Strong computer skills, including:
    • MS Office (specifically: Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook)
    • WordPress
    • WordPress plugins
    • Online services such as MailChimp, Survey Monkey, Google Drive, Gmail, Canva, etc
  • Social media savvy
  • Impeccable administration and organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • Ability to work independently as a contractor and set own schedule and work plan
  • Solutions-oriented: able to troubleshoot problems and find solutions
  • Self-motivated, creative, and extremely detail-oriented
  • Must have a solid working laptop computer with up-to-date software including word processing (MS Word or Pages), spreadsheet (Excel or Numbers), presentation (PowerPoint or Keynote).
  • Must be comfortable working as a contractor from home with an adequate (workable) home office situation and access to a printer.
  • Must have a functional cell phone.
  • Must have a good understanding of the Interpretive Guides Association’s goals, objectives, courses, and certifications.
  • A good understanding of non-profit organizations, interpretive guiding, and the guiding industry in Canada and beyond is an asset.
  • Preference will be given to individuals who are certified by the IGA or have actively worked as a guide in the tourism industry.