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Heritage Presenter I (GT-01)

Reference number: CAP23J-011557-000365
Selection process number: 2023-CAP-ECO-BMHNHS-Term-Adv-028
Parks Canada - Eastern and Central Ontario Field Unit - Bethune Memorial House National Historic Site
Gravenhurst (Ontario)
Term 0.48 FTE or 0.34 FTE
$46,234 to $52,046 (Under review)

Closing date: 31 May 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: All persons residing within a 50km radius of Gravenhurst 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.

Should there be an insufficient number of applicants, all persons who reside within a 150km radius of Gravenhurst are encouraged to apply.

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

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Assessment accommodation


Heritage Presenters deliver information, interpretive programs and events in a variety of settings that inspire and encourage visitors to enjoy and support the natural and cultural history of the national parks and historic sites.

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.

Bethune Memorial House National Historic Site is the birthplace of a great Canadian doctor and humanitarian, Norman Bethune. During the early 20th century, Dr. Bethune became a medical pioneer, advocate for Canada’s universal health care system and revered Chinese cultural icon. The historic house, a charming Victorian-era home set on a manicured property alongside an informative Visitor Centre, allows the public to immerse themselves in an incredible legacy of accomplishment that strengthens the bond between nations to this day.

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: 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 or traditional knowledge relevant to position.

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)

English or French
English Essential or bilingual --B/--B

Information on language requirements

• Knowledge of communication, presentation and interpretive techniques such as storytelling, demonstration, theatre programs or guided walks
• General knowledge of Canada’s cultural heritage as it relates to Bethune Memorial House National Historic Site

• Client Focus - Providing service excellence to internal and/or external client
• Initiative - Dealing with situations and issues proactively and persistently, seizing opportunities that arise
• Teamwork - Working collaboratively with others to achieve organizational goals

• Exercises sound judgment
• Personally connects with others
• Communicates effectively
• Strives for excellence

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

• Must be able to perform certain physical tasks such as light facility cleaning duties
• Must be willing to work shift-work, and/or weekends, and/or statutory holidays and federal and provincial/territorial holidays
• Must be willing to wear a Parks Canada uniform as per the uniform policy and/or dress in period costume as per Parks Canada requirements
• Must be able to stand/walk for prolonged periods of time

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

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

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.

Information for applicants:

Please provide complete and thorough details of your education and experience. Note that it is not sufficient to only state that you meet the qualifications, or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities.

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.

Candidates will not be solicited for incomplete or missing information.

You must provide proof of your education credentials.

Resumes will be used as a secondary source to validate the experience as described in the screening questions. Candidates who fail to demonstrate that they meet the ‘essential’ screening criteria (i.e. Essential Education and Essential Experience) will be screened out of the competition.

No cover Letter Required - Respond to questions in the on-line application.

The client organization will accept applications on-line only. All job applications must therefore be submitted through jobs.gc.ca. Following are some of the benefits associated with applying on-line.

- Applicants can create a profile and a resume that can be used when applying for other processes without having to recreate a new application each time.
- Applicants can modify their application/resume at any time BEFORE the closing date indicated on the job advertisement.

- Applicants can verify the status of their applications, at any time.

- Applicants can be notified electronically of tests or interviews and results.

- For some jobs, applicants will find important information, namely the job questionnaire and a complete statement of merit criteria that are only available when applying on-line.

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

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

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


• An interview will be administered
• A written assignment may be requested
• Reference checks will be sought

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.

If you require an accommodation at any stage of the process, please advise us as soon as possible.

Those selected for an interview should be prepared to provide the following information:

• Names of their references (2 supervisors, 1 subordinates)
• Proof of education credentials, in the form of a diploma or official transcript.

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

Additional Information:

PLEASE NOTE: Our intention is to communicate with the candidates via e-mail for screening/assessment purposes (including issuing screening results, sending invitations for written tests and interviews).

Candidates who apply on this selection process must also include in their application a valid e-mail address and make sure that this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users. It is the candidate’s responsibility to provide any changes to their personal information to the contact indicated on this job advertisement.

Successful candidates 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 Education 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 a reappointment or hiring, to the end of the original period for which the TSM and educations 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 Parks Canada Agency, should contact the PWGSC Public Service Pension Centre (1-800-561-7931) in order to determine the impact of an appointment on their pensions benefits entitlements.

The Parks Canada Agency is established as a separate employer in the Federal 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 the 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 process. 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.
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, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of a visible minority group to self-identify in the cover letter.

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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