Department/Division: Planning, Development & Legislative Services/Cultural Services
Hours of Work: up to 24 hours per week; including evenings, weekends, and statutory holidays.
Union: Non Union
Wage: 27.95 - $31.77 per hour
Location: Schneider Haus National Historic Site, 466 Queen St S, Kitchener
Description of Duties:
Presents public programming and interpretation of gallery exhibits and historic sites at Waterloo Region Museums (Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum, Schneider Haus, McDougall Cottage) to provide information and demonstrations related to the history of Waterloo Region.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
• Knowledge and skill acquired through a 3-year degree/diploma in a related field plus 2 years of related experience.
• Knowledge of the planning and delivery of public programs, including teaching and interpreting in a museum gallery or historic site
• Knowledge of and ability to follow policies, procedures, and related legislation.
• Knowledge of local history and ability to conduct research to keep knowledge current.
• Analytical, research, and organizational skills to analyze, interpret, and apply research material.
• Communication and presentation skills to convey information (e.g., interpretive themes and historical details) to multi-generational audiences; build rapport with audiences/customers and staff; respond to inquiries and requests; provide guidance and support to students and volunteers; exchange technical information with other staff; and participate as an effective team member.
• Ability to read reports, resource books, and articles; prepare educational/craft materials; and write evaluations of events.
• Computer skills with ability to use software such as Microsoft Office and audio-visual equipment.
• Ability to work weekends, some statutory holidays, and occasional evenings as part of a regular schedule.
• Ability to travel within Waterloo Region.
• Ability to support and demonstrate the Region’s values.
We thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be corresponding only with those selected for an interview.
The Region of Waterloo is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and supporting the well-being of our employees. We encourage qualified applicants to apply and will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Human Rights Code in all parts of the hiring process.
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