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Heritage Presenter (Inventory)

Reference number: CAP23J-034794-000023
Selection process number: 2023-CAP-CBC-EA-195
Parks Canada - Coastal BC Field Unit, Fort Langley National Historic Site
Fort Langley (British Columbia)
GT-01 - Heritage Presenter I
Various tenures (Seasonal, temporary, casual, full-time, part-time)
$50,905 to $57,305

For further information on the organization, please visit Parks Canada

Closing date: 1 April 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad. 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.

Management may decide to access applications at any point so please ensure you submit your application as soon as possible!

We will only accept on-line applications received via the jobs.gc.ca site. Persons who are unable to apply on-line must contact rhugcbcotiere-coastalbcfuhr@pc.gc.ca.

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


You arrive at our picturesque, historic Fort Langley, built on this location in 1840 as a Hudson’s Bay Company trading post. As you enter the palisade walls, the original 1840 storehouse faces you and a series of reconstructed buildings completes the look of the historic fort. A blacksmith clangs away in the corner and a cooper shapes barrels in the cooperage. The HBC flag flies high and the Big House preside stately at the top of the fort. Heritage presenters tend to the garden and farm animals.

You provide interpretive programming to visitors on site, greet school groups and operate the visitor centre. You will respond to public questions, comments and concerns related to the site. At the end of the day, you leave assured that you are working to inspire Canadians to connect with one of Canada’s treasured places…the birthplace of BC.

Work environment

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.

Diversity and inclusion have always been at the core of our values. Diverse teams bring different perspectives and creative ideas that benefit our clients, the communities we serve and all of us as colleagues. We welcome applications from individuals with diverse abilities and from all backgrounds and identities.

Intent of the process

The intent of this process is to create a qualified pool of candidates for future vacancies of various tenures (seasonal, temporary, casual, full-time, part-time, etc.)

A qualifying list will be established and may be used to fill similar positions of various tenures (indeterminate, seasonal, temporary, full-time, part-time), linguistic requirements and various locations within the Coastal BC Field Unit and the Parks Canada Agency.

Positions to be filled: 5

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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

Note: Acceptable combination of education, training and experience:

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); AND
• A minimum of three (3) months experience working in the fields of education, interpretation, and/or outreach-communications.

Degree equivalency

• Experience in delivering messages/information to groups in face-to-face situations with the purpose of education, engagement, entertainment and/or motivation.
• Experience in theatre/performing arts, heritage interpretation, adult education museum education, storytelling, or walking tours.

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

Various language requirements
English Essential, (--B/--B) and / or (BBB/BBB)

Information on language requirements

• General knowledge of Canada’s natural and/or cultural heritage as it relates to Fort Langley National Historic Site.
• Knowledge of communication, presentation and interpretive techniques such as storytelling, demonstration, theatre programs or guided walks.

• 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 through Interpretation - Listening to others and communicating articulately to inform, influence and involve.
• Communicates Effectively (Oral and Written)– Communicates clearly and effectively (Oral and Written) in the candidate’s first official language (English or French).

• Exercises sound judgment
• Personally connects with others
• Takes responsibility
• Demonstrates Integrity
• Strives for excellence

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

The following is not essential to the job, but would be an asset in carrying out the duties of the position. It may be used in screening, assessment or determining right fit for this selection process:

• Experience in historical skills such as working with textiles, costuming, weaving, spinning, knitting, blacksmithing, historical weapons demonstrations, woodworking, or cooking over an open fire.

• Knowledge of traditions, culture and practices of Indigenous peoples in the local area.

• Ability to deliver an engaging presentation.

• Advanced communications skills (oral) in languages other than English and French.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

• Possession of a valid class 5 driver’s licence may be required.
• 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.
• Stand or walk for up to 2 hours at a time.
• Perform certain physical tasks as per job requirements (e.g., lifting and carrying up to 20 lbs).
• Handle livestock.
• Work outside in varied weather conditions.

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

For tips to navigate the application process step by step, refer to the following site: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GW7P3g9hhI.

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.

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.

Tips for applicants:
• Please provide complete and thorough details of your education and experience.
• Do not assume that the screening board has any previous knowledge of your background, qualifications, or work history. You must be specific and provide concrete examples/details for each Experience element, as applications will be screened only on the information provided.
• 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.

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

Living accommodations are not provided.

You will be required to cover all travel expenses to and from the location of work.

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

Contact information

Human Resources, Coastal BC Field Unit
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