Heritage Presenter GT-01
Selection process number: 2022-CAP-ECO-BPFF-Seas-ADV-029
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Deliver interpretive presentations, programs and activities to provide visitors with opportunities to discover, appreciate, and connect with the park and its natural and cultural resources, and understand their significance to Canada.
In this role, you will:
• Present meaningful, engaging, and enjoyable interpretation programs and activities to help connect the hearts and minds of visitors to the park.
• Greet and orient visitors; offer wayfinding information, public safety and interpretive messages.
• Provide feedback and suggestions to improve programs and services.
• Demonstrate interpretation techniques and practices to new staff and volunteers.
Bruce Peninsula National Park and Fathom Five National Marine Park are located at the tip of the Saugeen Bruce Peninsula, where the Niagara Escarpment meets the clear waters of Georgian Bay. Tobermory, adjacent to the two parks, is a small village centered around a picturesque harbour that is transformed into a bustling hub of tourist activity during the summer months.
The successful candidate will be delivering programs at various park sites, moving between facilities, and working outdoors. The interpretation team requires a passionate and engaged team member who has a strong orientation toward client service and educating park visitors about the natural and cultural history of the area.
Intent of the process
This process may be used to create a pool of qualified candidates to staff similar position(s) with various tenures, security levels and/or language requirements or in different locations.
Positions to be filled: 1
Information you must provide
Contact information for 2 references.
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
A secondary school diploma 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; AND/OR
• 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/OR
• A minimum of three (3) months experience working in the fields of education, interpretation, environmental sciences, and/or outreach-communications.
• Experience using communication techniques; presentation and interpretation techniques, such as storytelling, demonstration, theatre/performing arts, education, museum programs, or guided walks.
• Experience in connecting with nature; such as environmental work experience, outdoor hobbies, natural heritage studies, or personal interest in the natural world.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Various language requirements
• English Essential
• Bilingual Imperative - BBB/BBB
Information on language requirements
Second Language Writing Skills Self-Assessment
In order to help you decide if you should apply to a bilingual position, an optional self-assessment of your writing skills in your second official language is available for you to take before completing your application.
For more information, please consult:
Unsupervised Internet Test of Second Language Writing Skills
• Knowledge of presentation and interpretive techniques: such as storytelling, demonstration, theatre programs or guided walks.
ABILITIES AND SKILLS:
• Adaptability - Ability to work effectively in changing situations, and with diverse individuals and groups.
• Team Work - Ability to work collaboratively with others to achieve organizational goals.
• Continuous Learning – Identifying and addressing learning and developmental needs to enhance own performance.
• Exercises sound judgment
• Personally connects with others
• Strives for excellence
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
• General knowledge of the natural and cultural heritage of Bruce Peninsula National Park and Fathom Five National Marine Park.
• 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
• May be required to handle wildlife and captive animals
• Work and/or travel in varied terrains, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportation
• Possession or willingness to obtain a valid First Aid and CPR (level C and AED)
Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance
• Possession of a valid Class G driver's license
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
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, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of a visible minority group to self-identify in their cover letter.
HOW TO APPLY
You must apply online.
1. ONLINE SCREENING QUESTIONS
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.
Two (2) 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
∙ 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.
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
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