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Historical Interpreter (student)
Position Code:2022-SLPC-891
Business Unit:Upper Canada Village
Position Location:Upper Canada Village, 11 km east of Morrisburg
Position Status:Student
  
Job Description & Requirements
Join a dynamic team at Upper Canada Village that is on the frontline of delivering an exceptional guest experience.

POSITION:
HISTORICAL INTERPRETER (student - multiple positions available)

HOURS OF WORK:
variable up to 36.25 hours per week

LOCATION:
Upper Canada Village
(11 km east of Morrisburg)

SALARY:
$15.85 per hour

PERIOD OF EMPLOYMENT:
May 19 to September 5, 2022

WHAT CAN I EXPECT TO DO IN THIS ROLE?

You will:
• Be a representative of one of Morrisburg’s premium and internationally recognized tourism sites.
• Interpret the history of 1860s Ontario through performing and explaining a selection of activities associated with the daily life and work of this period (e.g., domestic life, historical trades, farming, the general store, mills and industrial technology, school, religion, and/or period music, etc.)
• Work safely at all times and report unsafe activities immediately to your supervisor.
• Embody the SLPC’s equity, diversity and inclusion principles while interacting with staff and guests.

HOW DO I QUALIFY?

You have:
• The ability to communicate and to interpret effectively to large numbers of people of various ages and backgrounds.
• Knowledge of mid-19th century Ontario history.
• The ability to study and learn the interpretive and historical material related to the position and the Village.
• The ability to perform physical duties in order to carry out the various interpretive activities on site associated with the position(s) assigned.
• The ability to wear historical costume.
• The ability to perform and learn the skills associated with one or more of the following: domestic life and chores, a historical trade, mill work, farming and gardening.
• The ability to learn all safety protocols and procedures to ensure personal, guest and fellow staff safety is maintained at all times.

A vulnerable service sector check is required for this position.

In your resume and/or cover letter, please indicate specifically how your experience, skills and knowledge relate to the duties and qualifications stated above.

DUE TO SCREENING DEADLINES, PRIORITY CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN TO APPLICATIONS RECEIVED BY MARCH 31, 2022. WE WILL CONTINUE TO ACCEPT APPLICATIONS BEYOND THIS DATE. 

The 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. 2440. Information received relating to accommodation requests will be addressed confidentially.