SUMMER EMPLOYMENT 2022: Animator/Interpreter

  • Location: Iona, NS
  • Deadline: April 27, 2022 at 4:00 pm

Cothromon Cosnaidh Oileanach
2022 Student Employment Opportunities

Baile nan Gàidheal | Highland Village is Nova Scotia’s Provincial museum and folk life centre for the Gaelic Nova Scotia story. It is part of the Nova Scotia Museum, operated locally by the Nova Scotia Highland Village Society. Each year, museum visitors come to Highland Village to experience the language, culture, and history of Nova Scotia Gaels, through first person (role playing) animation, storytelling tours, special programs, workshops, hands-on activities, and outreach.

Baile nan Gàidheal | Highland Village is seeking a number of students/youth to join its animation team this summer.

Neach-beòthachaidh Dualchais | Heritage Animator/Interpreter (Student/Youth) – The Student Heritage Animator, in costume, provides informative, effective and entertaining interpretation of Nova Scotia’s Gaelic heritage and culture through first person (role playing) interpretation; demonstrations of language, culture, crafts, and folklife; and participation in “living history” and cultural and interpretive programming.

Applicants must:

  • Have the ability to explain relevant content in a clear and entertaining way;
  • Be comfortable speaking in front of groups and interacting with people of all ages and backgrounds;
  • Have general knowledge of the Nova Scotia culture and history;
  • Have demonstrated skills in the area of interpersonal skills and teamwork;
  • Give and take constructive feedback;
  • Have strong communication skills (both oral and written);
  • Be friendly, courteous with an outgoing personality.
  • Language, cultural and heritage skills are assets.

Salary is $14.00/hour, 35 hours per week for 14 or 8 week terms ending August 26, 2022. For 14 week terms, applicants must be current full time post-secondary students returning to full time studies in the fall, or current high school students attending post-secondary studies in the fall. For 8 week terms, applicants must be youth between 15 and 30, but not necessarily students.

  • In accordance with the Highland Village’s Gaelic Policy, preference will be given to those applicants with a demonstrated interest in and knowledge of Gaelic language and/or a demonstrated interested in learning.
  • Offers of employment are conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer – including but not limited to Criminal Records Check and proof of student status.
  • We support workplace diversity that is representative of the people we serve. We welcome applications from all candidates including (but not limited to) Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC), Persons with Disabilities and LGBTQ2+ individuals. If you identify as a member these equity groups, you are encouraged to apply and may self-identify on your application if desired.
  • We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All positions are subject to funding approval by external funding partners.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Director, Baile nan Gàidheal | Highland Village, 4119 Highway 223, Iona, NS, B2C 1A3 or e-mail Please ensure you demonstrate in your application how you meet the above qualifications. Applications must be received no later than 4 pm on Wednesday, April 27, 2022.