Exhibit Lead Hand - Indigenous (seasonal) Heritage Park, Calgary AB (15/08/2022)

  • 9 Aug 2022 1:18 PM
    Message # 12878404
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Exhibit Lead Hand - Indigenous (Seasonal Jobs)


    Posted July 25, 2022 


    Heritage Park is looking for Indigenous applicants to assume the role of Exhibit Lead Hand-Indigenous. Under direction of the Public Programming Specialists, the successful applicant would be part of a team responsible for supporting daily aspects of exhibit interpretation, including the training, supervision, mentoring and evaluation of seasonal staff and ensuring that standards of historical interpretation are maintained.

    This is a seasonal opportunity from May 2022 to October 2022


    Duties & Responsibilities: 

    • Assists in the training and orientation of new staff; particularly our Indigenous Interpreters
    • Delegates work assignments while supervising staff and volunteers who provide interpretive services for Park guests.
    • Arranges for emergency and lunch relief as required.
    • Prepares interpretive sites — in particular the tipi village and Metis exhibits. 
    • Procuring, preparing, organizing and distributing objects and supplies for program use; with a focus on the tipi village and Metis programmed sites.  
    • May rotate through a series of exhibits, providing breaks for Interpreters and delivering interpretive programs in their absence. 
    • Works with the Interpretation team in determining objectives and assessing the performance of interpretive staff and volunteers.
    • Ensures exhibit areas are operated in accordance with prescribed standards of safety, security and cleanliness, completing maintenance request forms as required.
    • Assists with special programs upon request.
    • Provides knowledge and guidance of Indigenous cultures (in particular First Nations of Treaty 7 and/or Metis Nation 3) to act as a resource for our interpreters.
    • Provides service and/or information to guests.
    • Performs other duties as required.


    Job Requirements: 

    • Demonstrated background and knowledge in working with Indigenous peoples & Indigenous culture is required
    • High School diploma plus some post-secondary education in related areas (western Canadian history, historical interpretation, communications). A combination of historical/cultural knowledge, communication skills and supervisory skills will be considered.  
    • Experience as an Exhibit Interpreter at Heritage Park is preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
    • Traditional Indigenous cultural skills considered an asset
    • Demonstrated responsible leadership skills and the ability to approach tasks independently
    • Strong organizational, supervisory and communication skills
    • Adaptability and flexibility to work in a fast-paced environment
    • Mature judgment and respect towards others with a constant attention for safety and security concerns


    Special Working Conditions:

    • This position may be required to stand or walk for long periods of time and may be exposed to extreme temperatures depending on the weather. There may be prolonged exposure to woodsmoke
    • Exposure to wood smoke for extended periods of time
    • The appropriate costume will be provided by the Costuming Department to be work when providing interpretation in an exhibit


    Hours of Work

    • Commitment to five days per week for the summer (includes weekends) plus weekends during fall; hours of work vary


    To Apply:

    Download the application form and submit it with your application.



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



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    Send by email to hr@heritagepark.ca  or mail to 1900 Heritage Drive SW, Calgary, AB  T2V 2X3 or fax (403) 268-8554.

    We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

Interpretation Canada c/o Kerry Wood Nature Centre 6300 45th Ave Red Deer, AB, Canada  T4N 3M4

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