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Historical Trades Interpreter (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 embraces customer service to provide visitors with a treasured experience.
HISTORICAL TRADES INTERPRETER (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:
June 25 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 history of 1860s Ontario through performing and explaining a selection of activities associated with the daily life and work of trades people employed by the British Army of this period (e.g., garrison life, historical civilian and military trades).
• Take visitors on guided tours.
• Work safely at all times and report unsafe activities immediately to your supervisor.
HOW DO I QUALIFY?
• The ability to communicate and to interpret effectively to large numbers of people of various ages and backgrounds.
• Knowledge of mid-19th century Ontario history.
• The ability to study and learn the interpretive and historical material related to the position and the Fort.
• The ability to perform physical duties in order to carry out the various interpretive activities on site associated with the position(s) assigned.
• The ability to wear an historical costume.
• The ability to perform and learn the skills associated with one or more of the following: garrison life and chores, a historical trade, role playing.
• The ability to learn all safety protocols and procedures to ensure personal, visitor and fellow staff safety is maintained at all times.
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.