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Historic Site Interpreter, seasonal, Long Point Region Conservation Authority, Port Rowan, ON (28/02/21)

  • 23 Feb 2021 1:51 PM
    Message # 10130269
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Posting Date: February 1, 2021 Closing Date: 4:30 p.m. February 28, 2021

    Job Status: Summer Employment Department: Backus Heritage Conservation Area

    Rate of Pay: $14.25 Hours of Work: 35 Hours/Week

    Posting No.: 007 - 21

    Position Summary:

    The Long Point Region Conservation Authority is seeking four (4) energetic, creative individuals for

    the position of Historic Site Interpreter. Reporting to the Curator, this position provides information

    services and dynamic costumed interpretation of early life in Norfolk County at the Backhouse

    Historic Site. The ideal candidate is out-going and comfortable with public speaking.

    These positions are pending funding approval.

    Two (2) positions through Young Canada Works requiring applicants to be: a Canadian citizen or a

    permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada, and be legally entitled to work in Canada;

    between the ages of 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment. Applicants may also be

    required to be currently enrolled in a full-time program at a post-secondary institution with the intent

    to return to full-time studies.

    Two (2) positions through Canada Summer Jobs requiring applicants to be: a Canadian citizen or a

    permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada, and be legally entitled to work in Canada;

    between the ages of 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment.

    Qualifications:

     Currently enrolled in a full-time post-secondary secondary institution with a focus on

    Education, History, Cultural Resource Management, Museum Studies or Tourism

     Prior experience working with the public

     Prior experience leading and/or organizing tours, presentations, or recreation and

    educational programming

     Excellent communication skills and interpretive abilities; must be comfortable with public

    speaking

     Must be willing to wear a historical costume for an extended period of time in all weather

    conditions

     Strong knowledge of, or willingness to develop, an understanding of 19th Century historical

    information

     Strong interest in strengthening program development and interpretation skills

     A valid police check and vulnerable sector check is required

     A valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle is an asset

    Responsibilities:

     Provide excellent customer service

     Assist with the planning, preparation and delivery of special events for the general public

    including demonstrations, tours, and costumed presentations

     Greet visitors upon arrival to the Backhouse Historic Site, guide tours and answer questions

     Perform and explain activities associated with the historical time frame of the Backhouse

    Historic Site (farming, domestic life, trades and leisure)

     Communicate and interpret effectively various aspects of mid-19th century Ontario history

    within historical context of the Backhouse Historic Site

     Demonstrate personal development in the areas of program development, interpretation

    and cultural history

     Maintain the cleanliness, maintenance and inventory of facilities and collections

     Perform a variety of sanitary maintenance duties including the cleaning of program areas,

    equipment and public washroom facilities

     Keep accurate record of all relevant statistics

     Garden maintenance, as required

     Perform other duties as assigned

    Location/Working Conditions:

     Backus Heritage Conservation Area

     Hours of work: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

     Evening and weekend work is required

     Indoor and outdoor working environment

    Benefits

     Free access to LPRCA Conservation Areas

    Term of Employment

     Approximately 16 weeks

     Approximate Starting date: May 17, 2021

    Application Deadline: 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 28, 2021

    To apply: Please send your cover letter and resume in a single PDF or MS Word document

    addressed to: Dana McLachlan, Long Point Region Conservation Authority, email hr@lprca.on.ca

    (Subject: 007-21 Historic Site Interpreter, (indicate the funding program for which you qualify))

    We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those being considered for an interview will be

    contacted. Personal information collected will be used solely for applicant selection in accordance with

    the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Long Point Region Conservation

    Authority is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the

    Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) upon advance notice of specific accommodation

    requirements



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