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Heritage Presenter I

Reference number: CAP23J-023472-000064
Selection process number: 2023-CAP-NMCA-EA-TERM-05
Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area - Parks Canada
Nipigon (Ontario), Terrace Bay (Ontario)
Term Position - Usually from mid-May to mid-October
$46,234 to $52,046 (Salary under review)

For further information on the organization, please visit Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area

Closing date: 6 February 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: All persons 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

In addition, preference may be given to candidates who self-identify as Indigenous, visible minorities or persons with disabilities. As such, we encourage you to self-identify in your application.

How to Apply:

You can apply to this competition in one of two ways:

1. Online

a. Visit the GC jobs website and search for the following process number: 2023-CAP-NMCA-EA-TERM-05.
b. Complete the online application and answer the online screening questions.

2. By Email
a. Send in your resume and cover letter to rhugon-nofuhr@pc.gc.ca.
b. In your email please indicate you’re applying on process: 2023-CAP-NMCA-EA-TERM-05.


Delivers interpretive presentations, programs and activities to provide visitors of the Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area with opportunities to discover, appreciate, learn about and enjoy the place and its natural and/or cultural resources and understand their significance to Canada. Assists with visitor services such as merchandise sales, trip planning, etc., community events, and outreach activities through the region.

Work environment

Join a dynamic and passionate team at one of the largest freshwater protected areas in the world, Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area. This is an opportunity like no other in the country.

Called gichigamiing or “The Big Lake” by the Anishinaabe people of the region, Lake Superior is an inland freshwater sea of many moods. Experience the rugged beauty of the island archipelago, stand atop towering cliffs beneath an endless sky, or view the pictographs which serve as reminders for the area’s long, rich history. Be a part of a growing, energetic team that protects and presents the cultural and natural heritage of this vast living 'lakescape'.

Intent of the process

This process (will OR may) be used to create a list of qualified candidates to staff similar positions with various tenures, security levels or linguistic (profiles OR requirements) in same or other parts of the country.

Positions to be filled: 1

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 Essential 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. Make sure to read the "Other Information" section of this poster as it can provide further guidance on writing your cover letter."

Contact information for 3 references.

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

Graduation from a recognized post-secondary school with a degree, diploma or PSC approved alternatives OR an acceptable combination of education, training, experience or traditional knowledge relevant to the position, or an acceptable combination of education and training and experience or traditional knowledge relevant to the position.

Note: An acceptable combination of education, training and experience is defined as the following:

Two years of secondary school or PSC approved alternatives;
• 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 [Indigenous] elders or group that may include but are not limited to courses in heritage interpretation, communications, public speaking, performing arts);
• 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.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

• Knowledge of Parks Canada and its mandate;
• Knowledge of communication, presentation and interpretive techniques such as storytelling;
demonstration, theatre programs or guided walks.

1. Sound judgment.
2. Communicates effectively.
3. Personally connects with others.
4. Demonstrate Integrity & Respect.
5. Teamwork.

1. Adaptability - in order to work effectively in ambiguous, or changing situations, and with diverse individuals and groups,
2. Client Focus - providing service excellence to internal and/or external client,
3. Communication through Interpretation - listening to others and communicating articulately to inform, influence and involve.

Conditions of employment

• Reliability Security Status;
• Valid driver's license (or equivalent);
• Work shift-work, and/or weekends, and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays;
• Wear a Parks Canada uniform as per the uniform policy;
• Work and/or travel in varied terrains, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportation;
• Stand/walk/hike for prolonged periods;
• Travel (may include driving 1-3 hours per day at times).

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

Reference checks may be sought. An interview and/or test may be administered.

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

Parks Canada is committed to the principles of diversity and employment equity under the Employment Equity Act and strives to ensure that its workforce reflects the diversity of Canadian society. We encourage women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities to self-identify in their applications.

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.

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.

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

Contact information

Anna Watson - Human Resources
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