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Heritage Presenter I - Inventory

Reference number: CAP22J-038194-000014
Selection process number: 2022-CAP-CB-EA-TERM-0129
Parks Canada
Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site (Nova Scotia), Louisbourg (Nova Scotia)
$46,234 to $52,046 (Salary under review)

For further information on the organization, please visit Parks Canada

Closing date: 27 April 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons employed or residing in Louisbourg and within a 120 kilometre radius of Louisbourg who have a 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

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

On November 8th, 2021, the Parks Canada Agency announced the details of its vaccination requirement for all employees.

As per the Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for Parks Canada Agency, employees must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to indeterminate, determinate (term), casual, as and when required, and students.


Delivers interpretive presentations, programs and activities to provide visitors of the park, historic site or 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.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter "A covering letter in 500 words (maximum) "Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet the Education and Experience criteria listed in the Statement of Qualifications (see below). Applicants must list both of these factors in their cover letter, and then write one or two paragraphs for each demonstrating how they meet these factors by providing concrete examples. Please note that it is not sufficient to only state that these factors are met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. Resumes will be used as a secondary source to validate the experience described in the cover letter."

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

A secondary school diploma or PSC approved alternatives or acceptable combination of education, training, experience or traditional knowledge relevant to position.

Note: Acceptable combination of education and training:

Two years of secondary school or PSC approved alternatives; AND
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).

Degree equivalency

Experience in delivering programs or information or demonstrations to groups, in person, for the purposes of education, engagement or entertainment.

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

Bilingual - Imperative (--B/--B)
Bilingual - Imperative (--C/--C)

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of communication and Heritage Interpretation techniques.

Client Focus – Responds to client needs in a professional, helpful, and courteous manner, regardless of client attitude. Looks for ways to add value.

Initiative – Without prompting, undertakes straightforward tasks that go beyond the job’s routine demands. Identifies and acts on issues or problems in own area of responsibility instead of waiting for the problem to solve itself.

Teamwork – Does own fair share of the work. Assists other team members. Deals with conflict in a constructive manner within the team. Contributes to team spirit.

Communication through Interpretation – Delivers presentations using effective communication techniques. Actively engages visitors in conversations with an education purpose. Engages and entertains an audience while communicating heritage values and messages.
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Personal Suitability:
Personally connects with others
Share the PC Vision
Strives for Excellence

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

Additional Experience:
Preference may be given to candidates with the following experience: Gardening; animal-care such as working with barnyard animals; playing musical instruments and singing; blacksmithing.

Experience in theatre and/or performing arts.

Additional Knowledge:
Knowledge of any of the following: Gardening, farm animal-care, music, theatrical performance, blacksmithing.

Operational Requirements:
Work shift-work, and/or weekends, and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays.

Wear a reproduction 18th century costume or Parks Canada uniform as per the uniform policy.

Work in varied terrains and inclement or hot weather conditions.

Frequently stand for long periods. Frequently walk distances up to 2 kilometres (1 mile).

Frequently climb stairs. Frequently bend and crouch.

Occasionally lift up to 10 kg (20 lbs); up to 22 kg (50 lbs) if working in Gardens.

Be exposed to dust, smoke from wood and coal fires, and other airborne irritants.

May handle and fire historic weapons.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

All Parks Canada Agency employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground of discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.

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

Parks Canada is committed to the principles of diversity and employment equity under the Employment Equity Act, and strives to ensure that our workforce reflects the diverse nature of Canadian society. We encourage women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of a visible minority group to self-identify in their application.

Please submit your completed application, including all of the above-mentioned documentation. Failure to do so may result in your application being rejected.

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

Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted

Travel cost for individuals who are not Federal Public Servants will not be covered.

You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification. Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.

To submit an application on-line, please select the button "Apply Online" below.

Persons who are unable to apply on-line must contact the person listed below prior to the closing date.

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

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