Waterfront Productions Program 2018
North Vancouver Museum & Archives Commission
2 Temporary Full-Time Positions: Theatrical Interpreters
The North Vancouver Museum and Archives (NVMA) will present tours and interpretation led by costumed interpreters
at North Vancouver’s Burrard Dry Dock Pier, the Shipbuilders’ Square, Lynn Canyon Park and around the North
Vancouver community during the summer of 2018. This season will build upon previous successful initiatives using
costumed interpretation and animation to bring history to life.
Each Theatrical Interpreter will be responsible for researching, promoting and presenting two scripts based upon the
history of North Vancouver’s waterfront and mountainous areas to residents and visitors. As well, casual
interpretation/interactive programs will be presented to families. The Interpreters will gain experience as actors, in stage
management and promotions. They will be supervised by NVMA staff and will be mentored by a theatre professional.
to present costumed interpretation (Waterfront Productions) from and around the historic North Vancouver
waterfront, Shipbuilders’ Square, Lynn Canyon Park and popular community venues;
to research and acquire necessary historical costumes and “props”;
working with the Waterfront Productions prgram Director, to rehearse and learn scripts and roving interpretative
to present ‘shows’ which feature site interpretation that will inform and entertain visitors;
to assist with promotion of the theatrical interpretation programs;
to establish working relationships with community partners and coordinate bookings;
to compile show reports and a reference binder of the summer’s activities for use by future theatrical interpreters;
to compile statistics and process feedback/response mechanisms;
to demonstrate enthusiastic interest and appreciation of North Vancouver history.
Preferred Skills and Knowledge:
fluent in English; able to understand and interact with the public; some knowledge of French an asset;
experience presenting and performing before live audiences;
experience researching, writing and organizing presentations;
demonstrated interest in history;
demonstrated ability to work independently and to work effectively in office environment;
demonstrated ability to positively represent a public organization to the community;
demonstrated ability to work effectively with community organizations and their representatives;
demonstrated experience providing excellent customer service;
energetic, outgoing personality and creativity;
ability to operate bicycle-driven cart and to lift 50 lbs. (22kg);
good computer skills (keyboarding & social media);
valid clean BC Class 5 Driver’s Licence and Criminal Record Check; and
strong organizational and communication skills.
Work Sites: Various locations in North Vancouver, including The Pier (foot of Lonsdale Avenue), the Community
History Centre (3203 Institute Road) and Lynn Canyon Park.
Term of Employment: May 28 to August 26, 2018
Work Week: 35 hours (5 x 7hr-days) – will include weekends and statutory holidays. Some evening work required.
Wages: $20.48/hr plus 4% vacation pay.
Application Deadline: 3:00pm PDT – May 13, 2018
This position is funded, in part, via the Young Canada Works in Heritage Institutions program of the Department of Canadian
Heritage, administered by the Canadian Museums Association.
Candidates must be registered on the Young Canada Works website and meet all eligibility criteria to be considered for
this position. PLEASE CONFIRM IN YOUR APPLICATION THAT YOU HAVE READ AND MEET THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
Visit https://young-canada-works.canada.ca for particulars.
Please apply in writing to Laurel Lawry, Administrative Services Manager, North Vancouver Museum and Archives by email with
SUBJECT LINE stating APPLICANT’S NAME and THEATRICAL INTERPRETER to email@example.com or by mail to 3203 Institute
Road, North Vancouver, B.C. V7K 3E5. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for interview will be
THE NORTH VANCOUVER MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES COMMISSION IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
Interpretation Canada c/o Kerry Wood Nature Centre 6300 45th Ave Red Deer, AB, Canada T4N 3M4