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Heritage Presenter I (anticipatory staffing)

PARCS CANADA

This is a Full-time position in Québec City, QC posted January 6, 2018.

Term staffing: May to October (37,5 hours/week)

Work locations: Québec (Québec) and Grosse Île and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site (Québec)

Duties

Delivers interpretive presentations, programs and activities to provide visitors of the park, historic site or marine conservation area with opportunities to discover, appreciate, learn about and enjoy the place and its natural and/or cultural resources and understand their significance to Canada.

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

EDUCATION

At least one year of university studies completed OR acceptable combination of education, training and work experience.

EXPERIENCES

– Experience in paid or volunteer work that entailed direct contact and communication with the public ;
– Experience in delivering messages/ information to group in face- to- face situations for the purpose of education, engagement, entertainment and/or motivation ;
– Experience in heritage interpretation, adult education, museum education, storytelling or in theatre/performing arts.

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

Bilingual – Imperative (–B/–B)

KNOWLEDGE

– Knowledge of Parks Canada and its mandate ;
– Basic knowledge of Canada history.

ABILITIES

– Client focus – Providing service excellence to internal and external clients ;
– Teamwork – Working collaboratively with others to achieve organizational goal ;
– Communication through interpretation – listening to others and communicating articulately to inform, influence and involve ;
– Adaptability- Adapting in order to work effectively in ambiguous or changing situations and with diverse individuals and groups ;
– Initiative – Dealing with situations and issues proactively and persistently, seizing opportunities that arise.

PERSONAL SUITABILITY

– Exercises sound judgment ;
– Takes responsibility ;
– Strives for excellence.

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

EXPERIENCES

A preference may be given to candidates who demonstrate experience in the entertainment field (playground or summer camp), a work experience requiring a knowledge of the regional tourism offer, or experience in customer service and sales (operate a cash register revenue control, cash report, bank deposit, handling cash, etc.)

OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

– Work shift work, and/or weekends, and/or statutory holidays and provincial holidays ;
– Wear a Parks Canada uniform as per the uniform policy and/or dress in period costume as per Parks Canada requirements ;
– Work in varied field, weather conditions and isolated locations and travel by various means of transportation ;
– Stand for prolonged periods of time:
– When offering guided tours, Heritage Presenter must frequently stand and walk on long distances (up to more than one kilometer) ;
– Handle historic weapons or other types of materials ;
– For the positions located at Grosse-Ile NHS, employee must accept to stay on the island during his/her shift and to travel by boat and plane.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance – Security screening : Obtain and maintain a reliability status

To apply or obtain more information regarding this offer, visit GC Jobs at the following link:

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/jobs/services/gc-jobs.html

Reference number: CAP18J-014583-000012

Closing date: January 14 2018

How to Apply