Recruiting Student Outreach Superstar – Parks Canada Cape Breton External Relations

  • Location: Louisbourg
  • Deadline: April 5, 2020 at 11:00 pm

Parks Canada – Cape Breton Field Unit
Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site (Nova Scotia)
Employment dates range from May to September 2020.
$15.00 to $24.77 per hour

Who can apply: – Full-time student status by a secondary or post-secondary institution in which you are presently enrolled
– Returning to full-time studies in the next academic term
– The minimum age to work in the province where the job exists

All eligible 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.

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


Student Outreach Superstar
The Outreach Superstar (Student) will be key to researching, developing and delivering our captivating educational and outreach programs. As our Outreach Superstar, you will connect with audiences at community events, festivals and celebrations that take place at diverse venues such as beaches, public spaces, waterfronts, parks and more

Work environment

Looking for the best gig ever this summer? Does the idea of working for Cape Breton Island’s largest tourism provider have you already thinking about Instagrammable moments? We’re looking for fun, energetic people with a wide variety of experiences, interest and knowledge to lead our student charge this summer!

Parks Canada is on the hunt (or hike!) for highly motivated team players with excellent communication, public relations and promotions skills to join our vibrant team in Cape Breton and help us reach Canadians where they live, play and get informed!

Discover our student positions below and if it sounds like your dream summer job, follow the steps outlined.

Your summer job may be closer than you think.

Intent of the process

The intent of the process is to hire students for the 2020 season.
Clearly identify the position(s) for which you are applying. Applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

First screening of applications will take place in April 2020.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter in 1,000 words (maximum) “Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet the Education and Experience criteria listed in the Statement of Qualifications. Applicants must list both of these factors in their cover letter, and then write one or two paragraphs for each demonstrating how they meet these factors by providing concrete examples. Please note that it is not sufficient to only state that these factors are met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. Resumes will be used as a secondary source to validate the experience described in the cover letter.”

Contact information for 2 references.

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

• Experience working or volunteering at public/special events
• Experience public speaking
• Experience communicating and delivering knowledge about Indigenous heritage and culture in Nova Scotia
• Experience working on group projects

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

Various language requirements
• English essential; or
• Bilingual imperative – oral interaction.

Information on language requirements at

• Knowledge of the Parks Canada Agency and the national park and historic sites on Cape Breton Island and the services they provide to the public;

• Ability to communicate effectively and influence others to expand public reach, awareness and appreciation of Parks Canada sites;
• Ability to carry out instructions accurately and efficiently.

• Shares our vision;
• Makes things happen;
• Personally connects with people;
• Communicates effectively;
• Takes responsibility;

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

• Ability to speak French or Mi’kmaq would be an asset

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance – • Willingness to work outdoors, sometimes in adverse weather conditions;
• Willingness to set-up, take-down and move equipment of varying weight;
• Possession of a valid class 5 driver’s license.
• Willing and able to work: irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or on statutory holidays, when required.
• Willing to travel which may include events on Parks Canada sites.

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

Applicants must provide proof of their education by email to Please provide proof of education no later than the closing date, in order to be considered in this selection process. Emails should include name and position title in the subject line.

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

The proof of full-time enrolment must include the student’s official name, name of the educational institution and identify clearly the full-time enrolment status. The following are recognized as proof of full-time enrolment:

• Proof of registration with or without registrar’s seal;
• Proof of tuition;
• Proof of student status

A list of registered classes is not considered a proof of full-time enrolment.

Please note: For this selection process, our intention is to communicate with applicants by email for screening/assessment purposes.

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 in their cover letter.

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.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

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

Contact information

Ida Deveau, Public Outreach Education Officer