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Summer 2023 Interpretive Train Operator (watch for updates in 2023)

The Interpretive Train Operator provides a narrated educational and engaging experience while safely transporting Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo guests around the park on the “Zoo Train”.

Part-time casual. Most suitable for retirees, students, or those looking to supplement other part-time jobs. The train runs 7 days per week beginning in mid-June to Labour Day. Each shift is 3-4 hours (morning, afternoon, early evening).

About You:

· Strong and engaging voice – able to speak loudly, clearly and with enthusiasm.

· Friendly and personable – enjoy interacting with families and children.

· Good memory – must be able to memorize the script

· Enjoy/able to be outside for entire shift.


o Provide an acceptable Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sectors Search

o Have a valid Driver’s license and provide an acceptable driver’s abstract.

o Fluent in English – able to speak in public, enunciate clearly and present with enthusiasm.

What You’ll Do:

· Safely operate the Train along provided route (operator training and route provided)

· Keep statistics of rider numbers and report to Office

· Keep the train clean and free of debris.

· Follow agreed upon maintenance procedures (e.g. daily logs for pre/post inspection of train).

· Provide interpretive commentary about the zoo and animals (script provided). Provide any other requested commentary or updates to riders (e.g – event or sponsor specific).

· Support those with mobility requirements getting on and off the train (train is equipped with ramp)

To Apply:

Watch for updates in spring 2023

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: TBD