Be a park ranger this summer

The province is inviting students 18 to 30 years old to apply to become a student ranger this summer.

The program is looking to hire 12 crews of four to work across the province, including Prince George, Fort St. John, Terrace, Bella Coola, Williams Lake, Manning Park, Cranbrook, Kamloops, Victoria (Goldstream Provincial Park), Black Creek (Miracle Beach Provincial Park), North Vancouver (Mount Seymour Provincial Park) and Sechelt (Porpoise Bay Provincial Park), according to a press release.

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There are crew lead and crew member positions available, and the students will be expected to work from May 13 or May 26 until the end of August, depending on what position they are assigned. Student rangers are paid between $17 and $25 per hour depending on skills and position.

To be eligible you have to be a full-time student planning to return to full-time studies in the fall. The application deadline is Feb. 24. To apply, go to www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/employment/student-ranger.

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