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Student Summer Employment - Fort Beauséjour-Fort Cumberland National Historic Site - Interpreters

Reference number: CAP23J-019430-000201
Selection process number: 2024-CAP-NNBFU-FBFC-STU-OC-010
Parks Canada - Northern New Brunswick Field Unit
Sackville (New Brunswick)
SU-01 - Full-time opportunities. 37.5 hours a week.
Employment dates range from June 2024 to early September 2024. You must be available to work throughout all the summer season to be selected for a student position.
Salary to be determined at the time of the hire and is based on the current academic level of the student. Please note that the Northern New Brunswick Field Unit uses its own pay grid.

For further information on the organization, please visit Parks Canada

Closing date: 19 February 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons are eligible for student employment with Parks Canada provided they are:

- Registered as a full time or part-time secondary or post secondary student in an accredited academic program; or
- Participating in adult education and retraining programs at the secondary level, operated under the authority of an accredited academic institution, and;
- Meet the minimum age requirement to work in the province or territory where the job is located as well as to any specific age student program requirements. 16 years-old at the time of hire, this is the minimum age to work in New Brunswick;
- 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

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. In support of achieving a representative workforce, preference may be given to qualified candidates who self-identify as belonging to an employment equity group such as Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2+ youth, minority Francophones, and members of racially minoritized groups and encourage applicants to self-identify in their application.

Work location: Aulac (Sackville), New Brunswick

Please DO NOT send applications directly to rhkouch-hrkouch@pc.gc.ca.

Please note: Housing is not provided.
Students will be required to cover all travel expenses to and from the location of work.


Welcome visitors in person or over the phone and give them information, directions regarding facilities, services, programs, events and regulations. Record, process and collect fees, and make reimbursements. Work with a cash register, compile and record statistical data, fill out forms, sales reports and bank deposits, and use a computer system or point of sale and booking system. Support in the coordination and delivery of events and activities. Assist interpreters in preparing and delivering various interpretation programs, including giving guided tours in English and in French. May welcome and orient campers. Possibly assist with the cleaning and maintaining of Parks Canada Agency buildings/facilities.

Training will be provided as required.

Work environment

The Isthmus of Chignecto, the land bridge between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, has been a focus of overland travel routes for centuries for the area's Indigenous people and the Europeans who followed. In the heart of Mi'kma'ki, in the Chignecto isthmus, this star-shaped fort, built in 1751, became the scene of three acts of war between France and Great Britain, the deportation of the Acadians and the tearing apart of British North America.

History buffs and culture lovers will enjoy touring the ruins of a star-shaped fort that was vital to the 18th-century struggle between France and Britain over Acadie. Kids can dress up like “gate guards” and patrol the fort’s earthen glacis, casemates and battlegrounds. The site’s wide-open spaces make for wondrous kite flying, bird watching and picnics. You may be rewarded with a sighting of a northern harrier, a bald eagle or a snowy owl!

Parks Canada

Canada's national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas offer opportunities to work, live and play in wonderful places and live the ultimate Canadian experience. Come and see what everybody from coast to coast to coast is talking about!


We offer the opportunity to: play in the great outdoors on your free time; rediscover Canada through national protected areas, work for a well-respected federal organization; meet and work with new people, share and preserve Canada's cultural and natural history with people from around the world, be part of important work and research, and enjoy a rewarding job.

Intent of the process

The intent of this process is to hire students for the summer 2024 at the Fort Beauséjour-Fort Cumberland National Historic Site (New Brunswick).
The exact number of opportunities available is to be determined.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter "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. 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."

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


Please confirm that you meet these eligibility factors:
- registered as a full time or part-time secondary or post secondary student in an accredited academic program; or
- participating in adult education and retraining programs at the secondary level, operated under the authority of an accredited academic institution.

Degree equivalency


Experience working with the public;
Experience working in a team environment;
Experience in providing cleaning services.

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

Various language requirements
Bilingual (English and French) depending on the position to be filled.

Information on language requirements


- Parks Canada, its objectives and mandate.

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


- Client Focus-Providing service excellence to client;
- Concern for Safety- Identifying hazardous or potentially hazardous situations and taking appropriate action to maintain a safe environment for self and others; conduct emergency procedures and first aid;
- Teamwork-Working collaboratively with others to achieve organizational goals;
- Initiative-Dealing with situations and issues proactively and persistently.


- Exercise sound judgement;
- Personally connects with people;
- Takes responsibility;
- Dependability.


- Willingness to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays and provincial/ territorial holidays;
- Willingness to work in variable weather conditions;
- Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform/period costume and prescribed protective equipment;
- Possession of a valid First Aid and CPR certification;
- Possession of a valid Driver's license.

Conditions of employment


- Reliability Status security clearance;
- Parks Canada prohibits smoking or vaping in the workplace.

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 will have to submit a proof of enrollment.

Persons are entitled to be assessed in the official language of their choice.

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

Persons employed under one of the approved student employment programs may work:
• full time or part time during the non academic term, for a maximum of four months;
• part time during the academic term;
• for a maximum of four months immediately following their final academic term;
• in the case of co-operative programs and internships, the sponsoring academic institution determines the hours of work and duration of the assignment.

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

Contact information

Human Resources Kouchibouguac
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