SUMMER EMPLOYMENT: Student Heritage Interpreter / Visitor Service Attendant Student


About the opportunity

The Parks Canada Agency is established as a separate employer in the Federal Public Service under the Financial Administration Act. Persons appointed to the Agency continue to be part of the Public Service. The Parks Canada Agency operates under its own human resources framework outside of the Public Service Employment Act and in line with values of fairness, competence and respect, and its operating principles.

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.

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

You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification. Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.

To be eligible, you must be/have:

  • A full-time secondary or post-secondary student in an accredited institution.
  • currently recognized as having full-time student status by the academic institution in which you are presently enrolled.
  • returning to full-time studies in the next academic term. The successful candidate must be able to provide proof of enrollment.
  • the minimum age to work in the province where the job exists.
  • Experience in paid or volunteer work that entailed direct contact and communication with the public.
  • Experience in interacting with the public in a reception/orientation capacity.

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

  • Bilingual – Imperative
  • Oral interaction
  • SU 01: Ability to deliver messages/information to groups in face-to-face situations with the purpose of education, engagement, entertainment and/or motivation.
  • SU 02: Ability to anticipate/meet public needs, resolve complaints, anticipate/detect incidents and find solutions.

Personal Suitability:

  • Shares our vision.
  • Personally connects with people.
  • Communicates effectively.
  • Takes responsibility.

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

SU 02: Visitor Service Attendant Student(s):

  • Possession of a valid class 5 driver’s license.

SU 01 & SU 02: Student Heritage Interpreter(s) and Visitor Service Attendant Student(s):

  • Be willing and able to work: irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or on statutory holidays, when required.
  • Must be willing to wear uniform or costume.
  • Be able to make moderate physical effort to sit, walk and stand for prolonged periods.
  • Be exposed to variable weather conditions.
  • Be exposed to airborne irritants such as: noxious odours from car fumes, dust, wood or coal smoke, pollen.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance – with credit check.


SU 01: Student Heritage Interpreter(s)

The Student Heritage Presenter is required to effectively communicate information, role-play, and read and understand interpretive presentations and historical references. Contacts are with visitors to convey messages, deliver presentations, and respond to visitor inquiries.

SU 02: Visitor Service Attendant Student(s)

The Visitor Services Attendant student will set up and take down tents, provide parking lot services, greet the public, and provide cashier services. The position involve providing information and assistance to visitors and maintains facilities.

Application Details

Employment dates range from June to early September, 2019. Positions pays $12.93 to $15.40 per hour(The rates of pay are based on the student’s current academic level. Salary under review)

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 (see below). 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.
  • 2 references with contact information

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

Clearly identify in your application the position(s) for which you are applying. From the work locations currently listed on the poster, please clearly identify the work location(s) in which you are prepared to work.

Who can apply: 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.

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We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Travel cost for individuals who are not Federal Public Servants will not be covered.

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