Heritage Presenter I
Selection process number: 2022-CAP-SWON-EA-TERM-042
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Do you have a passion for Canada’s natural and cultural heritage? Does working at a national park or historic site interest you? If so, we welcome you to apply to the GT-01 Heritage Presenter position for Parks Canada’s Fort Malden National Historic Site.
Heritage Presenters are part of a dynamic team that delivers world class heritage programming within Southwestern Ontario Field Unit Historic Sites.
This position gives you the opportunity to interact with visitors from around the world to deliver education programs, guided tours, and dialogic or conversational interpretation. You will also get to demonstrate historic activities, all with the unique advantage of being dressed in historic clothing/uniform.
Parks Canada is a federal government agency responsible for the protection and presentation of Canada's outstanding natural and cultural resources through a system of national parks, national marine conservation areas and national historic sites in all regions of Canada.
Fort Malden National Historic Site sits along the banks of the Detroit River in Amherstburg, Ontario. This historic setting includes remnants of the fortifications from the War of 1812 and Rebellions of 1837-38, as well as later periods in the site’s history. The successful candidate(s) will be working both indoors and outdoors on the heritage grounds, dressed in period costumes as a soldier or soldier’s wife, and will provide key messages to visitors.
Intent of the process
The intent of the process is to fill one position from February to November 2023, with the possibility of transitioning to a permanent, seasonal position.
The season of Fort Malden NHS is usually 17 weeks, between May and November.
This process may be used to create a list of qualified candidates to staff similar positions with various tenures, security levels or linguistic requirements in the same or other parts of the country.
Positions to be filled: 1
Information you must provide
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
A secondary school diploma or Public Service Commission approved alternative or an acceptable combination of education, training, and experience.
Experience working and/or volunteering with the public, face-to-face or virtually, in one of the following fields for the purpose of education, engagement, entertainment and/or motivation:
• theatre/performing arts
• heritage interpretation
• informal or formal teaching
Experience in paid or volunteer work that entailed direct contact and communication with the public
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Various language requirements
Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB and English Essential
Knowledge of Parks Canada, its objectives and mandate.
Knowledge of communication, presentation and/or interpretive techniques such as storytelling, demonstration, theatre programs or guided tours.
Adaptability - Adapting in order to work effectively in ambiguous or changing situations, and with diverse individuals and groups;
Client Focus - Providing service excellence to internal and/or external client;
Initiative - Dealing with situations and issues proactively and persistently, seizing opportunities that arise;
Teamwork - Working collaboratively with others to achieve organizational goals;
Communication - Listening to others and communicating articulately to inform, influence and involve.
Exercises sound judgment;
Personally connects with others;
Make things happen;
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Possession of a valid class G driver’s license.
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 weather conditions;
Stand/walk for prolonged periods;
Handle historic weapons or other types of materials.
Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance
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.
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
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