The Parks of the St. Lawrence is an inclusive employer.  Accommodation is available under the Ontario Human Rights Code.  For more information on how to request accommodation or assistance, please contact our staff in Human Resources at Shannon.Moulton@parks.on.ca or Amanda.Veltheim@parks.on.ca

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Woollen Mill Interpreter
Position Code:2020-SLPC-686
Business Unit:Upper Canada Village
Position Location:Upper Canada Village, 11 km east of Morrisburg
Position Status:Seasonal GR3
Hours/Week:36.25
  
Job Description & Requirements
WOOLLEN MILL INTERPRETER

CLASSIFICATION: Artisan 1

COMPENSATION GROUP: OPSEU - Technical

SALARY RANGE: $21.30 to $23.58 per hour
(Where candidates lack the full qualifications, an appointment may be made at a lower classification and salary level)

PERIOD OF EMPLOYMENT: early May to mid September (Group 3 seasonal recurring)

HOURS OF WORK: 36.25 hours per week

DIVISION: Upper Canada Village

LOCATION: Upper Canada Village, 11 km east of Morrisburg

POSTING DATE: February 14, 2020

CLOSING DATE: March 2, 2020

AREA OF SEARCH: OPEN

WHAT CAN I EXPECT TO DO IN THIS ROLE?

You will:

Greet and speak with visitors from around the world
Interpret and portray, under general supervision, the life, work, and activities of a skilled textile worker in a mid 19th century woollen mill
Operate, demonstrate and help to maintain the mill’s machinery
Produce and promote saleable products manufactured in the woollen mill
Participate in the delivery and support of youth programs & other Village features, events & programs
Ensure the safety of visitors and staff and protect the resources of the site

HOW DO I QUALIFY?

MANDATORY:
Conditional upon successful candidate being granted required security clearance for this position (Vulnerable Service Sector check).

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
You have:
Knowledge and the ability to perform a wide range of historical tasks of a textile worker, e.g. operating, adjusting, and maintaining the mill’s machinery (boiler, wash tanks and dye vats, pickers, carding machines, spinning jack, looms, doubling frame, fulling and napping machines).
The ability to perform maintenance, repair and other duties such as trimming and lacing belts, lubricating, aligning and adjusting mill machinery, washing wool, and sweeping.
An understanding of the social, economic, and political environment to a level typical of a textile mill worker of the mid 19th century.
Knowledge and an understanding of the products produced and the associated production standards.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS:
You have:
Strong oral communication skills to engage visitors in the interpretation of the work, skills and activities of a mid 19th century textile mill worker and respond effectively to customer questions and concerns.
The ability to engage and work effectively with youth.

REMEMBER:  THE DEADLINE TO APPLY IS 11:59 PM ON MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2020.
 
WE THANK ALL CANDIDATES FOR APPLYING, BUT ONLY THOSE SELECTED FOR FURTHER SCREENING OR AN INTERVIEW WILL BE CONTACTED.

Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.

The Parks of the St. Lawrence is an inclusive employer.  Accommodation is available under the Ontario Human Rights Code.  For more information on how to request accommodation or assistance, please contact Human Resources at 1-800-437-2233, ext. 2440.