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Cooper and Historical Mills and Trades Interpreter
Position Code:2020-SLPC-687
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
COOPER AND HISTORICAL MILLS AND TRADES INTERPRETER

CLASSIFICATION: Artisan 2

COMPENSATION GROUP: OPSEU - Technical

SALARY RANGE: $23.59 to $26.18 per hour
(Where candidates lack the full qualifications, an appointment may be made at a lower classification and salary level)

PERIOD OF EMPLOYMENT: April to 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:

Interpret and portray the life, work, and skills of a slack cooper (barrel-maker) and mill hand in an 1860’s rural community
Assist with the overall set-up, maintenance, operation and research related to the cooperage
Use a full range of tools and operate the historical machinery within each mill in a safe and competent manner
Produce and promote saleable products manufactured within the mills and trades unit
Support Upper Canada Village programming, including the delivery and instruction of experiential programming to children under the age of 18
Ensure the safety of visitors and staff and protect the resources of the site, following all health and safety procedures prescribed by Upper Canada Village and the Occupational Health & Safety Act and its regulations.

HOW DO I QUALIFY?

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
You have:
Knowledge of the coopering trades of the 1860’s to act as a heritage trades interpreter.
Knowledge of the place of the mills and trades in the community as well as the social, economic, and political environment to a level typical of a skilled tradesman of the 1860’s.
Knowledge of the immediate historical context of all activities, objects, tools, and implements in the Cooperage and surrounding mills.
Knowledge of the operational care and maintenance of various and unique historical equipment, machines, supplies, and tools and the conservation of artefacts.

CUSTOMER SERVICE AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS
You have:
You have excellent oral communication skills to engage guests, deliver information in an entertaining manner with enthusiasm and high energy, and respond effectively to customer questions and concerns.
You have the ability to “read” the customer, understand when he/she is not connecting, and the flexibility in approach and content to serve visitor needs.
You have the ability to learn both historical and technical subject matter in order to present it well to visitors.

OTHER ESSENTIAL SKILLS
You have:
Fine woodworking skills and the ability to use competently a range of hand tools required as part of the coopering trade.
The concentration and motor skills to perform the work.

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.