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Student guide-interpreter, Residence of the Governor General at Rideau Hall - Summer 2020

Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP)

Office of the Secretary to the Governor General


Ottawa (Ontario)

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$17.64 per hour

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FSWEP eligibility criteria

What you will gain

As a student guide-interpreter at the Residence of the Governor General at Rideau Hall, you will have the opportunity to:

• live a unique experience at the heart of the action;
• develop your public speaking skills in both official languages;
• develop your general knowledge and professional abilities, making your transition to the workforce easier upon graduation;
• work alongside other students with whom you will form lasting friendships.

CLOSING DATE: January 27, 2020

What you will do

Rideau Hall has been the official residence and workplace of Canada’s governors general since 1867. As a student guide-interpreter, you will have the opportunity to:

• work at an exceptionally beautiful site;
• greet thousands of visitors, from dignitaries to students to tourists;
• conduct tours to help visitors learn more about the duties carried out by the governor general of Canada while discovering the history, architecture and collections of the residence.

Duration: Full time job during the summer season to work 35 hours a week from April 27 to August 30, 2020 - possibility to be rehired part-time during the 2020-2021 academic year.

What we are looking for

To be eligible for a summer 2020 student guide-interpreter position, you must:

• be undergraduate student;
• be a Canadian citizen;
• meet the FSWEP eligibility criteria.

The candidates we are seeking must have:

• excellent oral communication skills in both official languages (English and French)*;
• strong presentation skills to be able to speak to several types of clients (adults, children, etc.);
• personal qualities that are client service and teamwork oriented;
• good general knowledge of Canadian history.

*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.

Conditions of Employment

Conditions of employment are any requirements that must be met or complied before being hired to a particular position and are to be maintained throughout the employment.

Candidates must be prepared to:

• wear and maintain a uniform;
• work indoors and outdoors in various weather conditions;
• obtain and maintain a Reliability Status security clearance;
• respect the Code of Conduct of the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General;
• work a variable schedule that includes weekends, statutory holidays and occasional evenings for official events.

CLOSING DATE: January 27, 2020

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