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*Company:

Huronia Historical Parks

Job Title:

Historical Interpreters (Summer Students)
Date Posted:
2018-03-02
Accommodations?:
No
City:
  Midland/Penetanguishene
Work Permit?:
  Yes
Province:
  ON
Bonuses?:
  No
Industry:
  Tourism
Pay Rate:
  $14.85 / hr.
Category:
  Attraction/Event
Competition Start Date:
  2018-03-02
Job Level:
  Non-management
Competition Close Date:
  2018-04-02
Length:
  Seasonal      
       
       
apply via website hhp.on.ca, under the employment section - complete online application and email to employment.hhp@ontario.ca

HISTORICAL INTERPRETERS:

Under the direction of the Manager of Operations at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons or Discovery Harbour, it is the responsibility of the Student Interpreters to learn and practice specific facets of historical interpretation in education and public tours, animate the site and provide other duties as assigned.

• To provide interpretive and guiding services by conducting tours (education and public).
• To provide historical information based on the knowledge acquired from the site manuals and from training.
• To provide customer services by greeting the visitor and providing information.
• To deliver historical interpretation services by providing hands-on activities such as blacksmithing, carpentry and clay work.
• To assist in the daily maintenance of the historic buildings and furnishings.
• Must be willing to work weekends and occasional evenings
• Must be willing wear a historic costume and to adhere to the costume policy


SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED TO PERFORM DUTIES:

Ability to learn quickly and readily recall information; ability to work with others responsibly and fairly; excellent oral communication skills; ability to address large groups; ability to work with children of various ages and ability levels as well as seniors; ability to perform all duties and tasks in period costume; ability to take direction; the ability to be flexible and adaptable in the workplace; ability to be diplomatic with visitors and fellow staff; ability to carry out interpretative responsibilities with the support of ongoing training and experience. Ability to adhere to workplace safety regulations, workplace protocol standards as set out by Huronia Historical Parks and/or the Ontario Public Service.