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Student Guide Program in France - Summer 2020

Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP)

Veterans Affairs Canada - Student Guide Program in France

Location

Canadian National Vimy Memorial and Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, France (International)

Job type

Full-time

Salary

$16.49 - $18.91 per hour and $28.00 daily living allowance

Number of jobs

18

Contact information

vac.guideprogram-programmeguides.acc@canada.ca

FSWEP eligibility criteria

What you will gain

Veterans Affairs Canada employs Canadian students as guides year-round at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial and the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial located in northern France.

• Live and work in France
• Develop your public speaking and presentation abilities
• Represent Canada as a youth ambassador
• Meet visitors from around the world
• Experience Canada’s rich military history

CLOSING DATE: January 13, 2020

What you will do

As a student guide, you will be responsible for:

• Providing interpretive information on the preserved battlefield and in underground tunnels, in both official languages
• Explaining the history and answer questions from the public on Canadian military history, including sites, local attractions and points of interest in the region

You will be working in a natural, outdoor setting and may encounter small wildlife such as rabbits and sheep.

Duration: Summer 2020
Returning guides: April 27 to August 26, 2020
New guides: May 4 to August 26, 2020

There is a possibility of re-employment

What we are looking for

• You are a post-secondary student
• Fully bilingual in both official languages (English and French)

NOTE: You must be able to provide clear, detailed descriptions on various complex topics, be able to summarize a discussion and express and support your opinions and ideas in your second official language

• You possess strong public speaking skills
• You meet the FSWEP eligibility criteria

If you love history and would like to explore the possibility of this unique opportunity, submit your application, indicating the following:

Language: Bilingual - English and French*
*Note: Candidates must be able to offer guided tours and answer complex questions in both official languages. If you meet this criterion, please indicate « Bilingual - English and French » in your application.

For questions please contact: vac.guideprogram-programmeguides.acc@canada.ca

Conditions of employment

Successful students will be required to provide copies of the following documents prior to the employment start date:

• Valid First Aid Certificate
• Valid Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certificate (CPR)
• Valid Canadian driver's license with no restrictions and a valid international driving permit
• Valid Canadian passport
• Confirmation of current full-time student status in a recognized post-secondary institution (with Registrar's seal of proof) and a signed attestation confirming the intent to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year
• Valid French work visa

Successful students must also:

• Wear and maintain a uniform
• Be willing to work variable schedules (shift work, weekends, statutory holidays and overtime)
• Be willing to operate a government vehicle in Europe, sometimes with passengers, as required
• Able to stand and walk over uneven terrain for a long period of time, in various weather conditions

Additional information

You are strongly advised to consider all necessary medical arrangements and ensure proper and adequate health insurance prior to departing for France

Accommodation and expenses

• If you choose to live in the housing subsidized by Veterans Affairs Canada, you must sign a Rental Agreement and agree to have the monthly rental sum of approximately $300 deducted from your pay on a monthly basis (approximately $150 per cheque)
• All successful students must arrange and pay for their own travel and all other related costs
• Upon successful completion of the work assignment and a satisfactory evaluation, you may be eligible for a partial reimbursement of your actual airfare costs (up to CDN $800.00)

CLOSING DATE: January 13, 2020

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