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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Broom Maker
Position Code:2022-SLPC-1130
Business Unit:Upper Canada Village
Position Location:Upper Canada Village, 11 km east of Morrisburg
Position Status:Seasonal GR3
  
Job Description & Requirements
BROOM MAKER

COMPETITION No: 2022-SLPC-1130

CLASSIFICATION: Artisan 1

COMPENSATION GROUP: OPSEU - Technical

SALARY RANGE: $22.17 to $24.52 per hour

PERIOD OF EMPLOYMENT: May to September each year
(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, Ontario

POSTING DATE: November 23, 2022

CLOSING DATE: December 7, 2022

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 broom maker in an 1860s rural community using traditional tools and materials of the period
Perform group/visitor leadership functions in the Broom Maker Shop
Organize and present workshops, courses of instruction and special programming
Produce and promote saleable products manufactured in the Broom Maker Shop
Participate in the delivery and support of youth programs and other Village features, events and programs
Ensure the safety of visitors and staff and protect the resources of the site
Embody the SLPC’s equity, diversity and inclusion principles while interacting with staff and guests.

HOW DO I QUALIFY?

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

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
You have:
Knowledge of mid 19th century trades, tools, and broom making techniques.
The ability to use and demonstrate a full range of traditional 19th century broom making tools and techniques to manufacture historical reproduction brooms.
An understanding of the place of broom making in the wider community and the social, economic, and political environment of Canada West.
Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act to identify and report any potential hazards or needed repairs, and to take corrective action where possible.  Ability to learn and follow safety and emergency procedures appropriate to the location and activities performed.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS
You have:
Demonstrated excellent oral communication and interpretive skills to be able to speak and present information to large numbers of visitors of varied ages and backgrounds.
The ability to resolve visitor concerns and respond to questions in a friendly and respectful manner
The ability to engage and work effectively with youth.

COMPUTER SKILLS
You have:
Basic computer skills to be able to navigate and conduct research on the Internet.

ORGANIZATIONAL, RESEARCH AND ANALYTICAL SKILLS
You have:
Organizational and analytical skills to maintain and update inventory.
The ability to conduct historical research related to this role.

LEADERSHIP SKILLS
You have:
The ability to perform in a group leadership role, organize and present workshops and courses of instruction, and assign work and projects to staff.
The ability to provide technical direction and training to youth programs participants, assistants, apprentices, and other staff.

OTHER SKILLS
You have:
The ability to perform the physical duties required by the position.

WHY WORK FOR THE ST. LAWRENCE PARKS COMMISSION?


Belong to one of the largest employers in Ontario, the Ontario Public Service, and open the door to a diverse range of career opportunities throughout the province 
Supportive team environment
Staff discounts
Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
Option to join an excellent pension plan 
Paid benefits 
Percentage paid in lieu of vacation and statutory holidays 

HOW TO APPLY:

1. Please apply online, https://www.parks.on.ca/about/careers/. 
2. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages.
3. Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed above.  Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job.
4. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
5. Every external candidate must identify their prior employment in the Ontario Public Service including positions, dates of employment and any re-employment restrictions.
 
REMEMBER:  THE DEADLINE TO APPLY IS 11:59 PM ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER  7, 2022.
 
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.

St. Lawrence Parks Commission is committed to employment equity.  We welcome applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.  The St. Lawrence Parks Commission is also committed to an inclusive, barrier-free selection process. We will make appropriate accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process for applicants with disabilities. To obtain a copy of this posting in an alternative format or to request any accommodation please contact us directly through Human Resources at 1-800-437-2233, ext. 1401. Information received relating to accommodation requests will be addressed confidentially.