Student Heritage Presenter, seasonal, Banff National Park, AB (13/01/18)

  • 3 Dec 2018 7:12 PM
    Message # 6944383
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Reference number: CAP18J-018333-000072

    Selection process number: 2018-PKS-BNP-S-RM-STD-129

    Parks Canada - Banff Field Unit -Visitor Experience

    Banff (Alberta), Banff National Park of Canada (Alberta)


    From April 29 to September 2, 2019

    $17.64 to $21.64 per hour

    Closing date: 13 January 2019 - 23:59, Pacific Time

    Who can apply: • Registered as a full-time, post-secondary student in a recognized institution (College, University). Proof of full-time student status will be required.

    • Returning to full-time studies for the next academic term.
    • Meet the minimum age requirement to work in the province or territory where the job is located.

    Parks Canada Agency considers applications from students who have legal status to work in Canada. Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian Citizenship, permanent resident status, or work permit.

    Apply online

    Important messages

    We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

    Assessment accommodation

    Important Information and Instructions:

    . Students will be required to cover all travel expenses to and from the location of work

    . Interviews for the Student Heritage Presenter position will occur in February 2019

    . Living accommodations may not be provided

    We will only accept on-line applications received via the site.

    All job applications must therefore be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System. Following are some of the benefits associated with applying on-line.

    - Applicants can create a profile and a resume that can be used when applying for other processes without having to recreate a new application each time.

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    Persons who are unable to apply on-line must contact the person listed below prior to the closing date.


    • Delivering interpretive activities and presentations to provide visitors of Banff National Park with opportunities to discover, appreciate, learn about and enjoy the place and its natural and cultural resources and understand their significance to Canada.
    • Engaging hundreds of visitors per day in interactive, interpretive programming at busy day- use areas.
    • Sharing the importance of proper food storage while picnicking as well as safe wildlife viewing practices, and keeping the "wild" in wildlife.
    • Spending a significant amount of time per day driving vans.
    • Assisting with facilitation of safe wildlife viewing opportunities for visitors at wildlife jams (several vehicles parked along the road, people out of vehicles blocking the flow of traffic) to ensure the safety of motorists, cyclists, pedestrians and wildlife.

    Work environment

    Parks Canada is a federal government agency responsible for the protection and presentation of Canada’s outstanding natural and cultural resources through a system of national parks, national marine conservation areas and national historic sites in all regions of Canada.

    Intent of the process

    The results may be used in the future to fill other temporary student vacancies that may arise in the Banff Field Unit, in various locations, with full or part-time hours for various tenures, depending on status of the selected candidate.

    Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

    Information you must provide

    Your résumé.

    Contact information for 3 references.

    In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

    Successful completion of 2 years of full-time post-secondary education by April 30, 2019

    Degree equivalency


    • Experience in public speaking
    • Experience in working with the public
    • Experience in heritage interpretation, theatre/performing arts, or story-telling
    • Experience working on a team

    The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

    English essential

    Information on language requirements


    Client Focus – providing service excellence to internal and/or external clients

    Continuous Learning – identifying and addressing learning and developmental needs to enhance own performance

    Teamwork – Working collaboratively with others to achieve organizational goals


    • Exercises Sound Judgment
    • Communicates effectively orally and in writing
    • Takes responsibility

    The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)


    • Willing and able to wear Parks Canada uniform and safety equipment
    • Willingness to work varied hours, weekends, evenings and holidays
    • Willingness to stand or walk for long periods of time in varied terrains and weather conditions

    Conditions of employment

    (Must be attained prior to appointment)

    • Security Screening: Obtain and maintain a Reliability status with fingerprints
    • Possession and maintenance of a valid Alberta Class 5 driver’s license or equivalent.

    Other information

    The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

    Information on employment equity

    Parks Canada is committed to the principles of diversity and employment equity under the Employment Equity Act, and strives to ensure that our workforce reflects the diverse nature of Canadian society. We encourage women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of a visible minority group to self-identify.

    Please submit your completed application, including all of the above-mentioned documentation. Failure to do so may result in your application being rejected.

    The Parks Canada Agency is established as a separate employer in the Federal Public Service under the Financial Administration Act. Persons appointed to the Agency continue to be part of the Public Service. The Parks Canada Agency operates under its own human resources framework outside of the Public Service Employment Act and in line with values of fairness, competence and respect, and its operating principles.

    In accordance with paragraph 8(2)(a) of the Privacy Act, information or material, whether provided directly by the candidate or otherwise obtained by the selection board, used during the selection process for the purpose of assessing a candidate may be used as part of the selection review and recourse processes. Such relevant information may be provided to third parties, such as other candidates or their representatives, who have a legitimate reason to be aware of that information.

    Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

    Travel cost for individuals who are not Federal Public Servants will not be covered.

    Tips for applicants:

    • Please provide complete and thorough details of your education and experience.
    • Do not assume that the screening board has any previous knowledge of your background, qualifications, or work history. You must be specific and provide concrete examples/details for each Experience element, as applications will be screened only on the information provided.
    • Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being screened out of the competition.

    We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

    Contact information

    Lynda Holleman

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

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