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Military Musician (student)
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.
MILITARY MUSICIAN (student)
HOURS OF WORK:
variable to a maximum of 36.25 hours per week (must be able to work weekends, evenings and holidays as required)
DIVISION / LOCATION:
Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada
$14.85 per hour
PERIOD OF EMPLOYMENT:
May 7 to September 2, 2018
WHAT CAN I EXPECT TO DO IN THIS ROLE?
• Be a representative of one of Kingston’s premium and internationally recognized tourism sites.
• Interpret the role of a recruit British fifer, drummer, bugler and/or bagpiper in 1867 British North America.
• In period costume, interpret the history of Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada – part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site – to Fort Henry visitors by executing military drills and manoeuvres, taking visitors on guided tours, participating in historical dramatizations, events, parades and performances.
• Perform before the public and attend internal and external special events.
• Make each visitor’s experience at Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada interesting and enjoyable by providing excellent customer service.
• Work safely at all times and report unsafe activities immediately to your supervisor.
HOW DO I QUALIFY?
• The ability to play brass, woodwind and/or percussion instruments – particularly the snare drum (traditional grip), fife, bugle and/or bagpipes.
• The ability to read musical notation.
• 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.
• The ability to learn historical information, particularly Canadian and/or British military and social history c. 1867, within a limited timeframe and interpret it to the public (in both individual and group settings).
• The ability to portray an historical character and perform the role in public.
• Communication and interpersonal skills to provide excellent program delivery, customer service and effective information service to both the public and staff.
• The ability to learn all safety protocols and procedures to ensure personal, visitor and fellow staff safety is maintained at all times.
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 RECEIVED BY FEBRUARY 23, 2018. WE WILL CONTINUE TO ACCEPT APPLICATIONS BEYOND THIS DATE.
The St. Lawrence Parks Commission is an equal opportunity employer.