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Student - Tour Guide / Small Ride Operator - Chippewa Park

Student - Tour Guide / Small Ride Operator - Chippewa Park

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Infrastructure & Operations
Posting Category 
Engineering & Operations
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CA-ON-Thunder Bay
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More information about this job

As an equal opportunity employer, the City of Thunder Bay encourages applications from Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women.


Reasonable accommodations are available upon request for all parts of the recruitment process.


Application forms must reference the competition number and be submitted to Human Resources.


If you are offered a position as a summer student, you will be required to show proof of completing a full-time academic year (September to April) in 2017/2018 at a school, college, university or other educational institution. You may also be required to show proof of validity of your driver’s licence, professional licences, and/or education when such certification constitutes a job requirement or corporate program requirement.






Job Description

Position Summary:

  1. Under the general supervision of the Supervisor Regional Parks, the Tour Guide/Small Ride Operator is responsible for operating small amusement rides and accepting payment for amusement rides, Wildlife Park admissions, season passes, and souvenirs.
  2. Major responsibilities:
  3. Carries out pre-inspection duties of amusement device before operating each day.
  4. Operates the amusement device safely without supervision.
  5. Loads and unloads passengers to and from amusement device safely.
  6. Collects revenues from the sale of admissions, season passes, souvenirs, and amusement ride tickets.
  7. Performs and completes daily cash summary forms and transmittal slips.
  8. Records and maintains daily park user statistics.
  9. Performs guided Wildlife Park tours for schools, groups, and visitors.
  10. Maintains good public relations for the users of the Wildlife and amusement parks.
  11. Carries out his or her responsibilities without supervision.
  12. Performs other duties as may be assigned.





  • Minimum age of 16.
  • Must be honest, courteous, responsible, and enthusiastic.
  • Must be enrolled in a post-secondary program at a college or university.



  • Strong public relations skills and cash handling experience would be an asset.
  • A certificate in Standard First Aid and CPR would be an asset.


Conditions of Employment:

  • Will be required to work irregular hours, weekends and holidays.