Recent or Potential CBU Grads: Heritage Presenter 1 – Parks Canada, Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site


Parks Canada – Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site
Location: Louisbourg (Nova Scotia)
Job title: Heritage Presenter 1: GT-01
Date: Anticipatory: This process is intended to fill anticipated vacancy(ies). May be used to staff Seasonal or Term positions, .31 FTE / 80 days, mid-June to mid-October
Wage: $41,110 to $46,279 (currently under review)

Closing date: 3 April 2017 – 23:59, Pacific Time

Important messages
Area of Consideration: Persons employed or residing in Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, and within a 120 kilometer radius of Louisbourg, Nova Scotia who have a 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.

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.

Work environment
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.

We are currently seeking passionate and visitor-focused team members who will work with others to provide awesome opportunities to visitors at the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site. Join thousands of colleagues from across the country who do amazing things every day so that Canadians and visitors from other countries can discover the historic and natural treasures protected and presented by Parks Canada.

Intent of the process
Anticipatory: This process is intended to fill anticipated vacancy(ies).
Positions to be filled: 1


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

  • Bilingual – Imperative (–C/–C)
  • In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following qualifications: Bilingual Imperative – Level (_ _ C /_ _C_)

Information on language requirements

  • Knowledge of communication and Heritage Interpretation techniques.
  • Client Focus – Responds to client needs in a professional, helpful, and courteous manner, regardless of client attitude. Looks for ways to add value.
  • Initiative – Without prompting, undertakes straightforward tasks that go beyond the job’s routine demands. Identifies and acts on issues or problems in own area of responsibility instead of waiting for the problem to solve itself.
  • Teamwork – Does own fair share of the work. Assists other team members. Deals with conflict in a constructive manner within the team. Contributes to team spirit.
  • Communication through Interpretation – Delivers presentations using effective communication techniques. Actively engages visitors in conversations with an education purpose. Engages and entertains an audience while communicating heritage values and messages.
  • Personally connects with others – is sensitive and receptive to the diverse backgrounds and views of others; creates an inclusive environment.
  • Share PC Vision – is passionate about our work and shares this with others, both inside and outside the organization.
  • Strives for Excellence – embraces change and new ideas, and fosters continuous improvement in the organization.
  • Knowledge of any of the following: Gardening and animal-care, blacksmithing, theatrical performance, domestic crafts.

Additional Operational Requirements, Gardening and animal-care:

  • Working with barnyard animals
  • Frequently bends and crouches

Conditions of employment:
Reliability Status security clearance

The position requires the incumbent to:

  • Work shift-work, and/or weekends, and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays
  • Wear a Parks Canada uniform as per the uniform policy or dress in period costume as per Parks Canada requirements.
  • Work in varied terrains and inclement or hot weather conditions.
  • Frequently stand for long periods. Frequently walk distances up to 2 kilometres (1 mile).
  • Occasionally climb stairs.
  • Occasionally bend and crouch.
  • Occasionally lift up to 10 kg.
  • May handle and fire historic weapons.
  • Be exposed to dust, smoke from wood and coal fires, and other airborne irritants.

Application Details

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