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Parks Planner

The Resort Municipality of Whistler is a one-of-a-kind community and is often recognized as the number one mountain and ski resort destination in North America. It has a thriving four-season events calendar, and arts and culture sector. Whistler was the Host Mountain Resort for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Financially sound and responsive to an engaged mayor and council, this is a high performance municipal organization serving a community of almost 12,000 people and three million annual visitors. As an economic generator of over $1.53 billion annually, Whistler is key to British Columbia’s tourism economy.

The Parks Planning department of the Resort Experience division has an opportunity for qualified individuals to apply for the position of Parks Planner. Reporting to The Manager of Resort Parks Planning, this position offers 72 hours bi-weekly starting November 16, 2020 through to December 3, 2021.

The Parks Planner’s role is to plan, design and administer the development of a high quality parks, Valley Trail and recreational trail systems becoming of an international resort community. The position also entails planning, design and project delivery related to the Village and other aspects of the public realm and open space system. The Parks Planner also manages the public art program, reviews and inspects landscape components on proposed larger private developments, and develops policy in support of broader recreation and leisure objectives.

Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture, Parks Planning or similar discipline supplemented by at least 5 years of experience in a similar role including parks and open space planning; conceptual design and development; the process of construction document preparation and tender administration; project management and budgeting; and report writing.  Additionally, qualified candidates will be proficient with software such as VectorWorks, Sketch Up, and Esri ArcGIS and will be in intern member, eligible for full membership or, be a registered member in good standing with the BC Society of Landscape Architects.

The successful candidate will have proven experience with effectively facilitating and leading group discussions and public engagement; critically assessing landscape conditions and construction; and writing and presenting reports. The successful candidate is also creative, diplomatic and is a flexible thinker with the strong ability to build and maintain productive working relationships both internally and externally of the organization. As a requirement of the position, the successful applicant must hold a valid class 5 BC driver’s license and must provide a satisfactory drivers abstract prior to beginning employment.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume and cover letter online at


Posting No. 54-20 | Deadline for applications is Tuesday, September 29, 2020


We thank all applicants for their interest however, only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

The Resort Municipality of Whistler is committed to being an equal opportunity employer who embraces and respects diversity.

Resort Municipality Of Whistler
4325 Blackcomb way
Whistler, BC V8E 0X5
Raylene Rehill
(604) 935-8211
Click to view background photo & credits
Project: Westminster Pier Park
Landscape Architect / Firm: PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc.
Location: New Westminster, British Columbia
Photo Credit: PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc.