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Visitor Services -Interpreters – PART TIME

Closing Date: Open until position is filled

https://www.saskjobs.ca/jsp/joborder/detail.jsp?job_order_id=1042914

 

POSITION SUMMARY

We are looking for motivated people who are passionate about sharing culture to join our Visitor Services team as PART TIME/CASUAL staff. The successful applicants will report to the Customer Experience Manager. The Interpreters will work with our front-line team to greet and assist guests and deliver programming rooted in Northern Plains Indigenous peoples’ cultures, history, and teachings. With a focus on programming, customer service, and education, our Interpreters are essential members of our team.

Responsibilities:

  • Welcome and inform visitors and guests of programs, exhibits, trails, and regulations
  • Assist with issues or concerns related to public health and safety
  • Track all visitors in the Point of Sale system
  • Apply a variety of heritage presentation and interpretation techniques
  • Deliver meaningful and captivating in person and virtual programming
  • Adapt programs to meet specific audience needs and requirements
  • Provide recommendations to enhance heritage presentations and interpretive programs
  • Maintain the trails, visitor areas, and interactive exhibits
  • Ensure excellence in the stewardship of all resources

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Our ideal candidates have experience with Indigenous Studies, Education, Tourism, Anthropology, Archaeology, Biology, Environmental Science, or a related area of study. A demonstrated knowledge of Northern Plains Indigenous peoples’ culture, language, and traditions is essential. Previous experience working in Indigenous tourism, heritage interpretation, or education is an asset.

Required qualifications and experience:

  • Must have previous experience giving presentations, public speaking, teaching, or delivering programming
  • Must have demonstrated knowledge of Northern Plains Indigenous peoples’ culture and traditions
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Must be able to deliver programs and perform manual labour in adverse conditions such as heat, rain, and wind
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of our diverse team
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Must have a positive attitude, willingness to learn, and a commitment to our goals and mission

Preferred skills:

  • Experience working with large and small groups of youth in a variety of settings
  • Knowledge of Indigenous storytelling and styles of dance, drumming, and singing
  • Ability to adapt to new situations and solve problems as they come up
  • An attitude that is creative, proactive, high energy, and driven
  • First Aid certification
  • Experience with behavioural management techniques
  • Familiarity with the Saskatchewan Education Curriculum

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for this position, submit your cover letter and resume with at least three references to humanresources@wanuskewin.com. In your cover letter, describe how your experience and knowledge of Northern Plains Indigenous peoples’ cultures and history, Indigenous tourism, and customer service would make you an asset to our team.

The successful candidate will be required to produce a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sectors and have reliable transportation prior to the start date. People with Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, or Metis) ancestry will be given preference, but as an equal opportunity employer, the best candidate will be selected for the position (HRC-E-91-09) (HRC-E-91-17).

 

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