For the second year, Global Vision is collaborating with Parks Canada to find the two highly motivated young Canadians (18-25 years old) to serve as the second Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Parks Canada Youth Ambassadors. The youth ambassadors will engage other youth and get them excited about participating in, learning about, and experiencing Parks Canada’s iconic national treasures.
What will the youth ambassadors do?
As a Parks Canada Youth Ambassador they will travel to some of Canada’s most spectacular places. The Ambassadors will develop and organize special and ongoing events which appeal to their peers. This will include marketing and hosting duties for the event(s). Using their own, as well as Parks Canada’s, social media and web platforms they will Blog, Tweet, Share, Post, etc. their hands-on adventures/discoveries with friends, followers and media. Their goal is to engage in conversations surrounding the adventures via, pictures, videos, comments, etc. which they have shared.
They will generate and deliver cutting-edge, interactive presentations to fellow students. These will take place at community organizations, schools, social clubs, and other places their target audience was found. The Ambassadors will identify and build relationships with potential organizations which will serve to expand the reach and visibility of the Program. While working to identify sectors and the organizations which have a strong partnership with other youth.
Where will they work?
The two youth ambassadors will be based in the National Capital Region. Each of the youth ambassadors will have the opportunity to participate in a range of Parks Canada experiences in, national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas. These experiences will be determined based on potential to engage new audiences, location of the target youth demographic, and other programming needs.
Check out the adventures www.pc.gc.ca/youthambassadors and some of the summer work places which Michael and Alaïs, the first Parks Canada Youth Ambassadors experienced during their service. Watch as they explore and discover Banff National Park, Bar U Ranch National Historic Site, St. Lawrence Islands and the Pacific Rim Nationals Park!
Follow them on Facebook and Twitter!
How can I apply?
Individuals interested in applying for these positions will be required to attend one the four Global Leaders Centres (GLCs) (Halifax, Winnipeg, Toronto, Quebec City, and Pangnirtung). You can also apply if you have participated in one of the 2012 GLCs held since February 2012 in St. John’s, Quebec City, London, Calgary and Iqaluit. Upon completion of a session, interested applicants will have until March 18 2013 to apply through Global Vision for the Parks Canada Youth Ambassador positions.
Applicants must be between 18 and 25 years of age as of May 1st 2013.
• You must be a full time student and intend to return to school/college/university/CEGEP/, as a full time student at the end of your summer term of full-time employment (2013).
• You are passionate about Canada’s natural and cultural heritage and want to share this passion with other young Canadians.
• To see the complete position requirements and statement of qualifications pc.gc.ca/youthambassadors.
If you are applying for these positions please provide:
1) a cover letter showing how you meet the position requirements.
2) A current resume.
3) A reference letter that demonstrates your ability to engage other youth using social media and other communication tools
Please send your application to Global Vision by March 18, 2013 to be considered as a candidate in this year’s selection process.
Send applications via File Upload section.