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Cooks Livery Teamster and Historical Interpreter
Position Code:2019-SLPC-613
Business Unit:Upper Canada Village
Position Location:Upper Canada Village, 11 km east of Morrisburg
Position Status:Seasonal GR3
Hours/Week:36.25
  
Job Description & Requirements
COOKS  LIVERY TEAMSTER & HISTORICAL INTERPRETER

CLASSIFICATION: Artisan 1

COMPENSATION GROUP: OPSEU - Technical

SALARY RANGE: $20.88 to $23.12 per hour
Where candidates lack the full qualifications, an appointment may be made at a lower classification and salary level

PERIOD OFEMPLOYMENT: May to September(Group 3 seasonal recurring)

HOURS OF WORK: 36.25 hours per week

DIVISION: Upper Canada Village

LOCATION: Upper Canada Village, 11 km east of Morrisburg

POSTING DATE: May 15, 2019

CLOSING DATE: May 30, 2019

AREA OF SEARCH: OPEN

WHAT CAN I EXPECT TO DO IN THIS ROLE?

You will:

• interpret and portray the work, skills and activities of an 1860s tavern livery worker and teamster by driving expertly all hitches used in association with the livery, training horses for different vehicles and hitches, and tending livestock in an historically correct manner.
• perform tasks associated with the Cooks Tavern Livery and other stations within the Farms Unit such as helping to operate the tow scow and drag saw, pitching hay, maintaining vehicles and implements, cleaning stables, making deliveries, milking, gardening, minor harness repairs, feeding other livestock, etc.
• perform the tasks associated with operating horse-drawn carry-alls for visitors in the Village and in Crysler Park
• provide visitors with information about structures, settings and activities throughout the site
• participate in the delivery and support of youth programs & other Village features, events & programs
• ensure the resolution of visitor concerns and questions
• ensure the safety of visitors and staff and protect the resources of the site

HOW DO I QUALIFY?

MANDATORY:
• Expert horse-driving skills
• Conditional upon successful candidate being granted required security clearance for this position (Vulnerable Service Sector check).

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
You have:
• An understanding of the immediate historical context of all activities being performed.
• An understanding of the social, economic and political environment to a level typical of a skilled labourer or tradesperson in the mid-nineteenth century.
• The ability to interpret and portray the work, skills and activities of an 1860s tavern livery worker and teamster.
• Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act to identify and report any potential hazards or needed repairs, and to take corrective action where possible. Ability to learn and follow safety and emergency procedures appropriate to the location and activities performed.

CUSTOMER SERVICE AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS:
You have:
• Strong oral communication skills to engage visitors in the interpretation of the work, skills and activities of an 1860’s tavern livery worker and respond effectively to customer questions and concerns.

REMEMBER: THE DEADLINE TO APPLY IS 11:59 PM ON THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2019.

WE THANK ALL CANDIDATES FOR APPLYING, BUT ONLY THOSE SELECTED FOR FURTHER SCREENING OR AN INTERVIEW WILL BE CONTACTED.

Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.

The Parks of the St. Lawrence is an inclusive employer. Accommodation is available under the Ontario Human Rights Code. For more information on how to request accommodation or assistance, please contact Human Resources at 1-800-437-2233, ext. 2440.