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Heritage Presenter

Reference number: CAP22J-101095-000002
Selection process number: 2022-CAP-EA-SKS-FTW-048
Parks Canada - Saskatchewan South Field Unit
Fort Battleford National Historic Site (Saskatchewan), Fort Walsh National Historic Site (Saskatchewan)
$46,234 to $52,046 (currently under review)

For further information on the organization, please visit Parks Canada

Closing date: 7 December 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.
Parks Canada Agency considers applications from individuals who have legal status to work in Canada. Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation


Heritage Presenters are storytellers!

At Fort Walsh National Historic Site, Heritage Presenters tell of the life and times of the 1870s and 80s in southwest Saskatchewan; of the Cypress Hills Massacre and of a historic North West Mounted Police post.

At Fort Battleford National Historic Site, Heritage Presenters tell the story of Fort Battleford in the Conflict of 1885. Established in 1876, Fort Battleford presided over some of the most pivotal events in the history of western Canada.

Rain or shine, Heritage Presenters operate the Visitor Reception Centre, provide orientation services, give information on local attractions, maintain sanitation, share history and culture, lead guided tours and serve to meet the needs of any and all who pay a visit. You will help visitors connect to Parks Canada and to the past by:

• Shaping the visitor experience
• Making connections between the past and present
• Having conversations to foster understanding and appreciation of heritage and history
• Creating safe spaces to challenge preconceived notions and talk about historical realities
• Delivering programming for visitors that is thoughtfully informed and dynamic

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Various language requirements

Information on language requirements

Grade 12 or GED equivalent or have an acceptable combination of education, training and experience.

Demonstrating integrity & respect
Thinking things through
Working effectively with others
Showing initiative and being action-oriented

Communicates effectively

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Experience delivering presentations
Experience with program development or creative activity planning.
Knowledge of local indigenous language, history, traditions and culture.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Obtain and maintain valid class 5 driver’s license or equivalent throughout your employment

Operational Requirements:
Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform
Willingness to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays
Willingness to work and/or travel in varied terrain, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportation.

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

The Parks Canada Agency is established as a separate employer in the Federal Public Service under the Financial Administration Act. Persons appointed to the Agency continue to be part of the Public Service. The Parks Canada Agency operates under its own human resources framework outside of the Public Service Employment Act and in line with values of fairness, competence and respect, and its operating principles.

In accordance with paragraph 8(2)(a) of the Privacy Act, information or material, whether provided directly by the candidate or otherwise obtained by the selection board, used during the selection process for the purpose of assessing a candidate may be used as part of the selection review and recourse processes. Such relevant information may be provided to third parties, such as other candidates or their representatives, who have a legitimate reason to be aware of that information.

Persons who have a priority entitlement as defined by the Parks Canada Agency Priority Policy and Guidelines will be considered first.

Persons who have received pay in lieu of unfulfilled surplus period, a Transition Support Measure (TSM) or an Educational Allowance and are re-appointed to the Parks Canada Agency are required to reimburse an amount corresponding to the period from the effective date of such reappointment or hiring, to the end of the original period for which the TSM and education allowance was paid. Please contact Raeanne Kurtz, Human Resources Manager if you are one of these individuals to find out how this applies to your particular situation.

Persons who are in receipt of a Canadian Government Public Service pension and are considering this employment opportunity with the Parks Canada Agency, should contact the PWGSC Public Service Pension Centre (1-800-561-7930) in order to determine the impact of an appointment on their pension benefit entitlements.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Chance Finegan
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