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Heritage Presenter I (Anticipatory)

Reference number: CAP23J-125997-000012
Selection process number: 2023-CAP-EN-ANT-RM-OC-40
Parks Canada
Bonavista (Newfoundland and Labrador)
0.40 FTE (21 weeks) employment ranging from mid-May to mid-October.
$50,905 to $57,305

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Closing date: 31 March 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing within a 150 km radius of Bonavista, NL. 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

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.

The first pull of applications for this inventory competition will be on December 13th, 2023 - 08:00, Newfoundland Time. Subsequent applications will be pulled if and when required.

We will only accept on-line applications received via the jobs.gc.ca site.

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

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.
• Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being screened out of the competition.

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

Our intention is to communicate with candidates via email. Candidates must include in their application a valid email address and ensure this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users. It is the candidate's responsibility to ensure that any changes to their personal information be provided to the email address indicated on this job advertisement.

Employment Equity:
Diversity and inclusion are at the core of our values at Parks Canada. We are committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the population we serve. If you belong to one or more of the following Employment Equity groups, Indigenous Peoples, Racialized Communities, Persons with Disabilities, and equity-deserving groups such as LGBTQ2+, we encourage you to apply and fill out the Employment Equity (EE) section in your job application to let us know. As part of this selection process, we may conduct targeted screening of candidates based on one or more of these employment equity groups.


Deliver interpretive presentations, guided hikes/tours, public interpretation programs (children, outdoor theatre, etc.), activities and special events.

Provide quality visitor services to the public, work with various point of sale systems, selling permits and revenue collection.

Record visitor statistics, provide visitor information and respond to inquiries in person and over the phone.

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.

Intent of the process

This is an anticipatory process with the goal of building a qualified pool of candidates to draw from as vacancies arise.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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, training and experience relevant to position.

Degree equivalency

E1: 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)

English essential

Information on language requirements

K1: Knowledge of communication, presentation and interpretive techniques such as storytelling, demonstration, theatre programs or guided walks

A1: Ability to interact and deliver messaging and information with the visiting public
A2: Ability to work effectively in teams

Personal Suitability:
PS1: Exercises Sound judgment
PS2: Personally connects with others
PS3: Strives for Excellence

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

Asset Experience:
AE1: Experience in theatre/performing arts, heritage interpretation, adult education, museum education, or story telling

Operational Requirements:
• Willingness to work and/or travel in varied terrains, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportations;
• Be exposed to stress when responding to fluctuating, unpredictable visitor demands and requirements
• Must provide own transportation to and from the workplace

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

• Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform and prescribed protective equipment
• Willingness to use safe work practices (training and terms of use provided)
• Willingness to work irregular hours, shift work, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays, when required
• Possession of a valid class 5 Driver’s License
• Willingness to obtain First Aid Certification

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 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.

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

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.

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

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

Contact information

Human Resources
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