Indigenous Lead Hand

Under the direction of the Manager, Interpretation, the Indigenous Interpreter Lead Hand 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.

Join the Heritage Park Team

may 25, 2023 | seasonal |

Job Summary

Duties and 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 judgement 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 wood smoke
  • 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.

How to Apply

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

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