Treaty 7 First Nations Interpreter/Demonstrator
Under the direction of the Aboriginal Lead Hand and Exhibit Lead Hands, this position will interpret a Heritage Park exhibit to the public through a variety of techniques and demonstrations. If you love talking to people, telling stories and sharing your cultural heritage, this job is for you.
Join the Heritage Park Team
may 24, 2023 | seasonal |
Duties and Responsibilities
- Educates and engages the public in the history, cultural traditions, and lifestyles of Treaty 7 First Nations during the late 1800s using storytelling and other interpretive techniques;
- Works as part of a team of First Nations Interpreters in period appropriate clothing at our lodge and Encampment portraying daily life in the pre-railway era;
- Demonstrates traditional activities, tools, games, cooking;
- Leads guests in hands-on activities;
- Sets up and puts away artifacts and activity material daily;
- Provides customer service and information to guests in a friendly manner; and
- Performs other duties as required.
Working Conditions and Hours of Work:
- Must be willing to perform a wide variety of tasks with varying physical requirements from lifting, climbing ladders, and being on your feet for extended periods of time;
- Must be willing to work at height and in confined spaces;
- Extended outdoor activity; exposure to varied weather conditions; and
- 40 hours per week; Monday to Friday.
- Comfortable sharing knowledge of First Nations culture and speaking to visitors of all ages and backgrounds;
- Knowledge and/or lived experience of Treaty 7 First Nations history, culture, language, traditional activities and/or skills is an asset;
- Physically capable of lifting and moving artifacts daily (up to 20lbs);
- Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing situations; and
- Capable of working well independently and as part of a peer group team.
Education and Experience
- Some high school education required. Post-secondary education in a related field an asset. Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered; and
- Experience speaking in front of groups; interpretive experience is a definite asset.
Special Clothing and Equipment
- Appropriate costuming will be provided by Heritage Park;
Special Working Conditions
- This position will require the incumbent to stand and/or walk for prolonged periods of time;
- Exposure to extremes in temperature, depending on the weather;
- Exposure to wood smoke for extended periods of time
Hours of Work
- Full-time hours available mid-May to Labour Day, with weekend work during September and October (until Thanksgiving), part-time hours also available throughout the season;
- Schedule varies and will include weekdays, weekends, and statutory holidays.
How to Apply
Please fill out the form below or send your resume and cover letter by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
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