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Heritage Presenter I

Reference number: CAP24J-011557-000380
Selection process number: 2024-CAP-ECO-FWNHS/LHNHS-EA-TERM-011
Parks Canada - Eastern & Central Ontario Field Unit - Fort Wellington National Historic Site, Laurier House National Historic Site
Ottawa (Ontario), Prescott (Ontario)
GT-01 - Heritage Presenter I
Fort Wellington National Historic Site (0.42 fte) Laurier House National Historic Site (0.40fte)
$50,905 to $57,305

Closing date: 26 February 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Open to persons residing or working within a 100KM radius of Prescott, ON (Fort Wellington) and a 100KM radius of Ottawa, ON (Laurier House).

The distance between your residence or your employment location and the position location will be determined using data provided by the Natural Resources Canada, Geomatics Canada's website. For information on how to use this website, please visit: http://jobs-emplois.gc.ca/centres/rd-ry-eng

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


The GT 01 is the senior Heritage Interpreter (tour guide) on site, responsibilities include tours,
tour development, historical research, leading and guiding a team of summer interpreters and assisting in daily operations.

Work environment

Fort Wellington is a 19th century British fortification located in Prescott, Ontario. The site is made up of a visitor centre, officers’ quarters, latrine, sprawling grounds and the largest military blockhouse in Canada. The operational team consists of fifteen staff members that include Interpreters, visitor services and maintenance staff. The workplace area is a combination of outdoor and indoor environments.

Laurier House was the stately home of two of our former Prime Ministers, Sir Wifrid Laurier and William Lyon Mackenzie King. The site is located in downtown Ottawa, in the neighbourhood of Sandy Hill. Laurier House consists of the main home and an adjacent visitor centre. There are nine staff members on operational team and the work environment is primarily indoors.

Intent of the process

This process is intended to fill anticipated vacancy(ies) with the same or similar work description, including indeterminate seasonal and term opportunities.

Positions to be filled: 2

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 and/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 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
• Experience in theatre/performing arts, heritage interpretation, adult education museum education or story telling


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

Bilingual - Imperative
--B/--B and BBC/BBC

Information on language requirements


• Ability to work effectively in ambiguous or changing situations
• Ability to provide service excellence to internal and/or external clients
• Ability to work independently and/or as part of a team
• Ability to communicate effectively orally


• Exercises sound judgment
• Personally connects with others
• Demonstrate Integrity
• Strives for excellence

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

• Experience in handling live animals and/or animal care
• Experience in handling cash
• Experience travelling and/or working in the field


The position requires the incumbent to:

• 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/walk/hike for prolonged periods
• Must be willing to perform certain physical tasks such as light facility cleaning duties
• Work and/or travel in varied terrains, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportation

Conditions of employment

• Reliability status security clearance
• Possession of a valid class G driver’s licence
• Possession of a valid First Aid and CPR (level C and AED)

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


You must apply online.

All candidates must clearly demonstrate in the online screening questions how they meet the education and experience factors listed in both the essential and asset qualifications listed.

Resumes will be used as a secondary source to validate the experience described in the screening questions and/ or email - as appropriate.

Three (3) references are required, including one from a recent* supervisor.
Recent* is defined as within the past two years.

4. CURRENT POSITION (FOR Government of Canada Employees) (if applicable)
Please identify clearly your substantive group and level and your employment status on your resume and/or application and/or email.

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. Provide concrete examples of WHEN, WHERE & HOW.

Failure to clearly demonstrate how you meet the Education and Experience factors may result in the rejection of your application.

Normally, applicants will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information.

Candidates will be asked to provide proof of their education credentials at a later date.

∙ An interview will be administered
∙ A written assessment may be adminstered
∙ Reference checks will be sought

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.

Parks Canada Agency considers applications from all 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.


PLEASE NOTE: Our intention is to communicate with candidates via e-mail for competition purposes.
Please provide a valid e-mail address. It is the candidate's responsibility to provide any changes to their personal information to the contact indicated on this job advertisement.

The essential qualifications that are listed in the poster are mandatory. A pass mark will be established for each.

Successful candidate(s) must meet and maintain the conditions of Employment throughout their employment.

Persons who have received pay in lieu of unfulfilled surplus period, a Transition Support Measure (TSM) or an Educational Allowance and are re-appointed to the Parks Canada Agency are required to reimburse an amount corresponding to the period from the effective date of such reappointment or hiring, to the end of the original period for which the TSM and education allowance was paid. Please contact Jason Graham, Human Resources Manager if you are one of these individuals to find out how this applies to your particular situation.

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.

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.

Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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

Contact information

Human Resources, Eastern and Central Ontario Field Unit
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