Indigenous History Interpreters (PT) Fort Edmonton Park, Edmonton AB (15/08/22)

  • 9 Aug 2022 1:26 PM
    Message # 12878414
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Ongoing Indigenous History Interpreters, Fort Edmonton Park

    Job Number: 44461 

    The City of Edmonton is committed to hiring a diverse workforce that is reflective of the community we serve. The Indigenous Peoples opportunity program falls within the Indigenous Peoples recruitment strategy, which outlines the City’s commitment to recruit Indigenous people to our workforce. 

    Take your place as a storyteller, teacher, and ambassador to Canadians and visitors from all over the world. Share what you cherish about Indigenous histories and cultures in order to create new understandings and lifelong memories that honour the past and the present. Use your humour, grace, and traditional skills in a dynamic outdoor work environment that puts you front-and-centre in Edmonton’s history.

    With a focus on the City of Edmonton’s Cultural Commitments to Safe, Helpful, Accountable, Integrated and Excellent, as a Indigenous History Interpreter you will:

    • Engage visitors with Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) histories and cultures as they relate to Edmonton within one of our four historical eras: 1846 Fort & Cree Encampment, 1885 Street & Métis Camp, 1905 Street, or 1920 Street 
    • Interpret a period of Edmonton's history to the visiting public using a variety of methods such as: storytelling, demonstrations of traditional skills, engaging visitors in one-on-one conversations, tours, and costumed role play 
    • Deliver structured and unstructured programs to the public including visitors, school groups, event rental clients and other demographics 
    • Participate in and lead large-scale interpretive programs such as historical talks, dramatic vignettes, and special event activities, as well as research and implement new programs 
    • Assist with high-volume special events 
    • Conduct duties in uniform-wear including traditional dress and regalia 
    • Assist with program preparation
    • Assist in the maintenance of artifacts and program supplies
    • Participate in media engagements, public events, and other functions as required both onsite and offsite
    • Demonstrate excellence in customer service to internal and external visitors
    • Perform duties demonstrating respect for others and expect the same for yourself 

    Wondering what it's like to be an Indigenous Peoples Interpreter? Watch this video to find out!


    • Completion of Grade 12 or high school equivalent
    • Completion of first year of a recognized diploma or degree program related to performing arts, history, education, recreation and leisure studies, or museum studies will be considered an asset
    • Strong connection to Indigenous (First Nations, Metis, Inuit) communities, knowledge and understanding of cultures, artist practices, histories, and protocols
    • Knowledge of Indigenous histories and Western Canadian history
    • Ability to speak Indigenous languages, and/ or knowledge of Cree syllabics or a language other than English,  is an asset
    • Some program delivery experience with the general public, tour groups, children and other program users
    • Experience working in a museum or living history setting considered as an asset
    • Highly developed interpersonal and verbal communication skills
    • Valid Standard First Aid and CPR Certificates are required prior to employment
    • Ability to work weekends, holidays, evenings, as required
    • Demonstrate service excellence, embracing diversity and promoting inclusiveness
    • Demonstrate alignment with the Cultural Commitments of Safe, Helpful, Accountable, Integrated and Excellent, fostering an environment for others to do the same. For more information on the City’s Cultural Commitments, please visit (
    • Demonstrate the foundational competencies, key behaviours and attributes of the City’s six leadership competencies: Courage, Inclusivity, Values-Based Influencer, Collaborative Networker, Systems Thinker and Creative Innovator.  For more information on the City’s leadership competencies, please visit (
    • Hire is dependent upon a Police Information Check including Vulnerable Sector check satisfactory to the City of Edmonton
    • Applicants may be tested 

    The City of Edmonton is committed to inclusive, respectful and equitable workplaces that represent the communities we serve. We continuously improve our systems, policies and practices to remove barriers and ensure our employees, in all their diversity, can succeed. We value applicants with a diverse range of skills, experiences and competencies, and encourage you to apply. To learn more, see the Art of Inclusion: Our Diversity and Inclusion Framework here:

    The City of Edmonton strives to provide reasonable access and accommodations throughout the application and selection process. If you would like to request an accommodation at any stage of the process, please contact

    COVID-19 Notice: The City of Edmonton has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination. Employees who cannot be fully vaccinated on the basis of a protected legal ground (e.g. medical, religious) may request an exemption. Please note that this policy applies to all employees, including new hires, and volunteers. If your application is successful, you will be asked to provide proof of vaccination or request an exemption.

    For more information, please refer to our COVID-19 Vaccination Policy ( and COVID-19 Vaccination Procedure (

    Up to 20 temporary part-time ongoing positions

    Hours of Work: Up to 35 hours per week. Successful candidates must be able to work weekends, evenings and holidays as required 

    Salary: $18.067 - $22.361 (Hourly) 

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

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