Careers

Visitor Services Guide

Closing Date: May 15, 2015

Description

Wanuskewin Heritage Park (WHP) is accepting applications for part time Interpretive Guides reporting to the Visitor Services Manager.  The position will include the following accountabilities:

  • Recommends and actively supports the development and implementation of all programming including demonstrations, workshops, interpretation of Plains Indigenous Cultures, natural history and ecological features, exhibits, displays and artifacts
  • Research heritage presentation topics  and themes; identify audience requirements
  • Determine and apply a variety of heritage presentation and interpretation techniques in the development of meaningful, captivating and enjoyable presentations, non-personal interpretive product and demonstrations
  • Participates in the delivery of programming through interpretation, storytelling, dancing, and singing both on-site and off
  • Adapts presentations to meet specific audience requirement
  • Ensure safety compliance internally and externally with visitors and guests and adherence to WHP policy and procedures

Post-secondary education in hospitality, interpretive programming, education, biology, archaeology, natural history, tourism or First Nations studies is preferred.

Demonstrated knowledge of Aboriginal cultures and traditions as well as previous experience conducting presentations is required. Previous experience in public speaking, storytelling and conducting First Nations dance would be considered an asset. Successful candidate(s) will be required to produce a CPIC and have reliable transportation prior to commencement of work. People with Aboriginal Ancestry will be given preference (HRC-E-91-09) (HRC-E-91-17)

Must be able to work some evenings and weekends.

Skills And Abilities

Essential Skills

  • Continuous learning
  • Computer use
  • Job task planning and organizing
  • Critical thinking
  • Decision making
  • Problem solving
  • Working with others
  • Oral communication
  • Writing

Tours Focus

  •  Historical sites

Specific Skills

  • Attend to customers’ special needs
  • Collect administration or entrance fees
  • Describe points of interest
  • Utilize microphones or other communication devices

Geographical Areas of Specialization

  • Canada

Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)

  • Driver’s License

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