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Heritage Presenter I

Reference number: CAP22J-023472-000045
Selection process number: 2022-CAP-NMCA-EA-SEA-44
Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area - Parks Canada
Nipigon (Ontario), Terrace Bay (Ontario)
GT-01 - 0.43 FT
Nipigon: Permanent Bilingual Full Time Seasonal Position - usually from mid-May to mid-October
$46,234 to $52,046 (Salary under review)

For further information on the organization, please visit Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area

Closing date: 20 July 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: All persons 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

In addition, preference may be given to candidates who self-identify as Indigenous, visible minorities or persons with disabilities. As such, we encourage you to self-identify in your application.

How to Apply:

You can apply to this competition in one of two ways:

1. By Email

a. Send in your resume and cover letter to rhugon-nofuhr@pc.gc.ca
b. In your email please indicate you’re applying on process: 2022-CAP-NMA-EA-SEA-44

2. Online

a. Visit the GC jobs website and search for the following process number: 2022-CAP-NMA-EA-SEA-44
b. Complete the online application and answer the online screening questions


Delivers interpretive presentations, programs and activities to provide visitors of the Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area with opportunities to discover, appreciate, learn about and enjoy the place and its natural and/or cultural resources and understand their significance to Canada. Assists with community events and outreach activities throughout the region. Provides visitor services such as merchandise sales, trip planning, etc.

Work environment

Join a dynamic and passionate team and assist in creating one of the largest freshwater protected areas in the world, Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area. This is an opportunity like no other in the country. You will provide interpretation programming, visitor services, and conduct merchandise sales.

Called gichigamiing or “The Big Lake” by the Anishinaabe people of the region, Lake Superior is an inland freshwater sea of many moods. Experience the rugged beauty of the island archipelago, stand atop towering cliffs beneath an endless sky, or view the pictographs which serve as reminders for the area’s long, rich history. Be a part of a growing, energetic team that protects and presents the cultural and natural heritage of this vast living landscape.

Intent of the process

Current staffing need :

Permanent bilingual full time seasonal position in Nipigon - 0.43FTE

This process (will OR may) be used to create a list of qualified candidates to staff similar positions with various tenures, security levels or linguistic (profiles OR requirements) in same or other parts of the country.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter

Contact information for 3 references.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)


A secondary school diploma or equivalency approved by the PSC, or an acceptable combination of education and training and experience relevant to the position
Note: An acceptable combination of education, training and experience is defined as the following:

Two years of secondary school or PSC approved alternatives;
• Successful completion of a minimum of one (1) course relevant to the duties of the position (e.g., courses taken through continuing education facilities, colleges, universities, professional or governmental organizations or employers including training provided by Aboriginal elders or group that may include but are not limited to courses in heritage interpretation, communications, public speaking, performing arts);
• A minimum of three (3) months experience working in the fields of education, interpretation, and/or outreach-communications.

Degree equivalency

• Experience in paid or volunteer work that entailed direct contact and communication with the public,
• Experience in delivering messages/information to groups in face-to-face situations with the purpose of education, engagement, entertainment and/or motivation.

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

Bilingual - Imperative (BBB/BBB)
Various language requirements for Anticipatory positions
• Bil (BBB/BBB) and English essential

Information on language requirements

• Knowledge of Parks Canada and its mandate
• Knowledge of communication, presentation and interpretive techniques such as storytelling, demonstration, theatre programs or guided walks,
• Basic knowledge of services, activities and facilities specific to Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area and region

An employee who displays:
1. Sound judgment
2. Personally connects with others
3. Make things happen
4. Demonstrate Integrity
5. Strives for excellence

1. Adaptability - in order to work effectively in ambiguous, or changing situations, and with diverse individuals and groups,
2. Initiative - dealing with situations and issues proactively and persistently, seizing opportunities that arise,
3. Client Focus - providing service excellence to internal and/or external client,
4. Teamwork - working collaboratively with others to achieve organizational goals,
5. Communication through Interpretation - listening to others and communicating articulately to inform, influence and involve.

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

• Experience in theatre/performing arts, heritage interpretation, adult education museum education or story-telling,
• Experience handling cash and/or point of sales machines

Conditions of employment

• Obtain & Maintain Reliability Security Status;
• Possession of a valid class G Driver's license (or equivalent);
• Work shift-work, and/or weekends, and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays,
• Wear a Parks Canada uniform as per the uniform policy and/or dress in period costume as per Parks Canada requirements,
• Work and/or travel in varied terrains, weather conditions,
• Stand/walk/hike for prolonged periods
• Occasional travel including driving 1-3 hours per day

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

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

Reference checks may be sought.

An interview may be administered.

Please identify clearly for which position(s) you are submitting an application.

For appointment processes where the area of selection was limited to Aboriginal peoples or to members of designated employment equity groups that included Aboriginal peoples, the Aboriginal candidates proposed for appointment or appointed must complete and sign the Affirmation of Aboriginal Affiliation Form as a condition of appointment prior to or at the same time as the offer of appointment, even if they have already self-declared as an EE member when applying.

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

Contact information

Anna Watson - Human Resources
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