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Military Interpreter - Language Skills (student)
Position Code:2017-SLPC-139
Business Unit:Fort Henry
Position Location:Kingston
Position Status:Student
Hours/Week:Variable up to 36.25
  
Job Description & Requirements
Join a dynamic team at Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, that provides visitors with an understanding of historic military life through guided tours, interpretation, heart-pounding musical performances and precision military demonstrations. You will contribute to a great work environment with your high level of performance.

POSITION: MILITARY INTERPRETER – LANGUAGE SKILLS (student)

HOURS OF WORK: variable hours to a maximum of 36.25 hours per week (weekends, evenings and holidays as required) 

DIVISION / LOCATION:
Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada
Kingston, Ontario

SALARY: $12.25 per hour

PERIOD OF EMPLOYMENT: May 8 to September 3, 2017

DUTIES:
To interpret the role of a British soldier, gunner or other character in 1867 Canada. In period costume, to interpret the history of Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada to the public by executing military drills and manoeuvres, taking visitors on guided tours, participating in historical dramatizations, events, parades and performances. To perform before the public and to attend internal and external special events. To make each visitor’s experience at Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada interesting and enjoyable by providing excellent customer service and linguistic services in English and French.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Possess linguistic skills in both English and French; a high degree of physical fitness to perform 19th century British army foot and arms drill (both infantry and artillery) and to meet other essential physical demands; ability to learn historical information within limited timeframe and interpret it to the public (in both individual and group settings), particularly Canadian and/or British military and social history (circa 1867); ability to portray an historical character and perform the role in public; good communication and interpersonal skills to provide excellent program delivery, customer service and effective information service to both the public and the staff; willingness to work a variable work schedule which includes weekends, evenings and holidays as required; possess personal commitment to Customer Service, Health and Safety, Employment Equity, Workplace Discrimination and Harassment Prevention and Revenue Generation and Cost Reduction; awareness of tourism and its economic impact. A vulnerable service sector check is required for this position.

In your resume and/or cover letter, please indicate specifically how your experience, skills and knowledge relate to the duties and qualifications stated above.  

DUE TO SCREENING DEADLINES, PRIORITY CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN TO APPLICATIONS/RÉSUMÉS RECEIVED BY FEBRUARY 24, 2017.

The St. Lawrence Parks Commission is an equal opportunity employer.