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

Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP)

Office of the Secretary to the Governor General


Québec (Québec)

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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 the Citadelle, you will have the opportunity to:

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

CLOSING DATE: January 27, 2020

What you will do

The Citadelle of Québec has been the official residence and workplace of Canada’s governors general since 1872. As a student guide-interpreter, you will have the opportunity to:

• work at an exceptionally beautiful site, in the heart of Old Québec;
• greet thousands of visitors, from dignitaries to students to tourists;
• conduct tours and offer educational programs 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 during the summer season to work 35 hours a week from early April 27 to August 30, 2020 - possibility to be re-hired 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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